Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"Durga in Montana" by Tricia Cline 2006
While I was down in Santa Monica this past weekend, I discovered a fascinating gallery near the Applegate Gallery on Main Street. It's called Obsolete. They had the most amazingly eccentric things such as antique mannequins from Spain and Italy and wooden artists' models from 18th century France. But, they also had contemporary artists showing there who had an innate sense of the old and whose work blended right in with the collectibles. Tricia Cline was one of them. Here's a sample of her porcelain sculptures.
Check out the website: OBSOLETE

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I Was a Teeny-bopper

This is what I looked like as a teeny-bopper in college.
I have that dreamy-eyed expression of a young girl
relaxing on her Florida spring break.
I was not a painter that year.
I was just a party girl.
My head was empty waiting to be filled.
There were no cats or pierrots.
I liked to dance all night.
I tripped over my flip flops.

Monday, June 12, 2006

"Summer Show"- Monkey Love

I will be showing "The Teaser", "The Nibbler" and "The Examiner" (all new paintings from the Monkey Love Series) in the "Summer Show" at the Applegate Gallery in Santa Monica. Here is the information for those who might want to attend the opening:


Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sketch for "The Teaser" by Amy Crehore

Here's a sketch for my latest monkey painting which I will post very soon.

"The Teaser" Copyright 2006 Amy Crehore

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Pierrot Family Portrait

It's time for another hokum image! The Pierrot is traditionally a love sick clown in white dating back to the 16th century Italian Commedia dell'arte. Here is an image from a vintage French postcard which I find rather charming.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Okay, I admit it!

I'm in love with Leonard Cohen or, at least, his music and words. That makes two of us: Prince Charles and me. I will now admit that I listened to his albums over and over and over again when I painted my "Little Pierrot Series". I tried to listen to other kinds of music, but they did not put me in the right mood. I had to get into the Leonard Cohen groove. Every last one of my little pierrots was painted under the influence of L.C.

I just ordered his new book, "Book of Longing" and his early novel, "The Favourite Game". There will be a documentary in the theaters soon and a new album with Anjani Thomas. He's also got an album of his own in the works. More on Leonard Cohen in this recent article in the N.Y.Times:
Leonard Cohen

It's a good time to support this man and his art.