Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Animals and Art

I love the edition of Architectural Digest this month. It is all about art and it's place in the home. We also got to see the most exquisite collections that truly belong in a museum.  One form of art I find myself always drawn to is that of an animal as the subject. There is something endearing about animals and art. One can portray them in a serious manner or whimsical and even a bit of both. I think Animal art works so well in any style home. For modern you may want it to be large and in charge and in traditional homes maybe some groupings of smaller subjects work too. Here is my attempt at canine art and  I will be offering pet portraiture as soon as I get my Etsy store up and running.  Stay tuned!


Meanwhile you may check out both Patricia as PVE Design and Jeanne at I Dream Of , they both are fabulous artists who render the loveliest pet portraits as well as other gorgeous works of art.
I also have picked three of my favorite "animal" subject artists to share with you from the Pryor Art Gallery.- PRYORFINEART.




The AMAZING - Marilyn Borglum above with her spectacular Equine art.



Whimsical yet dramatic! The above art is by Brandon Blane Mc Millan.



Well the above art is just plain fun and yet so gorgeous!
Artist is Ashley  Surber

13 comments:

  1. Karolyn, you are so talented, as is Patricia, Jeanne and so many others!
    Animal art really speaks to me as well. Beautiful examples!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Artist Sandra Goroff

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  2. Yay for your Etsy shop! You have such a wonderful talent. Can't wait to hang a Karolyn original on my walls!
    xo,
    Charlotte

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  3. I cannot wait to see the beautiful things in your shop!!! I fell in love with the backdrop that you did for the school play.

    I love art, in particular animal art. In fact our dogs svn have their own art above their water bowls.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful artists. Jeanne and Patricia are incredibly talented and I love to see their work.

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  4. Karolyn,
    Your canine art is emotionally stirring and beautiful. I'm excited for you and the opening of your etsy store. All the art you have featured on this post is mesmerizing. I too love animals and I rode horses every opportunity I had in my younger years so horses have a true heart connection. Yet the art with the elephant resonated in my imagination ... A circus elephant escaping a proformance with hoola hoops looking for a peaceful haven of home. Or so I envisioned from the art. I have scrolled all the art many times and find each enchanting,
    xo,
    Vera

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  5. Wow I can't believe you painted that greyhound! You are so talented! I have an obsession with horse artwork but not everyone that lives in my house is on board (I don't know if husbands ever get the horse thing though?). I'm hoping I have a little girl when we have kids so I can just smack as many horses on the wall as possible in her bedroom haha.

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    1. That is so cute but be careful what you wish for, I have a real horse now because of my little girl , who is now 21, LOL!

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  6. Wow I can't believe you painted that greyhound! You are so talented! I have an obsession with horse artwork but not everyone that lives in my house is on board (I don't know if husbands ever get the horse thing though?). I'm hoping I have a little girl when we have kids so I can just smack as many horses on the wall as possible in her bedroom haha.

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  7. oh karolyn, your art stands out among these examples. i look forward to learning more and perhaps seeing our precious bella memorialized this way. she was a gorgeous creature. best to you, friend.

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  8. oh karolyn, your art stands out among these examples. i look forward to learning more and perhaps seeing our precious bella memorialized this way. she was a gorgeous creature. best to you, friend.

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  9. They are all so beautiful, sweet Karolyn. My favorite one is the first one. Have a great week!

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