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I am an artist painting in oil and watercolor. I work from my home based studio in Georgia.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ginette Thoughts May 20th 2015

My thoughts are sometimes jumbled. Are yours too?



Do you have those days where your thoughts are spinning?  No real firm mental picture that you can hold on to?

This weird state of mind where you feel floaty, mentally disoriented  and confused.. Maybe you don't, I envy you. Today's world with it's instant this and instant that, 24 hour news, 30 minute sitcoms, 15 minutes attention spans, and 15 second Instagram vids, it can become overwhelming and confusing. Images and colors everywhere.
Attention... look at me... look at me. On the internet, on the highways, in the stores, a bombardment of visual and auditory stimulation. A never ending conveyor belt of happiness and imagery.
The internet, an artist's dream and nightmare at the same time. I'm sure for art buyers, it's no different. What is real? What is fake?  We used to make eye contact with people, now it's emoticons and it is the last three letters that worry me.
I am a high energy person 99% of the time. I love to laugh, talk (too much sometimes), and generally do something. I'm a doer and I love to interact with people..
I love technology and modernity, but I do find myself lost and drained at times, with all of it.
Am I doing the right thing, should I be doing something else? Oh I don't mean as far as painting is concerned. I love to paint, will keep doing that for sure. No, I mean all that other stuff an artist has to do, if he or she makes a living from art.
There are days where I say: "When will I get to paint? I have withdrawal, please can I just go into my studio and create!!!
I used to paint every day and now other things are taking over. I don't want to promote, post pictures, take photos, process them for the internet, and all that jazz. I just want to paint.
But then there are the bills to be paid, I log in to my bank account and see the meager surplus dollars, from last year float away each months.
Being a self supporting artist, is a bit like being a farmer, you get those spells where it just won't rain, you get worried. Then you have a month of good rain, maybe just in time before your crop fails, and you stand in the middle of it and let the rain run down your face, happy!

A new or longtime admirer and art collector who loves my work and buys one and another and another, there is nothing more reassuring, as seeing an email that something has sold. It FEELS SO GOOD for so many reasons. I LOVE those individuals. When they email me their thoughts on why they love my work and why they buy it and even email me pictures, that's when I am reminded why I keep going through the emotional turmoil, of being a self supporting artist. I sometimes think they don't really know how much their support means to me and how much it keeps me alive. That's what I have to remember, the collectors, the fans, the admirers those that buy my art. Things will pick up again.
So  I am sitting at my computers and promote and Instagram and Facebook, Pinterest and Wanelo,  and wear a cushion on my wrist to ease the carpal tunnel pain.
I dream of a simpler life, see myself sitting in the fields of Provence, a slight breeze is moving through the air, I squint my eyes against the early morning sun, catch trees and flowers dancing in the breeze and I squeeze out some yellow, magenta and sap green and white and begin to paint all day. It's movie stuff.

Real life isn't like that.  It is what it is is. Browse my art




Saturday, April 18, 2015

Watercolor Paintings on Canvas or Linen by Ginette

Do you love watercolor paintings?


If you're answer is yes, but you don't like the matting and framing that comes with it, I have good news.

I can and have painted watercolors on canvas. Painting watercolors on canvas is becoming more and more popular.


There are those collectors that love their watercolors on paper, I paint many pieces on traditional support, which is paper, but there are also those, that rather have something, they can display without a frame or glass. 


That is where I come in. I have painted many watercolor and ink on canvas. I did a recent commission of a larger piece you may see me paint it in this video. On the left is a detail of a watercolor and Ink that I painted on Russian Linen. Both paintings are sold, but if you contact me we can talk about your painting.

Ginette Painting Watercolor and Ink Sunflowers and Poppies Provence from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.


 So please contact me if you are interested in having me paint you a watercolor and ink on canvas. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Autumn Sunset Impressionist 12 by 12  Original Palette Knife Painting by Ginette

Autumn Sunset Impressionist Small Landscape
The painting is 12 x 12 x 1.75 inches on Canvas
(Ready to hang. Sides are painted black)


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Modern Impressionist Oil Painting Life at The Lily Pond by Ginette Callaway


Ginette Callaway's "Life At The lily Pond"

Original Oil Painting
The dimensions are 24 inches tall and 36 inches wide (61 x 91.4 Centimeters)

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This awe-inspiring piece, Life by the Lily Pond by Ginette Callaway, is sure to make your jaw drop. The presence and stunning brushwork exhibited in this beautiful work of modern impressionism is an exceptional depiction of vibrant life by the lily pond.

I love the spectrum of perfectly balanced complementary colors gracefully detailing the roots of trees, lily reflections in the water, and ripples of layered bright hues. The thick, rich, and multi-dimensional brushstrokes add to the dynamic vigor and spirit of this piece.

The sky is illuminated by floral textures and each exuberant stroke carries its own weight, meaning, significance, and power. The luminescent sky blends with elegant reflections in the water, creating an atmosphere of boundless beauty. Callaway converses with Monet on the canvas and invites art-lovers to participate and engage in this lively conversation.


The blue, violet, rich red, and sunshine yellow hues pop with magnificent glow in the ripples of water, flowers, trees, and clouds, giving us the joyful gift of color-infused nature.


Your marveling eyes are also taken on a journey of movement throughout the canvas, exploring the many wonderful facets of nature and life on the lily pond. Embark on this journey with Callaway´s soulful oil painting.


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Modern Impressionist Oil painting by Ginette



Modern Impressionist Oil painting by Ginette

Modern Impressionist Oil painting by Ginette

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.

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ben_Hogan

  
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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.

At checkout use code 

XKTRLC

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