Thursday, November 5, 2009

Commissioned Work for the Holidays!

I have recently collaborated with some friends and relatives in creating art as gifts. Now that the holidays are approaching, please feel free to contact me with any ideas. I have created new pieces based on paintings I have made in the past. If you are interested in something I have created (even if it is no longer available) please contact me and we can discuss subject matter, pricing, size, and medium.

Friday, October 9, 2009

FALL "GOT ART" SHOW


Happy to announce I sold 7 of 10 paintings at the GOT ART show! If you missed it check out the show in MAY 2010...Mint Juleps, Floppy Hats, and interesting artwork. The barn looked great, the wine and live music made for a wonderful atmosphere. It is a fun evening if you like art without all the fuss.




Sunday, August 16, 2009

SAVE THE DATE



GOT ART?

Art show

October 1st-4th

Asa Whiting Barn, Holliston, MA

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Encaustic Conference














I attended the Encaustic Conference this past weekend at the Montserrat College of Art in Salem, MA. Above are some of my favorite pieces from the weekend (above right Rodney Thompson's work from the Luminous Landscape show) and the first image (above left is by Miles Conrad who dipped found objects in wax-all together it was like a wall of treasures). I do not believe I have ever met a group of artists so willing to share their process, as well as instruct other artists on how to experiment with a medium. It is a rare occasion when I get the opportunity to learn about new ideas without guessing or happening on it by mistake. I will never call myself only an encaustic artist, however, the medium has so much potential it is hard to deny.
The conference lasted all day Saturday and Sunday. I took classes about building frames, as well as using the correct grounds (bases). I learned about screenprinting onto encaustic and also about direct transfer processes. Lastly, I indulged in the encaustic sculpture lecture by Kim Bernard (her sculpture is above center-pure beeswax) because I think if I were to get my Masters degree, I would end up making sculptures out of wax and wood. But we will have to be patient and buy a barn before that happens.

Thursday, May 21, 2009



My DeBlois Gallery show in Newport, RI was taken down at the end of April. I am happy to say I sold my painting "California." It is always wonderful to show the work and (although it was bitter sweet) I was glad to sell it to a member of the gallery.

I sold many small encaustics at the Coffee Shop in March and look forward to doing more small work over the summer for a show in the Fall. This show will be with Got Art (http://www.got-art.net/home.html). This is a fabulous organization with Julie Jenkins (founder and former director of the Judi Rotenburg Gallery on Newbury St. in Boston). She organizes weekend events selling affordable, great quality artwork at different venues. The shows are always fabulous.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

UPCOMING ART SHOW

white electric coffee
711 WESTMINSTER STREET,
PROVIDENCE, RI

NEW ENCAUSTIC by RYAN CLINTON
February 1st – April 11th
GREAT COFFEE, SANDWICHES, and ART.
if you are in the providence area check it out.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Congratulations to my 8th grade ladies for winning the Silver Key at the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards!



Lindsey's painting was a new optional project I presented to the 8th grade. They created a self-portrait inspired by Chuck Close and his grid technique. She took her own photo and I enlarged it on the copy machine. We simplified it using only black and white values. After all, it was hard enough to draw a self-portrait for the first time, let alone paint it!
Most students cringe when it comes to the still life. Alex did a wonderful job. All of that drawing placement and shading was worth it. She has a beautiful composition.