Another painting in progress. Forced to take a break from my larger pelican painting courtesy of my easel. It decided to break (while in the middle of painting), so I am currently waiting on the replacement part to come in. So in the meantime, I decided to work on a small painting I’ve been wanting to do anyway. This piece is in keeping with my Cor and Corporis paintings, featuring rabbits with exposed organs or bones as a reminder that animals are all living, sentient beings. It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”
I’m happy to announce that my work has been selected for the 2017 Laluzapalooza at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California. I’m honored to be among the 64 international artists chosen for this exhibition. The exhibit will run March 3rd through April 2, 2017. Pre-sales are open now online http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2017/ for those that want to get a head start. There will be an Artist Preview on Thursday, March 2nd, 7-10pm and the public opening reception will be on Friday, March 3rd from 8-11pm.
Are you thinking of getting roses for Valentine’s Day? Roses wilt but paintings don’t. Art is is more meaningful and gives you something beautiful to look at everyday, forever. So for Valentine’s, buy any painting from me now through February 14th and you’ll receive an original, handmade Valentine such as the one pictured. These paintings featured are all acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4″ for $100 each. Find them online here: https://amyguidry.com/emergence.html, here: https://amyguidry.com/stem.html, and here: https://amyguidry.com/evanescence.html.
As mentioned before, I will be showing as part of the “Menagerie” group exhibition at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College. The show’s opening is just around the corner- this Friday, February 3rd, 5-7pm. I’m honored to be among such a great group of artists and their unique approach to animals in art.
The exhibit will be on display at at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida from February 3 – March 3, 2017. Artists featured are: Adam Doyle, Katherine Gallagher, Amy Guidry, Laurie Hogin, Gabriel Lovejoy, Chris Musina, and Kevin Taylor.
I’m happy to say that I’ve just finished Indispensable (the large painting of the horse). This piece has been in the works for a few months, granted I had a couple of projects pop up as I was invited to do them, but this is one of my larger paintings. It is an acrylic on canvas, 20″ wide by 10″ high. Indispensable connects a mountain landscape with a horse, representing the connection of all life while keeping with a recent theme exploring the question of anonymity versus connection. View it online here: https://amyguidry.com/indispensable.html.
I also finished a couple of small paintings I’d been wanting to do. Cor and Corporis (Latin for heart and body, respectively) are acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.” Both feature rabbits and are complimentary paintings that work as a pair or as individual pieces, both using ribbon to connect to either the ribcage or the heart. Seeing these organs and bones serves as a reminder of the biological similarities of all sentient beings. View them online here: https://amyguidry.com/corporis.html and here: https://amyguidry.com/cor.html.
In The Wild West, a skeletal horse and human hybrid, suggesting our practices of genetic manipulation, serves as a grim tale of foreboding. The skeleton, the horse skull, and the desert are symbols of cowboys and typical Western imagery. Television Westerns would typically portray life as good vs. bad, when in reality, the land, environment, people, and animals were all seen as a means to an end. The title refers to how the U.S., itself a part of the western hemisphere, is still taking over land, animals, and resources to this day, creating desert landscapes via clear-cutting and global warming.
Small, yes, literally and figuratively speaking. Two new small paintings have been added to my New Realm 5 x 5 series. Aaaand my homepage slideshow has been updated! Some paintings have been removed and other paintings have been added on. So now you can see a whole different set of paintings scroll by when you go to my website. Yea! Doesn’t take much to make me happy, I guess.
The new paintings are “Boar-Fish” and “Cocoon.” You will recognize the characters in each from previous New Realm paintings. I try to give everyone their moment in the sun. Ha! The boar-fish that has fascinated-confused-and-possibly-scared viewers upon seeing my painting, “Acceptance,” has appeared in a 5″ x 5″ painting.
“Cocoon” features the red and black butterfly as seen in many other New Realm paintings. The cocoon as well as the butterfly was in my painting, “Renewal.” Also, this piece is a 5″ x 5″ painting on canvas.
If you are new to this blog, you can view these paintings as well as my other work on my website www.AmyGuidry.com. And if you’re a “regular” (and have time to kill) you can still check out my new slideshow on the homepage…
After a short break, I did end up painting another 4″ x 4″ panel piece from my New Realm series. This one is “Butterflies” and features the red and black butterflies seen throughout the series. I kept the composition rather simple given the small size of the panel. These panels are great. I found them one day while getting art supplies. They’re so darn cute and very smooth. Works wonders when doing tiny detail work (which is rather often for me…) so I do like working with them. I do like canvas, too, though, so I won’t ever give that up.
You can also view more of my New Realm series, including large pieces (and I do mean large!) on my website www.AmyGuidry.com.
Two pieces to mention from the New Realm series. These are 5″ x 5″ paintings from the aptly titled, New Realm 5 x 5 series. Both paintings feature the heroine of the story as well as the butterflies. The top piece is titled “Daybreak.” This was fairly time-consuming given all the butterflies in the painting. However, I was rather happy with the outcome, so well worth the challenge.
The bottom piece is titled “Morning.” This is also part of the 5 x 5 series. This painting stems from the large New Realm piece, “Renewal.” Both have the same concept behind them- that of change, a new day, a fresh start.
Both of these new paintings will be featured in my upcoming solo exhibition at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA next month. The entire New Realm series, including the 5 x 5 series will be on exhibit.
If you would like to view more of my New Realm series, in addition to previous bodies of work, visit my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.