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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

wonderment & copiers

"Wonderment"
mixed media

This is my latest painting called "Wonderment". It is a mixed media piece with acrylic, ink, collage on watercolor paper mounted to wood.  I'm really enjoying the new style that is evolving in my work.  I guess it's a little wilder and untamed these days.  I don't know where it's going...and I kinda like it that way.  The pure excitement of watching it unfold is beyond thrilling, making me rush to the studio every chance I get.  The process of  feeling the paint flow across the paper, swirl, and change is indescribable. Artists ask me everyday...how do I find my style.  Let me just tell you...

your style is created when you feel this kind of energy and excitement in your work.

It's not about how you paint...it's about how you FEEL when you paint.

It saddens me to no end, when an artist copies the work of another artist.  You will never find your own style this way!  You can learn techniques from another artist, but copying that artist is hindering your growth. You will never have or enjoy the same energy creating the piece as the original artist did!  So therefore your piece won't be as good.  Why do so many artists feel that they have to copy another artist to be considered "good"? 


As artists, we are natural sponges.  We absorb all the beauty of  the world, and it comes out in one way or another in our work.  That's natural.  But, you cannot take another artist's painting, change the colors and add a few extra details and call it yours.  It wasn't your inspiration.  And no matter how much fun you had creating it...the painting will never truly be yours.  You know in your heart that it's not yours.  You've just created bad karma.  And if you turn around and try to profit from work that's not entirely yours...you've just created triple bad karma. 


Your energy, your imagination and your love are the only things that can make your art good! 

Here's a new video for you.




Find your inspiration deep down inside of you.  It's there...I promise.  It's really good if it doesn't look like anyone else's inspiration!  There will always be someone somewhere who appreciates your inspiration.  Your inspiration is good enough.  You are perfect...just the way we are.

Love,
WyannePin It

17 comments:

  1. You are soooo right! I would think that Artists would try with all their being to achieve this kind of euphoria....to know what you want to do with your talents and be so close to feeling complete satisfastion and fulfillment, would be infuriating :) Especially since so few know what their calling is....

    That piece is gorgeous, Wyanne! To have so much color and movement, and yet have such a soothing quality on the soul is the mark of an experienced hand...allowing the paint to decide :)

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  2. I too love where your work is going. I am always amazed to watch your videos and I do believe your philosophy as well. Really happy dreamy places you paint. Thanks.

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  3. Your new piece is so beautifully serene and so gorgeous Wyanne and the message is so appropriate in today's world where the artistic community is made so small by virtue of the worldwide web. Art is meant to be a form of self-expression and there would seem no point in trying to repeat what came from someone else's heart and soul. Not only would there be no self-gratification, but there would be a great loss of integrity. All of your work is always so inspired and inspiring! I love watching your own personal journey!

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  4. This particular work is very tranquil and soothing in a mystical sort. The misty feel and the reflections in the water brings me into a place of reflective peace. I love the idea of the black swan. These swans are unique in their own right. And so are each of us! Thank you for sharing this. It has blessed me!

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  5. Thanks for your last sentence, "You are perfect...just the way you are." It is tough to remember that we you see so many talented and creative ppl out there. A great affirmation, and a beautiful painting. It glows.

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  6. Oh my gosh Wyanne! These are stunning, I am loving them, and I have always wanted to try sumi ink, it is getting closer to the top of my next art supply purchase list! And such true words, thank you.

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  7. You never cease to amaze me with not only the art that is bubbling up from within...but with the wisdom that gushes from your soul! Thank You, missy!

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  8. Wyanne - I live in Black swan territory!!! It is our state emblem too - they live and breed here int eh south west of Western Australia! So this painting really caught my eye! Can I ask what inspired you to paint the black swan? It's gorgeous - just off to watch the video now xxx btw - it should just make us all the more enthusiastic and determined to spread the word on our blogs about your classes! How ironic that this should work in your favour ;) As you say - Karma has it's way in the end - and you my dear should have a heap of the good stuff coming your way :)

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  9. Wyanne, your videos are always such a treat. Thanks so much for sharing your words and your work.

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  10. Sooo beautiful Wyanne! I just love the colors, so vibrant yet serene at the same time! It is a place I would love to go and just sit and enjoy being outside! I too love your swans and how they keep appearing in your work! I never grow tired of watching you paint! You are such an inspiration!! :)

    Such wonderful wisdom as well! You always encourage me to not be afraid of who I am and to allow my true spirit to come out in my work. It is hard sometimes...that fear creeps in...but sooo rewarding when I allow it to happen!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!! :)

    Love,
    Jennifer

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  11. How it makes you feel! That is so very true! Thanks Wyanne for putting into words the most important ingredient of making a painting. I'm going to enjoy your video now! Thankyou for posting! xx

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  12. Beautiful new piece, Wy. And very wise words of wisdom.

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  13. I love this one Wyanne, and thanks for the encouraging words..."you are perfect..." xoxo

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  14. "It's not about how you paint...it's about how you FEEL when you paint." Yes, Yes, Yes! That's exactly it! I could never think of how to explain it but you got it just right. And I LOVE this painting.

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  15. I love it wyanne! Thanks for being such inspiration. (love your tattoo)

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