#color#photography from 2015. I revisited this shot and boosted the colors just a bit. I see an endless universe in this abstract work. I get the sense of drifting in slow motion with eternity to ponder. Funny how a bronze table top can evoke such an emotion, huh?
I don’t know if artists use the the term “phase” to describe a change in their work or not. But, I feel it’s appropriate in my case. Lately I’ve felt a shift in the creative energy coming from inside. As I start a new painting today, I fully intend for it to be a beginning of the next phase. I don’t have a plan or goals set down, I just have a strong feeling a change is coming. I say goodbye and thank you to this phase that I’ve enjoyed so much. It includes some works I’m very proud of like this one, “Deescalte”. Acrylic on paper. A personal favorite. Hope you like it too.
My time at The Starry Night Inn in Seaside, OR is coming to a close. I hope you were able to get out to the coast, see the art, and spend the weekend in this incredible art hotel. Many thanks to the Inn and staff!
Pictured here LtoR- “Laugh Track And Field”, “Halluce”, and “40’s & 45’s”.
I finished “Vices And Voices” in 2017. Safe to say it continued in the direction of my interest in rectangles and thin lines. 2017 and some of 2018 seemed to be the era in my work for that. I’m happy with the results though.
W.S. Cranmore describes himself as an American impulse artist. This means creating abstract and expressionist influenced art to the mood and rhythm of the music chosen for each piece. He allows the feelings received from the music to take control and guide the work. During the creative process, W.S. Cranmore quite literally has no knowledge or idea what the final work will be. Colors, textures, shapes, and tools, are instant decisions made by the atmosphere of the music. Impulse also decides when the work is finished, whether the artist agrees or not. Sometimes the results are impressive, sometimes less so. However, W.S. Cranmore would not have it any other way, because this is where the true emotion comes from. W.S. Cranmore’s paintings have been featured on art websites, group and solo exhibits, and art blogs. He has sold close to two dozen of his one-of-a-kind paintings since beginning in 2012, and has shows scheduled up through 2020. W.S. Cranmore was born and raised in Flint, MI where he was involved in art, playing drums in local rock bands, and staying involved in the local community. In 1997 he came to Portland and took time to decide his next steps in life. When not painting, W.S. Cranmore works for the Portland non-profit organization New Avenues For Youth, teaching homeless and at-risk youth screen printing and employable soft skills so that they can exit street life and pursue their goals. W.S. Cranmore enjoys spending time with his family, and is a member of the Milwaukie Arts committee.
What a great Father's Day/ wedding anniversary! The day started off with a grand breakfast courtesy of Kara Cranmore, then some yard work with Rory and Kara, and now a "date" lunch at The Beer Store Milwaukie with Kara. While here, I saw some fantastic art, including some of mine, like the striped cutie in the center of this pic.
What a great day!
Acrylic on heavy paper.
This impulse art painting was the subject of conversation not too long ago on another social site. Seems there’s more going on in the work than I originally saw. What do you see?
"Man Sleeping (day sketch 6)" W.S. Cranmore.
Pastel chalks on heavy paper, Oct. 2016.
This sketch is from a couple years back. It’s a personal favorite, but has never displayed in any artshow to date. Maybe this summer?