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Your Opinion Is Needed, What Do You Think? New Paintings to Share..

Hi Art Lovers & Supporters,

I know it has been awhile (Sorry) since I posted but sometimes you have to step back and analyze where you have been and where you want to go.  The artist field is going through a transition.  The influencers are saying that fine artists should do more of their own marketing.  There are fewer galleries still available to represent us many more artists so we must try to sell our work by ourselves. That takes time to research, a learning curve and money!  YIKES!!

And, recently I decided to create products with sections of my art painting images on them so that more people would have the ability to carry art with them throughout their day.  Art has a soothing result on many people so carrying a favorite image on their daily, favorite items could have a profound. I’m toying with the idea of allowing clients interested in a certain section of a particular painting of their choice to order a product that I carry with that selected section designed on it.  But they have to realize that that will take a little additional time for delivery but it will be worth it I think.  Let me know what you think about art on products. Since I will be trying to open a shop soon,  Please…I need the feedback.  I have a lot of designs that I could create with but here are just a couple things I have been toying with:

 

I also want to share some new paintings:

This is a series called Crazy Daze.  They are 12″ X 12″ X 1.5 each • Acrylic/MM on Canvas.
From Left to Right:  Crazy Daze 1, Crazy Daze 2, Crazy Daze 3


Visit my
website to see some other new paintings in the different categories: Abstracts, Abstract Smalls, Floral Paintings and Figurative Paintings. New Paintings in all those categories so pick one and go to town!

Artists Need Feedback! Are you giving artists some feedback? And if not, why not? I would be interested in your views on my work and ideas.  Don’t worry…you won’t hurt my feelings and I rely on YOU.

Thank your for your continued support and while you are here, if you would add your name to my mailing list so I can keep you informed, I would greatly appreciate it.

Mark September 5 on Your Calendar For Some Fun. From 6-8pm…

I Would like To See You There, Please.


On Sept. 5  •  6 – 8pm for the Opening Reception

SHAPELY pleasures”  a solo exhibition 
Recent Paintings by Joyce Wynes

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Exhibition Open From Sept. 2 – 26.    M-F 9 am – 5 pm.

Sponsored by VAE at the
United Arts Council of Wake County
410 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 170, Raleigh, NC

[See You There, OK?]

You’ll have some fun, some eats and some drinks.
Am I going to see you there on Sept. 5?


To view or purchase painting shown: “Separate From The Rest”
©Joyce Wynes  •  Acrylic/MM on Canvas • 24″ X 36″ • $2,300
To purchase a print of painting shown on fine art paper or canvas.
The MEANING behind this painting:  There is so much “noise” out there today, coming at us from all directions.  Sometimes you need to protect yourself and try to be in a separate place from most of the distractions.  Do you feel like this in your world or environment at times?


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Only 13 More Days . . .

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Only 13 more days to see my 15 NEW PAINTINGS at the Solo Exhibition at MAHEC Education Building. So if you are planning a trip to Asheville, NC make sure to stop. To see even more new paintings go to www.joycewynes.com/works

Don’t Forget about the FREE BONUS ART PRINT in Celebration of the MAHEC Solo Exhibition:
Anyone purchasing an original painting, (minimum 24″ on longest side) or 2 smaller paintings, will be eligible for a professional print on paper of their choice from any painting on my website (15″ maximum).  Hurry though, because this offer valid til July 14 only.  #art #painting

An Artist’s Perspective: “Up, Down and All Around”

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“Our lives take us in all different directions. Detours are a part of life but it depends on how you view them that tells the difference.  Some detours have enriched my life with information that I would not have had any other way. Some detours were not as productive.  Experience lets me readily identify them and decide how long I am willing to travel on that road.”  That is a description of the painting above, “Up, Down and All Around”, one of my latest acrylic/mm creations on canvas, 24″ X 36″.

Many of my non-representational, abstract paintings show twists and turns, lines going in different directions, vertical then suddenly horizontal, shapes breaking through another section and turning into some other shape.  And it turns into a pleasing landscape of colors,  shapes and patterns that work together to create balance and purpose.

But, is that how life is today?  All these things thrown at us to make our lives more purposeful and balanced.  Think about it.  Everyday I get tons of email from marketing solicitors wanting to make my business more productive or giving me advice on how to make social media work for me.  This is where I took my detour in December 2013.  And I am quickly getting out of that line and back into my more productive pattern.

For example, they send screaming headlines that you need to be on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and have a blog and website, etc., etc. and how to make each of these better for you to get LIKES and more followers. whether to use #’s or not, FB is a Must, Twitter is a Must and How to Use It, Is Everyone Leaving FB and Should You (this after I had just signed up & paid for a FB class on how to use it???), Twitter is Going Down (just after I purchased their stock for my retirement portfolio???), Tips to Boost your Twitter Conversations, Topics to Make a Great Blog and Get Followers, How Often to Post – I could literally go on and on.  And at the end of each of these is an advertisement that wants you to buy a book or sign up for classes or listen to a free informational video and then sign up for their class.  Oh I forgot, I need to make videos now to engage people to my site.  Just signed up for that course!

They are out in full force lately.  And now want you to be one of them-they offer a course on how to do that; a coach selling your advice on whatever you know about.  And I know a lot about various subjects because I was a graphic designer with my own business, a professional illustrator illustrating for many big magazine companies and a fine art painter.  At one time I worked in marketing research for a large company doing statistics (I am good at math), I know how to market, I’m a mother, etc., etc, etc.  But I would not want to inflict myself on the masses in the same way as these marketers are doing today just to get a client.

