Art is Art, but Wildlife Art is Extraordinary: A blog about wildlife art and horse art along with tips on how to buy it.
Over the years, I’ve bought quite a few paintings. I’m not an expert in art, but I can recognize good art when I see it. There’s a lot of bad art out there that people like because they don’t know any better. But when it comes to wildlife art, or horse art in particular, most of the stuff you see is pretty bad.
This is especially true when you are buying online. It’s hard to tell if an image on the screen is an actual painting, a digital print-out or just a lousy photo of a painting. Be careful!
In this blog you’ll learn everything you need to know about buying wildlife and horse art like what to look for and how to tell if it is really by the artist he says it is by. You’ll also find out where to buy great wildlife and horse art at discount prices and you can even read some of my writing on these topics as well as other stories that might interest you.*
Art is Art and wildlife art is wonderful, but there is also a type of wildlife art that stands out because it is so extraordinary. This is a blog about both types of art and how to pick the right one for you or give the right gift.
Art is Art and wildlife art can be great when it captures the essence of nature and that is what we are going to talk about. But when we talk about wildlife art we are going to focus on extraordinary, colorful and sometimes whimsical art that captures what some might call the spirit of the subject matter.
Having an interest in art has been a personal pursuit of mine since I was a child. I have always loved to draw and paint. I am happy that my love of art has developed into a career as an artist.
I am also very interested in wildlife, and as a horse enthusiast, the equine world is another passion of mine. This is why my art combines wildlife, equine and western subjects.
My art is created with oil paints and mixed media on various supports such as wood panels, canvas or masonite. I have also experimented with photography to capture images of beautiful wildlife. My favorite subjects are wildlife, horses, dogs and cats because they are beautiful and bring me much joy.
I love creating art that tells a story or expresses an emotion, or evokes a memory in someone who views it.
My website includes galleries of my work along with information about where and how to buy my artwork. There is also information about my upcoming shows, workshops and appearances, as well as links to other interesting art blogs.*Artists featured: Daniella Moore, Tim Coffey*
Horse art is a broad term that covers a variety of art related to the horse.
Horse art is as old as man and horse. Horse art can be found in every culture across history and around the world, from the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux to contemporary photographs of wild horses in Australia.
Horse art has been depicted in every medium from stone, to sculpture, to pottery, to painting, to photography and much more.
Horse art has been created by some of the finest artists in history including Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Ansel Adams and many more.
Horse art today is created by artists such as Michael Godard and Peter Minkus who are kept busy creating images of horses and horse art year round.
Horse art is created for many reasons: as an investment, for pure pleasure of the piece or because it brings back fond memories. All of these are valid reasons to buy horse artwork.
Horse prints are a great way to collect horse art at an affordable price point. Many people choose to start with a few prints and then move on to originals or sculptures later on down the road. Collecting horse prints is a wonderful way for people who do not have a large budget to
Wildlife art is a special kind of art. It is art about wildlife. But it is not just any art about wildlife. Wildlife art is special because it depicts wildlife and animals in a way that is beautiful and engaging to people who love wildlife, the outdoors, and all of God’s creatures. Wildlife artists have a unique talent for capturing the spirit of their subjects and in doing so they create works that are both faithful to the real thing and at the same time easily recognized as works of art.
Wildlife art is depicted by wildlife artists who seek to present animals, fish, birds and other creatures in a way that will appeal to people who love the outdoors and appreciate God’s handiwork when He created them. The objective of these artists is to capture an essence or impression of an animal, fish or bird in order to share with others their love for nature.
A wildlife artist can be anyone from an amateur to a professional who captures his or her vision of a subject on canvas or paper with paint, ink, photographs or other media. Wildlife artists may paint what they see in nature, what they imagine could be there, or simply combine imagination with observation.
Art is a form of expression and communication. Like any form of communication, it has its own conventions, vocabulary and styles. Like any form of language, art is as much about what it includes as what it excludes.
What we see in an object of art depends on how we understand the conventions we bring to it. The same artifact can be seen as both art and not-art depending on the context and our understanding of the relevant art forms.
Separating Art from Not-Art
In general, there are three ways to distinguish art from not-art: by the material used, by the process used, or by the context in which it is found.
Art made from materials that are associated with some other use is called found art. Some found objects are created specifically for their artistic value; others are accidentally included in a work of art. The framed picture hanging on your wall may have been intended to be a map or advertisement, but you treat it as an object of fine art.
A gold ring may be worn as jewelry or melted down for its gold content, but if you found one in the sand at the beach, you would probably assume it was an item someone lost rather than an example of intentional artwork. If you knew the buried pirate