Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ben Hogan Golf Painting

Portrait of Golf Legend Ben Hogan - Golf Legend

Ben Hogan Golf Painting

Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 1.50  inches

Early life

Ben Hogan was born in Stephenville, Texas and raised ten miles away in Dublin, Texas. His father Charles Hogan, a blacksmith, committed suicide when Ben was only nine years old. When Clara Hogan moved the family to Fort Worth, Texas, Ben helped the family put food on the table by delivering newspapers.

Professional Career

Early Struggles

Hogan started playing golf as a pro in 1931 at the young age of 17. He joined the PGA Tour two years later, but still had many flaws in his game, especially a very large hook in his swing. His early years as a pro were very difficult, and he went broke more than once. He left the tour and didn't return until 1937 . He did not win his first pro tournament until 1938, nine years after first turning pro. Hogan's wife Valerie believed in him, and this helped see him through the tough years, when he was still battling his hook, which he later cured

Swing change, start of success

When Hogan's struggles continued, he decided to switch his mechanics, a move that would change his career. John Omicinski, writing for Gannett News Service said, "(Hogan) lost his duckhook and start smashing shots of such purity that people came from miles around just to watch them fly.

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Reproductions/Prints are available via my gallery at Fine Art America/Pixel

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day Art Promotion last all week! 25% Discount

In honor of all veterans,

my husband is one of them.
I will run this promotion through 11/18/2014

All Reproductions/prints by Ginette Callaway will get a 25% discount.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Statue of Liberty Large oil Painting by Ginette Callaway

 This painting is finished and has dried. Now available for purchase at ginettecallaway.com

New York Statue of Liberty Painting




Statue of Liberty Large oil Painting
This is what I am working on right now. I hope to have it finished by July 4th.
Statue of Liberty. It's large 24 inches wide and 72 inches tall.

It will be an oil painting when finished and as usual I work in layers so it will take me a while.
I try to post pictures whenever I find time.

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New York Statue of Liberty Painting



Friday, March 14, 2014

Ginette Callaway paints Jekyll Island Sunrise Amazing Modern Impressionism

I used to visit #Jekyll #Island off the #Georgia #Coast almost yearly about 20 years ago. I stopped doing it about ten years ago. The last time I went and stayed for a few days, was with my mother who visited from Germany. What I loved most about Jekyll Island was that it was very non touristy. There were only two restaurants and no stores other than a small convenient store. Everything you needed, you had to bring from the mainland, which suits me just fine, since I did the simple life thing. It was only about a 30 minute trip off the Island, to get everything you needed in #Brunswick Georgia.
It was great to find an affordable beach front hotel, even if it did have all the amnesties and there was no fast food place in walking distance, which too suited me just fine. You could get a decent room for under 100 or tops 120 dollars a night with view of the ocean. it was a poor man/women/s paradise back then.
All I wanted was a place to escape and relax away from the usual noise, yelling, running, music, and human entrainment activities that you often find on beaches. On Jekyll Island you felt thrown back in to a time of "before discovery" at least it felt that way.
Now Jekyll island has been developed and when I took a short trip a couple of years ago just to see I was shocked and left shortly.
Prices have shot through the roof and it's not affordable anymore for someone like myself.
There was still lots of construction and everything seemed to have changed. Where you once saw the ocean from the street there were now hills of sand piled up. A fast food place was being build. I guess we can't survive with at least one on every corner. A large convention center was build right by the ocean.
I said my goodbys and prefer to keep the memories of Jekyll Island from 15 or 20 years ago. I got to see the most beautiful sunrises just like in this painting. All you heard were the ocean, the wind, the seagulls, and you could see dolphins swimming and jumping off the coast. The trees all grow toward the land, blown by the Atlantic winds, that blow steadily, it all looks very unique. I walked the beach and there were few people. Loggerhead turtle tracks and driftwood and to my happy surprise NO litter, plastic bottles and other trash humans often throw down wherever they stand. It was a magical place. I'll miss you Jekyll Island!
View from my balcony last time I visited #Jekyll #Island #Georgia
Work in Progress.  #Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches
This painting will be available to purchase very soon.
If you are interested please contact me.
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The finished 36 x 36 inch painting


Georgia Paintings by Ginette Callaway
Under painting for Jekyll island Sunrise Georgia oil painting


Progress Photos

Jekyll Island Sunrise Work in Progress
Work in Progress Photo 2

Jekyll Island Sunrise Work in Progress
Work In Progress Photo 3

Monday, November 11, 2013

Landscape Wetland OKEFENOKEE Georgia Impressionist Original Oil Painting on Linen by Ginette

Landscape Wetland OKEFENOKEE Georgia
Impressionist Original Oil Painting on Linen by Ginette
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Willow Tree and Swan Lake - Cherry Blossom Tree - Scarlett Ibis - Modern Impressionism

These are three new oil painting I have painted recently. Each is an oil on canvas painted with brush and knife in the impressionist manner. If you are interested in purchasing or like to see more images including detail close up please click on the images to go to my ETSY Galleries.

"Willow Trees and Swan Lake"


"Under The Cherry Blossom Tree"


"Scarlet Ibis Tropical Wildlife"


"The Sadness In her Eyes"

Friday, May 17, 2013

Botanical Art Prints by Ginette

Plants and especially medicinal plants have been an interest of mine ever since I worded in the Pharmaceutical industry. I learned that just about all medicines are derived from the chemical/molecular structure of plants. From poppies to Acorns, Dandelions and Yarrow the plant world is a well of medicines. A fascinating field to study.

I paint a new plant and always read about that plants all I can do understand it's properties. Over the decades I have learned a lot and use medicinal plants regularly myslef. I don't take any pharmaceuticals anymore today which is also dues to my vegan lifestyle. Between the plants I eat and the medicinal plants I utilize, internally and externally, I haven't seen a doctor in years. Not even for a flue.

I buy my herbs at Botanical Spirit Shop Improving your physical, mental and spiritual state of "being" through the use of herbal seeds, bark, roots, flowers and foliage from plants that have been used medicinally for centuries; safely, naturally and effectively! I am presenting a collection of paintings I did over the years. These are available as reproductions. Please purchase as many as you can. For yourself or as a gift they make great art.

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I buy my herbs at Botanical Spirit Shop Improving your physical, mental and spiritual state of "being" through the use of herbal seeds, bark, roots, flowers and foliage from plants that have been used medicinally for centuries; safely, naturally and effectively!

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