It is enough to make you go crazy.  Anyone trying to market their small business probably knows what I mean.  I question myself, am I doing it right, did I say the wrong thing, am I supposed to post this here, and the what if’s . . .   There was an article I read just recently talking about decision fatigue and how making many choices saps your willpowerAre any of these things adding anything significant to your business other than more work and a stress-filled schedule?  That is the important question for each of us to answer for ourselves.  Come on be honest.  Are you just a slave to these new things that were supposed to make our lives easier to market ourselves or stay in touch or do you really enjoy them.

I, for one, am going to be much, much, much more selective.  Why?  Because to be a painter and run a business you need to FOCUS. I am going to sign up for less because when I read these advice blogs and take the coaching classes, I realize that in most cases I already knew most of the information or the information does not apply to me and my business.  I am going to take a cold, hard look at what is working and what is not and let go of the baggage, the extra stress and the lack of focus.

Social media is still a good use for marketing but I am not going to get crazy about it and give more importance to it then it deserves.  My website and my blog is most important and those are my priorities. Who is deciding FB is great one day and dead the next?  That little guy in the corner office?  (You know guys, this would make a great little humorous, illustrated book. And I might just create it.  Would you buy it? OMG I am turning into ONE of THEM.) FOCUS

My new pledge is: if I need more information on a subject, I will buy a book.  They don’t leave email and they just sit on my night stand.  If I get stressed seeing them there because I haven’t read them lately, I will move them to another location, preferably under the bed.  See I learned some information that enriched my life from this detour and I am once again focused!

Please comment below how you feel about the detours your life is taking lately and if they are productive or making you go bonkers.  I love to hear from other people and learn from their perspectives.

Usually my paintings let loose a philosophy lesson as I splash on the paint (I loved my philosophy courses in college).  So I am starting this as a series.  Every time I finish a painting, I am going to do “An Artist’s Perspective” article explaining what the story is behind the painting or what feelings or questions on life the painting brought out as I was creating.  Each painting on my website has an artist’s comment but this, “An Artist’s Perspective”, will elaborate on the subject.

I guarantee you won’t be bored.  You don’t have to agree with my ramblings because that is what makes us individuals but you will get a first-hand view of my thinking as I paint.  Please become a “follower” and sign up to get a notice when it arrives.  Thanks for your support of my art and vision.

Solo Art Exhibition in Asheville, NC

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Curated by Wendy H. Outland, Owner and Art Consultant of Who Knows Art at www.whoknowsart.biz
Showing 15 of the latest Abstract Paintings by Joyce Wynes

April 7 – July 14, 2014
MAHEC Eductaion Building
121 Hendersonville Road • Asheville, NC 28803

OPEN:  8am – 5:30pm Monday thru Friday • 828 257-4400

Wynes describes her process:
“Did you ever wish that you could recapture the carefree, playful, questioning feelings of your childhood?  That is what happens to me every time I put my brush to canvas.  My Acrylic/Mixed Media paintings are a reflection of carefree memories and internalized images, flavored by my still apparent “childhood” influences.”

Bold colors and stylized, primal subjects in both representational and non-representational abstracts have entertained collectors for years.  Try to recapture your playful, questioning side by visiting the exhibition.  You won’t regret it.

You can see more of Wynes’s paintings by visiting her website.  See what her art can do to stimulate your senses.

Artist Reception: Fri • Feb 21 • 5-7pm

Get another CREATIVE JOLT and come see the exhibitions at DAC!
“CIRCLING AROUND” Juried Solo Exhibition • Allenton Gallery
New Paintings by Joyce Wynes
Artist Reception: Fri. Feb. 21 • 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates:  Feb. 5 – Mar 1, 2014

Also, the Sweet Arts Exhibition:  You will be available to view the paintings and other art for the auction to be held on Feb. 28.  Hope to see you there.

Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC
Sponsored by Durham Arts Guild
To View My Portfolio

Please share this post with anyone you would think would like to spend their evening viewing some great art or who would like to look at my work on my website.  Thanks for your continued support and hope you can make it.

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Does the Name of a Painting Have Any Significance To You?

Artists have been naming their paintings for a long time.
Some just label them untitled and number them and leave it at that.

A Most Difficult Task . . .
I find that it is one of the most difficult things I have to do for my non-representational, abstract paintings when they are finished.  Looking at it for a long time, pondering different words that I associate with the painting, I finally arrive at a name that means something to me but will it mean something to you.

But does the name of a painting have any  significance or is it meaningful to the viewers?
And should the artist give any thought to whether it might have any meaning for the viewer or buyer, as long as, the viewer finds their own special meaning in the painting itself?  It would be helpful for artists to know what you think.

What would you  NAME THIS PAINTING?
The painting below is a new painting I just finished and I would like to test this out.  It has not been professionally photographed yet but I am having a harder  time then usual coming up with what to name it.

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Please comment in the reply section if you have any name suggestions for my painting and help me out.  Thanks in advance for your suggestions and I will announce your name and website if I use your name.  It will be interesting to see what your vision or interpretation of the painting is.  And if we are on the same wave length.

Participate in the poll below to give your opinion about whether a name is an important component of an art piece.  The results will be posted and you can look up the results yourself.

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