Sunday, May 22, 2011

Updates 5/22/11

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to take a minute to fill everyone in with a few updates to the blog, and to my little world of art in general.

1. First I want to thank my pastor, Jim Preisig, for featuring me on his blog site. Here is the link to his gracious plug of my work and my current Lattéland exhibition: Art Inspired By the Holy Land

2. I have started work on a new still life painting. I am planning to show a series of images of its progress as a way of giving everyone a little "step-by-step" look at how I compose a painting. Eventually I would like to create some videos of me at work that might help give a clearer look at the process. Eventually.

3. **Important Blog Update** If you would, just glance over to your right and you will see a couple of new features in the side column of my blog. The first that I'd like to point out is that I have provided my official Ryan Delgado Art email link so that you all may easily contact me.

The second new feature that I have added is a Donation button, which you can see underneath the text "Support Ryan Delgado Art." From this point on, I will be accepting your generous free-will donations that will go strictly towards my materials budget for my artwork (i.e., paints, brushes, canvas, framing, etc.) Please note that I will be accepting all donations through PayPal, however it is not necessary that you have a PayPal account in order to donate. You may donate by credit card, and there is no need to set up your own PayPal account if you do not already have one.
As I said, all donations are by your generosity, and you may donate any amount. Rest assured your donation is sincerely appreciated, and I will personally acknowledge my appreciation for it.

More to come soon!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Frightened Bathsheba

Finally, I have this painting done.  I had another version of this that I scrapped altogether.  So I started completely over with a new composition and pose and everything.  That's why it's taken so long to get anything new posted.

Frightened Bathsheba
oil on canvas
24x18 inches
In other news, the Lattéland exhibition is still going with two more weeks to go.  Other than that, now that Bathsheba is complete, time to work on something new.  I've been wanting to get a decent still life set up.  The trick to that is how to make it visually interesting.  We'll see how it goes.  More to come later...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Art and Coffee... so good together.

Today is the opening day for my painting exhibition at Lattéland at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  I have 10 paintings hanging up, and of course all of them are for sale.  Anyone in the Kansas City area is invited to go check them out between now and June 2. 
There are two Lattélands at the Plaza, so be sure to go to the Jefferson St. one.  The exact address is 4771 Jefferson, and there is a parking garage about a block or so away right across the street for those worried about finding a place to park in the craziness of the Plaza.  Here are a few shots of my paintings hanging up, but they look so much more inspiring in person!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Anatomical Studies 5/11/11

Just been busy at work today working on some more figure studies.  Just two more days until Lattéland!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Figure Studies 5/10/11

Lately I've been inspired by the figure drawings of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, a 19th century painter and draughtsman.  Now, as it was the 19th century, many artists had abandoned the classical way of drawing upon completion of their education, or altogether regardless of their education.  Many of the impressionists quit their respected academies because they were too classical and traditional.  But Prud'hon was among those that embraced it, and held onto it throughout his career. 
Anyway, here are a few figure drawings of mine from the past week.
Prud'hon copy

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lattéland Exhibition, May 13-June 2

For those of you in the Kansas City area, allow me to extend an invitation for you to check out my art exhibition at Lattéland, located on Jefferson St. at the Country Club Plaza.

May 13 - June 2, 2011
4771 Jefferson St.
Kansas City, MO

For your consideration, all paintings displayed will be for sale, and I'm hoping to have 10 paintings total.  These will be some of my latest, including paintings from my Holy Land trip, including my recent award winner from the Blue Springs Fine Art Show, Camel in Giza.  In addition, I will have two master copy portraits in honor of my favorite art hero - Diego Velázquez. 
And here they are now, anxiously awaiting their first official public showing:

They will look so much better hanging up in the cafe, I'm sure.  So please stop by at your convenience anytime from May 13 - June 2 for a wonderfully delicious cup of coffee and some pretty okay-looking paintings!