Happy to announce that my oil on paper sold a couple of days ago. Wonderful collector from Orlando snapped it up during my Spring sale.
She also asked me to paint a sister piece that will hang next to it. It will be a 18 inch wide and 24 inch tall oil painting on paper.
I am totally excited to begin. I decided to purchase a few extra tubes of Williamsburg paint since that is the type of paint I used to the first one.
I prefer Williamsburg to almost any other paint but it is expense. Well you really get what you pay for. Handmade and the colors are.
I ordered them Wednesday and had them shipped overnight express so they just arrived. Here is a picture of the new German Earth, Cadmium red medium, French Terra Verte, and Cobalt Turquoise Greenish.
Some of my older, some almost empty tubes of Williamsburg paint. Check out the Williamsburg website for more information on this excellent paint. They don't pay me or give me any discount for saying that! http://www.williamsburgoils.com/
So today is my promotions day and tomorrow I am going to develop the new painting.
I had a wonderful conversation with my client that gave me a good idea what she likes and she is great in that she gives me all the creative freedom I need to make the new painting a success. So I'll go for a painting that will harmonize with the one she bought but be different at the same time. This is the one she bought.
If you are like me you will love the real, the original, the most tasty Pizza of all the Pizzas #Napolitano or #Neapolitan #pizza. A real pizza has a thin crust and simple toppings. Tomatoes, olive oil, #basil, #blackolives and maybe cheese. I don't do cheese.
I painted this #watercolor and ink #diptych two halves of a Pizza.
If you purchase the two halves as canvas prints and hang them side by side you will see a whole yummy pizza. Great decor for #kitchens, #diningrooms or #restaurants. #ginetteprints.com
Did you know that the color red stimulates appetite? Yes it does.
#artprints #Pizza #Watercolor #Painting
Take advantage of my limited time Promotion 10% Discount: Use Promotion code USHGJF Ends: 4/30/2016
go to http://www.ginetteprints.com
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
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 wasnt 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:
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.
First update: Underpainting
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
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
Watch me paint on my Jekyll Island Georgia Baby Turtle Oil Painting.
The original painting is available. Here is a direct link to my website. It's safe to go there. I have been online since 1999 my website is secure. If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
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.
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!
My name is Ginette Callaway and I have been an artist, self representing online for over a decade. I have sold through many avenues but finally decided to start my own e-commerce web site.
Many of you know me from ETSY where I still have a gallery. ETSY is nice but limited.
I want to have more flexibility in what I can show and how I can present my art, larger images, great zoom features, so you, the art buyer can see my work up-close. In each listing on my new site, you may hoover over an image and see it become more detailed. The site is very response and you may also browse on your hand held devise. When it comes to visual art, it is very important to show you great images that truly represent the artwork. I go out of my way to do this here. If you ever like to see additional images before you want to purchase, just let me know.
I can tell you with all honestly that my collectors always tell me the art looks much better in person.
The image presentation and being able to show you more about my work and tell you more, is what this site will allow me to do.
Please visit my new web sit and see my original paintings today.
Here are a few comments that I received recently from buyers:
Olive Trees and Lavender --- 4th and FINAL Payment Ive purchased several paintings from Ginette and each one has exceeded my expectations. They all have been beautiful and I love having them in my home. Ginette is very easy to communicate with and sends the paintings quickly and well packaged. I will continue to be a collector of Ginettes art in the future.
French Impressionist Original Oil Painting Magnolia Gardens At The Waters Edge by Ginette Callaway - It's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I'm saving up for your Hill Country original painting. :) Thanks so much! Such talent.
Garden Of Good and Evil - Savannah Georgia Bird Girl by Ginette Callaway This piece is even more beautiful in person! It captures everything we love about the south. Perfect transaction and speedy shipping to Canada!
Wetlands Original Impressionist Oil Painting by Ginette Callaway LOVE LOVE LOVE this BEAUTIFUL PAINTING!!!!!!!! Thank you so much, Ginette!!!! You are amazingly talented!!!!!
Heading South - Autumn Birds Landscape Oil Painting by Ginette Callaway The painting is excellent and so was my interaction with the seller. I would (and hope to) buy another painting from Ginette soon.
Over the years many people from all over the world have come to collect my art. One of the most faithful ones is a lovely lady from California her name is Jenni. She also has a blog now and to my surprise she blogged about some of the art she has. She owns now 23 of my original paintings. Her latest acquisition was of a little bird painting, namely a Scarlet Tanager.
