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.