Airborne Print


16 x 16 inch

Archival Print on Archival Paper
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I chose this image of a leaping dolphin because it is so joyful in its twisting movement in the air. The shadows and curves create lines that your eye follows and for me the image evokes feelings of breaking free of gravity. It is amazing that such a large animal can be so acrobatic. After painting the lights and shadows of his form in primary colors, I used many layers of glaze in blue, red, purple and finally white to give the suggestion of gray. The foaming surf is sponged  icy blue tint and glazed with blues, and purples and reds to give the visual depth. Have you ever felt this joyful? Wouldn’t you want a daily reminder of that feeling?

Donald Ryker has been painting since his teens. He was inspired to begin painting when he discovered he could use a hard hat on his head to direct his brush. He has lived his life with cerebral palsy and was thrilled to find an outlet for his creativity and a way to communicate his love of life, and his message to people that anyone can accomplish things in life if they are creative and persistent; there is always a way to find the positive in life. Ryker's paintings reflect his joy in life, and his desire to connect. His artwork inspires others with his choice of color and ability to draw in his viewer.


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