Cowboy

$2,800.00

30x30x2

Original Acrylic on Canvas

Only 1 left in stock

Description

This cowboy is crossing the river with mist hanging low over the water. It is early morning and very peaceful out. I have been around horses off and on my whole life and I envy people who get to spend their time riding. This artwork is a slightly different style for me. I painted the canvas in the raw umber color as a base for my painting. It allowed me to be free with my brush strokes and not have to fill in as thoroughly. You are able to see the distinction and direction of each brush stroke this way. Look how the horses hindquarters have the feeling of muscle and the cowboy’s shirt has the suggestion of folds, seams, and draping. The water has a distinct foreground and background as the horse splashes in the shallow flowing waters. The far bank is and foliage is shrouded in mist.

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.

As with other creative artists, being unique has led Ryker to develop his own style. He paints luminous vibrant artwork by using bold clear colors, underpainting to bring out the values, and layering glaze in his unique technique that he calls Impasto Glaze. The end result reflects light beautifully and has the quality of stained glass. The viewer will continually find new details to enjoy

We are currently offering free shipping for paintings shipped within the United States. Overseas international shipping generally runs about 10% of the cost of the painting, which includes crating and insurance.

All Acrylic on Canvas Artwork ships in professional artist packaging, protected by 3 layers of foam, and lined with ABS plastic to ensure that the artwork arrives undamaged. Items will be shipped 7-10 days after order is received using FedEx Ground. Receipt in undamaged condition is guaranteed. Signature is required upon receipt.