Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sleeping under Clouds

I bought this today at Macy's. It's freezing here! The winter season in this part of Oregon can be penetratingly damp to the bone. This comforter is "almost down" by Calvin Klein - Khaki collection. I was afraid that I would be allergic to a real down comforter, so I bought this and it's soooo soft and inviting. Sweet dreams for half price... like sleeping under clouds. Maybe I will be in a good mood when I wake up tomorrow, ya think?

Coffee Art Has Many Forms

Limited Edition Elvis Plate- coffee print on ceramic plate, Saul Bolanos, artist
Saul Bolanos Drawing printed in coffee- drink or frame!
Another popular form of coffee art
Who knew that there were so many forms of coffee art? Saul Bolanos knew. He is a coffee artist. He uses coffee as pigment. Read his story here:
Costa Rica Coffee Art
and the picture on the bottom is another form of coffee art - more of these foamy pictures found here:
Coffee Art

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Reminder: Art Now Fair, Art Basel Miami

"Green Snake Stumble" by Amy Crehore 2007 (Blues Gal)
"Honeybee" by Amy Crehore 2007 (as seen on boingboing)
will display 50 original paintings in his "KNOW" exhibition at the Art Now Fair, Art Basel Miami from Thursday 10 AM until Sunday 6 PM, December 6-9, 2007. He will also showcase a selection of very special art books. Here is the website for the event: Art Now Fair. Don't miss it if you are in Miami.
Stop by Murphy's booth 215 to see these two oil paintings by Amy Crehore (me!) along with
works by: Robert Bellm + Cathie Bleck + Marc Burckhardt + Cynthia von Buhler + William Buzzell + Luke Chueh + David Chung + Warren Dykeman + P-Jay Fidler + AJ Fosik + Keith Greiman + Matt Haber + Brent Harada + Ryan Heshka + Jordin Isip + James Kirkpatrick + Pamela Jaeger + Travis Lampe + Lola + Daniel Lim + Tommii Lim + Anthony Lister + Jen Lobo + Jason Murphy + Mark Murphy + Joel Nakamura + Kathie Olivas + Brandt Peters + Chris Pyle + Jermain Rogers + Chris Ryniak + Erik Sandberg + Greg Simkins/Craola + Kim Scott + Keith Shore + Jeff Soto + Matt Stallings + Peter Taylor + Gary Taxali + Mark Todd + Jonathan Viner + Amanda Wachob + Esther Pearl Watson + Damien Weinkrantz + Gord Wiebe + John Yanok
Wow! What a list.
Claremont Hotel, 1700 Collins 17th St. Miami Beach, FLA (phone:347-461-8713)

Beinart International Surreal Collective

" Sunken Garden" painting by Mike Worrall
I want to tell you about a website called Bein Art Collective. On it, you will find many wonderful artists; some you have heard of and some you have not. I was pleased to discover the work of Mike Worrall (above). Check it out for yourselves if you have some free time to simply look at art.
"We represent exceptional artists of the 21st Century who practice one or more of the following art traditions: Surrealism, Fantastic Art, Fantastic Realism, Magic Realism, Symbolism, Comic Surrealism, Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow, Psychedelic, Visionary, Mythical, Esoteric, Pagan, Dark, Gothic, Macabre, Underground, Outsider, Erotic & Surreal Art."
They also have a newsy blog and are publishers of a book called "Metamorphosis".
They have a link to my website in their links section.
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Monday, December 03, 2007

"American Memory" Website

Illustration from Little Red Cloak by Harriet Burn McKeever. Ca. 1866.

The Library of Congress has a cool website called "American Memory". Here you will find a bunch of historical information and images about America, such as this baseball card from 1888 or this Sunday School book illustration from 1866. Or how about WPA posters from 1936-1943 ?
American Memory

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"Blues Gal" for sale, Art Basel Miami

"Green Snake Stumble" copyright 2007 Amy Crehore, oil on linen panel "Blues Gal Series" -
8 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Art Basel Miami is coming up next week (Dec 6-9) and I will have two paintings on display in Mark Murphy's KNOW exhibition at the Claremont Hotel (1700 Collins Ave.): my "Honeybee" painting, which I blogged about earlier, and another painting called "Green Snake Stumble"(shown here).

"Honeybee" has already SOLD, but this one is available. If you are in Miami next week, please go and see these paintings in person hanging alongside many other wonderful artists. This painting is from my new "Blues Gal" series. My "Blues Gals" were first seen at the second Blab Art Show , CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Boingboing has blogged about them a few times - LINK .

I am selling a limited print of "Roaming Tomcat Rag" on my homepage. "Feed the Bear" and "Black Snake Wiggle Blues" can be seen here: Amy Crehore . A Spanish blog called Dime Bag just posted "Losin' my Cones over You" today.

The Drawings of Henri Matisse

Sleeping Gamblers,1994 Amy Crehore 24" x 20" oil on linen
The Tutu, 1995 Amy Crehore, 24"x 20" oil on linen
By John Elderfield (Museum of Modern Art 1984)

Vered Art
I found these two Henri Matisse drawings (above) at Vered Art
I saw a Matisse drawing show at the Museum of Modern Art in the mid-eighties and I picked up this book, "The Drawings of Matisse" by John Elderfield. I was inspired by the drawings in the book to paint the two paintings above which are based on some drawings of sleeping figures by Matisse. Although his art got more and more simplified with time, the underlying power of Matisse's drawing skills cannot be denied. This book can still be found used on amazon. It has some beautiful things in it.
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