Cary Wyninger - Art N' Soul

And that's okay.  I just have to remind myself of that from time to time.  Sometimes many times.  Per day. 

We already know there isn't really a "perfect" anyway, right?  It's defined by our own minds and what we've let society/enviroment define for us.  I'm talking more in terms of my art right now, although in general too.  In terms of my art...I have fear.  Fear of what other people will think, say, question...fear that I won't even like it myself!  I have high expectations.  That fear and expectations I have for myself get in the way of just plain appreciating every little thing I can.  The beauty in the process, the steps, the colors, the shapes, the flow of it all.  The beauty in just letting go and let the piece guide me.  The beauty in sharing, collaborating and growing.  It's all beautiful.  The mistakes are beautiful.  They aren't mistakes.  They're there whether you want to change them or leave them be and bask in the beauty of whatever it is. 

Okay so now that I've gone off on that...back to what my point was. 

Now that I'm letting go of concrete, preconceived ideas of what my art should look like, I've begun to do some small watercolors that are purely abstract...purely working from intuition on whatever it is I'm feeling and trying to put a visual look to the feels.  These two were done in short phases along the day. 

So I'm hoping if you feel the fear...the fear that someone else does the same thing you do, or the fear that whatever you're doing isn't 'cool' enough, 'orginal' enough, 'fine arty' enough.  Push through it.  Do it anyway.  Work anyway.  Bask in the beauty of it instead! 


Peace and Love...


So what the heck is going on now?  I spent much time in January and February preparing  pieces for my "Spirit Trees" show.  Now still playing catchup with commission work that was all put on hold...but I'm already thinking about what's next!  Do I want to even go there?  All of "Spirit Trees" have yet to find homes!  Where am I going to safely keep them?  Perhaps I need to find another place to show them after April 11th...that is end date for Gallery M ( )


So the order of events thus far:

1.  Finish current commission work

2.  Create new pet portrait pieces for Best Friends Pet Clinic in Galesville, where I have other portraits hung but need fresh new faces on the walls! ( )

3.  Mural work at Zen and Pow Studio's new space...yeeha!!!  ( )

4.  May will be the Art for Animals Fundraiser Spring Art Gala!  fundraiser for Trempealeau County Humane Society  ( )


Eek!  On top of that my mind has been brewing for more pieces...another grouping of pieces that are

"Old Souls" type.  Ever since I've done this horse piece called "Just Be" I've been thinking about how certain lives seem to have old souls within them.  People, animals, trees even...and as I encounter them I'd like to paint them :-)  Have you ever encountered someone or some thing that just emanates 'Old Soul" ??


Stay tuned if you feel so inclined on the upcoming excitement in my world...shoot me a message of your thoughts or words of encouragements, I just may need them :-) 


Earth without art is just 'eh'...right?  Trees, plants and the neverending landscapes are Mother Earth's artistic creations.  I just happen to focus on trees sometimes :-)  I love them, I love the different barks, the leaves, pine needles (don't get me started on the pine smell or pine songs!), the branches, the twists and turns trees can make.  I love their roots and how they can grow in the most outrageous places.  They have a lifeline.  Their trunks connect their earthy roots to their reaching out branches that kiss the wind.  They are a lifeline.  We rely on them for breath...physical and spiritual/emotional/mental breath. 

I aim to honor them by not painting just how they look, but how I imagine they feel.  Or how they make me feel.  I aim to inspire other tree huggers to come together and pause for just a moment, and feel their presence.  Maybe give a little gratitude for them just doing what they do...being what the're supposed to be...dancing with nature's rythmns. 

What do the trees do for you?  Say to you?  Mean to you?


'Let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods, and listen to the magical whispers of old trees'


~Peace and Love..... Cary


"Love and Light"  oil on canvas 2016 


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