Still Life of Pink Peonies in a Crystal Vase (larger painting)
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
1M ago
Still Life of Pink Peonies in a Crystal Vase oil on linen on panel, 2024, 12"x9" AVAILABLE - Contact me at abbeyryan@gmail.com for purchase information If you're interested, see painting, life (baby!), and studio photos -- follow me here.  If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with Pink Peonies in a Silver Cup (2020), or a bunch of my paintings of peonies or flowers. This auction ends soon at 5pm today, Wed 6/5: Click to view auction To donate to support my work & studio practice, click here. To donate or apply to my ..read more
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Pink Peonies in a Silver Cup
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
1M ago
Click to view auction I am excited to announce that I'm planning to migrate my painting email newsletter to a different service—I'll be moving to one provided by my new website host so that my website and newsletter are housed under the same roof. Here's what you need to know in order to keep getting my new painting emails: my newsletter emails will soon be sent from "info@abbeyryan.com"—so if you don't want to miss out on any emails, please add "info@abbeyryan.com" to your address book / contacts list / safelist. If you aren't subscribed already, to get my new paintings in your inbox,  ..read more
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White Peony in a Round Vase
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
1M ago
Click to view auction I'm back from maternity leave! The baby is doing amazing, and we are soaking up every single second. I won't be back to posting very often, but I did want to share peonies because peony season is so powerful and short and sweet. The last time I painted peonies was in 2022. If you're interested, see painting, life, and studio photos and follow me here. I also have some important news coming in one of my next couple of posts, so keep an eye out. If you look closely, in the bowl you can see my self-portrait reflection. Here are a bunch of my paintings with self portr ..read more
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News - Personal Announcement
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
I posted some news on my instagram -- I’m thrilled to share that I’m pregnant and about to give birth sometime this week. My wife and I are over the moon! Read more, see some photos, and follow me there. To donate to support my work & studio practice, click here. To donate or apply to my Mindful Studio Practice Scholarship, click here. To get my painting in your inbox, sign up here ..read more
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"Turn of a Friendly Card" and "Natura morta con formaggio, frutta, noci e vino" (two piece; Large commission)
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
Turn of a Friendly Card (top painting) Natura morta con formaggio, frutta, noci e vino (bottom painting) oil on panel, 20 x 24 inches each Private collection (commission) This two piece commission is another of my recent large commissions. Click on each image to see a closer view of each 20"x24" painting. I worked closely with the collector on the still life elements and other personal details that they wished to include.  To get my painting in your inbox, sign up here ..read more
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Still Life with Figs, Pecorino Romano Cheese, and Temmoku Bottle (the light, the shade) (larger painting)
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
Still Life with Figs, Pecorino Romano Cheese, and Temmoku Bottle (the light, the shade) oil on linen on panel, 2023, 11"x14" Sold - Private collection "Art after all is but an extension of language to the expression of sensations too subtle for words." ~Robert Henri This new larger still life was inspired by an 11x14" painting I did 10 years ago in December 2013, Still Life with Figs, Bleu Cheese, and Temmoku Bottle (the light, the shade), which you can see here. The 2023 composition is loosely a mirror of the one from 2013. If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see a bunch of m ..read more
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The Improbable Question: Still Life with Stacked PB&J and Scarlet Tanager (diptych) (Large commission)
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
The Improbable Question: Still Life with Stacked PB&J and Scarlet Tanager (diptych) oil on linen on panel, two panels, 18 x 14 inches each Private collection (commission) This diptych is one of my recent large commissions. Below also is a closer view of each 18"x14" painting in the diptych, with some detail views. I worked closely with the collector on the temporal elements and other personal details that they wished to include. On a related note, if you're interested in reading about still life and reflections on space and time, below is an interesting excerpt from the Introduction in ..read more
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Still life with Delft Vase and Blackberries (the light / the shade)
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
Still life with Delft Vase and Blackberries (the light / the shade) oil on linen on panel, 2023, 4"x5" Sold - Private collection "The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." ~Robert Henri If you're interested, learn more about and see my paintings from my "the light / the shade" series painted during my residency on this islands of Patmos and Lipsi, Greece in 2017. You can also see other paintings from my the light / the shade series here.  If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see golden series: peach, pear, five ..read more
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Still Life with Tart Cherries and Silver Creamer (with Self Portrait Reflection)
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
Click to view auction If you look closely, in the creamer you can see my self-portrait reflection. Here are a bunch of my paintings with self portrait reflections. These cherries and this creamer were given to me as a gift -- follow that link to see some of my still life paintings that were inspired by the generosity of others. "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." ~Thoreau If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with Cherries and Silver Creamer (with Self Portrait R ..read more
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Tart Cherries in a Silver Compote
Abbey Ryan
by Abbey
4M ago
Click to view auction These cherries were given to me as a gift -- follow that link to see some of my still life paintings that were inspired by the generosity of others. "My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird— equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.   Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work,   which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. The phoebe, the de ..read more
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