A few photos of my current painting in progress. Focusing on the rainforest for this one, specifically the Amazon and its flora and fauna. Also wanted to work on a larger piece, so this one is 20″ wide by 20″ high. It’s heavily detailed courtesy of all the leaves and tree branches. Not to mention full of white-faced capuchin monkeys! The sketch on paper maps everything out before I transferred it to canvas. The painting itself is an acrylic on canvas. I’m still working on the rainforest background at the moment, and the blue morpho butterflies. Butterflies may be small, but they are hugely symbolic in my work.
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.
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).
I’m currently offering free shipping within the U.S. on both prints of The Wild West and Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Each are a limited edition run of 50 Giclées. Hand signed and numbered on acid-free, 100% cotton, Archival 230 gsm paper. The Wild West is 11″ wide by 14″ high (image size is 10″ wide by 12.5″ high) and Everything’s Coming Up Roses is 14″ wide by 11″ high (image size is 12.5″ wide by 9.5″ high).
Each print is $50 (free shipping in U.S. now through December 15, 2017)
My painting Sentience was recently featured in Art Galleries & Artists of the South Magazine as part of a spread on LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. Sentience has also found a new home. This was the first of my “butterfly eyes” paintings. The butterflies represent life- both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral. Sentience is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″high. You can view it online here: https://amyguidry.com/sentience.html and view more “butterfly eyes” paintings from the series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
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.
I’ve just finished a small painting that I recently posted while in progress. It is the latest addition to my In Our Veins series. The title is Realize and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 4″ high. I was inspired to create this one after finishing Sentience. In Realize, the eye that is featured is a human eye which refers to our connection to all other animals. View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/realize.html.
My painting Systems from the In Our Veins series has recently found a new home. It is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” I had posted a progress shot of this piece awhile back showing where I had left off with it. I put this one on hiatus for over 2 years before revisiting it and finally completing it. Sometimes it just takes a step back to suddenly see everything clearly. View the finished painting online here: www.amyguidry.com/systems.html.
I’ve recently finished another new painting in the In Our Veins series. It’s titled Tree of Life and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high. The idea for this one was from one of my earlier sketches, though I modified it a bit and added the moths. View the painting online here: www.amyguidry.com/tree-of-life.html.
I’ve added a new painting to my In Our Veins series, which also quickly found a new home after featuring it in my recent newsletter. Nurture is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.” Nurture comes from one of my original sketches for this series and was perfect for the smaller canvas size. I comb through my sketchbooks on a regular basis looking over ideas I’ve saved and reworking others. I’d say about 95% of the paintings I do come from sketches I’ve created well in advance since I typically work on one painting at a time, hence the need to save ideas in my sketchbook.