Milk Thistles and Bees – Medicinal Plants
12 inches by 9 inches Watercolor & Ink on Watercolor Paper
Frame and Mat not included.
Medicinal plants is something I have been studying and have a great interest in my whole life. This was instilled in me by my grandmother. Healing plants are all over the world, most people just don’t realize it. So I never refer to them as weeds.
The medicinal power of Milk Thistle is proven. I also think it is a very beautiful plant and it attracts bees.
I find it sad that many large wild meadows disappear, so I was happy to see a nearby community called Serenbe Georgia, creating and preserving natural places. On my next trip I will have to explore the wildflower meadow and linger there for a while.
You can also see a video of this with me talking about art and this particular herb.
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How I create my watercolor & ink paintings: “I first do most of the ink work. I do not pre draw anything. I go straight to work with various nib sizes and dipping ink. The objective is to be loose and painterly. After establishing the ink lines I use watercolor to create shadow and light and vibrant colors, I work in layers. There is no erasing whatsoever, so everything even inks droplets that may fall are part of the art. Incidentals like ink drops are some of my favorite parts. Finally I add more ink lines to enhance certain areas in the painting. I then sign in ink and voila!”
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WOW I have so many people to thank. People that I don’t even know.
People that have recently bought art prints from my galleries.
I sell art prints via http://ginetteprints.com and via http://www.imagekind.com/artists/GinetteCallaway
So lets do it. These orders are fullfilled via fineartamerica and imagekind. I know the cities and states they sell to but not who. I’d love to thank you personally but instead I do shout-outs to cities. “A huge THANK YOU goes out to all those collectors you purchased these pieces. If you click on the images it will take you to my galleries and you too can buy a print. More THANK YOU’s to come! Prints are selling well!
sold to Minneapolis, Minnesota
sold to New York, NY
sold to Kirkland, Washington
Heirloom Tomatoes Still Life
Have you seen this lovely Heirloom Tomato Oil Painting?
I think it will make a great addition to a country kitchen.
Oh yes it’s not a grand landscape or a wonderful vista but a mundane image of Tomatoes. But what the world be without this marvelous fruit? These are the things in our daily lives we appreciate and for me they make good subject matter. Their curves, the color variations from deep red to orange, a bit of green and even bright yellow.
My paintings, at least according to my collectors, are better looking in person, then when first seen on a monitor.
The colors are vibrant, the texture of the brushstrokes and the subtle smell of oil paint can never be 100% translated on a cold bright monitor.
Holding the real thing, will make it clear why owning original art is really special.
Prints are OK but an original will win your heart forever.
People say my style reminds them of VanGogh, I can see why. I appreciate such a great compliment even though I believe I do have my own unique style.
I study and examine his work whenever I can. Seen many of his pieces at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He definitely was one of those that gave me the courage to use bold colors.
Absinthe For Two Unique Still Life Original Painting. In the upper right corner you can see part of a painting by Picasso called The Absinthe Drinker, which he painted in 1902. I like to place famous paintings or parts of them within my own paintings. It's such a great value, and will be a conversation piece for sure, don't let this one get away. I use quality materials to create all my art. I can promise you when you hold this in your hands, it's better than in the screen. 18 x 24 inch ORIGINAL Painting painted with watercolor, ink and pastel painted on watercolor paper. Ships withing the US as USPS Priority Express (International Please inquire) CONTACT
Georgia Summer can be a heatstroke in the making.
About two weeks ago I was rudely reminded why I really don’t like to live in a hot climate (unless it’s right by the ocean of course)
My air-conditioner about 28 years old started to not cool and freeze up all the time. Eventually air conditioning man put some more coolant in it, no dice. Still not cooling. Air condition man comes back after a few phone calls and puts in more coolant, plus unit cleaning. Still not cooling.
So far I paid 800 dollars and still have no air conditioning. It puffs out lukewarm air. So now the verdict is “Need a new Unit” will cost around 5 grand. Just about now I want to crawl in to a hole. Make it a cave a real cool one. I miss the temperate German summers that I remember.
Brick houses make for cooler dwellings too. Most houses in Germany are brick, cooler. Grandma used to close the shutters when it was hotter. No shutters on my rickety house, so the afternoon sun bakes the house.
Someone told me the weather in Berkeley California is like that in Germany, mostly, temperate. But Blairsville Ga is about 10 degrees cooler than the rest of Georgia too. Maybe I have to escape in to the mountains in summer, cats in tow.
But don’t they say the grass is always greener on the other side. I keep reminding myself of that, while looking forward to this huge cost that wasn’t in my budget. I hate Georgia Summers. Yesterday we had 106 degrees the next two weeks will be cooler “ONLY IN THE MID NINETIES” My house is an oven. Ice packs tied to my body have become my best friends.
Have I mentioned I hate Georgia Summers. I think I have.
If you haven’t seen my latest original paintings I hope you will take a look at them, any purchase will help me pay for this new expense. You’re helping a self-supporting artist.