Anthony J. Ryder

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Anthony J. Ryder

ARC Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1957

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Tony Ryder studied at the Art Student's League of New York, the New York Academy of Art, and at the Ecole Albert Defois, in France, with oil painter Ted Seth Jacobs. He was chosen by Mr. Jacobs to be his substitute at the New York Academy in 1986. He subsequently taught at the Art Student's League, and has since taught painting and drawing in France, and in many parts of the United States. His work is based on a synthesis of observation and traditional painting theory. He works exclusively from life. His teaching method combines class demonstrations with individual critiques.

Source :: http://www.tonyryder.com

01 August 2017 to 11 August 2017

Tony Ryder Portrait Painting Workshop Non-Symbolic Portrait Painting


345 Quarry Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070


In this portrait painting workshop Tony demonstrates form painting on a toned ground, beginning with a medium-value ochre brush drawing. He illustrates the block-in and refinement of the drawing. He shows and explains how he sees, mixes and applies colors. He explains and demonstrates the logic of the method of painting from dark to light. He describes in great detail the forms of the head, their fluid shapes, convex surfaces and how they fit together. He shows how he builds the painting from the drawing up, again and again with each form, unified by the perception of the organization of the form of the model and the coherent action of the light.

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