I have visited many museums in my lifetime. Spent hours viewing and considering the artwork that is displayed. There are times when I have wondered what the artist was thinking when they were painting a particular piece, and other times when I have thought I knew exactly what was going through their minds. It is the latter style of art that I prefer.
While I am often intrigued by abstract art, it is the realistic art that speaks to my soul. When an artists captures the realistic beautiful essence of a natural being or setting, that is real art to me. When an artist can look at something and paint it on a canvas with such mastery that I completely feel I am there, or that I could reach out and touch a living thing, then I know I am viewing the work of an exceptional artist.
I love animals, so it will come as no surprise to anyone to learn that my favorite Richard Burns collection is his Animal art.
His wildlife art is fabulous! The detail on the fur or feathers makes me believe I could reach right into the print and touch they magnificent big cats, wolves, coyote and fowl.
I can almost feel the softness of a tiger's skin or the course matting of the wolves thick coat.
Look at the eyes, the head and the tail of the wolf in the forefront of the painting below. See how his head is lifted, his eyes are almost closed and how is tail is down, almost flush against his body? That is exactly the way a wolf looks when he howls. Perhaps, that is why I have always thought the wolf howls from deep within himself, expressing his heartfelt concerns. Every part of his body "howls" with his voice. I can almost see this one breathing.
|Arctic Echoes by Richard Burns|
Cottages & Houses by Richard Burns
The cottages, houses and lighthouse paintings by Richard Burns are ideal. While we rarely see such beauty in this world, we can have the image captured forever on canvas. Their serenity and elegance can grace our own homes constantly and the flowers will always be in full bloom.
|Serenity Cottages II by Richard Burns|
Angels by Richard Burns
I am surrounded by angels. Not just in the spiritual realm, but also in the artwork I choose to display in my own home. I always look at the hair color, the facial features as well as the overall design. Whimsical is fine, but I like the pretty angels. I love the flowing gowns, the detailed wings and the accents, like the flowers in the picture below, in Richard Burns' Angel collection.
|Moon Angel by Richard Burns|
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