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