Swordfish Print


16 x 16 in.

Archival Print on Archival Paper

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I chose this image for the challenge of blending the sky and water in shades of blue. I feel it is one of my most successful paintings in this regard. Shading and blending are quite difficult for me. I couldn’t resist adding the bright colors of orange, yellow and purple to show that vibrant life in this fish. What a startling shape he has with the extended fan of his fin and the unique swordfish structure

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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