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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve recently finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series. These are part of the sub-series of small works within the series. The titles are Ethereal and Regeneration. Both are acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. Both have sold but if you’d like to know when more will be available, you can get my monthly newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click the newsletter icon).
Excited to finally reveal my finished painting, Transcendental. This piece was specifically created for a new exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco called “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art.” Transcendental is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6,” and features the “butterfly eyes” in keeping with some of my other paintings as of late. “Familiar” opens tonight, November 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm and will remain up through December 1st, 2017.
I’m so happy to announce my finished painting, Vestige. It features a grizzly bear atop old cars in a junkyard. Flowers grow out of his back as a reminder of the connection of all life forms and also serving as a symbol of a vestige of nature among waste.
When I was a child, I diligently worked on a book I was “writing” about animals (it mostly consisted of drawings). My thinking was that if they were good enough illustrations, people would then care about animals as much as I did. I still feel the same today- paint animals so that people will care about them, see them, really see them, for who they are, all part of this Earth.
While working on this painting, I’ve been focused on how much gets sent to landfills, creating a new “landscape” in which trees are removed and replaced with garbage. It has even inspired a recycling fiend such as myself to discover new ways to reduce and reuse.
This is a little sneak preview (closeup) of my painting recently created for an upcoming exhibit. I’m happy to share that my painting will be featured as part of “Familiar: The Spirit Animal in Contemporary Art” at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, California. The exhibit opens Friday, November 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through December 1st, 2017. I’ll be sharing the finished painting in its entirety soon.
Closeup shot of the progress on my latest painting. Finished the flowers, currently working on the bear’s fur. With all that hair, I’m going through a lot of tiny paintbrushes on this piece! This painting is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ by 12.” Hoping to finish this one soon and reveal the finished piece. Get the first look at the finished painting by signing up for my monthly newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.