Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Weed Smoker's Dream

A nice collector from Texas just bought my "Weed Smoker's Dream" painting. It was part of my "Dreamgirls and Ukes"solo show in L.A. (2009). I spent the day packing it up for shipment.
(painting shown above ©Amy Crehore)
For my next post, I'm going to pass along some cool and funny links that I have collected.
Stay tuned.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Girls with Ukes

"Song of the Wind" (SOLD) 2009 6" x 6" oil on linen by Amy Crehore
Another new collector came along and snagged this little painting last week. One of the girls in the painting is holding a round camp uke. This piece was part of my Dreamgirls and Ukes solo show in Los Angeles.
This week, I am working on an illustration job and trying to finish up the new "Twitch" ukulele. I will show my finished paint job soon, so please stay tuned!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Girl and Bogeyman photos 1920s

More photos on Hyperallergic blog (photos via ebay listing)

Girl on Beach Autochrome 1913

Isn't this lovely? An autochrome from 1913 showing a girl in her bathing outfit looking just so contemporary. I live for images like these.
More by Mervyn Joseph Pius O' Gorman: LINK

(Thanks Kim Deitch facebook and Carlos Lara twitter )

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tickler # 3 Uke: The "Twitch" headstock

I'm still working away on the paint job of Tickler #3. Here's a glimpse of the progress. See the cat wood fingerboard with the green and black binding (which continues around the headstock)? And the carved bow tie on the cat? I will show you the rest soon. Still not quite done, but getting there....

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Painting Progress: Tickler Uke #3 (Crehore)

I sketched out my idea on the body of the uke and blocked in some color. I have a general idea of how this will go, but things can always can change as I paint. I will strive for a harmonious design, yet the main image will be very much like one of my oil paintings. I am using the green inlay, the carved bridge and the shape of the headstock as an integral part of my painted design. This photo shows some of the side wood (gorgeous mahogany), black binding and green/black inlay at bottom.
(See previous posts for earlier steps in progress)