Purple Passion

00000001 (822x1024)This is another interesting study of how to paint a tiger the creative, well creative as “I” could get way at the time.  It actually started out with some Co. in China who wanted to

print some things with frames on them.  I knew it would not go anywhere, but it got kind of fun creating these pieces.  The painting was already done a while ago, so I copied the

image and worked the frame into it, thats all.  It, the frame,  was done in colored pencil then recopied as one piece.  Despite all of this, the original piece which is in Malibu

was very creative.  It was part of a home show for some very rich guests who were staying there.  Turns out, the wife, was afraid of big cats.  and I had about 4 or 5 paintings with just that

as the subject matter.   So it did not turn out so hot!! Darn!!  You never know about these things.

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100_4240 (625x800)Ihis piece is from my ‘New” series and new subject matter.  I have always had the desire to paint people, and especially beautiful women, so, if you please, keep an eye out for many more to come.  The Wyland Signature gallery in Las Vegas will be featuring my “New” work.

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Global Warming

100_3759 (1000x1280) (800x1024) (625x800)In this image, the theme has evolved into where, Kirsten, who’s portrait this is, seems quite worried for the animal kingdom with regard to global warming.  And further than that, there are

some who take mother nature, and all her creatures for granted, not thinking of protection and keeping earth and all her resources in a healthy state of continuation, but only of what can be taken, not being concerned with the replenishment side of it.

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My Daydreaming Jaguar and I

IMAGE-15 (406x500) (406x500)They say life is but a dream but do we really think that? I have come to realize more importantly that life is what you make of it. Such as this piece that was painted with environmental awareness in mind. If we want beauty like this to persist then we must take care of our environment. When you look at this sleepy jaguar just enjoying the pristine environment that he calls home there is something so right about it and correct. I have a strong affinity for animals being able to continue to live in there normal habitat and not having to worry about being sought after for riches. Ever heard of let sleeping dogs lie?  Well let sleeping jaguars lie. I hope that this piece inspires in you the same hope for the betterment of this planet as it does me.

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Everland the Continuation of Life

100_3755 (810x1024) (633x800) (633x800) (633x800) (633x800)The story of Adam and Eve recaptured. I was let’s say in thoughtful mood when I dreamed this girl and her world up. It’s Beauty that makes the world go round. It’s called Everland because life triumphs over death forever and ever. There is beauty and movement in life and when  the beauty and movement goes life ends. This piece is full of mystery, beauty and you having it would be a complement to your life.

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My Latest Inspiration

100_4166 (819x1024)Women love wine.  They love the nightlife.  Now if I could only dance this young lady would rock the house with those pink platforms.  She’s my Mona Lisa Circa 1980.

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Gift of Art – Gift of a Lifetime

What better way to make the best holiday season than the gift of art?  Whether it is a print, a fantasy portrait or another commissioned work?  Wayne has made it a point to be available in the Los Angeles area during the preparatory length of the holiday season with the mind to provide art lovers or other loved ones with what will stand for a lifetime among the best of any presents that can be given.

True art, as a subject, can bring such enrichment to relationships of almost any kind.  It can bring loved ones closer together, it can make parents proud or children feel important and privileged among them all.  It can acknowledge grandparents for a lifetime of accomplishment – for founding and carrying forward a family and its traditions.  One piece of artwork can become a family treasure of increasing sentimental value and even financial value.   Art can remind us of the most pleasurable memories of pets and places, events and accomplishments.

When you obtain a striking piece from our collection, you will get some of the best that can be found.  Why then is it possible that such impressions and memories are to be had from art?  Well, there is “art” and there is “Art!”  In other words, the better the quality of the impression or emotion or idea that is being put across from it, the more it could be considered art.  To illustrate, let’s describe a painting as “a flat piece of cotton-based canvas with colored oils spread on it in various combinations and patterns.”  OK, compare this to, “an oil painting which spotlights the most striking and impressive personality characteristics of the subject, using lighting effects the like of which have not been seen since Vincent van Gogh.”  It may be obvious that both descriptions could apply to the same piece of art, but what we are talking about is the quality of the piece.  There are writers whose skill in description of art can make one desire to have that particular piece.  There are others whose “skill” can make a fine piece sound cliché and unwanted.  Again, we are talking quality of the writer’s art.

So if you want to raise the quality of a Christmas gift for someone well deserving of it, peruse our galleries and get in touch with Wayne.  You may be able to obtain an original; you may be able to commission a unique work.  You will be giving a gift that reaches far beyond this brief holiday season – even to a lifetime.

