Original Acrylic on Canvas

36x36x1.75 inches

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Having a pleasant journey is a good omen that positive changes are coming your way. Have you ever journeyed down a rural road in the fall? Imagine having this image to brighten your space and remind you of those memories.

It was a journey for me to paint this image. I liked the perspective challenge of the foreground, the receding road, the foliage getting further away, and the mountains in the distance. It took a lot of planning and many days of layering paint and glaze to get where I wanted with this piece. I like the shadows, the shafts of light and the open sky in the distance. Everything about this piece lifts my mood.

—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 

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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.