This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. NEWS: Current - Antonio Colombo Gallery show May 25-July 29, 2017 Milan, Italy. Upcoming - Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, CA both in Sept. 2017.
Tickler # 3 is getting near the point where I will soon be painting the top and headstock. This is a photo of the bridge being set up. As you can see, the bridge is made of carved ebony (lovingly carved by luthier Lou Reimuller) - it is my original design, as is the uke itself. There will be bridge pins and a saddle, so this is just a glimpse of what it will look like. There are also many other great features that this photo doesn't even begin to show. I will reveal them a little later on. Stay tuned!
"The Bribe" by Amy Crehore, oil on linen, 18" x 24", 2003
This is a painting called "The Bribe" that I completed in 2003. It is based on Albrecht Durer's earliest known work, his self-portrait at age 13. I was always intrigued by this drawing (done in 1484) by Durer. I think I was also looking at Martin Johnson Heade's landscapes at the time. Some of my earlier works have references to images in art history.