Thursday, January 15, 2015

Presenting Tickler # 3: "Twitch" Concert Ukulele designed by Amy Crehore, built by Lou Reimuller

You will find more information at the bottom of the photo stream and some links.

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Presenting the Tickler #3- A Concert Ukulele, “Twitch” by Amy Crehore (instrument designer, painter, illustrator) and Lou Reimuller (luthier, sculptor, musician and creator of Teenar): a uniquely designed and painted concert ukulele by artist Amy Crehore, lovingly hand-built to Amy's design with great attention to detail by luthier Lou Reimuller.

1.   Honduras mahogany sides with a beautiful, figured mahogany back
2.   Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany neck with ebony center stripe on back
3.   Maple top hand-painted with original painting by artist Amy Crehore
4.   Hand-carved ebony bridge (Amy’s unique scroll design, sculpted by Lou Reimuller), bone saddle, ebony bridge pins with pearl dots
5.   Bound catwood (a.k.a. ziracote wood) fingerboard
6.   Bindings and back stripe made of boltaron, wood veneer, and fiber
7.   Tiny hand-carved bow tie on headstock sculpted by Lou Reimuller, endgraft inlay, heel cap, top inlay- all are made of stabilized green dyed figured maple
8.   Amy’s uniquely designed headstock is enhanced by an original painting. Painted areas are varnished with polyurethane (hard, abrasion-resistant finish).
9.   “Peghed” brand geared tuners
10. French polished back, sides and neck
11. Interior braces made of Adirondack spruce
12. Ebony nut
13. Bound oval sound hole, Tickler Ukulele label inside
14. Amazingly beautiful harp-like tone
15. Most of the wood has been aged for over 30 years
16. Dimensions: total length 23 ½”, scale length 15”, side depth 2 1/2” -2 7/8” , upper bout across 6 ¼”, lower bout 8”, body length 11 1/8”, waist 5” (Large and deep body)

Twitch was the name of a cat who inspired this one-of-a-kind fine art ukulele. Here's the link to process photos of this ukulele being made. And, here's the link to the only other ukulele that I designed from scratch, a pineapple soprano (Tickler #2, 2009, sold). Huge thanks go to Lou Reimuller (luthier) for his incredible craftsmanship and dedicated, hard work on both of these rare and special instruments. Note: the concert size is larger than a soprano.

The Art of Amy Crehore
Thanks for posting about this ukulele, BOINGBOING- link boingboing 
And there is a new interview with me about this uke on Architects and Artisans 
and Huff Post  

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Collectors: Amy Crehore Original Artwork Available

 Deja Vu Waltz (CLICK TO ENLARGE) by Amy Crehore
Song of the Sea by Amy Crehore
 Dirty Blond by Amy Crehore
 A Little Escapade by Amy Crehore

 Snake Tamer's Ditty (CLICK TO ENLARGE) by Amy Crehore
 Basker's Cove by Amy Crehore
Fig Leaf Parasol by Amy Crehore 

Check my website for available original artwork and feel free to inquire:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
I haven't blogged for a while, but will be showing you my new painting soon. 
Stayed tuned. 

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.