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Prints Offer

Prints of “The Wild West” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“The Wild West” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 24″w x 30″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 40″w x 30″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

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)

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Print Release

Prints of “The Wild West” by Amy Guidry; paper size 11″w x 14″high; image size 9″wide by 12.5″high; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Prints of The Wild West are in!  A few have already sold to various parts of the United States and to England to those that signed up for early notification, but there are still prints available.  This is a limited edition run of 50.  Each Giclée is hand signed and numbered on acid-free, 100% cotton, archival 230 gsm paper, 11″ wide by 14″ high (image size is 10″ wide by 12.5″ high), for $50.  Contact me here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html with your postal code and I’ll get you a shipping quote (international inquiries welcome) and a PayPal invoice.


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Prints Coming

“The Wild West” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 24″w x 30″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Prints of The Wild West will soon be available!  This is only the second painting to be available in print form.  This will be a limited edition run of 50 Giclées, hand signed and numbered, 11″ wide by 14″ high on acid-free, 100% cotton, archival 230 gsm paper, $50 each.  The prints will be available next week, so if you want to be notified before they are announced online, contact me to get on the list: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.


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Prints arrived

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

Prints of my painting, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, are in!  This is a limited edition run of giclée prints, $50 each plus shipping (usually $7.05 in the United States).  They are signed and numbered on 100% cotton rag, Acid-free, archival, 230 gsm paper, 14″ wide by 11″ high.  Contact me at: http://amyguidry.com/contact.html.

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Prints

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 40"w x 30"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 40″w x 30″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

I have a big announcement.  For the first time ever, I will have prints of Everything’s Coming Up Roses.  I have done a limited edition run of 14″ wide x 11″ high giclees and they will be available soon for $50.  If you would like to be notified as soon as they are available, message me or email me with the best way to contact you.

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Prints: An Overview

As some of you may know, I do not offer prints of my work.  I’ve only ever had a handful of people ask me if I make prints of my paintings, so I’ve never felt it was a popular item.  I even took a poll and people were 100% interested in Original Work only.  Many would rather have a small painting than a reproduction.  With that said, I thought it would be useful to give an overview of prints for those of you on the fence about offering prints or if you are looking to purchase a print.

First, the term “print” has become a bit muddied.  I use the term print here because that has become the common understanding, however, print actually comes from the process of printmaking.  Printmaking involves creating an image by etching, drawing, or carving  on various media such as wood, copper, linoleum, stone, fabric, etc. and inking the design before pressing it by hand or through a printing press to transfer the image.  The original work used to create the fine art print is created by the artist and destroyed by the artist afterwards.  Hence, the edition of prints is limited.

Digital prints, reproductions, or giclees are printouts of an existing artwork, usually printed by someone other than the artist, and are never truly limited as anyone can print the image again since it is digital.  (There is no plate to destroy.)  Regardless of the quality of the reproduction, these type of prints do not go up in value as they are not an actual fine art print.  In addition, many of these prints are not even produced with the original work of art present, therefore the colors in the printout will vary from the original.

That being said, I am an artist and having actually studied printmaking as part of my college curriculum, I do have a bias for original art.  However, if you are a fan of Van Gogh, for example, the only way you can feasibly own an image of his work would be through a reproduction.  Be sure to look for high quality, archival materials- meaning they will hold up over time and not fade- when purchasing your prints.  Prints can fade easily not only due to UV exposure, but also humidity, temperature, and even the air.

So next time you are considering a fine art print or a reproduction, here is a glossary of terms to look for:

Aquatint: A process imitating watercolor or wash drawings by etching a microscopic crackle on the copperplate intended for printing.

Artist’s Proof: An early set of prints pulled for the artist’s own use, marked as A.P.  Sometimes (10-30%) higher in value than the regular edition prints.

Drypoint: Engraving technique, especially on copper, in which a needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines.

E.A.: (epreuve d’ artiste) French for Artist’s proof.

Edition: A number of art prints of the same image, all the same size and as close to identical as possible.

Etching: Image created on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid instead of by a burin.

Giclee: Printed artwork or photograph produced by using a high quality digital inkjet printer.

Intaglio: Incised carving, as opposed to carving in relief.

Linoleum Cut (or Linocut): A relief technique using linoleum rather than wood.

Lithography: Image created on a flat, specially prepared stone, with some greasy or oily substance, in which printing ink sticks to the greasy areas.

Mezzotint: A method of engraving on copper or steel by burnishing or scraping away a uniformly roughened surface.

PA: (Prova d’Autore) Italian for Artist’s proof.

Silkscreen (or Serigraph): a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a wooden frame and the image is painted on the screen or affixed by stencil, and printed by having a squeegee force color through the pores of the material in areas not blocked out by a glue sizing.

