In Progress

Progress shot of “Systems” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; 2010-2012; (c) Amy Guidry

I’ve sometimes been asked if I ever work on a painting and decide I don’t like it.  Usually if something is not working out, I’ll find a way to fix it.  Well, I thought I’d share a piece that I almost gave up on until now.  I started this piece- get this- in February of 2010.  It’s been over 2 years and I’m just now touching this one again.  At the time, I found it a bit overwhelming working on the skeletons at such a small size, since this is a 6″ by 6″ canvas.  In addition, I just wasn’t happy with the background and kept changing my mind.  So I put it away.  There were a few times when I thought about just throwing it out and I even started to do a larger version, but that wasn’t right.  The size of canvas I choose is based on the amount of visual information I need to get across.  There is such a thing as too big.  So after some time away, I decided to tackle it one last time.  The photo that you see here is actually where I left off before deciding to work on it again.  I’ll be posting the finished piece soon, so be on the lookout.


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