A few photos of my current painting in progress. I have not decided on a title yet, but can say that it is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 20″ high. These are a few shots of the beginning stages taking it from a sketch on paper to the first few layers of paint, focusing on the sky.
Literary journal, Sundog Lit, recently published my work on the cover of their latest issue. My painting, The Sum of Its Parts, is featured on Issue 10, available now. More details can be found online here: https://sundoglit.com/2016/03/11/issue-10/.
One of my most recent paintings from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. It was also featured in my newsletter earlier this week. The title is Subsequence and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.” View more paintings in this series here: http://amyguidry.com/sum-of-its-parts.html.
While finishing up another painting, I have a small piece currently in the works. This is a progress photo after the outline sketch onto canvas and applying a rough layer of paint and more detailed layers on the left side of the skull. The finished painting will be posted here soon.
It’s been an insanely busy week, hence my lack of posting sooner. The good news is I will be revealing a new painting I’ve been slaving over for quite some time, so be on the lookout for it. I also have an upcoming show which is just a couple of weeks away. I will be in a 3-person exhibit at Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans next month with Nikki Crook and Monique Ligons. I’ll be showing works from my In Our Veins series, my most recent body of work. This should be a really fun show and opening night will also be held in conjunction with the SCAD Artwalk, May 12th from 6-9pm. For those of you that would like to get a sneak preview, you can check it out here: www.barristersgallery.com/upcoming.html.
After much digging through photos and picking the “best” ones to post, I am finally posting one of my latest paintings. This is another addition to my In Our Veins series titled Cornucopia. (Totally a coincidence on the timing, given it is the week of Thanksgiving.) It is an acrylic on canvas, 10″ wide by 8″ high and is available through Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX. I’ve documented my painting during my process and have a few photos to share. I apologize for the poor quality except for the very last photo- which was professionally done. I’m not the best with a digital camera, but feel that these photos still get the point across. Just click the images below for a larger view.
Another In Our Veins painting has found a new home. My painting Sequence has sold and is already at its new residence. This is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 12″ high. The In Our Veins series deals with the life cycle and the role of every living organism in it. With Sequence, life and death are represented with new life- plants, animals, insects- leading one to the next, from the skull. The animals loosely follow a natural hierarchy, many of them following each other in the food chain. The roses were part of the original sketch and seemed appropriate given that we use roses to celebrate life as well as to honor those that have passed. You can read more about the series as well as view a larger image of Sequence here.
My latest painting from my “In Our Veins” series is finished! The title of this piece is “Symbiotic” and it is an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. I took photos as I went along to give some insight into my process of painting. I started with an initial sketch directly onto the canvas. After laying out the placement of all the animals and the tree roots, I started my first rough layer of paint. Then I continued to build upon the painting with several more layers, working a “section” at a time, each getting more detailed along the way.