Crocodile

$2,800.00

30x30x1.75″

Original Acrylic on Canvas

Only 1 left in stock

Description

What a challenge this compositions was! I chose it because of the reflection, the challenge to create the water, and that mouth full of teeth and tongue. I am pleased with his monochrome green form and the pinks and reds in his open mouth. I painted the reflection in different shades of brown to develop it underwater. The final piece for me was the addition of the blue on the surface of the brown swampy water. Some viewers have commented on the similar coloring to some of Monet’s Lilly artwork That is quite a compliment.

—Donald Ryker

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.


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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.