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Large Art Prints Hundreds of Ginette's Paintings and Designs

Check out this large art print of my watercolor and ink Statue of Liberty New York.
The original watercolor has sold.

If you like this piece, good news, you may purchase it as an art print on paper, fine art paper including watercolor paper, on canvas or even on metal.

All sizes from small to super large. Just click on my image and start shopping. 
Don't forget to browse all my galleries and comeback for more. 


Statue of Liberty large art print on canvas

Paint Over Project or The Reincarnation of Older Paintings

I am starting the "Paint Over" Project. From now throughout next year 2016. 


I will paint over older paintings that haven't sold. Not all older paintings but some of those that I personally don't like anymore. 
I start with covering them in ‎gesso‬ and then use the canvas to paint something new on top.
This has been done and is done by artist through history.
One reason is is that it makes no sense to keep these ‪‎older ‪‎paintings around, while there seems to be no interest in them and I simply don't have the room to keep them while painting new pieces.

So out with the old to make room for the new.
Anyone who wants to buy any of these piece is welcome to while they are still available. If you don't like the price just make an offer and I see what I can do within reason. I will donate to registered charities but you would have to come and pick them up. Just contact me.

I already gessoed over one large piece. See my blog to follow the reincarnation from one painting to white canvas to new painting.

Here is also a wonderful article that examines a ‪‎Picasso‬ ‪‎Painting‬ and also VanGogh shows other paintings underneath.

Very interesting. Artists like ‪‎VanGogh‬ and myself included, had to reuse canvas of unsold works because they were just not able to keep buying new canvas. Canvas is expensive these days too.
It really is a matter of ‪‎money‬ and ‪‎space‬.

See paintings that will eventually be painted over in my "Paint Over Project Collection" CLICK

I am starting with this large one


 

If you like you can buy a print

Art Prints

Ginette Part One Large 40 by 60 inch oil painting from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.

Impressionist Original Oil Painting Autumn Colors Large Landscape by Ginette

Bright sunny days, gone like a dream, 
But I don't feel sad, no... not sad at all.
When cool rain kisses my face, I feel at home
I sigh and my heart fills with joy, it's finally fall. View full article →

Humming Bird Fantasy Watercolor by Ginette Callaway

Stunning Watercolor painting by Ginette Callaway.

Her imaginary Peacock Tail Hummingbird is magical and surreal.

In a world of his own he flutters among the Bird Of Paradise Flowers.







Also available are custom pillows

Peacock Humming Bird Fantasy Watercolor Painting Pillow
Peacock Humming Bird Fantasy Watercolor Painting Pillow by Oreillers_Adorabel
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Watercolor and Ink Series of the Cinque Terre Italy

I have so many Cinque Terre painting please follow this link to see the collection



Childhood Portrait of Ginette at the Old House

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 wasn’t 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 is what my greatest fear was.

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 ice cream, 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 a 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.

 

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Art Prints


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Dear Vincent helped me with this one. I think!

I placed a few of my darling pink tea-roses, that just started to bloom, in a little vintage vase and painted this 24 by 18 inch oil.

The painting just flowed so easily out of my brushes and knife, this is not always so. Sometimes I struggle and nothing seems to want to go my way on canvas. So when a painting comes out so easily it is a wonderful feeling. I keep looking at it, so really beautiful.

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New Oil Painting Autumn Red - Bird Migration Landscape

Autumn Red Landscape Bird Migration Impressionist Original Oil Painting

Dimensions: 18 x 24 x 0.75 inches
On stretched Linen (Frame is not included)
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Ginette Paintings in Nevada Collectors Home & Watercolor Painting Videos

Angela from Nevada emailed me some photos of a few of the paintings she bought from me,
looking pretty in her house.

She has purchased over 10 paintings since 2013, for which I am grateful.

I don't always get so see how my paintings look in someone's house. Over the years many collector do email me photos. Angela was so kind to email me some pictures just recently.

Here they are. Can you find my paintings?

Two Impressionist Paintings in Angela's House

Two of my painting. One on the wall and one on the sideboard

 

Ginette's Paintings in Angela's House

Love Under TheJacaranda Tree in Angelas's home in Nevada

 

Watercolor and ink Painting Provence

 

A large Watercolor and Ink Painted on Canvas

See close up details of this painting.

