Details:

A glowing yellow hue envelopes this painting, only interrupted by a blushing wall of blues and a soft brown line echoing the form above it. Inspired by the rocky cliff sides at Steep Ravine, the artist paints a more lyrical depiction of place meant to encourage a serene silence for the viewer.
Framed: 19.1 x 25.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Steep Ravine

A glowing yellow hue envelopes this painting, only interrupted by a blushing wall of blues and a soft brown line echoing the form above it. An inviting school of orbs file themselves between rivers of pink and white. Inspired by the rocky cliff sides at Steep Ravine, the artist paints a lyrical depiction of place meant to encourage a serene silence for the viewer. 

Whelan creates work as a means of self-confrontation, and he treats paintings as objects that must react to the environment around them—thereby mirroring the same dynamic our surroundings have on us. The artist does this by using texture as color, often building up gestural impasto layers of paint to construct surfaces that dance with light. The resulting compositions experientially change as the day goes by.

Specs:

24 inches
18 inches
with frame
25.25 inches
19.13 inches

③ Artist:

Ryan Whelan

Ryan Whelan uses abstract and element forms as a means for self-confrontation, creating scenes of his inner world. The artist uses texture as color, often building up gestural impasto layers of paint into surfaces that dance with light; the resulting compositions experientially change as the day goes by. For Whelan, paintings are objects that must react to their environment—mirroring the same dynamic our surroundings have on us.

Ryan Whelan:
Steep Ravine, 2022
Acrylic, marble dust, and propylene glycol on a wood panel
18.0 × 24.0 inches /