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Robyn Cochran-Ragland

Robyn Cochran-Ragland

Parker, CO, USA

Website: cochranragland.com
Instagram: robyncochranragland

Art Medium: painting


I am forever pulled by the simplicity and complexity of the human figure. I attempt to capture a pose quickly and fluently. The figure and facial likeness are so close, so personal and I am so very aware of them, that I feel I must work within their confines again and again. I strive to draw the ideal figure and the perfect mood of the pose while conscientiously creating a well-designed work of art.
Retirement has allowed me to pursue figure drawing as a fine artist. The influence of graphic design is evident in the placement of poses and limited color palette. I have always been pulled to the simplicity and complexity of the human figure. I attempt to capture a pose quickly and fluently. The figure is so personal, so close, I am so very aware of its image, yet I shun realism. Too obvious.

Expanding my view to create an ideal of the figure is much more appealing. I strive to interpret the figure and perfect the mood of the pose while conscientiously trying to create a well-designed work of graphic art.

I learned from master figure artist Harry Carmean and master anatomical artist Burne Hogarth; as well as painters Dan McCaw, Lorrie Madden and Peter Liashkov; illustrators Antonio Lopez and Bill Rieser. Dawn Emerson and Pat Clark are a more recent influences.

family portrait, children watercolor, children at beach

3 Boys and a Girl, All Wet, 24 x 10.75″ mixed media (monoprint with pastel)

colorful pastel drawing jazz dancer

Jazz Dancer 5, 40 x 26”, pastel on paper

female nude life drawing

Hana Hana Hana, 17 x 20”, pastel on paper

female nude life drawing pastel

Amity 3, 17 x 22”, pastel on paper

Many Moods, 24 x 14”, pastel on paper

pastel colorful female nude life drawing

Christy Colors, 22.5 x 16.5″ pastel on paper

pastel drawing fan dancer

Fan Dancer, 23.5 x 17.5”, pastel on paper

Christy Contemplates, 28 x 22”, pastel on paper


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