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Why the interest in Cowboy Art in today's urban technology world?
Not everyone will
agree with this answer, but I think they will agree this rapidly advancing high technology world of today seems to over shadow all else, However, the cowboy/cowgirl has not vanished. He or
she is as much alive today as in days of old. Today's
as hard working and devoted to his/her way of life as those of
old. Maybe not the gunfights, hangings and
lawlessness of old, but as independent, trustworthy and dedicated
to family and to the teaching of his/her children. These teachings
encompass the blessing of rural ranch life through hard
work and charity to all those around them. This is one of
the most positive lifestyles on earth today..."today's cowboy". Do you agree or disagree? Please respond.
I would like to use one of Mr.Wilkinson's paintings as an image for a project I am constructing in school. Is that OK?
Answer: Western Art and Cowboy Art
artwork (paintings, drawings, etc.) remains the sole and exclusive
copyrighted property of Ronald Wilkinson. After selling the
original, Ronald Wilkinson still retains the sole copyright, unless he
releases those rights. All images, layout and design or any other
materials on this website, showing Ronald Wilkinson artwork are
copyrighted and are the sole property of Ronald Wilkinson.
Reproduction, copying or any attempt to us the property of Ronald
Wilkinson without his written consent is unlawful, prohibited and will
result in prosecution.
What is a Giclee Print? How does it differ from any other type of print?
Answer: Western Art and Cowboy Art
is a term that was invented to describe the process of high quality
inkjet printing for art reproduction purposes, without using the term
inkjet, since it makes people think of their desktop printers at home
and, in theory, giclee printing should be much more. It is a French
"spraying of ink" and is pronounced "zshee-clay". It
is now thought of by many artists, including myself, as superior to a
canvas transfer. Giclee prints can be on canvas, stretched canvas
(stretched on wooden stretcher bars) or on high quality rag paper.
There are also standard and
high quality paper prints such as artists proofs and limited edition
prints. These should be given with a certificate of authenticity signed
by the artist with the number of the limited edition shown on the
certificate.. Also the name/address of the printer and company who is
producing these reproductions for the artist. For more important
details check the following link. More information
I know this my be personal, but will you tell me if you use a limited palette in your painting?
question is not personal at all. I use a limited palette. I
believe that all artists should learn how to mix colors, even black
when necessary. For those
who do not know what a "limited palette" means, let me explain. A
limited palette is a palette of limited colors. Most professional
artist use limited palettes because the mixing of colors in the proper
way brings about more accurate hues, values and chrome (grayness) in
Do I have to pay shipping charges?
you can see on my website home page that I do not charge for
shipping in the continental United States . In the past I did
charge for shipping, but now I am passing the savings on to you.
Do you paint other than Western Cowboy Art?
Are you a cowboy?
Yes I have another website
which is titled "traditional Realism" and I show a link to that website
at the top right of the home page of this western art
and cowboy art website. My training has been in portraiture under
the tutorage of one of the foremost portrait artists in the United
States... Alvin Gittins. (1922-1981)
No, I am not a cowboy in
proper terms. I do not have a ranch, a farm or even a horse. However,
there are a number of reasons why I love the western way of life. Maybe
the most important was when growing up my father got a small five acre
piece of land just outside of Stockton, California. The only building
we built was a small barn and chicken coop. He bought an old plow
horse, a milk cow and a bunch of chickens. On the rest of the five
acres we plowed and planted tomatoes. My brother and I, after school,
would bicycle ourselves out to the barn, throw a bridle on the horse
and ride bareback all over that five acres. Then when my father
would come out after work we would milk the cow. From that time forward
I have loved and envied those who live this wonderful western life.
What is the difference between Western Art and Cowboy Art?
Western Ranch Art brings
together a vast variety of subject matter.. Think of western ranch
life, and all the women and children as well as the cowboys, make
up Western Art. Cowboy Art relates only a cowboy/cowgirl's
life and.all aspects related to it. I hope this helps?
Do you paint ranch life as a separate category?
I paint the cowboys and cowgirls of today. This in escence is ranch
life. However, I do differ from many of the other western
artists, cowboy artists in that I paint the whole family, not just
the cowboy. I love children and they are an important part
of ranch life.