Friday, March 29, 2013

Pick Poor Robin Clean performed by The Hokum Scorchers

Listen to Luke Jordan's "Pick Poor Robin Clean" (a song from 1927). Lou Reimuller guitar/ kazoo, Amy Crehore washboard/kazoo. Recorded by The Hokum Scorchers in 1990.
The Hokum Scorchers channel on soundcloud with free downloads.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

More Painting Progress (Amy Crehore Studio)

Here's my progress (from yesterday) on one of the new paintings (oil on linen).
I am "playing it by ear", as they say. I want to see where the paintings take me.
The journey will unfold as I paint.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Scenes from old Virginia where the peanut grows

Here is an item that floats my boat!
I saw this rare, illustrated Mr. Peanut box from the 1930s online-
We have a large wooden Mr. Peanut sign at home (perhaps from this era).

Thursday, March 21, 2013

David Zwirner

Standing next to a gorgeous Neo Rauch (from what I can see of that trademark green) is dealer David Zwirner. I love so many of the artists that his gallery represents: Neo Rauch, Marcel Dzama, Yayoi Kusama, R. Crumb, Alice Neel, Michael Borremans, Lisa Yuskavage, to name a few. There is a new article about him in the New York Times Style Magazine:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"The Tutu" painting by Amy Crehore

Here's an earlier painting of mine that is hanging on one of my walls. Oil on linen, 20" x 24". The girl was inspired by Matisse. This painting features a vintage Regal tenor guitar (one that I own) and a yawning cat. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Gibson's Banner Guitars Were Made By Women During WWII

The workers at the Gibson guitar factory during WWII were nearly all women (photo 1944). 
In a new book, John Thomas uncovers the story of the Kalamazoo Gals and the Gibson "Banner" guitars that were built by these women during that period.
They are some of the finest guitars ever made.
LINK to book (by John Thomas)