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Hunting Dog


Original Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 x 1.75 inches

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This is a very eager hunting dog. He is front and center the highlight of this piece. This is the energy that hunting dogs bring to their joyful field experience. I painted him in shades of pale yellow with a very thick texture to grab the glaze that I applied for more texture, shadow and shape.

In the background I used subdued colors. My inspiration was the traditional artwork I have seen in museums with this deep shadowed look. Look closely and you will see the boat, gun, and duck. What do you feel when you see it? Does your eye go to the energy in the foreground or rest on the background? — 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.


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