Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Blue Whale Cove", New Crehore Art for Sea No Evil Art Show 2011

"Blue Whale Cove" by Amy Crehore 2011, oil on wood, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" SOLD
Here is my "Blue Whale Cove" framed, 12" x 13"
I created this small piece especially for the Sea No Evil Art Show 2011 - an "Art Benefit to Preserve and Protect the Oceans of the World" to be held on June 25, 2011 6pm at Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, CA. Captain Paul Watson will be speaking. For more details (tickets):
Artists include: Amy Crehore, Ana Bagayan, Camille Rose Garcia, Cathie Bleck, Chris Anthony, Clayton Brothers, Eric White, Friends With You, Gretchen Ryan, Jeff Soto, Korin Faught, Nate Frizzell, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson and LOTS more (over 100).
For complete artist list click here .

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sneak Peek: New Aaron Smith Art

"Zhooshy" 2011 by Aaron Smith
"Left Handed Likely" 2011 by Aaron Smith

Here are a couple of juicy new oil paintings by Aaron Smith. These will appear in his upcoming solo show at Sloan Fine Art: "Coterie of the Wooly-Woofter". Looking good! I love the way that he handles the paint and his selection of subject matter. Wish I could go.
Sloan Fine Art, 128 Rivington Street, NYC
In the project room: Anthony Iacono, "Victor Victoria". Opening Receptions: FRIDAY, June 3rd, 6 to 8 pm
Exhibitions run June 2nd through 26, 2011 Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6

Leonora Carrington Dies of Pneumonia

Leonora Carrington, the great surrealist painter, died of pneumonia yesterday in Mexico (age 94): LINK

Here is some of her art.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fraser Smith's Unique Sculptures

Images copyright Fraser Smith
Read about amazing sculptor Fraser Smith on Tartuffe's Folly. He made the beautiful quilt hanging above and the pants hanging below out of basswood and paint.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mysterious Coon Song from 1928

The album is called "Black Blues in the Segregation Era". It's put out by Document Records. has an MP3 that you can purchase of a song on this album called the "Mysterious Coon" .
My band, The Hokum Scorchers, did their own version of this song in 1990 with Lou Reimuller singing and playing a National guitar and a National mandolin. I played washboard on this tinpan alley style song.
It was originally recorded by a group of musicians in 1928 from Mississippi (in Atlanta, GA) called "Alec Johnson and his Band" - Alec sang vocal, accompanied by Bo Chatmon & Charlie McCoy, Joe McCoy.
I posted this blog entry a few years ago, but this morning I uploaded the song to my tumbler because I had a request for it:
(recorded in 1990)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cover Browser

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The Devil Photographer

Click though on photo_history's flickr to see the face of this guy and the cabinet card drawing that matches this 19th century figure.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some Paintings I Like

The Golden Girl by Dod Procter (date?)British
I did a post on this painter some time ago.
Circus, 1927 by Antonio Donghi, Italian
I blogged him a few times.
The Rose Bush 2007 by Jansson Stegner
This guy is new to me and I really like his work.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Blue Whale Cove" Painting in Progress (Crehore)

Working on a new one ..already have frame on Twitpic
Got pretty far on new painting today... on Twitpic
Click on photo to enlarge (twitpic).
See my pencil sketch in my previous post.
This little painting evolved from drawings that I have been doing for months in my sketchbook.
The Art of Amy Crehore
I'm painting this for the Sea No Evil 2011 Benefit Art Auction, Riverside Municipal Auditorium, CA. June 25, 2011, 6 PM.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Sketch for Next Project (Crehore)

Sketch by Amy Crehore May 2011
I made this sketch last night called "Blue Whale Cove". I'm going to try painting on a piece of wood this time. I already have a unique gold frame and I cut the wood to fit it. The frame will determine the direction of the color scheme this time, as I want it to become part of "the whole".

Funny Embroidered Letter

"Letter to the Future"
Hand-stitched embroidery by Simon Evans 2011
Shitty Heaven at James Cohan Gallery opens today May 12-June 11, 2011 NYC

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Drawings for New Work (Crehore)

"A Delicate Promenade" by Amy Crehore 2011 (click to enlarge drawing)

"A Little Escapade" by Amy Crehore 2011 (click to enlarge drawing)

Someone told me that they really liked my preliminary drawings, so I thought I would show you the two pencil drawings that I did for my new paintings. "A Little Escapade" totally morphed into something different when I painted it. Also, here are some quick digital shots of how these paintings looked framed before I shipped them off to the NEW BROW IV show in Seaside, CA. (Opens Friday May 13, 2011) More info about this show in a previous post.
Please go to my website homepage for larger images of these oil paintings on linen:

Monday, May 09, 2011

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962), Inventor of the Pin-Up?

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962) "was a French painter specialising
in portraits of Parisian women. In the 1920's Domergue invented a new type of woman : thin, airy, elegant, with a swanlike neck. 'I invented the pin-up, he later claimed."
See two pages of images at FRENCH PAINTERS blog

Friday, May 06, 2011

Another New Painting (Crehore), "A Delicate Promenade"

Painting by Amy Crehore 2011, "A Delicate Promenade"
8"x 10", (11.5"x13.5"black frame), oil on linen
Click image to enlarge
See my other painting for this show, "A Little Escapade" in previous post.

These are for the "New Brow IV" Group Show -
Seaside, CA opening May 13th, 2011.

Featuring: Anthony Ausgang, Van Arno, Shawn Barber, Chrystal Chan, Luke Chueh, Andy B. Clarkson, Amy Crehore, Adam Flores, David Joseph Gough, Eric Joyner, Jophen Stein, Kevin E. Taylor, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Buddy Nestor, Terribly Odd, Charmaine Olivia, Michael Page, Everett Peck, Christopher Polentz, Dan Quintana, Isabelle Samaras, Kelly Vivanco, and more.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, May 05, 2011

One of my new paintings, "A Little Escapade"

Painting by Amy Crehore 2011, Click to Enlarge
The image shown above is a new painting that I just finished. It is called "A Little Escapade" (8"x 10" oil on linen with a black frame 13.5" x 11.5"). I will blog my other painting as soon as it is dry enough to scan. These are for an upcoming show in Seaside, CA on May 13.
More details to come!