Thursday, December 04, 2014

Collectors: Amy Crehore Original Artwork Available

 Deja Vu Waltz (CLICK TO ENLARGE) by Amy Crehore
Song of the Sea by Amy Crehore
 Dirty Blond by Amy Crehore
 A Little Escapade by Amy Crehore

 Snake Tamer's Ditty (CLICK TO ENLARGE) by Amy Crehore
 Basker's Cove by Amy Crehore
Fig Leaf Parasol by Amy Crehore 

Check my website for available original artwork and feel free to inquire:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
I haven't blogged for a while, but will be showing you my new painting soon. 
Stayed tuned. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New work in progress by Amy Crehore

(Above: new work in progress by Amy Crehore, oil on linen, unfinished)
Here's a look at my progress of a new painting featuring pink poppies. 
I'm not finished, but it's coming along well. 
This is a quick ipad photo of the painting on my easel.
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P.S. Check out my paintings on Supersonicart
Thanks, Zach.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Starting something new...

I've been drawing up a composition for a new painting. This one is imaginary, yet it is also 
inspired by my location. Like the last one, I have drawn a 
building in my own yard, but I am adding figures and other elements that aren't really there.
I have tinted my canvas with a wash of raw umber and vermillion.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Oregon Skies

Oregon Sky #2 1988, oil on canvas, by Amy Crehore 11" x 14"
When I first moved to Oregon from the east coast, I was struck by the ever-changing skies. 
I painted a few small skyscapes.
I scanned one of them (shown here) and this is exactly what it looked like: 
big ominous rain clouds moving over top of pure blue sky.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Print Release: "Tomboy's Memory of Winter" by Amy Crehore

Newly Released! limited edition, signed prints of
"Tomboy's Memory of Winter" a 
2014 painting by Amy Crehore (shown above). 
Also, "Rose Quarry" print available. Both at special prices.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New painting: "The Blue Shed" by Amy Crehore

"The Blue Shed" by Amy Crehore 2014, 12" x 14" oil on linen
(click on photo for better view)

This is a sweet little blue shed in my own yard.
We also have tall laurel hedges and evergreens, cats hanging around on dark cloudy days.
A true northwest scene. I made up the figures.
Thanks for the posting this boingboing !

Monday, September 08, 2014

Neil Rodger, Painter 1941-2013

Here is artist Neil Rodger's artist statement and I wholeheartedly agree: 

"I believe that pictures rarely benefit from commentary by the artist. In general I would say that while most good art has been extremely difficult and taxing in the making, it is a prerequisite of great art that this is not evident that it appears effortless or even inevitable." 

"Karoo Window II"
He was a great South African artist. His work is extremely soft and gentle. 
I just discovered his work today. He died last year.
Have a look at more images: 
Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town

Prickly Bear-hunting Outfit

Siberian bear-hunting armor 1800s via @historicalpics (twitter)

I have been busy painting all month and I will posting my finished painting soon! 
(It looks so different than the progress photo I blogged earlier.)
Meanwhile, enjoy this photo of surreal armor of the past. 

Friday, August 08, 2014

More progress, painting (Amy Crehore)

Here is more progress on my new painting that features a blue shed. 
I am painting the main figure nude and then I will add her garment later. 
So many new decisions will be made as I paint this. Only the compositional layout has 
been sketched beforehand. 

As I paint, I am reminded of of Max Ernst's work "Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale" . I just saw it at MOMA in NYC in May and it was one of the first paintings in a museum that 
made a strong impression on me as a kid. 
I didn't think about it when I started the composition, 
but my own work is now conjuring up the image in my mind. Art is funny that way. 

"Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale" by Max Ernst 1924

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Update- painting progress (Amy Crehore)

Working on Arches oil painting paper, sketching out a 
composition idea for a new painting on linen. Using oil washes for this. 

