Saturday, November 28, 2015

Originals and prints (Amy Crehore)

Amy Crehore in the studio, August 2015, 
photograph ©Raleigh Powell

Have a look at my website if interested in original paintings and prints. 
Some choice works of mine may still be available.
The Art of Amy Crehore

"Back Scratch Parlor"- New painting of 2015 
that was exhibited in Tokyo, Japan recently 
(comes with a limited edition catalog of the show and signed postcard)
 Rare, gorgeous one-of-a-kind concert ukulele painstakingly built to Amy's design
by Lou Reimuller (see link on this blog for more details)
Brand new works such as "Bathers Club"
 "Bellhop's Memory of Spring", last one left of a series of 
4 paintings of memories of the seasons
 "Blue Orb" painted around 2005, my "Little Pierrot" series
Ten of these were selected by "American Illustration" jury.
Exhibited some in Santa Monica in 2006.
 "A Delicate Promenade"
 "A Little Escapade"
These two were exhibited in Seaside, CA
"Lolita #2"- 2007
This was exhibited in galleries in Culver City, CA, NYC and
also at The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in NJ
"Song of the Sea"
One of the works from my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery. L.A. in 2009.
 "Deja Vu Waltz" 2007 was shown in NYC and Santa Monica galleries
"Feed the Bear Blues", part of my Blues Gal
series, was shown in NYC gallery in 2008

The Nibbler, 2006 "Monkey Love Series".
Series started with first Blab! show.
Exhibited in Seattle and Santa Monica.

All works ©Amy Crehore


Monday, November 09, 2015

Instagram contest: Catalog + postcard from my Tokyo show

I was part of an exhibit at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo, Japan a couple of months ago called "ephemeral-Territory of Girls". 
Shown above is the catalog of the exhibit open to the page with one of my paintings called "The Waiting Room".

If you want to see actual photos of the show in the gallery, plus a group photo of many of the artists in this show, please visit this link and scroll down the page. 

Currently, I have an instagram contest to giveaway one catalog 
and postcard which I will autograph. To be eligible, you must enter the contest on instagram by November 15, 2015.
(midnight pacific time). Find the catalog picture and follow my instructions.
Go to instagram and 
search for amycrehore and follow me.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Depictions of Females in Art (sorted by the color of their dresses)

Illustration from 1810 poking fun at bonnets that poke 

Wikimedia commons has pages of portraits of women and girls in art history categorized by 
the color of their dress. I found this image in "Females with pink dresses in art", but you can 
choose from many colors and see dozens of examples.
Here is the

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Painting Progress (by Amy Crehore)

Here are some unfinished, new works on my easel (click to enlarge).
I've been steadily making progress on them.
I have been posting lots of progress shots to my instagram. 
From sketches to finished pieces.  If you are interested, you might 
want to also follow me there.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Drawing Progress (Amy Crehore)

Four Bathers and Two Cats 2015 
Pencil drawing © Amy Crehore

I'm working on some new things. Here's a new pencil drawing. 
This will become a larger oil painting 
and perhaps more. 
I am experimenting with pastel, charcoal and ink.

Meanwhile, if you haven't seen the "ephemeral-Territory of girls" show that I'm in at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo, Japan 
here's a link to all images and 4 wonderful press links:

I have 3 new paintings in the show. Contact 
The show is up thru August 16, 2015 if you are nearby.

(The 3 new paintings are also on my homepage)

Monday, July 27, 2015

One piece bathing suits

I love this vintage photo of actresses Tokugowa Ryouko & Mizuhara Reiko in their swim suits, so 
I pulled out my own snapshots of some suits I used to wear (see below):
Here I am as an adolescent (this suit was red)

 and as a little girl in a blue suit.

There is something about the one-piece style of swim suit that has it all over the two-piece look. And, add a bathing cap and you have an Amy Crehore painting like the one I am showing in Tokyo right now (called The Waiting Room).
I hadn't seen the top photo of the Japanese actresses until the other day 
when my friend Moira Hahn pointed it out (image via, but it's right up my alley!

They Found "The Cardboard Lover"

Mike Grant and his daughter Rachael found a trove of old silent films at a recycling center in Devon. 
They mostly date from 1909 to 1913, but include a rare one called "The Cardboard Lover" from 1928. Just the title alone is a gem (although they only found one reel of the film, there are only two copies in the world). 
Another one (from France) called "Jane is Unwilling to Work" sounds promising. 
Read the story here: LINK