Thursday, October 30, 2014

New work in progress by Amy Crehore

(Above: new work in progress by Amy Crehore, oil on linen, unfinished)
Here's a look at my progress of a new painting featuring pink poppies. 
I'm not finished, but it's coming along well. 
This is a quick ipad photo of the painting on my easel.
The Art of Amy Crehore
P.S. Check out my paintings on Supersonicart
Thanks, Zach.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Starting something new...

I've been drawing up a composition for a new painting. This one is imaginary, yet it is also 
inspired by my location. Like the last one, I have drawn a 
building in my own yard, but I am adding figures and other elements that aren't really there.
I have tinted my canvas with a wash of raw umber and vermillion.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Oregon Skies

Oregon Sky #2 1988, oil on canvas, by Amy Crehore 11" x 14"
When I first moved to Oregon from the east coast, I was struck by the ever-changing skies. 
I painted a few small skyscapes.
I scanned one of them (shown here) and this is exactly what it looked like: 
big ominous rain clouds moving over top of pure blue sky.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Print Release: "Tomboy's Memory of Winter" by Amy Crehore

Newly Released! limited edition, signed prints of
"Tomboy's Memory of Winter" a 
2014 painting by Amy Crehore (shown above). 
Also, "Rose Quarry" print available. Both at special prices.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New painting: "The Blue Shed" by Amy Crehore

"The Blue Shed" by Amy Crehore 2014, 12" x 14" oil on linen
(click on photo for better view)

This is a sweet little blue shed in my own yard.
We also have tall laurel hedges and evergreens, cats hanging around on dark cloudy days.
A true northwest scene. I made up the figures.
Thanks for the posting this boingboing !

Monday, September 08, 2014

Neil Rodger, Painter 1941-2013

Here is artist Neil Rodger's artist statement and I wholeheartedly agree: 

"I believe that pictures rarely benefit from commentary by the artist. In general I would say that while most good art has been extremely difficult and taxing in the making, it is a prerequisite of great art that this is not evident that it appears effortless or even inevitable." 

"Karoo Window II"
He was a great South African artist. His work is extremely soft and gentle. 
I just discovered his work today. He died last year.
Have a look at more images: 
Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town

Prickly Bear-hunting Outfit

Siberian bear-hunting armor 1800s via @historicalpics (twitter)

I have been busy painting all month and I will posting my finished painting soon! 
(It looks so different than the progress photo I blogged earlier.)
Meanwhile, enjoy this photo of surreal armor of the past.