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Soft, Realistic Oil Paintings by Ginny Paternite

An oil painting of a sparse branch in a glass vaseGlass and Brass, oil

Artist Ginny Paternite is based in Charleston, South Carolina where she creates soft, realistic oil paintings on a wide range of subjects. The artist’s portraits, landscapes and architectural paintings display a great affection for the local environment.


A painting of two boats moored on a quiet body of waterCinque Terre

I rather enjoy Ginny’s Landscape series in her portfolio. These works mainly depict rural, seaside landscapes, sometimes including figures or small buildings. Water, whether a small creek running through a field, or the water at a sea or lakeshore, is a frequent motif in these works. The variation in the way that Ginny depicts water creates interest within a fairly cohesive series.

The architectural painting gallery on Ginny Paternite's art websiteGinny's gallery of architectural and interior paintings


Ginny creates much of her work on a commissioned basis, and her pet portraits are no exception. I like the slightly theatrical lighting that the artist uses in a lot of these works. It lends the animal subjects a certain regality and flair. Dogs, cats, birds and cows alike are given great personality and charm at the artist’s hand. 


A painting of two dogs asleep in a chairBest Buds, acrylic

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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