22.9.09

carly waito

Barite
6" x 7"


Amethyst
5" x 6"


Rhodochrisite
4 1/2" x 6 5/8"


Smoky Quartz
4 5/8" x 6 5/8"

Carly Waito (who you may remember as half of Coe & Waito) has been making absolutely stunning paintings of minerals in oil on masonite lately. I am completely in awe of them. I saw a few in person at Board of Directors about a month ago and couldn't believe that they were made with paint. Click on the images above to view them larger.

She's going to have a show at Narwhal Art Projects this December; watch her blog for details.

I loved this post of hers. Such creatures of beauty and wonder who live in my neighbourhood!

22 comments:

  1. i can't believe these are made with paint either! ahhr. i love rough-cut-natural-awesome stones. this is amazing.

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  2. Oh my gosh, these are completely, impossibly perfect! I can't believe they're made with paint - what talent.

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  3. It is amazing that those are painted. !!!??!??!!

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  4. holy crap, that's paint?!?

    mind blowing!

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  5. these are STUNNING.

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  6. These are so incredible! I'm in awe!

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  7. Oh wow. These are unbelievable! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  8. it's not registering that those are painted images, even when i look at them large-size! they are stunning! I'll have to check out the gallery show.

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  9. Whoa. Those are mind blowing. I can't wait to hear more about her gallery show in Dec.

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  10. seriously cannot believe these are paintings. These must look amazing in person.

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  11. so pretty! I just saw these paintings a few days ago http://colourandsound.blogspot.com/2009/09/bit-of-magic.html
    and these reminded me of them in color and subject, but still very different and both beautiful.

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  12. those are STUNNING! hard to believe they are on canvas...

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  13. i thought these were photographs too! i totally did a doble take when i read your description and saw the word "paintings". wow though, these are simply amazeen

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  14. aw... Thanks you guys. You've all made me blush like crazy. The show at Narwhal is called 'Little Crowns' and it runs from Dec 3 - Jan 9. Some of the amazing artists who will also be in the show are Cody Cochrane, Katy Horan, Naomi Yasui, Noel Middleton and Selena Wong.

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  15. Oh! I saw Selena Wong's stuff at the end of the year show at OCAD a couple of years ago. I really loved it.

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  16. Wow, I thought those were real! Amazing.

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  17. whoa...these are AMAZING!!! WOWZA

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  18. Amazing!!! Beautiful paintings!!!

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  19. I was in disbelief that they were paintings as well. The enlarged picture was definitely a sight to behold. Very talented artist. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Those are PAINTED? I'm stunned. I had to go back and enlarge them and I still have a hard time believing they aren't actual stones.

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