Friday, June 27, 2008

Still Life Week 2

Still life week is pretty much over, although some people will continue their still lives over the weekend and beyond. Below you will find some photos of work in progress from earlier today. Some of these paintings were begun before the start of still life week, and many of them are not finished in the photos. Please excuse the glare and the bad photography. The photos may be rough and ready, but I thought I'd at least post something to let you all see what we have been up to.

Bethany Williams, untitled, 7" x 13"

Jim Richards, "Chinese Eggs", 8" x 10"

Anna Wakitsch, untitled, 8" x 10"

Clai Lange, "Tequila Shot", 4" x 4"

Colt Prehm, "To take a page out of a book", 5" x 11"

Deborah Allison, "Cherished", 10" x 10"

Tony Ryder, untitled*, 8" x 12"

Tara Juneau, untitled (typewriter poster study)

John Reger, untitled, 10" x 12"

Mercia Moseley, untitled

Krista Schoening, "A prayer to St. Cajetan", 8" x 10"

* Suggested titles include, "Requiem for a Papaya", and "Apricot Rebellion in the Kingdom of the Evil Papaya." Feel free to use the comment form to submit your own suggestions!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hey, we do actually work around here...

I don't want you to think that we just play around all day here at the Ryder Studio, although that might be the impression you get from some previous blog posts. Here is some photographic evidence of students actually working. This was toward the end of a six-week portrait pose (3 hours per day). At the moment we are in the midst of a still life week. Check back for still life fun!

Above: it must be Friday

And check out who David is sketching!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Itsy bitsy artist

The newest member of the family, Jane's granddaughter Mazie Grace! Cute is a strong understatement...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Harry's Show

Greetings from sunny (and hot!) Santa Fe. One week ago members of the Ryder Studio hung their first ever public exhibition at Harry's Roadhouse, a much-beloved eating establishment in Santa Fe. So far we have gotten an extremely positive response to the show. If you are in town, stop in to Harry's to check it out! It is a great chance to see some of our work (and, if you want, to purchase our work). The show hangs until mid July.

If you find yourself unable to drop in to Harry's for a margarita and a plate of blue corn turkey enchiladas (if you find that you are in France, for example) then you will find some pictures below. (Thanks to Bethany for the photos.)


Friday, June 6, 2008


Here are some pictures of Randy Orwig, one of our favorite models, in his other incarnation as a human statue. Check out the nifty matching dog statue!