I’ve just added another new painting to my In Our Veins series. It is a 4″ x 4″ painting, acrylic on canvas, $100, titled Perspective. This is yet another example of why I use such tiny paintbrushes. The hare heads are about the size of a dime. The heads are representative of the typical view of animals- that they are simply a means to an end and are just parts and pieces we use or eat as opposed to sentient beings. I, however, don’t see them this way- hence the title Perspective– which is why I depict them in a manner that emphasizes the expressions of their faces or light colored, “human-looking” eyes.
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.