Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Blue Whale Cove" Painting in Progress (Crehore)

Working on a new one ..already have frame on Twitpic
Got pretty far on new painting today... on Twitpic
Click on photo to enlarge (twitpic).
See my pencil sketch in my previous post.
This little painting evolved from drawings that I have been doing for months in my sketchbook.
The Art of Amy Crehore
I'm painting this for the Sea No Evil 2011 Benefit Art Auction, Riverside Municipal Auditorium, CA. June 25, 2011, 6 PM.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Sketch for Next Project (Crehore)

Sketch by Amy Crehore May 2011
I made this sketch last night called "Blue Whale Cove". I'm going to try painting on a piece of wood this time. I already have a unique gold frame and I cut the wood to fit it. The frame will determine the direction of the color scheme this time, as I want it to become part of "the whole".

Funny Embroidered Letter

"Letter to the Future"
Hand-stitched embroidery by Simon Evans 2011
Shitty Heaven at James Cohan Gallery opens today May 12-June 11, 2011 NYC

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Drawings for New Work (Crehore)

"A Delicate Promenade" by Amy Crehore 2011 (click to enlarge drawing)

"A Little Escapade" by Amy Crehore 2011 (click to enlarge drawing)

Someone told me that they really liked my preliminary drawings, so I thought I would show you the two pencil drawings that I did for my new paintings. "A Little Escapade" totally morphed into something different when I painted it. Also, here are some quick digital shots of how these paintings looked framed before I shipped them off to the NEW BROW IV show in Seaside, CA. (Opens Friday May 13, 2011) More info about this show in a previous post.
Please go to my website homepage for larger images of these oil paintings on linen:

Monday, May 09, 2011

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962), Inventor of the Pin-Up?

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962) "was a French painter specialising
in portraits of Parisian women. In the 1920's Domergue invented a new type of woman : thin, airy, elegant, with a swanlike neck. 'I invented the pin-up, he later claimed."
See two pages of images at FRENCH PAINTERS blog

Friday, May 06, 2011

Another New Painting (Crehore), "A Delicate Promenade"

Painting by Amy Crehore 2011, "A Delicate Promenade"
8"x 10", (11.5"x13.5"black frame), oil on linen
Click image to enlarge
See my other painting for this show, "A Little Escapade" in previous post.

These are for the "New Brow IV" Group Show -
Seaside, CA opening May 13th, 2011.

Featuring: Anthony Ausgang, Van Arno, Shawn Barber, Chrystal Chan, Luke Chueh, Andy B. Clarkson, Amy Crehore, Adam Flores, David Joseph Gough, Eric Joyner, Jophen Stein, Kevin E. Taylor, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Buddy Nestor, Terribly Odd, Charmaine Olivia, Michael Page, Everett Peck, Christopher Polentz, Dan Quintana, Isabelle Samaras, Kelly Vivanco, and more.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, May 05, 2011

One of my new paintings, "A Little Escapade"

Painting by Amy Crehore 2011, Click to Enlarge
The image shown above is a new painting that I just finished. It is called "A Little Escapade" (8"x 10" oil on linen with a black frame 13.5" x 11.5"). I will blog my other painting as soon as it is dry enough to scan. These are for an upcoming show in Seaside, CA on May 13.
More details to come!