January 17th, 2016
I want to give a shout out to Santa Rosa California and Thank the buyer who purchased a large print of this.
December 24th, 2015
I received a wonderful Christmas Gift from someone in New Ulm Texas. They bought a print of one of my Texas Longhorn Watercolor Painting.
I have to say this was a welcome surprise especially since waking up to a flooded basement ie flooded studio. Dealing with clean up today.
The Weather in Georgia horrendous for the last few days. Torrential rains.
THANK YOU VERY much Texas! Whoever you are you put a big smile on my face. ~Ginette
December 22nd, 2015
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June 6th, 2015
Memories of Childhood
Have I mentioned that I love to talk? Tell stories, especially from my childhood. It's a good thing I have to type it because otherwise my mouth would run away with me, but I am not the best typist.
A few years ago I painted this little watercolor and ink and it sold to a dear lady who at that time lived and worked in Charleston South Carolina. I think she now lives in Mississippi.
In this painting I sit on a little wooden bench at my grandparents place we called "The old House"! It was an old house but a good house because it was a real home. Cooking was done on gas and the gas was delivered in a red tank and hooked up beneath, I guess the stove. As a child I wasn’t too interested in the details of home keeping, but I remember the red tank, bright shiny red it was.
My memories from the days at "The Old House" were all happy, until I learned that they would soon move to, yes "The New Place". Luckily my grandparent knew how to comfort me and reassure me that, just because they moved, it wouldn't mean that I would not see them anymore, which was my greatest fear.
I still vividly remember when my grandmother found me crying in bed, only to pry out of me the reason for the tears. All I knew in my child's simplistic though processes was, that everything I knew would be no more. They were "leaving" the old house, that place I connected with happiness and safety, with roses and the creek, the garden and the apple tree. Grandpa with the garden shears, grandma with the baking and cooking. Fun times marching around the house like a choo choo train with grandpa being the locomotive, us singing songs and blowing paper party curls through the air.
I remember laying in bed, on my back as she explained to me how it was going to be, that I would see them just the same and nothing would change, only where they lived. As she spoke, I watched the lights from cars, from the nearby street travel across the ceiling, the lights traveled left to right, I was fixated on it. I slowly became calm and the tears went away, with every comforting word she spoke.
In this painting, I recount a day when I was sick with a cold. I felt pretty peaky but even sick days were good days at the old house. Grandma gave me some icecream, vanilla with a chocolate coating that was crunchy and crumbled when I bit in to it. It was cold and soothed my sore throat. I was allowed to sit outside in the sun for a while right under the kitchen window, where grandma could see me. I was way overdressed but she wanted me to stay warm, so I wore funny little pants and a dress over it. It was probably Autumn but I am not sure.
I ate my ice cream before it melted and came back inside, where I was promptly told to lay on the little couch, that was inside the family room/kitchen. I was Ok with that, because I was weak and tired and laid down, it was late afternoon and grandma was fixing something, Abendbrot (supper/dinner) probably. She took kitchen towel and laid it over the lampshade to dim the light from my eyes. I see her hands laying the towel and adjusting it to make it right, as I doze off.
The original painting of me sitting on the bench is sold but you may purchase prints:
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February 21st, 2015
Over the last 3 weeks I have been painting off and on on this piece and finished it.
This was the beginning
There are white lotus in the foreground, a blue heron flies in to the picture from right to left and there will be wonderful reflection on black water.
I was inspired to paint this from my excursions in the the wetlands of South Georgia also known as the Okefenokee.
Land of the trembling waters. Where Herons soar and Lotus bloom. Where the sun creates magic and sparkle atop the dark mysterious waters. A land untamed by human hands, filled with the aroma of tannic water, sounds of unseen live. As my canoe glides along the watery path the lily pads and water grasses dance in the ripples. A heron flies up and out of sight.
This is an original oil painting
The dimensions are 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide (91.4 x 61 Centimeters)
The sides are 1.5 inches deep and painted black. You may purchase prints here in my galleries. Or if you are interested in the original painting visit ginettecallaway.com
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February 4th, 2015
Ginette in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine April and May 2013
Many of my art and designs are featured on DENY Designs To see my full catalog visit. "Rust" was created from a detail scan an of a watercolor and was featured in Better Homes and Gardens
January 29th, 2015
I love lapis lazuli blue as much as Van Gogh loved Yellow. I never miss an opportunity to use this gorgeous blue in my work. Here is an example of an oil painting of Cornflowers somewhere in Provence. Flowers and Nature just like I remember when growing up in France where I was born.
If you are intereste in the original oil painting please visit my site here is a link:
You an also purchase prints here on Fine Art America. Please let me know if you have any questions.
December 30th, 2014
I really don't like to talk about ailments especially if they are mine but I want to make an exception just once. I have some wonderful online friends on Fine Art America and I do wish i could comment more on their work or be more engaged online with them. They certainly are kind and leave wonderful comments on my work almost every day.
If I don't reciprocate and much as I should and if I don't post updates and blog posts as much as I would like to, it's only because I have been dealing with eye problems all year long. It started around march after a bit of a stressful event. I developed a shingles infection in my left eye and later it also effected my right eye. There isn't much a doctor can do.
I have been treating it with frankincense and myrrh which will make the blisters go away as long as I put it on right away. I have to treat my eyes every day.
Wit this shingles problem, it's very straining to look in to the monitor too much and reading or writing is difficult. I miss letters (thank goodness for spell check and the image is blurry at times more than other. It's a good thing i am an impressionist painter, otherwise I'd really be in trouble.
So I am not complaining, it could be much worse. I have seen pictures of people with full blown shingles in their eyes and I have to say I keep it at bay with my tincture from frankincense and myrrh.
It worked well but it's a constant treatment if I skip a few days blisters start forming inside my eyes and on my lid, my eyes hurt and itch like crazy. I hope this will eventually stop!
Right now, I have to preserve as much of my visions I can to be able to paint and do the things i must do to show my art online and sell art and prints. This is how I survive financially. I have no other job.
So please if you are one of the many people who comment on my work and I don't always get back with you right away, rest assured I am grateful more than you'll ever know.
Happy New Year to all, health, peace and prosperity!