Friday, June 28, 2013

New Painting: "A Gymnast's Memory of Fall" (Amy Crehore)

Here's my second painting in my new series. It is called "A Gymnast's Memory of Fall".
Oil on linen, 12" x 14" ©Amy Crehore 2013 (Update: this painting has been sold)

I want to thank Boing Boing for blogging this- here's their LINK
 You can also view this painting larger here. 
Both paintings are now on the homepage of my website-
The Art of Amy Crehore
First painting in the series is called "A Bellhop's Memory of Spring".

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Some Links for Your Enjoyment

"The Steps" by painter Jeffrey Smart
  1. Interview with wonderful poet & artist Lang Leav - Mirrors Magazine (Lang, thanks for the mention of my art!)
  2. Lang Leav's new poetry book, Love & Misadventure, is now available on amazon  and elsewhere (I received my delightful copy on Friday!) Audio clip: LINK
  3. Interview with writer Lloyd Fonvielle at the uncouth reflections blog
  4. Lloyd Fonvielle's recent e-book: Missouri Green 
  5. 10 tips for a healthy life from world's oldest person LINK
  6. The Coralino Project LINK . Very interesting! Grow some coral.
  7. Chinese Medicine paintings Zhang Huan (click on slideshow to see paintings made from herbs) LINK 
  8. Writer Amy Tan has a ukulele (she likes to spell it ukelele) LINK 
  9. Jeffrey Smart, the painter, died recently LINK (a wonderful painting of his is shown above). Check out google images for more. I just discovered him upon his death.
  10. "Tall" painting (Holton Rower) on youtube: LINK 
  11. Kozmicdogz Breaks Loose posted my studio picture, Thanks, Tom!
  12. Another artist that I just discovered - Dame Laura Knight - she did some wonderful cove/cliff paintings around 1917. Here's a LINK 
  13. Beer with painter Julie Heffernan LINK
  14. Blue Jasmine trailer LINK (Woody Allen's new film coming out in July).
  15. Modern Arts Notes Podcast with painter Eric Fischl LINK 
  16. Gweek 100 podcast featuring A. J. Jacobs: LINK  Congrats, Mark Frauenfelder for 100th episode of Gweek! (Our Hokum Scorcher's music is on Gweek 014, 015 and 017)
  17. L.S. Lowry at Tate: LINK
Stay tuned to this blog.
I will be posting the number two painting in my new series very soon.
See my first painting in the series here (A Bellhop's Memory of Spring)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Painting: "A Bellhop's Memory of Spring" (Amy Crehore)

Here's one of my new paintings. It is called "A Bellhop's Memory of Spring" ©2013 Amy Crehore , 12" x 14", oil on linen. I will post another one in this series soon. (Image is slightly cropped on left side due to scan.)

Friday, June 07, 2013

"The Beatniks" Trailer

My friend Ted Salins teaches a film production class at Randolph Macon. His students concentrate on writing, directing, art directing and doing all the filming and sound recording themselves with Ted supervising. He edited some of their footage together into this faux "Coming Attraction". Ted assigned the Beatnik theme to his students so that they learn how to research an era for props, lingo, acting style and costumes.
They write scripts and then translate them into " beatnik" language.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Nudes in Nature

Painting by Emile Chambon
 Painting by Henri Rousseau
A couple of paintings I recently discovered - one by Emile Chambon of two nude women in the woods. One girl is standing up and displaying a just little bit of herself. The other girl is revealing absolutely nothing of herself with a cloth draped perfectly over her private parts, but she is looking intently at the other one. This painting has a wonderful sense of humor as does some of the other work by this artist. Chambon seems to rely heavily on compositional elements taken directly from Balthus in many of his paintings, but this is a nice example of his unique work.
The other painting is by Henri Rousseau. It is a charming scene of a big black dog getting it on with a lovely nude who happens to have a mirror in her hand.
(Just noticed the mirror!) This is a painting that I had never seen before.
Henri, you are a bad boy!
This is yet another example of humor in art history.
The great masters of art knew how to have fun.
Thank god for these artists. They keep me on track.
Now, back to painting....
I am finishing up my two new ones. Stay tuned!
(Thanks, Ralph Paine for sharing Henri Rousseau image)