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. 

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.:)