Original Acrylic on Canvas

40 x 40 x 1.75″

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I am always looking for movement in my subjects. This swan with wings outspread has just landed on a turbulent lake. I liked the challenge of capturing that moment before he folds his wings in. I had mixed this periwinkle tint for another painting and wanted to work with it more. The simple changes in tint on the swan and the sky feel peaceful, in contrast to the white caps you see on the water. I wanted those subtle tint differences to stand alone. A piece of the sky has landed on the water.

—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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