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The Ryder Studio, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers courses in figure drawing and portrait painting from life. Classes, which run from two weeks to nine months long, are open to students of all levels, ages sixteen and up. Principal instructor, Anthony Ryder. Associate instructors, Celeste Ryder and John Reger.


FREE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:
INTRODUCTION TO AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE POSTER STUDY
To see an hour long video on the Poster Study, please go to renaissancelifenow.com
 

          The poster study is a small oil sketch painted in flat patches of color. Its subject is the kind and amount of light in the space of the painting. This is the ‘poster’, also known as the key of the light. Practice of the poster study teaches the student how to see and mix color. This exercise demystifies the issue of color and gives the student practical understanding. 

Elisabeth, Anthony Ryder, Pencil on Paper, 17x14, 2017 ©

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Man Praying, Celeste Ryder, Oil on linen, 6x6, 2015 ©

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Flora, John Reger, Oil on linen, 12x12, 2010 ©


© Anthony Ryder 2014