Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Close-Up of 3 Bathers, Amy Crehore

Here are the "bathers" in my new painting,
"The Waiting Pool". I'd like to do more "bather"
paintings. It's such a traditional subject:
Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, Puvis de Chavannes,
Seurat, Bazille, Matisse, Bouguereau...they
all did bathers. Just google Bathers Paintings.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Ubaldo Oppi, Le tre bagnanti, 1927

Interesting example of "bathers" motif.
Oppi knew Picasso
(had an affair with his girlfriend) and also spent time in Italy.
Follow link to see and read more.
Loving his style -especially this painting.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Letterpress detail by Amy Crehore

This is a blown-up detail of a small area of an ink drawing that I did for a new 3-color letterpress print that will be printed in the next couple weeks.

copyright Amy Crehore 2010

Uke Building Workshop in Australia, Cairns Uke Festival

Rick Turner is in Australia teaching a uke building workshop as part of the Cairns Uke Festival this week. 14 students, 4 days. Shown here: newly built pineapple ukes, day 3. More photos of students and Rick here: LINK You can see the joy on their faces. This festival also has a charity art exhibit of painted ukes (Shaun Tan and lots of other artists) and a world record attempt to assemble 1,000 uke players.
(Thanks, Steve F. for telling me about it. Wish I could be there.)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Upcoming Art Show in Brooklyn, NY

I'll be participating in this exhibit:
On Friday, July 16, 2010 from 7- 10 pm, 99% Gallery will present a group exhibition entitled The New Order. This show will act as a survey of artwork by a variety of artists who have found their inspirations from the worlds of comics books, animation, illustration, graffiti, tattoo and many other forms of pop, subversive and outsider imagery.

Participating artists include:
Allison Sommers . Anthony Ausgang . Amy Crehore . Daniel Hyun Lim . David MacDowell . Gilbert Oh

Isabel Samaras . Jennybird Alcantara . Jeremiah Ketner . Jon Rodriguez . Justin Brooks . Lisa Petrucci
Mia . Sarah Joncas . Scott Altmann . Tony Philippou . Tristan Henry-Wilson . Van Arno


Monday, June 28, 2010

What am I up to?

Seen here: my rough sketch (in foreground) and my final inked artwork with 2 overlays (for 3-color prints), ready to ship off to the letterpress gal in Portland. More about that soon.

Two New Paintings (Crehore)

Girl with tenor banjo (click to enlarge)
"The Angel at Gossamer Creek", painting by Amy Crehore copyright 2010, 16"x16", oil on linen
Girl with ukulele detail close-up

"The Waiting Pool", painting by Amy Crehore copyright 2010, 12"x 24", oil on linen
(CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE, open window for full effect)
I finally got some 4x5 transparencies taken of my new paintings and scanned them for you.

I also posted these paintings larger here: http://artofamycrehore.blogspot.com/
The Art of Amy Crehore (my regular website)