Saturday, March 24, 2012

Van Gogh Again

I just received this book in the mail: Van Gogh's Letters edited by H.Anna Suh. It is thick and fully illustrated with 250 paintings and sketches (320 pages). I had already read his letters to Theo many times over the years, but this book is a true art book. It only costs  about $13.50 on amazon. What a bargain!
(Contains 150 of his letters.)
By the way, did you see this? A painting called "Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses" has now been x-rayed and said to be a true Van Gogh work because there is an underpainting of wrestlers.
The flowers look odd and the wrestlers look odder still. (Or not odd enough.) But, what do I know?
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Timeline of Women's Suffrage

Photo of the day: Suffrage Parade 1912 NYC
Very interesting!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New book: The Art of Daniel Clowes

I just ordered this new book on amazon .
Here is a sneak peek.
There are some sketchbook drawings on boingboing, too,
and a contest to win an autographed copy of the book.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

My Drawings for "Rose Quarry" and "Basker's Cove"

 7 1/2" x 10" pencil sketch for "Basker's Cove"(on 8 1/2" x 11" paper) by Amy Crehore
 Finished oil painting on linen of "Basker's Cove" 18" x 24" by Amy Crehore 2012
You can see how this painting started as a very, very rough sketch. It evolved as I painted it. There were many changes underneath and it took a lot of paint and months of work to reach this final effect. (Click images to enlarge)
 10" x 11 3/4" pencil drawing for "Rose Quarry" (on 11" x 14" paper) by Amy Crehore
Finished oil painting on linen of "Rose Quarry" oil on linen 12" x 14" by Amy Crehore 2012.
The "Rose Quarry" painting turned out pretty close to my original drawing. My preliminary rendering of the figures was more fully realized than "Basker's Cove", so this  painting seemed to progress more easily. I painted an undercoat of red and that seemed to help it along as well. And, it's a much smaller painting.
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