Paintings by Ethan Cranke

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Something a little different "Hairless Ape, Shitting in The Wilderness"

"Hairless Ape, Shitting in The Wilderness"
20 inches x 16 inches
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Prepped With P.V.A Size and Thin Lead Ground

This happened completely extemporaneously, i.e. I had no idea where it was going until it was done. I had meant to finish it on Mon., in a single sitting, etc. This is what has evolved over the past few days, I'm now calling it done!


  1. Ethan, great works!!!
    Denise, from São Paulo

  2. The background reminds me of Renaissance paintings

  3. @Denise: Muito obrigado! Thanks for following my blog, looking at my paintings, and taking the time to comment. Very kind of you, indeed. It's a pleasure to meet you! :)

    @Remittance Girl: I see what you mean. That said, a classical realist would definitely see many many flaws in my approach, but I feel that my work carefully straddles that balance between classic technique and free-verse poetry. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Mz. Remittance! Your words are always welcome and encouraged. :)