Sunflowers Pink Poppies and Bees Provence from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.

 

Watch me paint this watercolor and ink painting

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

 

 

Sunflower sand Poppies-Provence Part2 from Ginette Callaway on Vimeo.

 

 Angela also purchased the large 

CRIMSON MOON OVER THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
Oil Painting

 

Garden of Good and Evil Crimson Moon Oil Painting by Ginette Callaway

 

 

 

Savannah Oil Painting in Angela's home in Nevada

 

To see and purchase all of my original paintings please visit www.ginettecallaway.com

New York Statue of Liberty Oil Painting In progress

UPDATE: Today June 22 I finished this large painting. This will have to dry for about a month before I can ship it around 7/22/2014.
If you are interested in this painting please let me know, I can reserve for you. Purchase or reserve


The Adventures of Lady Liberty!



"Statue of Liberty" is a piece I wanted to paint for a long time. I chose a large canvas 24 inches wide and 72 inches tall. The medium is oil. I started with a charcoal sketch and from there the whole painting will be done in layers.

I make it a habit of studying up on many of the subjects I paint. So as I am painting this, I am learning more about the Statue of Liberty. Most of us know of course that the statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (who like me, was born in Alsace, France) and the metal frame to hold the copper panels, that make up the statue was designed by Gustave Eiffel, who of course designed the Eiffel Tower.

What surprised me was the fact, that originally the Statue was designed somewhat different and meant to light the entry to the Suez Canal.  Egypt who was going to pay for it wasn't able to go through with the project, when the bottom fell out of the Egypt's cotton market, after the American Civil War ended in 1865. 10 years later in 1875 the construction of the statue of Liberty in the US began.

As the story goes, Bartholdi developed a fascination with Egypt, after traveling to Luxor in 1855, this is when he began his drawing and sketching for a statue that was supposed to light up the Suez Canal.

Bartholdi returned to Egypt in 1869 for the opening of the Suez Canal and brought with him plans for the statue. He envisioned a toga wearing giant women that was supposed to double as a lighthouse. There was lots of fanfare and French and British stockholders were elated.

So here is where the adventures of Lady Liberty gets interesting. The Suez canal, while in Egypt wasn't benefiting Egypt financially. However Egypt s had lots of cotton wealth, helped by the blockade of southern cotton and some quirky cotton diplomacy at the time of the civil war, cotton prices shot up.

But since the end of the Civil war in 1865 things began to change and the end of cotton wealth for Egypt also meant an end to Bartholdi's dream of lady Egypt.

There was the canal, but revenue from the canal went straight to the investors, which were European. Bartholdi knew Egypt would not be able to finance his lady Egypt any longer, so he traveled with his head hang low, to the US and arrived in new York, where he laid eyes on then Bedloe Island (now known as Liberty Island), A small, about 20 acre oval shaped island, that he immediately knew, was a perfect spot for his creation.

Bartholdi worked out an arrangement with Gustav Eiffel to build the statue in 350 pieces in Paris
The French Government paid for it and American donors paid for the 89-foot pedestal. Bartholdi's goal was to have the dedication coincide with the centennial of the American Revolution, somewhere around July 4, 1876. It did not happen until Oct 28, 1886 with a military, naval and civic parade in Manhattan, ending at the Battery at the tip of the island, with Gen. Charles P. Stone, who as the statue's American engineer was the parade's marshal.

On that day U.S. President Grover Cleveland said in a rousing speech: "We are not here today to bow before the representative of a fierce and warlike god, filled with wrath and vengeance, but instead, we contemplate our own peaceful deity keeping watch before the open gates of America. Instead of grasping in her hands the thunderbolts of terror and of death, she holds aloft the light that illumines the way to man's enfranchisement." Liberty's light, shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and men's oppression until liberty shall enlighten the world."! The battleship Tennessee shot off salvos in-between and it was quite a spectacle, with loud cheers by the crowds.

The Egypt inspiration wasn't mentioned and it wasn't until 1956 when Bedloe Island was renamed Liberty Island.

I hope this was an interesting account of the Adventures of Lady Liberty.
With Independence day coming up, I wish all of you the best
and Happy 4th of July!

 

 

 

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Painting progression part 1 through 5

 

 

  

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New York Statue of Liberty Painting

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