I’ve added two new small works to the In Our Veins series. Both are acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4,” and $100 each. I just had better photos taken of them, hence the late post. The first painting is titled “Interdependent” and the next one is “Untitled (Desert).” I use tiny paintbrushes on all my work, but they are especially useful for these small paintings as they consist mostly of tiny little dabs and lines of paint. The photos here are rather small, so you can view them full-size on my website at www.amyguidry.com/interdependent.html and www.amyguidry.com/untitled04.html.
Another New Realm painting has found a new home. Awakening is one of the earlier paintings from the series and is one of the largest at 48″ wide by 24″ high. The single butterfly represents growth and freedom, themes that are heavily present in this series. As stated on my website, New Realm challenges the antiquated views of women as often seen in fairy tales. Using a surreal backdrop, it is a modern tale which presents the heroine as a strong and courageous woman. I’m also happy to say that several paintings from this series will be included in a upcoming exhibition featuring works from early in my career to the present. More details on that closer to time. Meanwhile, you can check out this series as well as a closeup of Awakening at www.amyguidry.com/awakening.html.
I’m excited to announce the “arrival” of my new video project featuring In Our Veins. This latest video is an in-depth look into the series, discussing my thoughts behind several paintings, as well as some great closeup views of the work. The video is narrated by Cheryl Mack (she also narrated the New Realm video- many people have asked if it was me). My description does not do it justice- so be sure to check it out by clicking the image below or visiting Youtube at http://youtu.be/raQXeTBHJTQ.
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.
I’ve just added two new paintings to the In Our Veins series- one of which I will post later since I’ll be including photos from my actual painting process, so be on the lookout. The other is a small painting, 4″ x 4,” acrylic on canvas, titled Untitled (Deer). These small paintings are pretty popular in that they sell almost immediately. Which is why I am posting a new piece that is already sold. I will be adding more at this size, in addition to a variety of sizes, but I give my subscribers the first viewing. So if you would like the opportunity to see my latest work and purchase it while it’s still available, please sign up for my newsletter. Facebook posts have a short shelf-life, as do Twitter, so this latest painting sold before anyone even knew about it. The newsletter is monthly and also gives a concise list of where I’m exhibiting at the moment as well as other news. You can sign up at www.amyguidry.com/contact.html (just click on the “newsletter” icon).
I recently had a nice surprise- I did an interview for Country Roads magazine and my painting “Introspective” is on the cover of their October issue. The issue’s theme is “Myths & Legends” so my New Realm series was a good fit. “Introspective” is an acrylic on canvas, 40″w x 30″h, and even though it is sold, there are several available paintings from the same series. New Realm, in short, challenges the antiquated views of women as often seen in fairy tales. Using a surreal backdrop, it is a modern tale which presents the heroine as a strong and courageous woman. To view a larger image of the cover, as well as read the interview with James Fox-Smith, go to this direct link: http://countryroadsmagazine.com/2011/october-2011-issue.
I’m excited about my latest project. I have just posted a new video to my YouTube channel featuring my painting process in a 30 second time-lapse video! The painting featured is “Interconnected” which you just saw me post last week. I had posted a few photos of my process but the video uses 89 photos which I had taken of the painting as I worked- it’s a 6″ x 6″ painting, so the smaller size worked well for this project seeing as I had to frequently stop to photograph it. The video shows the piece from start to finish, taking a 2+ week period and converting it into 30 seconds. If only it were that easy… You can check out the video by clicking the image above or go to YouTube at http://youtu.be/ExH6dRoV3KU.
I’ve just finished my latest painting in the “In Our Veins” series! The title is “Interconnected” and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” Yet again, I took some photos along the way as I was working. I must admit they are not the best quality photos, though, since I didn’t mess with the settings on the camera and some are blurry, most are crooked. Yikes. And to think I had to take a photography course back in college… just goes to show if you don’t use it, you lose it. Which is why for the final photo, I rely on a professional. Anyway, this blind old bat much prefers working a few inches away from a canvas with a teeny tiny paintbrush. For a closeup view of the final painting, you can view it here: http://www.amyguidry.com/interconnected.html.
I had a delightful surprise arrive in the mail the other day. My copies of the CALYX Journal featuring my work on the cover arrived! I’m honored to be the cover artist for their 35th Anniversary- Special Expanded edition, and not only that, but my work is on the inside as well. My painting “Adaptation” is on the cover and “Freedom” is on page 65. Both paintings are from my “New Realm” series which is a modern and surreal spin on fairytales in which the woman is the heroine, not the victim.
The CALYX Journal is comprised of art and literature by women, including poetry, photography, paintings, short stories, essays, and reviews. They were also the first in the U.S. to publish Frida Kahlo’s (one of my Surrealist heroes) works in color.
And another painting from my “New Realm” series has found a new home. This piece is from my smaller, 5″ x 5″ ‘sub-series’ which are almost entirely sold out. Only a few left, which is crazy to think since there were so many to begin with. This piece is titled “Jay II” and is an acrylic on canvas from 2009. (The original “Jay” painting from the year prior sold at that time.) I exhibited this painting in an auction in which part of the sales would benefit Virtues of Acadiana, a local organization whose mission is to “instill virtues while facilitating the academic, socio-cultural, and professional development of Acadiana’s youth.”
To view more of my work, including the (remaining) available “New Realm” 5″ x 5″ paintings, visit my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.