Here is her blog post. Check it out.
Impressionistic oil painting painted with brush and knife in a tradition manner. My work is often compared tot hat of to VanGogh in style and feel. I admire and learn from artist like Van Gogh as well as Russian Impressionist Nicolai Fechin. Paint is applied thick and generous. This painting has mostly primary colors, Variations of red, blue and yellow and many greens that I mix myslef. Annecy is one of the many places I paint, remembering my years in France. Many people travel to this enchanting location for it's canals and old world charm. Swans are carefree floating along the canal and people are out in boats often celebrating their honeymoon. Please contact me if you are interested in the original or have special custom oil painting request. http://my.vcita.com/ginette
Please contact me if you are interested int the original painting.
it is 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide and 1.5 inched deep.
2nd Annual Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival (Bonita Springs/Estero, FL)
December 29th & 30th, 2012
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Coconut Point, Estero, FL
26th Annual Boca Fest (Boca Raton, Florida)
January 12th & 13th, 2013
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton, FL
Check out this 20% Discount Special promotion on all Ginette Fine Art America reproductions. Small to large framed or unframed, your choice.
We recently added some new art that you may have not seen yet. Check out the NEW Gallery
This a great opportunity to purchase art for your home, office or as a gift for someone in your life.
Announcement: I will be in Jupiter Florida with many of my paintings.
I hope to see you there.
24th Annual Art Fest by the Sea (Jupiter/Juno Beach)
March 10th & 11th, 2012
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A1A Between Donald Ross Rd. and Marcinski in Jupiter, FL
Stretching along the oceanfront along A1A, Art Fest by the Sea has become a springtime tradition for residents and snowbirds alike. Located in Juno Beach, nearby Jupiter in Palm Beach County, the festival brings together longtime favorites and the newest names in the contemporary art scene. Life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and much more make for one fabulous weekend.
This weekend I will visit the Wildflower Festival In Dahlonega Georgia. Since I am wild about Wildflowers and paint them often, I may do this art fair festival next year and sell my originals as well as prints there. If that happens I will let you know here in my Blog. This will be a great weekend get away and hopefully I will also get to paint some scenic place while I'm gone. If you read this and you also will be at the festival, why don't you drop me a line and maybe we can meet. If you like I can bring some of my original paintings for you to view. Here is some information on the Festival.
Mountain Flower Fine Art Festival
The 25th Annual Mountain Flower Fine Art Festival will be held Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22nd, 2011 on the Dahlonega Public Square.
Come out and enjoy over 70 artists of all varieties and even watch some of them as they create their art on the spot. From pottery to two dimensional art to photography, we have something for everyone.
Along with all the fine art, there will be the Garden Expo located in Hancock Park. This is produced by the Master Gardeners of Lumpkin County along with the support of MFAF. The Expo will include large plant and seed sales, as well as speakers hosting programs on a variety of garden related topics. A demonstration garden featuring native plants and wildflowers will be on display. The Garden Expo will have âFuture Gardenersâ activities for children.
The Dahlonega Farmerâs Market kicks off its season this weekend in Hancock Park. Locally grown vegetables and fruits along with homemade jams and other items will be available for purchase. The Dahlonega Farmerâs Market will be open every Saturday and Tuesday mornings. continue to read at http://www.dahlonegamerchants.org/mountain-flower-art-festival
Some of my Paintings were selected (with the wonderful help of Art's Clayton Georgia) to be hang at the Georgia State Capital. They can be seen by the Public. I obtained two photos of two of the paintings from Art's Clayton Gallery Assistant Courtney, who was instrumental in this whole accomplishment. There are three more of my paintings of which I do not have photos.
I was told they are in non public offices and photos could not be taken at the time.
Here are the two main ones that are actually in the main lobby, where the sign in book is.
There are three other paintings and to my knowledge they are all in various offices in the Capital. I hope to get someone to take photos of them. It seems difficult to get any photos in those areas. Here are the Paintings.
BTW if you are an individual that has been in the Capital and seen the paintings I would love to hear from you. Especially if you know the whereabouts of the other three or have photos of them.
They will all be hanging there until next year around May 2012. Until then the originals will not be available for sale.
My Georgia Paintings and Photography are available as prints.
To read the full story and see more photos go here