Friday, June 11, 2010

Young Self...

Here are a couple photos of me... having fun on the beach when I was young. I remember those bathing suits as if it were yesterday. I wonder how long flip flops have been in style?! Have I always had the exact same haircut?!
The Art of Amy Crehore

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Pierrot with a Mandolin Film 1927

I'm posting this clip of Bernardo De Pace for my friend Valerie in Barcelona.

Thanks for pointing this out, Rick Turner. Via Acoustic Oasis via YouTube

Monday, June 07, 2010

Banjo-Uke Duet in French

Found this sweet little video posted by Rick Bruner of banjo uke players on NY Ukulele Salon

Les Chauds Lapins - Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt at Ukulele Salon at Ukulele Mansion, singing a Meg Reichardt original, "Cette Nuit-là."

Friday, June 04, 2010

Girl on a red carpet

Girl on a red carpet
Originally uploaded by artinconnu
I just had to show you this one.
By Felice Casorati, one of my favs.
I had never seen it before now.
It's just perfect.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Picasso under the Picasso

There's a Picasso show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now. The top photo is the "Blind Man's Meal" from his Blue Period, 1903. Bottom photo is an x-ray of the painting...a crouching woman that was found underneath it. I love Picasso's early work. Hey, that reminds me of my own "crouching figure" shown in my blog post below.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

What am I up to? (Crehore)

Right-hand side detail of a painting by Amy Crehore 2010
Here I am showing you a direct scan of a little bit more of one of my paintings. It's been raining here for weeks now and I have been unable to take 35mm slides of the new work. I also had to search for a new photographer to take my 4"x5" transparencies. I'll hopefully have an appointment with him next week. Film and film processing are getting harder to find around here. He had to order the film from NYC. Unfortunately, scanning oil paintings directly is not great and neither is digital photography. I have to make sure that I obtain the best photos for archiving and reproduction purposes. This can be frustrating. Meanwhile, I am re-working and inking a drawing that will become a letterpress print. I started it last fall, but I just wasn't satisfied with the composition. Figuring out the colors can also be tricky. I want it to be right. This is taking me a long time.
The green duco vintage ukulele (my Nip-Cat) that I showed you earlier is still being painted. Tickler #3 is still being built. Sometimes art happens slowly in this fast food world of ours.
Craftsmanship is important to me.