Sunday Painting: The Works of Carrie Crane

   
A few weeks ago we were at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. (Don’t worry, no one is sick.) Mayo has a pretty extensive art collection scattered throughout the clinic campus. These particular works by Carrie Crane really stood out for me. I even crossed a room to get a closer look. I like the boldness of them and the pastoral landscape subjects. To me, they have a bit of a Grant Wood quality.

Nestled Barn
Carrie Crane, American
Collection of Mayo Clinic
Reproduced with permission of Artist
Bolton Orchard
Carrie Crane, American
Collection of Mayo Clinic
Reproduced with permission of Artist
Stone Bridge
Carrie Crane, American
Collection of Mayo Clinic
Reproduced with permission of Artist

12 thoughts on “Sunday Painting: The Works of Carrie Crane

  1. Molly March 28, 2010 / 4:39 pm

    I love the artist's depiction of trees — they look like soft puffs of cotton!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Megan March 28, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    Is it odd that they remind me of those kid's books that you can feel the dog's “fur” and the “fleecy blanket” and all that stuff?

    They look like they should be soft!

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  3. Nadia March 28, 2010 / 6:38 pm

    I thought it was made of cotton, because that is what it reminded me of. I could definitely see wanting to get closer to it to see the textures in the painting. I love Sunday Painting! Thanks!

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  4. madbibliophile March 29, 2010 / 1:13 am

    They're beautiful paintings. I love how whimsical they feel. The colours are wonderful.

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  5. Hannah Stoneham March 29, 2010 / 4:54 am

    These are wonderful – they remind me of the so called “naive artists” that existed in central and eastern Europe in the last century. Lovely post as usual – thanks

    Hannah

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  6. Elise March 29, 2010 / 7:55 am

    These are beautiful, you can't stop looking at them!

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  7. claire March 29, 2010 / 4:20 pm

    Looooove them. My knees turn to much when I see such beautiful art. Thank you.

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  8. Darlene March 29, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    These are so cheery that you can't help but smile when you gaze at them, lovely!

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  9. Thomas at My Porch March 30, 2010 / 9:21 am

    Molly: I am glad you liked it.

    Megan: A marketing opportunity for the artist.

    Nadia: Thanks, I love Sunday Painting too. It is so much fun choosing art each week.

    Madbibliophile: I love the bold colors too.

    Hannah: I definitely see the connection.

    Elise: You can understand why I crossed a lobby to get a closer look.

    Claire: They do induce an emotional response don't they.

    Kathleen: They do have a simple, peaceful quality.

    Darlene: They certainly do evoke pleasant experiences.

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  10. Carolyn May 1, 2010 / 8:03 am

    Thank you all for you very wonderful compliments. It just occurred tome to check back again to see if others had written in. I'm glad I did. Thanks Thomas, for showing them. Carrie

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