Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I am preparing for two upcoming shows.
The first will be a show for the months of November and December at the Foley Performing Arts Association in downtown Foley, AL.
I will present 35 paintings is a series of work titled
"The French Influence from Paris to New Orleans"
Paris Street
18 x 10 inches, Antique Door Frame
I have a variety of paintings in this show so you will find more than just street scenes.
Paintings of French Hydrangeas, restaurants, and even an antique watering can from a NOLA Magazine Street shop are included.
You can visit the Center during their Trim-A-Tree Christmas Event,
Nov. 8-Dec 24 Monday-Saturday 10-4
Preview Party Nov 7, 5-7 pm

The Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs, MS  is November 2-3, 9-5 Daily
I really enjoy this venue for a show and it looks like fabulous weather is in store.
I hope you can stop by for a visit. My booth is #436 on Washington Ave.
I have been working on landscape scenes from the Southwest to the Canadian Rockies.
I have posted lots of photos of my new work on my website so check it out!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I was so excited to have won Best of Show
at the Eastern Shore Art Center Grand Festival of Art a few weeks ago.
The title of the work was "The French Influence from Paris to New Orleans"
Next show for this work is at the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs, MS 
 on November 3 and 4, 2012.
Cafe de Florie, Oil, 10 x 8 inches
©Colette Martin Waite
It was great to see so many people at the Fairhope show.
I always enjoy visiting with all of you who have bought my work in the past. I prefer selling my work directly to you so you can know why I created a painting and at the same time I get to know where the painting will take up residence!

Friday, June 8, 2012

I had the two paintings below accepted in the
Colors of the Coast, A Juried Exhibition !
This show is presented by Wintzell's Oyster House and Cathedral Square Gallery
both located on Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile.
The show will open today, Friday June 8 and run through June 29 at the Gallery.

Hustle, Oil, 12 x 18 inches
©Colette Martin Waite

Delta in Living Color, Number 18, Oil 10 x 12 inches
©Colette Martin Waite

Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting ready for the ESAC Outdoor Art Show in downtown Fairhope, March 16-18

This painting has been rolling around in my head ever since I took the photo a few years ago.
Dublin Rain, Oil, 14x10 inches
©Colette Martin Waite
The next painting is a new technique for me. It took me a while to work out how I was going to do this. The idea started with a painting I saw at a bistro in Paris. The painting I saw had a white gesso ground and the edges were left raw with the tacks showing. I am using a raw rough linen and priming  it (sizing, not gesso) so that I could leave some of the linen color showing. I have to credit using this linen to an artist friend Davis Tomasovsky of Ocean Springs/New Orleans. The painting shown here is wrapped but I have done several so that the copper tacks are left showing on the side and the edges are left raw.  A bit labor intensive and more costly too!I like the look. I hope others will too.
Luncheon is Ready, oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches

©Colette Martin Waite

And I am still working on chef scenes!
Hustle, Oil, 12 x 18 inches
©Colette Martin Waite

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


This past week has been amazing!
Last Tuesday, I won the purchase prize award at the 19th Annual Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony  on Lake Martin for the painting Hydrangeas and Peaches shown below.
The judges for the prize were the two instructors for this year's SCT Art Colony, Colley Whisson of Australia and Angus Macpherson of New Mexico. My painting will reside in the SCT Permanent Collection at the Board of Education in Alexander City, AL.
On Saturday at The Grand Festival of Art in Fairhope, AL, I won Second Prize in the juried show!
Hydrangeas & Peaches, Oil, 24 x 30 inches
©Colette Martin Waite

Friday, September 30, 2011

Glacier National Park Paintings

Had a wonderful hiking trip to Glacier National Park in September.
Our first day we experienced the first snow of the season and then it warmed to upper 70's during the day and 50's at night with big beautiful blue skies for the remainder of our stay.
I have had time to do two paintings so far, but I have a treasure of photos and memories to last for a lifetime of painting.

We hiked to this location and had lunch along the shore.
Avalanch Lake, Oil, 24 x 30
©Colette Martin Waite

Would not have had this next scene to paint if we had not had to stop for a 30 minute road construction delay!
East Glacier Foothills, Oil, 14 x 10
©Colette Martin Waite

Grand Festival of Art October 8-9

The Grand Fest is coming up and I have been working hard to get ready.
I have been working on still life, street scenes, restaurant scenes and landscapes!
Here is one from a recent long weekend in New Orleans.
Cafe Beignet, Oil, 16 x 12 inches
©Colette Martin Waite