Friday, August 08, 2014

More progress, painting (Amy Crehore)

Here is more progress on my new painting that features a blue shed. 
I am painting the main figure nude and then I will add her garment later. 
So many new decisions will be made as I paint this. Only the compositional layout has 
been sketched beforehand. 

As I paint, I am reminded of of Max Ernst's work "Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale" . I just saw it at MOMA in NYC in May and it was one of the first paintings in a museum that 
made a strong impression on me as a kid. 
I didn't think about it when I started the composition, 
but my own work is now conjuring up the image in my mind. Art is funny that way. 

"Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale" by Max Ernst 1924

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Update- painting progress (Amy Crehore)

Working on Arches oil painting paper, sketching out a 
composition idea for a new painting on linen. Using oil washes for this. 

Good news: my original painting "Rose Quarry" has now sold  to a collector in NYC.
But, I still have prints available and on sale! Here's the LINK
(limited to 40 in the signed edition) 
"Rose Quarry", oil on linen 2012, 12"x 14" by Amy Crehore

And, my newest painting, "Tomboy's Memory of Winter", July 2014,
has been claimed by a different collector in NYC. LINK
I am thinking about having prints made of this one, too.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting a new painting

Sketching the shed in my backyard. This image will become part of a new 
composition for my next painting. 
Stay tuned and I will blog my progress. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Recap: Original Paintings by Amy Crehore

 "Gymnast's Memory of Fall" 2013 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)
 "Cloudy Day Blues" 2009 oil on wood by Amy Crehore 12" x 12" (sold)
 "Song of the Wind" 2009 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 6" x 6" (sold)
 "Weed Smoker's Dream" 2009 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 12" x 18" (sold)
 "A Moonlit Ride" 2011 oil on linen by Amy Crehore 10" x 12" (sold)
 "Mermaid's Memory of Summer" 2014 by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)
"Tomboy's Memory of Winter" oil on linen 2014 by Amy Crehore 12" x 14" (sold)

All of the fine art paintings shown above have found new homes within the past year.
Three out of four paintings in my newest series, Memory of the Seasons, went to NYC collectors almost as soon as I finished them. ("Bellhop's Memory of Spring" is still available.)
The rest of the paintings shown here have gone to collectors' homes in Norway, Texas, NY and California. 
Stay tuned for progress of my new work.
To see other original works please visit my website:
Update: 8/4/14 Also gone to collector in NYC -
"Rose Quarry" oil on linen 2012 12" x 14" by Amy Crehore (sold)

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