Two new paintings have been recently added to my In Our Veins series. One you may recall I posted a progress shot of not too long ago and is now finally finished. Systems is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″ and Unity is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″w x 6″h. Systems was originally started in February of 2010 and as I stated earlier, it was one of those moments that I needed to step back from it for awhile. I am particularly fascinated by the commonalities found in nature. In Systems my focus was on the similarities between ant colonies and the human body, the intestines replaced by tunnels of ants as both serve as transports for nourishment among their other functions. While Unity focuses on the connections between all life with butterflies representing life itself- beautiful, fragile, and here for a short time. Both paintings can be found online here: http://www.amyguidry.com/systems.html and here: http://www.amyguidry.com/unity.html.
I’ve sometimes been asked if I ever work on a painting and decide I don’t like it. Usually if something is not working out, I’ll find a way to fix it. Well, I thought I’d share a piece that I almost gave up on until now. I started this piece- get this- in February of 2010. It’s been over 2 years and I’m just now touching this one again. At the time, I found it a bit overwhelming working on the skeletons at such a small size, since this is a 6″ by 6″ canvas. In addition, I just wasn’t happy with the background and kept changing my mind. So I put it away. There were a few times when I thought about just throwing it out and I even started to do a larger version, but that wasn’t right. The size of canvas I choose is based on the amount of visual information I need to get across. There is such a thing as too big. So after some time away, I decided to tackle it one last time. The photo that you see here is actually where I left off before deciding to work on it again. I’ll be posting the finished piece soon, so be on the lookout.
Quick post today- lots going on and I’ll have plenty to share on here later so be on the lookout. The 3-person exhibition that I currently have at Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans recently received a great write-up in the Gambit Weekly. Eric Bookhardt attended our exhibit, “Visions of the Unnatural World,” and gave us a positive review which you can check out here: www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2012/05/15/review-new-works-at-barristers-gallery. The show is currently up through June 2nd.