Woodcut: Carving into a block of wood in which prints are made from the inked relief areas.

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Small Works $100 and less

"Untitled" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 4" x 4"; SOLD

I have just added a new addition to the In Our Veins series.  Untitled is the latest small painting to be added and the second one at my new 4 inch by 4 inch size.  I like to work in a range of sizes depending on the amount of visual information and am currently working on a larger piece.  These new small sizes are the smallest works I’ve ever done in my career and at $100 or less,  they appeal to a range of collectors, new and old.  If you’ve been following my work, you know that I do not sell “prints” and only offer original, one-of-a-kind paintings.  I conducted a poll through my Facebook Fan Page and found that everyone was interested in owning original art, whether small or large, rather than a reproduction.  As an art collector myself, I happen to agree.  I like knowing that the work is original, in addition, I love to see the texture of the paint and the 3-dimensional quality of it.  You just can’t get that in a [giclée, print, copy].  But not everyone can afford art- even if it’s only $500- so I have always offered small works to fit everyone’s budget.  And even though my new series has had a change in technique and materials, thus more time-consuming, I have worked with the subject matter to keep the price low and still maintain a high value.  Hence my latest painting, which you can see larger on my website at www.amyguidry.com/untitled02.html.

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New Painting

"Means to an End" by Amy Guidry; 4" x 4"; acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry; SOLD

A little while back I had conducted a poll on Facebook in an effort to get a better idea of what people prefer- original art or prints?  Everyone voted for original art.  Everyone.  Most of those preferred a small original, though, so with that in mind, I started working on some smaller paintings to round out my latest series.  So I’m happy to announce I’ve posted the first one- “Means to an End.”  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4 inches by 4 inches for $100.  I’m playing with subject matter to keep the price low and the value high.  Right now the painting is listed on Facebook (though eventually on my website), so you can view it at this direct link: Facebook Fan Page.

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Take the Poll

I was inspired to post a poll question on Facebook after a few recent requests for prints.  As of now, I do not have prints available and have always been iffy on the subject.  The inquiries and sales of my work have all been original paintings, which is my own personal preference since I have an art collection myself.  However, I have to ask:

What do you prefer to own?  A large print (let’s say 11″ x 14″) or a small painting (we’ll use my paintings as an example, the smallest being 5″ x 5″)?  Or would you rather save for a large painting you’ve had your eye on?  I’d love to get as much feedback as possible to get a more accurate account.

Vote on your answer here- Facebook poll.

Collecting Art

"Cuzco" by Frededric O. Daspit; wood with acrylic and iron oxide
"Cuzco" by Frededric O. Daspit; wood with acrylic and iron oxide

I recently purchased a wall sculpture by Fred Daspit and thought it would be nice to share some photos of a few pieces from my art collection. I spend a lot of time showing my work, meeting other artists, and obviously hanging out in galleries, so it’s no surprise that I’d get the collecting bug. It’s one thing to hang your own art in your home, but to have work from other artists in different styles and media is entirely another.

As I was taking photos, I started to consider why I purchased these particular works of art. Given the fact that I am an artist, I thought it might be interesting to consider collecting art from the buyer’s perspective. Obviously I enjoy the art in my collection and find it aesthetically pleasing, but clearly there’s more to it than that. So what drives one to buy art? I think this is something all artists, myself included, have asked ourselves at some point in time. I don’t know that there is any one answer, given there are different buying

Untitled by Tom Ladousa; ceramic
Untitled by Tom Ladousa; ceramic

“styles” out there. However, I do think there are a few common traits amongst buyers. As I said, I buy art because I like it and most people like the art they purchase (those that purchase art solely as an investment may not necessarily like the work).

"Ship" by Troy Dugas; vintage prints on wood panel
"Ship" by Troy Dugas; vintage prints on wood panel

As an artist, I also understand the value of art. I’m well-aware that it took a hell of a lot of time to create that masterpiece I’m about to buy, and it’s only fair that the artist is paid for their time and skill. I don’t give away my work, so I certainly don’t expect anyone else to.

Another factor is liking the artist. It’s not just about liking the work, but also liking the person behind the work. I have purchased from artists I never met, or met after the fact, but most works are by people I know and like. Those I don’t know personally have a good reputation amongst the art community, though.

Lastly, the fact that these artists are in the public eye on a regular basis serves as a great reminder that I should buy their work. And when I say public eye, I don’t necessarily mean they are featured in the news or received some big accolade. It could be their personal emails to me or a postcard invitation to a show. Anytime I see their name, it just reminds me of their work and the fact that I would like to own a piece.

Some people buy on impulse, some buy because it’s just a great deal, but I think it’s safe to say that all of us should get out there and meet and greet if we want to sell art. With that said, if you would like to see and learn more about my work, be sure to check out my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.