Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
See my previous posts for the bodies of these instruments!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"Monkey Love Song" oil on linen 16"x18" by Amy Crehore 2009
"Hokum Hallelujah" oil on linen 12"x 18" by Amy Crehore 2009
"Dragonfly Vanity Waltz" 10" x 18" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2009
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Here are four of the major works in my Dreamgirls and Ukes exhibit in Los Angeles, CA.
See these hanging next to beautiful antique, restored ukuleles that I also hand-painted with original designs. The effect is wonderful, I think. This show only runs until March 6th, 2009.
The Art of Amy Crehore
Slideshow of exhibit
All of this artwork is copyright 2009 Amy Crehore
Sophie Madeleine plays the Beard Song on the ukulele. Couldn't get much sweeter than this.
Thanks, Mark F at boingboing
I wonder if she knows about my "Dreamgirls and Ukes" art show happening right now in L.A.? Corktown Ukulele Jam of Toronto, Canada does. They have a new "gallery" section on their website where they posted my entire flickr slideshow.
Check out their wonderful website: HERE (torontoukes.com) Thanks, Steve!
Monday, February 23, 2009
"Smoking Pussycat Dream" 6" x 12"oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2009
Some of those vintage portraits from the 1920's of Ziegfeld girls have hoops in them. I painted my first hula hoop painting back in 2005 (one of my "Little Pierrots" called "Hula Hoop Blues") without realizing that it was a classic motif in the old photographs of Alfred Cheney Johnston. The pose in this "Hoop Dream" painting was inspired by one such photo. The bottom painting has a pose that I just made up with a funny little cat smoking, also from my imagination. I thought it would be nice to make a pair of paintings that related to each other.
The Art of Amy Crehore
See these at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. until March 6th.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
"Weed Smoker's Dream" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2009 18"x 12"
"Stuck Here Blues" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2009 14" x 14"
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The lion is a nice, gentle guy at heart, but sometimes he is a bit rough. He's quite a large creature. Very comfortable as a bed or chair for our girl. But, she also wants to get away from him sometimes and finds that she is stuck and he is holding on. He would be sad if she escaped. The monkey on the lion's back might represent his"addiction". And the roses seem to grow too wild and wrap around her legs (thorns) leaving a bit of blood on her ankle. She's got her vintage ukes: the green one and an old banjo. And there are a couple of big flying insects hanging around - bugging her. The flowers are over-size lollypops. "Weed Smoker's Dream" is an actual title of a blues song from the 1930's by the Harlem Hamfats.
The other two (song) titles I made up. The Art of Amy Crehore
See these at Thinkspace Gallery until March 6th, 2009.