Soft, Realistic Oil Paintings by Ginny Paternite
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.
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.
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.