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“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
“Insight” by Amy Guidry featured in Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine, Winter issue

My painting Insight is featured in the current issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.  Insight is an acrylic on paper and was previously exhibited at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco.  The Winter issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas is available now on newsstands and via http://www.knowlouisiana.org/subscribepurchase.  View Insight and more paintings from this series here: https://amyguidry.com/insight.html.


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In Progress / Upcoming Exhibit

Painting in progress (detail) by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

In addition to my dodo bird painting, I’ve had another piece in the works for an upcoming exhibition.  This is a little sneak preview of my painting for the “Floriography” exhibition to be held at Gristle Art Gallery in New York.  The entire painting is 6″ wide by 6″ high and is an acrylic on canvas.  The exhibition will open March 10th.  I’ll give more details soon (sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when the finished piece is up: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html).


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In Progress

Dodo painting in progress by Amy Guidry (detail); Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Making some progress on my current painting.  I’m working on the details of the dodo bird’s face and feathers at the moment.  There’s still a little work left to do on the background, but I just had to work on the dodo.  I took some artistic license on the details.  For example, adding folds of skin around the eyes and wrinkles.  All the old illustrations and even the model recreations give him a completely smooth face, but after looking at tons of various bird photos, I decided against that and made my own interpretation.  This is just a close-up photo- the entire painting is 20″ wide by 10″ high, and is an acrylic on canvas.  More details soon.  You can view the rest of this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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Progress Update

Dodo painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Another close-up of my dodo painting in progress.  This is just the initial rough layer of paint for now.  I’ve actually been working on the background, but I won’t reveal too much just yet.  So for now, it’s just a little sneak peek.  The entire painting is 20″ wide by 10″ high and is an acrylic on canvas.  I’ll share more updates soon, in the meantime, you can check out the rest of this series here: http://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.


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In Progress

Dodo bird sketch by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Close-up of the initial sketch for my upcoming painting featuring a dodo bird.  The dodo became extinct around roughly 1662, and since there were no cameras then, I’ve been researching the internet to find out as much as I can via eyewitness descriptions and illustrations from that time period (assuming they’d be fairly accurate but maybe they took artistic liberties as I will be doing).  I’ve also been comparing a lot of existing birds as well, ranging from parrots to vultures, and everything in-between.  I should mention that I was partly inspired to paint the dodo after reading “The Song of the Dodo” by David Quammen.  I highly recommend everyone read it.


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New work

“Sight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2018
“Reflection” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4 1/2″ w x 5 5/8″ h framed; image size 4″ tondo; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2018

Happy to announce my new work for the new year.  Just finished Sight, an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  It’s the latest addition to my In Our Veins series.  Also announcing Reflection, though technically not a 2018 painting, I just recently framed it in an antique frame painted black.  Reflection is an acrylic on cardstock, and is 4 1/2″ wide by 5 5/8″ high framed (image size is 4″ tondo).  Both of these paintings are currently available, $100 each.  Direct inquiries to me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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Up for the Challenge

Doing a lot of research right now as I plan to include a dodo in a future painting. To clarify, this piece is by Roelant Savery and since it was painted in 1626, roughly 40 years before dodos were extinct, I think it should be fairly accurate. There are so many variations in the colors, the shape and size of the feathers, and even in the size of the dodo, and since there are no photographs, I’m combing over old illustrations that range from representational to cartoonish, photos of dried up remains, as well as images of parrots, pigeons, vultures, and chickens. It’s a bit of a daunting project, even though I normally paint realistic images of what isn’t real, I’ve at least seen these things in person to some extent. The challenge is not only to paint something I’ve never seen, but to bring it to life. I’m anxious and looking forward to the challenge at the same time.

Dodo painted by Roelant Savery in 1626

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Sold

“Shelter” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 10″ x 10″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and the New Year.  Just discovered one of my paintings sold at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans- a very nice way to start off the year.  Shelter is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 10″ high, and is from my current In Our Veins series.  This piece was also featured on the cover of the Cimarron Review.  View it online here:  https://amyguidry.com/shelter.html.


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Giveaway

Postcards of paintings by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m getting ready for 2018 and clearing out my previous postcards.  I have a dozen designs available with previous exhibitions listed on the back (as seen on top right example).  If you would like a complimentary set mailed to you, contact me with your address here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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In progress

Making some strides on a new small painting.  This will be the latest painting in my In Our Veins series.  Currently working on the details to the owl, and already roughed in the first layer of paint.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high.  The finished piece will be revealed soon!  If you would like to be notified when it is available, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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