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.