Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bay Rivers Art Guild 2011 Juried Show

I entered three paintings in BRAG's  show and all three were accepted! Here is one of them.
I painted this scene from a photo I took last September while on a hiking adventure in Yosemite. 
As many of you know, I have a story for every painting.
Early one morning we were driving through the valley to get to our trailhead for that day. In a very wooded section where nothing but big tree trunks were in view, I asked Taylor to pull over to the side of the road. I grabbed my camera and walked down to find the bank of the Merced River. I am not sure why I even asked Taylor to stop, I just had a feeling. When I found the shore line I looked up to find this incredible view of El Capitan!

El Capitan, Oil,  16 x 12 inches
©Colette Martin Waite

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Paintings through Outreach

This painting is from a photo I took several years ago while on a sailing trip to Anquilla from St. Martin. It was a picture perfect day. I saw a photo on Yahoo! this morning of a famous basketball star riding a bike while vacationing on the island. This painting was placed today at Sunflower Cafe in Fairhope along with other tropics inspired paintings.
Picture Perfect, Oil, 12 x 24 inches
©Colette Martin Waite
This is a palette knife painting of the Mobile Delta. I did this painting several years ago and have not done much palette work lately.  Let me know what you think.
I placed it today at Thomas Hospital in Daphne through
Bay Rivers Art Guild Outreach.
Mobile Delta Color, Oil, 22 x 28 inches Wrapped Canvas
©Colette Martin Waite