Sharing a couple of progress photos of a new painting for Gristle Art Gallery’s upcoming “Killing Jar” exhibition. This insect-themed group exhibit opens October 20th at Gristle Art Gallery in New York. I can’t reveal the finished painting yet, but these are some sneak previews of my piece while it was in progress. The title is Delicate, which refers to the delicate beauty of the stag beetle. It is an acrylic on canvas, 5″ wide by 5″ high. The finished piece will be revealed soon. In the meantime, you can view more work from this series here: https://amyguidry.com/gallery.html.
I wanted to share for those of you with bated breath (haha), my latest painting. It’s titled…yes, you guessed it…”Tranquility.” This is another large piece, 30 inches across and 40 inches high, from my New Realm series. I had planned on finishing it sooner, but with two hurricanes coming through, my plans were thwarted a bit. Probably an appropriate piece to be working on at that time since I could have used some tranquility myself, or a tranquilizer, whichever. Anyway, here it is!
One of the things I enjoyed about doing this painting were all the details. Sounds crazy, but I am drawn to patterns. All patterns. Whether paisley or geometric, I have a penchant for them. So you can imagine how delighted I was to paint the patterns on the butterflies. In addition, the lace detailing on the blouse, which is a popular item in many paintings from this series, was also fun. What I really love is how the patterns all play off each other. The subject, the heroine of story, is as decorated as the butterfly wings are.
As a reminder, the remaining pieces from this series, or at least most of them, can be seen at my solo exhibition, New Realm, in Las Vegas. The show is at Henri & Odette now through October 22nd. And if you can’t make it to Vegas, you can view all of my work online at www.AmyGuidry.com.