FRANK RYAN STUDIOS

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Learning From the Masters

Velazquez Frank Ryan

Master Copy after Diego Velázquez, ‘Pope Innocent X’, 16 x 13, oil on linen over panel, 2017

During long periods between painting sessions, I often return to drawing to keep my chops up. I have been visiting the Norton Simon Museum to draw directly from Rembrandt, Moroni, Courbet, Manet, Frans Hals and Ingres. It is an invaluable educational experience that I hope to share with my students. Technology has expanded my access to master paintings from the world’s greatest museum collections. I recently licensed an image of a John Singer Sargent Painting from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, click here to watch a time lapse video of the painting session.

Rembrandt Frank Ryan

Study after Rembrandt van Rijn ‘Self Portrait, 1616-38’, charcoal on cotton rag paper, drawn at The Norton Simon Museum, 2016

Van Gogh Frank Ryan

Study after Vincent Van Gogh, ‘Head of a Peasant Woman’, charcoal on cotton rag paper, drawn at The Norton Simon Museum, 2016

Ingres Frank Ryan

Study after Dominique Ingres ‘Baron Joseph Pierre Vialetès de Mortarieu’, 16 x 12″, silverpoint on birch panel, drawn at The Norton Simon Museum, 2016

Vermeer Frank Ryan

Study after Johannes Vermeer ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’, silverpoint on rag paper, 2016