One of my paintings from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. This piece was recently featured in the “Ouroboros” exhibition at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. The title is Veil and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” View more paintings from this series here: http://amyguidry.com/wolfpack.html.
My most recent painting from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. Expatriate was just featured in my newsletter last week which you can get a copy of here. It is an acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high. View the painting online here: http://amyguidry.com/expatriate.html.
I’ve recently added two new paintings online. As you may recall, I’ve posted progress photos of the first painting, Expatriate. It is now finally finished- acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high. The second painting is titled Veil, also an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.” View the paintings online here http://amyguidry.com/expatriate.html and here http://amyguidry.com/veil.html.
I have a few photos of my current painting in progress. With the size and background on this, it is one of my more involved pieces. As with all of my paintings, I start off with a basic sketch onto the canvas.
Then I add a rough first layer of paint just to work everything in and then add numerous subsequent layers, building color and value as I go.
I have just recently finished a new addition to my In Our Veins series. This painting is titled Crutch and is 12″ wide by 6″ high, acrylic on canvas. You may recall seeing my photos of this painting in progress. To say the water was time-consuming is an understatement. This is one of only a handful of paintings in which I’ve painted water. View the painting online (and much larger) here: http://amyguidry.com/crutch.html.
Making some headway on my current painting. This is a new piece to be added to my In Our Veins series. I’ve roughed everything in with the first layer of paint and have finished the sky. The ocean is currently being worked on, adding detail along the way. I’ll be posting the finished piece here soon (hopefully!)- in the meantime, view the series online here: http://amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
Finally finished! I’ve just completed my painting for The Great West Coast Migration traveling exhibition. The title is One and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” The exhibition is organized by PangeaSeed and will benefit sharks and oceans in Japan and abroad. Given that so many sharks are killed for their fins (a delicacy in Japan and China), this cause was of particular interest to me not only as an artist but as a vegan as well. People often think of sharks as vicious predators, (thanks, Media!) when in fact, they do not seek out humans and only a small percentage of shark attacks occur each year. I wanted to focus on them as being part of this world and just as significant as the rest of us. I combined the human faces with the shark body to illustrate them as one, or equals. The shark body floats in the air, in keeping with many of my other paintings, but also mimicking the hunted, hanging sharks I so often see. Such a simple title- One– and such a simple concept, yet we still struggle to see our planet as something to share rather than dominate.
The exhibition will begin this summer at the following galleries:
Seattle – Roq la Rue Gallery- July 13-15
Portland – Grass Hut Co.- July 20-22
San Francisco – Spoke Art Gallery- July 27-28
Los Angeles – LeBasse Project- August 2-4
Costa Mesa – The Artery- August 10-12
San Diego – Space 4 Art- August 17-19
I’ve just finished my latest painting in the “In Our Veins” series! The title is “Interconnected” and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” Yet again, I took some photos along the way as I was working. I must admit they are not the best quality photos, though, since I didn’t mess with the settings on the camera and some are blurry, most are crooked. Yikes. And to think I had to take a photography course back in college… just goes to show if you don’t use it, you lose it. Which is why for the final photo, I rely on a professional. Anyway, this blind old bat much prefers working a few inches away from a canvas with a teeny tiny paintbrush. For a closeup view of the final painting, you can view it here: http://www.amyguidry.com/interconnected.html.
Be sure to tune in to the Real World Hollywood (Season 20- yes, it’s on now). Not that I’m a reality tv buff, but I want you to watch and look for my painting on the wall in their house, er, set. (They live on a movie set this season…hey, it’s Hollywood.) I’ve only seen a few snippits online, but I’ve already spotted my painting many times. It’s fun to look for it. You should try it. It’s kind of like Where’s Waldo, except without the striped shirt. (Try guy in a canoe in the middle of the ocean wearing a blue dress shirt.)
It’s right outside their “telephone room” which has a window, so sometimes you can even see it from in there. And apparently the bathroom is across from there because I’ve also seen it in the reflection of the mirror. And if you go to their “dailies” week 2, check out the clip of Dave shaving because my painting is in the background. That’s if you notice it after noticing Dave has no clothes on…
So maybe if you would like to spare yourself the drama on that show, you could just mute it and see how many times you spot my painting. The painting is titled “United Isolation” and you can see a detailed view of it on my website www.AmyGuidry.com. For the record, there was another painting they wanted- “Complacent”- but that was already in an exhibit at the Alexandria Museum of Art during filming.