Amethyst Mountain. Oil on panel, 14″ x 11″
In these small oil paintings, Toronto-based artist Carly Waito depicts the most minute details of minerals and crystals as they sparkle and glimmer. Waito seems to have a profound understanding of how light affects an object and gives each work an amazing sense of depth and focus. From her artist statement:
As a painter, Waito has continued to pursue this inspiration, with a focus towards geology, geometry, light, and a sense of wonder and curiosity. These themes are uniquely encompassed by the tiny mineral specimens which have become her particular obsession. With each finely detailed painting, Waito focuses the eye on a specimen’s particular qualities, showing the beauty and magic that is present even in nature’s tiniest objects, if one looks closely enough and with a curious mind.
Dioptase II 8 x 10″. Oil on panel. 2014
Carly Waito Rhodochrosite II 6 x 8
Tangerine Quartz, 8 x 8in. Oil on panel. 2014
Amethyst VIII, 2015. 8 x 10 in. Oil on wood panel.
Dioptase. 10 x 9 in. Oil on Masonite 2011
Vesuvianite. 8.5 x 11 in. Oil on Masonite 2011
Amethyst Mountain III . 16 x 13″. Oil on panel. 2014
Source : http://www.carlywaito.com