“Stoned” Paintings in Oil by Carly Waito
In a brilliant marketing move, a tourist-saavy city council self-declared the city of Franklin, North Carolina the “gem capital” of the world. Here you can “go panning” for sapphires, rubies, and any number of chunky, occluded stones. If you are in the region, you can channel your inner prospector and join the hunt which involves hours of sifting dirt over a flume. People with keen eyes and lots of patience can go home with some whopper-sized prizes. Pretty tempting if you can spare the time.
If you can’t make the trip, you might consider calling Carly Waito who has perfected the art of PAINTING the 4C’s. Her work is eminently mountable.
Gallery representation: Narwhal Art Projects
I’m so glad you like them. I hope you are doing well!!!
These paintings are insanely beautiful! I’m impressed by all the details, light and reflections, and how she makes some of them look as if out of focus.
These look like photographs. Incredible and so well done!
Wow-I’ve seen wonderful “scientific illustration” of plants and bugs and animals, but never rocks. As a geologist who got is start in an old quarry in Maine (guess they missed out on the marketing…they’ve got tourmalines and aquamarine) these bring back wonderful memories.