Martin Randall Joyce

Martin Randall Joyce

I generally start with my camera. I take a lot of pictures - of all sorts of things, anything that catches my eye - as I go through the city and its environs. These photographs are the raw material for my work. Out of hundreds, maybe only one will really provide an inspirational spark, but that one can form the basis for many pieces of work. I will photoshop the image, crop it, adjust the colors, the tint, the resolution, distort it or multiply and divide it. When I have a version or two that I like, I’ll use prints of it as the basis for the next phase, using pencils, markers, paint, collage, or anything handy to modify the image still further.

Eventually, I will be ready for something more substantial, generally a painting on a stretched canvas, probably executed in acrylics. All sorts of brushes, though I especially like the sables. When I have time, I like to stretch my own canvasses, so that I can get a nice tight surface, and control the application of the gesso, and besides I just love the tactile, hands-on feeling of doing it myself, and no relying on anyone else’s workmanship.

Much of my recent work has consisted of what I call “fifteen puzzles,” modeled on the dime-store toys you might remember from childhood. The images in these are divided into sixteen squares (fifteen for the image, one of the open space), just like the toy. I’ve also done a couple that actually consist of sixteen little canvases, put together and held onto a steel backing with magnets, so the image can be re-arranged again and again, giving it a temporal dimension.

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Martin Randall Joyce - Two Dumpsters Acrylic on Canvas Board, Paintings View on a wall Two Dumpsters, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas Board
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce


Two Dumpsters, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas Board
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce - Blue Railing with Dumpsters Acrylic on Canvas Board, Paintings View on a wall Blue Railing with Dumpsters, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas Board
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce


Blue Railing with Dumpsters, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas Board
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: Sad Face Girl Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: Sad Face Girl, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: Sad Face Girl, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce - Bus Stop Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Bus Stop, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
$1850
Martin Randall Joyce


Bus Stop, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
$1850
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: Recumbent Girl #1 Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: Recumbent Girl #1, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: Recumbent Girl #1, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce - Artificial Flowers with Fruit Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Artificial Flowers with Fruit, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 24"
$1850
Martin Randall Joyce


Artificial Flowers with Fruit, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 24"
$1850
Martin Randall Joyce - Two Dancers Acrylic on Canvas Panel, Paintings View on a wall Two Dancers, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce


Two Dancers, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce - Fading Susans Acrylic & Oil on Canvas Board, Paintings View on a wall Fading Susans, 2016
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas Board
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce


Fading Susans, 2016
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas Board
8" x 10"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce - Reclining Nude Chalk on Paper, Drawings View on a wall Reclining Nude, 2012
Chalk on Paper
24" x 30"
$1850
Martin Randall Joyce


Reclining Nude, 2012
Chalk on Paper
24" x 30"
$1850
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: Girl’s Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: Girl’s Self Portrait, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
$1700
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: Girl’s Self Portrait, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
$1700
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: San Francisco Bay Watercolor & Pencil on Paper, Drawings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: San Francisco Bay, 2014
Watercolor & Pencil on Paper
9" x 9"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: San Francisco Bay, 2014
Watercolor & Pencil on Paper
9" x 9"
$950
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: Gypsy Girl Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: Gypsy Girl, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: Gypsy Girl, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: Granny Smith Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: Granny Smith, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 16"
$1300
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: Granny Smith, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 16"
$1300
Martin Randall Joyce - Wakayama Waterfront Collage, Mixed Media View on a wall Wakayama Waterfront, 2016
Collage
11" x 11"
$1050
Martin Randall Joyce


Wakayama Waterfront, 2016
Collage
11" x 11"
$1050
Martin Randall Joyce - Fifteen Puzzle: Recumbent Girl #2 Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fifteen Puzzle: Recumbent Girl #2, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100
Martin Randall Joyce


Fifteen Puzzle: Recumbent Girl #2, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$1100

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