Saturday, July 23, 2016

I'm Out Of Order!

Much happened in 2015 that I've not told you about…below are a few highlights.
"Call Of The Bittern" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 9"x18" painted en plein air during the 22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival. Had to duck into our van to finish painting this one because it started to rain. My concentration was interrupted by the call of a bittern who was hidden in the long grass. It took me a moment until I finally saw him(?) and enjoyed listening to the calls he made to what I like to think was his lady love. Look closely, you may spy the bittern I included in this painting.

"Landing Place" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 12"x16"painted en plein air during Los Gatos Plein Air 2015. Painted at Baylands, a tidal area.

"Patterns" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 12"x6" painted en plein air during Lake Oswego Plein Air Festival 2015. A scorcher of a day so I looked for shade and found nice shadow patterns to paint, sold.

 "Above The Beach" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 9"x18" painted en plein air at Arcadia Beach during the Cannon Beach 7th Annual Plein Air & More.

 "Gold In The Lavender" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 6"x12" painted en plein air at Westwind Lavender Farm Studio during the Lavender Festival, sold.

"Mist Rising II" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 12"x12" painted en plein air at Hurricane Ridge during the 3rd Annual Paint the Peninsula. I'm thrilled to say this painting won the Olympic National Park Superintendent's Award, sold.

"Reflecting Stillness" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 9"x18" painted en plein air on Sauvie Island. Sold at my studio during the Portland Open Studio Tour.

Update July 2016, 23rd Annual Carmel Art Festival

I had a fabulous time at the 23rd Annual Carmel Art Festival in May. All four of my paintings found new homes and one received two awards! The weather even cooperated. All paintings were created during the three days of the event and were fresh off the easel. For a plein air event such as this, we do not bring paintings with us, we do the work on site.
"Beauty And The Beach" by Gretha Lindwood, 9"x18" pastel painted en plein air, a French term meaning in the open air. I am very happy to announce this painting received two awards at the Carmel Art Festival for 2016…Best Pastel AND Honorable Mention! And it sold.

"California Gold"by Gretha Lindwood, 12"x12" pastel painted en plein air, sold.

"Awakening Sentry" by Gretha Lindwood, 18"x9" pastel painted en plein air, sold.

My 2-hour Quick Draw painting…"Cruisin' " by Gretha Lindwood, 9"x12" pastel painted en plein air, sold.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lake Area Artists 49th Annual Show & Sale Now Through April 26

Here are a couple of new pastel paintings I have in this show:
"Jackson Bottom Wetlands" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 9"x18" painted en plein air, beautiful espresso wood frame and TrueVue Anti-Reflective glass. I have four paintings of this popular size in the show.

"Edge Of Autumn" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 6"x6" in beautiful espresso wood frame and TrueVue Anti-Reflective glass. For my collectors who have been asking for more of these little paintings, there are four of this size available.

Forty artists with over 500 original paintings! 
Meet the Artists Reception April 24, 5pm to 8pm with
wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music!
I'll see you there!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Six Mini Paintings Delivered To Gallery

The gallery asked for more of my 6"x6" pastel paintings so how could I refuse? I delivered these to Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery just yesterday. The Cannon Beach Gallery is located at 1064 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110, Phone 503-436-0744. You'll like the town of Cannon Beach, treat yourself to a trip there.

Marsh Madness by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel, 
$227 framed with anti-reflective glass
Wild Weeds by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel,
$227 framed with anti-reflective glass
Morning Light by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel,
$227 framed with anti-reflective glass
Reflecting Spring by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel,
$227 framed with anti-reflective glass
Field Of Flowers by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel,
$227 framed with anti-reflective glass
Golds Of Spring by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel,
$227 framed with anti-reflective glass

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pastel Demo Painting At Fairweather House & Garden

In spite of a downpour last night at Seaside, Oregon, there was a good crowd who turned out for Seaside's monthly Art Walk. Acclaimed nature photographer, Neal Maine, and I were featured artists at Fairweather House & Garden. Neal spoke of his latest photo adventure to the Arctic focusing on the plight of the polar bear. Below is the pastel painting I did as a live painting demonstration. I titled it Quiet Anticipation in reference to the theme of this month's exhibit of the same name.
Quiet Anticipation by Gretha Lindwood, 12"x12" pastel, $675 framed

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Nostalgic Path" - New Pastel Painting

Based on a photo I took at Lewis and Clark Park in the Columbia River Gorge area I painted this little beauty. I think it has a bit of a dream-like quality and I feel a bit wistful when looking at it. This will be available at Fairweather House & Garden in Seaside, Oregon on Saturday, February 7th where I will be one of the featured artists. Come watch me do a pastel painting at the gallery during the Seaside  First Saturday Art Walk from 5:00 to 7:00pm!
Nostalgic Path by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 6"x6", framed with anti-reflective glass, $187

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just In Time For Valentine's Day

This new pastel painting of mine is hot off the easel and has been delivered to Art On Broadway Gallery for their "Love Is In The Air" exhibit and sale of 8"x8" artworks. This, or any of the beautiful pieces of art in the exhibit, would make a lovely gift for your sweetie on Valentine's Day, or any occasion! Art On Broadway Gallery is located at 12570 SW Broadway St., Beaverton, OR, Phone 503-601-3300.
"Lover's Lane" by Gretha Lindwood, pastel, 8"x8" framed with anti-reflective glass, $297