Friday, May 15, 2015

Works in Progress (Amy Crehore)

 Inspiration- windows
Intuitive composition in sketchbook, enlarged and refined as a drawing.
Starting another painting from the new drawing, working on easel next to 
my other unfinished piece. 
Works in Progress by Amy Crehore©2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"Snake Tamer's Ditty" painting by Amy Crehore (sold)

"Snake Tamer's Ditty" 12" x 24" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2007
One of my larger Monkey Love paintings"Snake Tamer's Ditty"
will be headed to Seattle this week to the home of a collector of mine. 
I will be sad to see it go.
This painting was shown earlier at Ad Hoc Gallery in Brooklyn, NY  
and at The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in NJ. 
It was also featured on boingboing .
I painted my first monkey with a sailor hat in 2002. 
That painting had a little girl in it.
It was printed in the award book "American Illustration".
In 2005 & 2006, I did a series of monkey love 
paintings for Blab! art shows in L.A. (Copronason).They were 
also shown at Applegate Gallery (Santa Monica) 
and Roq La Rue(Seattle) and M Modern (Palm Springs) galleries. 
Most of the monkey paintings sold quickly. Many right off my easel. 
One became a framed print available through Pressure Printing. 
I made others into giclees available on my website.
 There were also some works
with monkeys in my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. (2009)-
including some antique ukuleles.