Saturday, July 07, 2012

Photo of the Day

I found this photo here: LINK 
Sculptor (above) is making the prototype for the mold for mannequins like the one Lou Reimuller used to build his Teenar, girl guitar (below). Right now, Lou is finishing up Tickler Uke #3, a beautiful custom concert ukulele (that I designed).

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Some Photos From Recent Trip to L.A.

Kirsten Anderson (of Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle) and artist Joey Remmers pose in front of a magnificent Nick Brandt photo at the Kingdom Animalia show in Anaheim Hills, CA on Friday evening, June 29th, 2012. (See my previous blog post for more details and info: LINK  )
I'm standing in front of a wall of paintings (my "Blue Mirror" painting is to the left of my head) at the Kingdom Animalia Show. It was a lovely opening - lots of excellent animal-themed works complete with fabulous food and ice sculpture- to benefit the Big Life Foundation.  LINK to artwork.
Back at the hotel. It had an ocean view from the terrace.
I got lucky on Saturday. Artist Joshua Petker was having an artist talk about his show ("Adrift") with Howard Fox (who was LACMA curator of Contemporary Art for many years) at LeBasse Projects. Wonderful show. Great people. Thank you Beau Basse.
On Saturday, I also got to see an amazing show of paintings and ceramic sculptures by Allison Schulnik ("Salty Air") at Mark Moore Gallery. I blogged about her animations earlier (Hobo Clown and Mound ). They were showing "Mound" in the back room.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Don't Miss: Kingdom Animalia Art Exhibit, June 29th, 2012 Anaheim Hills, CA

My new painting "Blue Mirror" shown with the frame (20 5/8" x 20 5/8" framed) ©Amy Crehore 2012 (CLICK TO ENLARGE).
See also previous post: "Blue Mirror" 16" x 16"oil on linen: LINK
 This ad for the exhibit features a splendid B & W image by artist Femke Hiemstra. Shown below is an exquisite B & W photo of elephants by amazing photographer Nick Brandt who founded the Big Life Foundation  in response to a dramatic escalation in poaching of African animals. If you are in the area on Friday night, June 29th (7-10pm), please stop by Land Rover, Anaheim Hills, CA (5425 E. La Palma Ave) for a very special exhibition to benefit Big Life Foundation. Artist James Jean will be signing a special print at the show.
I will be going to this opening. Hope to see you there!

 Kingdom Animalia
June 29-July20
"Elephant Herd Crossing Lake Bed in Sun" ©Nick Brandt 2008

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Painting: "Blue Mirror" by Amy Crehore for Kingdom Animalia Exhibit

Here's my painting for the upcoming Kingdom Animalia art show. It is called "Blue Mirror", 16" x 16" oil on linen (© Amy Crehore 2012). This just a quick digital shot (above), but you can see this painting with its frame HERE (in a photo that shows more texture, detail and vibrancy of color using real film).
Check out this amazing list of artists (below)! If you are near Anaheim Hills, CA on the night of June 29th, 2012 please don't miss this wonderful show to benefit Big Life Foundation. I will be there along with many others!
The show will take place at Land Rover Anaheim Hills, 5425 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim Hills, CA 7-10 pm.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Peek at Tickler Ukulele #3 (Crehore)

Here's a sneak peek at the shimmering green end graft of Tickler Ukulele # 3 (concert uke built by Lou Reimuller). This is just one of the special details on the new uke that I designed. It is almost ready for me to paint a design on the front.
I know it has been a long time since Tickler #2, but it will be worth the wait.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Sky

I think the sky itself is a perfect work of art. I have been looking at and trying to paint it lately and, I have to say, that I have never had more fun. Here is a quick ipod photo of just a detail of a new painting that I recently finished for a show in CA at the end of June. I will be blogging more about the show very soon and posting my completed work of art. I am glad to be finished with it as I spent quite a few weeks of intense painting. That is why I have been so quiet lately! This group show is going to be amazing and I can't wait to tell you more about it.
Kingdom Animalia


Photo of the day: Phantoms of Venice

Costumes created by Salvador Dali for a ball in Venice 1951
Click photo to enlarge