New Acrylic Painting

Greyhounds being my favorite animal, I loved painting this one.

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Jean Ryan

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.

2 thoughts on “New Acrylic Painting

  1. Good morning, Jean! You deftly capture the strength and grace of this beautiful Greyhound; what is her/his name? As I keep looking at this painting I’m thinking about the exquisite lighting and it dawned on me: John Singer Sargent! Look at some of his portraits (the portrait of Louise Burchard’s dog, Pointy, comes to mind as does his famous Madame X painting). I am in awe of your (many) talents and hope that you’ll approach a Gallery and do a show of your paintings and tie it into an evening that includes a reading. You say the word and I’m on a plane en route! XOXO

    1. The photo (photographer unknown) that inspired this painting was originally considered as a cover illustration for my book Survival Skills. I have always admired it, particularly the lighting. Thank you for comparing this piece to Sargent’s work–wow!

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