Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting a new painting

Sketching the shed in my backyard. This image will become part of a new 
composition for my next painting. 
Stay tuned and I will blog my progress. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Recap: Original Paintings by Amy Crehore

 "Gymnast's Memory of Fall" 2013 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)
 "Cloudy Day Blues" 2009 oil on wood by Amy Crehore 12" x 12" (sold)
 "Song of the Wind" 2009 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 6" x 6" (sold)
 "Weed Smoker's Dream" 2009 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 12" x 18" (sold)
 "A Moonlit Ride" 2011 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 10" x 12" (sold)
 "Mermaid's Memory of Summer" 2014 by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)
"Tomboy's Memory of Winter" oil on linen 2014 by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)

All of the fine art paintings shown above have found new homes within the past year.
Three out of four paintings in my newest series, Memory of the Seasons, went to NYC collectors almost as soon as I finished them. ("Bellhop's Memory of Spring" is still available.)
The rest of the paintings shown here have gone to collectors' homes in Norway, Texas, NY and California. 
Stay tuned for progress of my new work.
To see other original works please visit my website:
Update: 8/4/14 Also gone to collector in NYC -
"Rose Quarry" oil on linen 2012 12" x 14" by Amy Crehore (sold)

Monday, July 21, 2014

The painter's studio in another time

Painting by Francesco Beda 
Painting by August Stephan

Two different views of a painter's studio (late 1800s)
Quite fancy outfits on those painters. The female model has typical attire.:)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Painter Karl Hofer's "The Record Player" 1939

German expressionist painter Karl Hofer painted two versions of "The Record Player" in 1939 (shown above). He was labeled a degenerate artist by the Nazis, but regained recognition after the war as one of the greatest German painters.
I love this image and the idea of the record player having a double meaning.
The second one may actually have been painted two years later according to one source. Not sure. In any case, it was during the war and the sad, frozen faces seem to reflect that.
Wondering if Margaret Keane saw these and he influenced her.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Painting: Tomboy's Memory of Winter (by Amy Crehore)

Here is my latest painting: "Tomboy's Memory of Winter"
12" x 14", oil on linen, 2014
Art of Amy Crehore

Here are some details:

Update: 7/20/14 This painting has been sold and is headed to NY