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Artistic Integrity and Purpose – Rare Among Any Artist in Los Angeles

LA and Southern California are home to a great many artists from many international ethnic backgrounds.   Although Wayne resides in beautiful Carmel, California, he stands out among any artist in Los Angeles – in all California or anywhere from a number of aspects.

His bold use of color for lighting and to convey the overall aesthetic magnetizes the viewer, something on the order of Vincent Van Gogh’s use of color.  His integrity to art as a higher form of communication is also prominent.  This integrity is stronger than any idea of what “should be” in artwork paintings, stronger than “tradition”.   In fact, it is much deeper than can be described by a simple reference to artistic license.  By way of example, Wayne created a piece which brought together a parrot and a tiger.  They were done in a fantastically right combination.  Any criticism on the real-life idea that these two animals come from different habitats and so should not be painted together, becomes laughable in the face of the simple interpretation that it is art.  It made such a strong impression that the piece was readily acquired by just the right art lover.

Moreover, if contemporary art can elicit participation in the art by the viewer, then it has truly achieved its intended affect.  So taking again, this subject of parrot and tiger, what about a higher message of coexisting with races from diverse geographic locations?  Could we not, as humans, take such a lesson from that painting?  For example, although one may never visit nor live in a certain foreign country, one may still love its ethnic foods or other art forms.  One may have friends from such a country who live in one’s own country.  Nowadays the world is smaller than ever with our developing technologies of travel, computers, telecommunications and war weapons.  So for every reason one can think of, a coexistence lesson can be taken from a painting of two animals of varied habitats posing together amicably in a passer-stopping piece of art.

Wayne’s purpose to provide art has everything to do with the impression it creates.  Art can radiate an ambience enough to fill a room.  This is so much the case, that whole rooms have been designed and built around a single Wayne Weberbauer work.

If you want to contact Wayne, you may do so below.  If you wish to have a specific piece of art, be it a print from our online gallery, an original work or you would like to commission Wayne’s talents for something special, you are welcome to do so through the pages of our site.

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Wildlife Fine Art: A Colorful Mix of Untamed Beauty

Defining wildlife fine art

There are definitely diverse number ways people would define wildlife fine art. In today’s multidisciplinary and sundry world, it is undeniable as it is inevitable that certain aspects of human culture tend to be always in odds with the past and present. One aspect in particular is wildlife fine art which makes a lot of impressions that range from a simple nod of admiration to a spiteful act of protest. In retrospect, wildlife fine art encompasses two intellectual fields of human interest namely, wildlife and fine art. Wildlife fine art gives many people such deep concerns sometimes to a point of arguing debatable aspects relating to its scope and limitations. Average persons would tend to give such notion that wildlife and art seemed farfetched, exploitative and arguably quite dangerous. Nevertheless the need to explore more of the intricacies of wildlife fine art is certainly going to need more than just opinions but rather credible information as well, simply because many would agree that wildlife fine art is more than just art and wildlife.

wildlife fine artWhen you break down the term wildlife fine art you basically have two separate and very different concepts. The first one being art has reproached both literally and figuratively criticized by many critiques since the early days of its conception even up to now. Fine art as separated from the term wildlife fine art encompasses all forms of art developed for the primary intention of aesthetics, in other words something to visually stimulate the eye for its relative impression of beauty rather than its practical application. On the other hand the other independent term from wildlife fine art is obviously wildlife which primarily includes all wild or non-domesticated animals, plants and other forms of fauna which are not seen in within the borders of human civilization. In a stricter definition of wildlife (which is also the widely accepted meaning) refers to animals, and their ecosystems that are left untouched by human activities. Wildlife fine art therefore is defined as any form of visual depiction of art that mainly focuses on wildlife themes which includes animals, its environment or basically both.


How wildlife fine art came to be?

Historically, only the human species (being the dominant and sentient beings on the planet) have tirelessly explored the limits of the world they live in. Wildlife fine art is one of many conceptualized field of human interest that showcased art and wildlife as a singular concept. With fine art, it is perhaps one of the already endearing as well as divisive fields of human interest most often find itself with odds with other field of human endeavors. The scope seemed endless with art, as artists continue to explore and invent new forms of art. Wildlife fine art is one of the many other divisions of art and possibly one of many forms of art that stirs mixed reactions. Basically wildlife visual artists portray their work supposedly just for aesthetic purposes in either photography (being the most popular), diverse forms of painting, sculpture, drawing s and many more. The term wildlife fine art simply denotes art in the purity of practicing the skill to near perfection using wildlife as the core theme of artists’ work.