Good news: my original painting "Rose Quarry" has now sold  to a collector in NYC.
But, I still have prints available and on sale! Here's the LINK
(limited to 40 in the signed edition) 
"Rose Quarry", oil on linen 2012, 12"x 14" by Amy Crehore

And, my newest painting, "Tomboy's Memory of Winter", July 2014,
has been claimed by a different collector in NYC. LINK
I am thinking about having prints made of this one, too.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting a new painting

Sketching the shed in my backyard. This image will become part of a new 
composition for my next painting. 
Stay tuned and I will blog my progress. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Recap: Original Paintings by Amy Crehore

 "Gymnast's Memory of Fall" 2013 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)
 "Cloudy Day Blues" 2009 oil on wood by Amy Crehore 12" x 12" (sold)
 "Song of the Wind" 2009 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 6" x 6" (sold)
 "Weed Smoker's Dream" 2009 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 12" x 18" (sold)
 "A Moonlit Ride" 2011 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 10" x 12" (sold)
 "Mermaid's Memory of Summer" 2014 by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)
"Tomboy's Memory of Winter" oil on linen 2014 by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)

All of the fine art paintings shown above have found new homes within the past year.
Three out of four paintings in my newest series, Memory of the Seasons, went to NYC collectors almost as soon as I finished them. ("Bellhop's Memory of Spring" is still available.)
The rest of the paintings shown here have gone to collectors' homes in Norway, Texas, NY and California. 
Stay tuned for progress of my new work.
To see other original works please visit my website:
Update: 8/4/14 Also gone to collector in NYC -
"Rose Quarry" oil on linen 2012 12" x 14" by Amy Crehore (sold)

Monday, July 21, 2014

The painter's studio in another time

Painting by Francesco Beda 
Painting by August Stephan

Two different views of a painter's studio (late 1800s)
Quite fancy outfits on those painters. The female model has typical attire.:)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Painter Karl Hofer's "The Record Player" 1939

German expressionist painter Karl Hofer painted two versions of "The Record Player" in 1939 (shown above). He was labeled a degenerate artist by the Nazis, but regained recognition after the war as one of the greatest German painters.
I love this image and the idea of the record player having a double meaning.
The second one may actually have been painted two years later according to one source. Not sure. In any case, it was during the war and the sad, frozen faces seem to reflect that.
Wondering if Margaret Keane saw these and he influenced her.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Painting: Tomboy's Memory of Winter (by Amy Crehore)

Here is my latest painting: "Tomboy's Memory of Winter"
12" x 14", oil on linen, 2014
Art of Amy Crehore

Here are some details:

Update: 7/20/14 This painting has been sold and is headed to NY

Monday, June 16, 2014

Violino Arpa, a most beautiful design

Violino Arpa / Amoeba Shaped Violin, collection of the Danish Music Museum, Copenhagen

New painting - work in progress (by Amy Crehore)

Here's a quick shot of my latest work in progress on my easel. Oil on linen.
It's a winter painting inspired by a snowy week last December. 
I still have more work to do on it, but it is getting there.

Please visit my art website if interested in my work. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Recent Travels

Mount Hood photo taken from the airplane window yesterday. 
I posted photos from my travels of the last couple of weeks on my instagram
You can follow me there.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Leo Fontan painted alluring legs in stockings

Beautiful stocking illustrations by Leo Fontan.
(Found via Richard Holley's facebook page. )
More images can be found on Thought Patterns along with a mini-biography 
of the French artist. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Couple of Cool Videos

This metal-eating bird animation is great. Thanks, boingboing

Video of a waltz that Sir Anthony Hopkins wrote being performed in Vienna!

Friday, April 04, 2014

"Mermaid's Memory of Summer", new painting by Amy Crehore

 "Mermaid's Memory of Summer", oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2014
12" x 14" (click to enlarge)
 Detail of girl with bun
 Detail of bathing cap girl
Detail of island of birds

This painting has now sold to a collector in NYC.
The Art of Amy Crehore