Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Framed and Shipped to L.A. Collectors

 This week I'm framing and shipping a few "sold" works to 
3 notable Los Angeles collectors.
The frames that I chose for all of them are beautiful solid wood, made in Italy.
(see photos above and below)
 Below: Catalog for the "ephemeral" show at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo, Japan 
opened to a painting of mine called "The Waiting Room" which sold during the show in Japan 
(also to a collector living in Los Angeles).

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Painting "Moonflower Nocturne" (by Amy Crehore)

This one is small, yet detailed. 
8" x 10" oil on linen 2016
"Moonflower Nocturne" by Amy Crehore 
(private collection Collector's Shangri-La)
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Victorian Christmas to Die For

Here's a great link for Victorian Christmas cards  -
"Frog Murder and Boiled Children" at bbc.com 

 I've been looking at Victorian illustration for a very long time. 
You can probably see some influence in my work.
I am working on a commission right now that is 
not too far off the mark. But, I really hadn't been thinking about it 
until I saw the bbc.com link this morning.
Here is the work in progress currently on my easel:

And here is my decorated tree this year (2015):
Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

I am making a resolution to blog a bit more in 2016. 
I had tens of thousands of readers before they abandoned google reader 
and google blog search.
Blogger also made it harder to upload photos without using google chrome.
But, I am going to try again, because I have never abandoned my readers and fans.
And, although I am also on social networks, some of you are not.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from LITTLE HOKUM RAG!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

New Painting, "The Soaking Room"2015 by Amy Crehore

New Painting: The Soaking Room ©2015 Amy Crehore, 
oil on linen, 10" x 8"
click to enlarge
The Art of Amy Crehore


Update: 12/4/15, this painting has sold

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Originals and prints (Amy Crehore)

Amy Crehore in the studio, August 2015, 
photograph ©Raleigh Powell

Have a look at my website if interested in original paintings and prints. 
Some choice works of mine may still be available.
Inquire amy@amycrehore.com
The Art of Amy Crehore
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"Back Scratch Parlor"- New painting of 2015 
that was exhibited in Tokyo, Japan recently 
(comes with a limited edition catalog of the show and signed postcard)
 Rare, gorgeous one-of-a-kind concert ukulele painstakingly built to Amy's design
by Lou Reimuller (see link on this blog for more details)
Brand new works such as "Bathers Club"
 "Bellhop's Memory of Spring", last one left of a series of 
4 paintings of memories of the seasons
 "Blue Orb" painted around 2005, my "Little Pierrot" series
Ten of these were selected by "American Illustration" jury.
Exhibited some in Santa Monica in 2006.
 "A Delicate Promenade"
 "A Little Escapade"
These two were exhibited in Seaside, CA
"Lolita #2"- 2007
This was exhibited in galleries in Culver City, CA, NYC and
also at The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in NJ
"Song of the Sea"
One of the works from my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery. L.A. in 2009.
 "Deja Vu Waltz" 2007 was shown in NYC and Santa Monica galleries
"Feed the Bear Blues", part of my Blues Gal
series, was shown in NYC gallery in 2008

The Nibbler, 2006 "Monkey Love Series".
Series started with first Blab! show.
Exhibited in Seattle and Santa Monica.

All works ©Amy Crehore


Inquire amy@amycrehore.com

Monday, November 09, 2015

Instagram contest: Catalog + postcard from my Tokyo show

I was part of an exhibit at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo, Japan a couple of months ago called "ephemeral-Territory of Girls". 
Shown above is the catalog of the exhibit open to the page with one of my paintings called "The Waiting Room".

If you want to see actual photos of the show in the gallery, plus a group photo of many of the artists in this show, please visit this link and scroll down the page. 

Currently, I have an instagram contest to giveaway one catalog 
and postcard which I will autograph. To be eligible, you must enter the contest on instagram by November 15, 2015.
(midnight pacific time). Find the catalog picture and follow my instructions.
Go to instagram and 
search for amycrehore and follow me.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Depictions of Females in Art (sorted by the color of their dresses)

Illustration from 1810 poking fun at bonnets that poke 

Wikimedia commons has pages of portraits of women and girls in art history categorized by 
the color of their dress. I found this image in "Females with pink dresses in art", but you can 
choose from many colors and see dozens of examples.
Here is the