Painting is an oil as a 20 x 20 inch piece of one of my famous subjects. The infamous Bird Girl has by now come alive. She has gone from being a mere statue that graced the cover of John Berendt’s book Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil to a girl holding bird seed bowls as if they are scales measuring good and evil. I am continuing to paint her in my own garden of good & evil and make her come alive.
This is how it goes sometimes. I start out with an idea a place, a scene in my head and then I begin my painting.
Most of the time I sketch out what I see in my minds eye. The tree is over there, the time of day suggests the light. Is it dawn, is it sunset, is it foggy and so on. Are there animals in the scene? Where are they?
Are there people, most of the time not. Not in my paintings. I like to be the invisible observer of places when there is nobody there. At least not in visible form, in spirit we are all everywhere at all times. Everything and everybody is connected.
That old saying “If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody there to hear it, does it make a sound”? comes to mind.
So in my paintings of the wetlands, the Okefenokee, the Florida Suwanee river, Savannah Bird Girl, the trees you will almost always find life, just not physical people.
In my latest piece I was inspired by the “Pink April Moon”. In case you missed it. Yes the moon was pink this past April 11th, 2017
This full moon was furthest from the earth and the moon was in Libra. The pink moon also called Strawberry moon and a few other names, but I like Pink Moon and Strawberry Moon, it congers up positive feelings and even sweet tastes.
So in my “Garden of Good and Evil” the good prevails with the power of the pink moon radiating throughout the my painting.
The “Bird Girl” of Savannah a steadfast witness holding her bowls of seeds for the birds, this time most of them, were eaten by the songbirds.
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So here I am once again painting a version of the Savannah Bird Girl.
Modern Impressionist Oil Painting in progress. Savannah Bird Girl
She has been a bit of an obsession of mine ever since my arrival in Georgia. I have painted watercolor version and many oil paintings with her in it. Naming them Savannah Bird Girl or Garden of Good and Evil after the famous book “Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil” written by John Berendt and published by Random House in January 1994.
I have been laying down some colors and it needs to dry before I continue later today.
Here are some pictures. The colors I am working with are
Williamsburg: Cadmium Red Medium, Hazy Blue, German Earth, Cobalt Yellow, Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise, French Terra Verte, Provence Violet, Anise, and of course Titanium White from Blick.
I am also filming but it will take some doing to get it all together and uploaded since my computer isn’t handling that much data too well. So in order to stay focused on the painting and not get sidetracked with video tech issues, I won’t post video until the commission is completed. I’ll post more pictures.
So here is the sketch for the 2nd painting. I decided to put two hummingbirds into this one. There are poppy heads in it and some lavender.
I darkened the photo a bit. The sketch is very light on teh paper and did not show well. So to show it better and had to darken it.
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.
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.
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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.
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Charlene Coffield on Oct 30, 2015
This is what the buyer of this original painting had to say:
I am thrilled to have this original painting, which is absolutely stunning, in person. I’m simply in love with Ginette’s work, especially her watercolors.
This one, in particular, caught my imagination, and come to find out, through correspondence with the artist, that my interpretation of the painting coincided very closely with her inspiration for painting it.
Ginette’s color and flair with the paintbrush are truly wonderful! Thank you, Ginette, for sharing your talent.