Paintings by Ethan Cranke

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Monday, November 22, 2010

"Heaven's Dunes" At The Cusp of a New Visual Language

“Heaven's Dunes”
17 inches x 21 inches
Oil on Mounted Panel

This is one of a series of paintings that I have been working on, wherein I am developing a new visual language. One that combines en plein air technique, with the use of strong abstract gesture as a deconstructive element; thereby exploring and expanding the best of what I consider two very painterly, and coexistent, aesthetics.

A note on the painting's subject: it is a free-verse meditation on out of body experiences, colliding worlds, and harmonious passages between raw and delicate mark making.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Look Into an Aspect of My Art Process

In my painting studio, I have a piano. When I reach a point in my work, where I need to step away from the painting for a few minutes, to clear my head and refresh, I will often sit down at my piano to play. This has become an essential part of my art making process, which is why I have chosen to share. I am not at all a musician or a performer, just an artist who uses music as part of my routine.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mailing My #twitterartexhibit Postcard Painting, A Brief Video

It's a little silly, and dry, I'm sure. All the same, I thought that it might provide a bit of a human feel to all of this.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Postcard for #twitterartexhibit is ready! "Greetings, From The North Coast of California!"

"Greetings, From The North Coast of California!"
Oil on Bristol Vellum
Prepped With P.V.A Size and Gesso
Roughly 6.5 inches X 8 inches

Once it has finished drying, I will immediately be shipping it off to David.
I am so thrilled to be participating in this international group effort, put together by my fellow artists of twitterland, as a benefit for the children's library of Moss Norway. It is a wonderful cause, as well as a triumphant celebration of the highly engaged art community, that I have found myself to be a part of, on twitter.

Saturday, November 6, 2010