Monday, February 04, 2013

The Hokum Scorchers Perform "Stamps Blues"

This was inspired by the Tony Hollins 1941 version of the song. Lou and I recorded this in 1995. I'm playing the washboard and Lou is playing a vintage National guitar.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Original Paintings by Amy Crehore

Although many of my original paintings have already sold, I still have some wonderful original works available in my inventory for collectors, such as the ones shown below. These were all previously exhibited in gallery shows in Brooklyn and NYC (Ad Hoc Gallery, Last Rites) or Los Angeles (Corey Helford, Thinkspace, Robert Berman Gallery) or The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (NJ). All of these are oils on stretched linen or linen panels. Here are some choice pieces that represent some of my best work. Various sizes.
All images ©Amy Crehore
 Snake Tamer's Ditty
 Weed Smoker's Dream
 A Moonlit Ride
Deja Vu Waltz
 Song of the Sea
 Hokum Hallelujah
 Song of the Wind
Please Don't Bug Me Blues
 Second Fiddle Infatuation
 Feed the Bear Blues
Lolita #2
 The Art of Amy Crehore 
There are 3 sections of fine art paintings on my website currently.
I also have preliminary drawings,
one-of-a-kind painted antique ukes, limited edition prints and t-shirts.
More things to be added and more things to show you...
stay tuned.
All images ©Amy Crehore

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dreamgirls on Ice with Ukes

Of course I have to share this one. It's a great shot from 1923 of "dreamgirls" dancing on ice with ukuleles, including a banjo uke. (Thanks, Mark Heller's facebook.)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Disappearing Video

This is exactly what the weather has been like where I live (in the Willamette Valley of Oregon) for the last two weeks. Only it's more of a freezing fog. David Horvitz captures the essence of fog in his beautiful Disappearing Video.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Manet!

 The Plum by Manet
Manet died at the young age of 51 from complications of syphilis. 
They had to amputate his foot. 
That's a sad ending for a beautiful genius who gave much to modern art.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

350 William Blake Etchings Found

Hundreds of William Blake's commercially designed etchings were hiding in the University of Manchester's  Library. After two years of searching, students (under the guidance of an art historian named Colin Trodd) found 350 of them. Here are a few examples and I love these so much.
William Blake, artist and poet- born 1757-died 1827.
I am newly inspired.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Eartha Kitt

Did you know she had a Spanish album? Here's a sample.
(Eartha Kitt born Jan 17, 1927, died in 2008)
My friend, artist Carlos Lara, pointed out to me that she sings in perfect Spanish.