Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Upcoming Art Show in Brooklyn, NY

I'll be participating in this exhibit:
On Friday, July 16, 2010 from 7- 10 pm, 99% Gallery will present a group exhibition entitled The New Order. This show will act as a survey of artwork by a variety of artists who have found their inspirations from the worlds of comics books, animation, illustration, graffiti, tattoo and many other forms of pop, subversive and outsider imagery.

Participating artists include:
Allison Sommers . Anthony Ausgang . Amy Crehore . Daniel Hyun Lim . David MacDowell . Gilbert Oh

Isabel Samaras . Jennybird Alcantara . Jeremiah Ketner . Jon Rodriguez . Justin Brooks . Lisa Petrucci
Mia . Sarah Joncas . Scott Altmann . Tony Philippou . Tristan Henry-Wilson . Van Arno


Monday, June 28, 2010

What am I up to?

Seen here: my rough sketch (in foreground) and my final inked artwork with 2 overlays (for 3-color prints), ready to ship off to the letterpress gal in Portland. More about that soon.

Two New Paintings (Crehore)

Girl with tenor banjo (click to enlarge)
"The Angel at Gossamer Creek", painting by Amy Crehore copyright 2010, 16"x16", oil on linen
Girl with ukulele detail close-up

"The Waiting Pool", painting by Amy Crehore copyright 2010, 12"x 24", oil on linen
(CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE, open window for full effect)
I finally got some 4x5 transparencies taken of my new paintings and scanned them for you.

I also posted these paintings larger here:
The Art of Amy Crehore (my regular website)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Familia Carrera. Xixón. 1900

There are some lovely vintage
group photos like this one on
Von Aisaider's flickr.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kodomo no kuni -vintage magazine from Japan

Okamoto Kiichi 1928

Takei Takeo 1927

I know that I have blogged about this website before, but it's worth a second look. Kodomo no kuni was a Japanese children's magazine published from 1922 until 1949.
Kodomo no kuni and it's artists....also, Gallery
I am finishing up a design this week for 3-color letterpress prints and I am having so much fun. I am very carefully inking each line with small brushes. It reminds me a lot of vintage children's book illustrations. Tomorrow, I pick up my 4x5 transparencies of my new paintings from the new photographer, so I will finally be able to scan and show you those!
Thanks, Will for reminding me about Kodomo no kuni.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Young Self...

Here are a couple photos of me... having fun on the beach when I was young. I remember those bathing suits as if it were yesterday. I wonder how long flip flops have been in style?! Have I always had the exact same haircut?!
The Art of Amy Crehore

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Pierrot with a Mandolin Film 1927

I'm posting this clip of Bernardo De Pace for my friend Valerie in Barcelona.

Thanks for pointing this out, Rick Turner. Via Acoustic Oasis via YouTube

Monday, June 07, 2010

Banjo-Uke Duet in French

Found this sweet little video posted by Rick Bruner of banjo uke players on NY Ukulele Salon

Les Chauds Lapins - Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt at Ukulele Salon at Ukulele Mansion, singing a Meg Reichardt original, "Cette Nuit-là."

Friday, June 04, 2010

Girl on a red carpet

Girl on a red carpet
Originally uploaded by artinconnu
I just had to show you this one.
By Felice Casorati, one of my favs.
I had never seen it before now.
It's just perfect.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Picasso under the Picasso

There's a Picasso show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now. The top photo is the "Blind Man's Meal" from his Blue Period, 1903. Bottom photo is an x-ray of the painting...a crouching woman that was found underneath it. I love Picasso's early work. Hey, that reminds me of my own "crouching figure" shown in my blog post below.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

What am I up to? (Crehore)

Right-hand side detail of a painting by Amy Crehore 2010
Here I am showing you a direct scan of a little bit more of one of my paintings. It's been raining here for weeks now and I have been unable to take 35mm slides of the new work. I also had to search for a new photographer to take my 4"x5" transparencies. I'll hopefully have an appointment with him next week. Film and film processing are getting harder to find around here. He had to order the film from NYC. Unfortunately, scanning oil paintings directly is not great and neither is digital photography. I have to make sure that I obtain the best photos for archiving and reproduction purposes. This can be frustrating. Meanwhile, I am re-working and inking a drawing that will become a letterpress print. I started it last fall, but I just wasn't satisfied with the composition. Figuring out the colors can also be tricky. I want it to be right. This is taking me a long time.
The green duco vintage ukulele (my Nip-Cat) that I showed you earlier is still being painted. Tickler #3 is still being built. Sometimes art happens slowly in this fast food world of ours.
Craftsmanship is important to me.