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"Specimens" by Carly Waito

Posted by Max Merlo  
avatar "Specimens" by Carly Waito
October 13, 2011 08:50AM
Hi all,
I'm not an artist but I like "Mineral Art",
I've just found this information in an italian magazine, view attachment,
an exhibition of oil paintings in Toronto some days ago.

for more information about the author see:


and this is the link to the author web pages, with more pictures :


Just for sharing, I think they are good paintings...


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avatar Re: "Specimens" by Carly Waito
October 13, 2011 10:58AM
Thanks, Max, for the post - nice to see a local talent!
avatar Re: "Specimens" by Carly Waito
October 13, 2011 01:05PM
I wonder if there is a photographic aspect to some of the pictures. I say this because some of parts of some of the images appear to be out of focus. I think it strange that an artist would draw the out of focus parts of a specimen out of focus.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: "Specimens" by Carly Waito
October 13, 2011 01:39PM
I was wondering the same, Rock - according to the website, they are oil on Masonite... but at first I thought they were digitally rendered...
avatar Re: "Specimens" by Carly Waito
October 13, 2011 01:57PM
In effect somewhere in her website the artist states that she first shots different photo of the item and then make the painting from a selected one.

This aspect of "out of focus" is something different from other artwork that make them uncommon.

here a link i've found to her website pages in wich you can see a "work in progress" :


avatar Re: "Specimens" by Carly Waito
October 13, 2011 02:29PM
Actually, the out of focus seems to work and make the crystal jump out of the page, giving the same kind of effect one would see under microscope.

As an aside, her brother is fronts the band "Adam and the Amethysts". In 2006, we took vacation to northern Ontario, passing through Sudbury and out to Thunderbay, stopping in at the Panorama Amethyst Mine. The next year, I found the first Album "Amethyst Amulet" which really summarized a great trip the previous year. They now have another album out, which I am going to get as the first one was quite good.

Andy Haighton,
Brampton, Ontario


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