Paintings by Ethan Cranke

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Friday, May 18, 2012


3.5 inches x 4.5 inches
Oil on Gesso on PVA Size on Bristol Vellum
May 18, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another painting that Isabel had made for the show.

24 inches x 24 inches
Oil on Canvas
"plants personify my personality in private and in public (thus the bright artificial color...) It's also about the theme of tending one's garden."~Isabella Urbina

Friday, April 13, 2012

I've lost my friend.

My friend, Isabella Urbina , with whom I've been secretly planning a duo show with for the past 5 months, was hit by a car and killed, last Thursday. I am heartbroken and completely beside myself. I'm still having difficulty grasping that she won't be reading this and responding. Here is one of the paintings that she'd made for the duo landscape show that we'd been secretly planning. She sent it to me in private, as part of our almost daily correspondence, regarding the show and our life/process/art. Obviously, I wasn't able to get permission, but it deserves to be seen.

"To get through was hopeless."
30" x 20"
Oil on paper.

'"but to get through was hopeless, so she sat down and cried" is from Chapter 2 of Alice and Wonderland. It's printed on the white diamonds in my painting. Prior to this series I did some paintings and drawings based on Alice. I just wanted to make a transition to my landscape series from the previous series. (The quote is personal to me because at time I was living in the TenderLoin and was struggling financially. I met a lot of interesting characters, so I felt like Alice.) "~Isabella Urbina