Revealing my latest finished painting Coalescence. This piece features an emperor gum moth and Eurasian lynx (one of four species of lynx cats). They were nearly driven to extinction in Switzerland but were reintroduced so the population is small but stable. They are still critically endangered in other areas, though. The connection of the leaves, moth, and lynx represent the connection of all flora and fauna. Acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. You can view the painting on my website here: https://amyguidry.com/coalescence.html .
Finishing up the little leaves in this painting. The emperor gum moth is done as well. They are native to Australia and this one is a male (males have more “feathery” antennae). This is a cropped view of the painting, which total size is 6″ wide by 6″ high. Acrylic on canvas. If you would like to know when this one is finished, sign up for my newsletter on my website: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html .
Close-up view of my current painting in progress. Excited to be working on a lynx- one of the few cats I’ve never drawn or painted before. Currently adding detail to the lynx’s face and nose. Building up the layers of color as I go. Total size is 6″ wide by 6″ high, acrylic on canvas. If you’d like to know as soon as the finished painting is posted, sign up for my newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html. Just click the newsletter icon.
I’m happy to reveal my painting Woven which was created for WOW x WOW’s MicroVisions 2 exhibition. Every plant, animal, and insect serves a role in the life cycle, together forming the delicate balance of nature. The human third eye in this piece refers to our connection to all of nature. The leaves extending from the eye, weaving around the privet hawk moth’s antennae, connect us to all flora and fauna. Woven is an acrylic on canvas, 5” wide by 5” high, available online here: https://amyguidry.com/woven.html. The exhibition is open now through May 24th, 2019.
Close-up view of my latest painting. This is a sneak preview before revealing the finished piece for an upcoming exhibition. The entire painting is 5″ wide by 5″ high and is an acrylic on canvas. If you’d like to know when this piece is online, sign up for my newsletter: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
Sketch for a new painting I’m working on for an upcoming show. Love working on these smaller beings. In this case, a privet hawk moth. Total size is 5″ wide by 5″ high. If you’d like to know when the finished painting goes online, sign up for the monthly newsletter here: https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
I’ve recently finished another new painting in the In Our Veins series. It’s titled Tree of Life and it is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high. The idea for this one was from one of my earlier sketches, though I modified it a bit and added the moths. View the painting online here: www.amyguidry.com/tree-of-life.html.
Another painting from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. This piece is titled Vessel and is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.” It will soon join one of my other paintings from the same series. I like working on these small paintings- they work well individually and as well as in a group. Some people have asked how or even why I work so small- even my larger pieces have a lot of little details. I never thought much of it- I like to work on detail, simple as that. It’s fun for me to work on one square inch at a time and then step back and see how it works in the grand scheme of things. Within those square inches, I’m adding little dabs of paint, which when viewed at such a close range, is really abstract. It’s my foray into the abstract world. You can view the series online here: www.amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
I’ve just added a new painting to the In Our Veins series titled Vessel, and it is 4″ x 4,” acrylic on canvas, $100. It was created from a sketch I did three years ago (!) and just wasn’t able to incorporate it at the time. I was reminded of it when going through my sketchbooks the other day and found that it was perfect for this series. The moth, which I took artistic liberty with, represents life. It can be viewed as life either leaving the body or entering it, that is entirely up to the viewer. No matter how it is viewed, life is part of us for a certain period of time. It transitions from one living organism to the next. The body contains life- it is a vessel. To view a larger image, go to: www.amyguidry.com/vessel.html.
I’m just now getting around to posting photos from the opening reception of the 15th International Open. My painting Fleeting was selected for the exhibit at Woman Made Gallery by guest juror Linda Warren of Linda Warren Gallery, also in Chicago. Here are a few of the photos from opening night- more are on my website at www.amyguidry.com/events.html. The good news is there is still time to see it since the show is up now through April 26th.