Monday, July 21, 2014

The painter's studio in another time

Painting by Francesco Beda 
Painting by August Stephan

Two different views of a painter's studio (late 1800s)
Quite fancy outfits on those painters. The female model has typical attire.:)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Painter Karl Hofer's "The Record Player" 1939

German expressionist painter Karl Hofer painted two versions of "The Record Player" in 1939 (shown above). He was labeled a degenerate artist by the Nazis, but regained recognition after the war as one of the greatest German painters.
I love this image and the idea of the record player having a double meaning.
The second one may actually have been painted two years later according to one source. Not sure. In any case, it was during the war and the sad, frozen faces seem to reflect that.
Wondering if Margaret Keane saw these and he influenced her.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Painting: Tomboy's Memory of Winter (by Amy Crehore)

Here is my latest painting: "Tomboy's Memory of Winter"
12" x 14", oil on linen, 2014
Art of Amy Crehore

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Update: 7/20/14 This painting has been sold and is headed to NY

Monday, June 16, 2014

Violino Arpa, a most beautiful design

Violino Arpa / Amoeba Shaped Violin, collection of the Danish Music Museum, Copenhagen

New painting - work in progress (by Amy Crehore)

Here's a quick shot of my latest work in progress on my easel. Oil on linen.
It's a winter painting inspired by a snowy week last December. 
I still have more work to do on it, but it is getting there.

Please visit my art website if interested in my work. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Recent Travels

Mount Hood photo taken from the airplane window yesterday. 
I posted photos from my travels of the last couple of weeks on my instagram
You can follow me there.