Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Winter Solstice

"A Moonlit Ride" painting, oil on linen, 12" x 10" ©Amy Crehore
This painting has now been sold to a very special collector in California.
It was first shown in NYC at Last Rites Gallery, Jan. 2011.
Happy Winter Solstice!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kickstarter Project of the Day- "The Magazine" book project

Oil on wood by Amy Crehore 2013 14" x 18 3/8"
With about 50 hours to go, you can help fund the book project on kickstarter for "The Magazine".
Here is the proposed book cover design and my final art created especially for this project (bottom). The art itself is offered as a fine art print. Follow the links for more info-
In fact, today kickstarter made it their "Project of the Day" — Turning the first year of The Magazine into a book:— Kickstarter @kickstarter

Friday, December 06, 2013

"Temperance or Prohibition?", Illustrations by Winsor McCay 1929

J. J. Sedelmaier writes about this interesting find in an L.A. used book store.
Here's the LINK
I have blogged about Winsor McCay before. He is a favorite of mine.

Monday, November 25, 2013

New! Book cover painting (by Crehore) for The Magazine's Book Project on Kickstarter

Just finished this painting- 14" x 18 3/8" oil on wood © This was painted as a book cover for a printed book of select stories from The Magazine's first year. A mock-up version appears currently on kickstarter, but this is my final version of the painting. This is a fund raiser for the proposed book. They are also offering an almost full-size limited edition print of this as part of their fundraiser on kickstarter -

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Richard Balzer Collection

I spent the morning looking at these!
Dick Balzar collects antique magic lanterns, peepshows, shadows, transparencies, thaumatropes, phenakistascopes and other optical toys.
Go to his websites to see his collection of fantastic toys in action and to read the history.
You won't be sorry. So beautiful!