Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Good Morning Revisited
Mixed Media on Canson Montval Acrylic Paper
11" x 13"
(framed dimensions)
~ Art Auction Donation ~
sponsored by Whole Life Health Care
to benefit "Our House for Girls" in Dover, NH.
This is a painting I originally worked out on a piece of paste paper I had previously created. I wasn't all that taken with the painting when I finished, so I set it aside for a second look at another time. A few weeks later, I happened upon it and decided I had nothing to lose by doing a little reworking. I applied an additional coat of the paste, and worked in more textures and colors. It was fun just to play with this a bit, and I'm surprisingly pleased with the end result this time around.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pumpkin Parade
Mixed Media on Canson Montval Acrylic Paper
28" x16"
(framed dimensions)
$225.00 plus shipping
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I know I'm in the wrong season here, but this is a painting I had been wanting to create for some time.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

At Play
Mixed Media on Canson Montaval Acrylic Paper
10" x 18"
(framed dimensions)
$110.00 plus shipping
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Feathered Friend
Mixed Media on Canson Montval Acrylic Paper
13" x 13"
(framed dimensions)
$95.00 plus shipping
Come spring, we eagerly look forward to the first sighting of the Baltimore Orioles in our backyard. We generally see them in our apple tree just as it begins to blossom.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Kiss
Oil Pastel and Colored Pencil on Illustration Board
17" x 10.5"
This illustration from my book Mama Love was recently purchased by the Friends of the Wells Public Library in Wells, Maine. It is the latest addition to the Bill Ryan Memorial Collection which features original illustrations on permanent display at the Wells Public Library. This collection includes the work of Maine illustrators such as Barbara Cooney, Dahlov Ipcar, Wade Zaharas, Laura Rankin, Melissa Sweet, Matt Tavares, and several others. The unveiling for this Mama Love illustration is set for May 2, 2009. To find out more about the book Mama Love, please visit my web site