The response to wildlife fine art

There are many factors that influence the way how someone will respond to wildlife fine art. People who have a taste and admiration for art would definitely agree that wildlife fine art is a bold new variety of art that give people an artists’ perspective of having to see the untamed beauty and mystery of life in the wild. For this crowd, the reaction is plainly from a safe point of view with either little or no concern about how the finished work came about, because the more important aspect they usually consider is the aesthetic value of having to see wildlife through fine art and whatever the artist did or what becomes of figures in the art itself is of no apparent concern for most people appreciating the said artwork. On the other hand there are also some who may not literally despise wildlife fine art but rather question the ethics concerning the practice of wildlife fine art as an intrusion and possibly destruction of the normalcy of events occurring in the wild. Some would even argue the whole idea of wildlife fine art as a form of animal exploitation, and dispute that instead taking pictures of animals or making drawings of them in their natural habitat people should turn and concentrate more in efforts of planning ways to preserve and conserve wildlife. Finally, the simple truth is undeniable, there will always be vindictive as well as vindicated views regarding wildlife fine art.

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How to Hang Artwork for Display in Your Home

Artwork and Decor Aesthetic

For many of us we see and define our houses as more than its physical structure. A house is but an empty space unlike a home which is full of colorful life and vibrant energy. What makes any home so alive? The presence of several forms of artwork surely makes it such a tranquil and pleasant place to live in. It is but prudent to consider that artwork to be relatively valuable in a sense but if it was put in a shabby place shrouded by chaos and disarray, it would probably make little or no impression as it would just be a distracting spectacle rather than a splendid view. Whether homeowners are decorating their houses with their favorite canvass paintings, or curators deciding to arrange sculptures and decorative art in museums, there are certain placement tenets that both novice and expert decorators should follow. Ideally these set of rules were made for the single purpose of accomplishing a harmonious aesthetic perspective for presenting artwork.

Choosing the Right Artwork

The first thing to consider basically is for homeowners to fully have a comprehensive understanding of the kind and form of artwork they wish to presented and hanged on the walls of their home. Homeowners should examine their personal interests so that the type of artwork they decide to furnish their homes with should coincide with their mood and personality. It is also an important reminder that the kind of art in the home should be practically be something that resonate the homeowner’s character and is lovely to look at. Therefore the kind of artwork and the manner it is to be displayed should strongly reflect the inert personality of people living in their homes; it shouldn’t be simply just a bunch of artwork to be hanged on the walls just for the sake of it.

artwork for proper displayIn decorating a room, owners should have a wide array of walls to choose from in deciding where to hang artwork. Ideally large paintings should be placed on large walls, while small paintings look best on smaller walls. When deciding to decorate a vertical painting, placing it on a vertical wall will complement the entire structural form by making it look flatter in perspective. However in eccentric architectural designed houses, a fitting balance of oddly shaped assortment of artwork should best fit the interior.

The next important step to follow before placing the actual artwork, it is essential to know and find the artworks or painting’s focal point. By definition, a focal point is the spot what artists call the dead center. It is generally the reference where the eye is most likely to be drawn first. In order to determine the focal point of a painting, a tape measure is often required to measure the distance from the top of the canvass’ frame to its bottom. After which divide the area by two and measure again the second division from the top of the frame and down again. Upon careful examination the area surrounding that spot is the focal point.

Hanging Artwork for Proper Display

Establish the appropriate gallery level, or the correct position it should be hanged in order for viewers to notice them with little effort. Many art experts argue that the correct eye level for an average person in usually 5’7’’. But in recent major art colloquiums, a rule of thumb is made flexible by using the homeowner’s own height as gallery level reference. So basically the correct way of hanging an artwork is that the focal point should be at gallery level relative to the homeowner’s own eye level. When displaying artwork at eye level in sitting areas such as the dining room, the rule is basically quite the same, the artwork should be displayed still at the homeowner’s eye level when sitting. Furthermore, if artwork is used to frame and architectural component or a piece of furniture, the best way to do so is to hang wall art within 10 inches of the object.

Finally, for a better and much more dramatic effect in displaying artwork on the wall, accentuating the display with lighting should best do the trick. The technique in preserving the color and integrity of the art is to use an indirect light source as compared to picture lamps since the latter emit generally brighter glare which heats the artwork unevenly causing some of the portions to fade. Using a soft light source such specifically designed for wall art lighting equipment is preferably used in order for glare to be reduced and diffuse spot lighting to a minimum. These aforementioned wall light fixtures come in many forms such as stick lighting, overhead lighting and track lighting that can all be mounted easily to almost any artwork frames.

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