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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 2015 Daily Paintings…or nearly

Okay, time to get started on the challenge of painting everyday, or nearly everyday.

The two paintings below were originally one long 6"x12"painting. I cut it in half then re-worked both sides to make two new 6"x6" paintings. Success!!
Canoe Path by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel on sandpaper, based on a view of a lake near my home

Soft Whispers by Gretha Lindwood, 6"x6" pastel on sandpaper, based on a view of a lake near my home

A Gentle Afternoon by Gretha Lindwood, 5"x5" pastel on sandpaper, reminiscent of a nearby view

Sunday, January 4, 2015

8 New Pastel Mini Paintings Delivered to Cannon Beach Gallery

It's so exciting to be asked to bring new framed work to Cannon Beach Gallery because my previous paintings practically flew off the walls! And I was happy to oblige with the pieces shown below. It's a beautiful gallery with wonderful art of all kinds. Drop by the gallery when you are at the Oregon Coast. It's located at 1064 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone 503-436-0744.
Awaken, 6"x6" pastel, $187 framed
Solstice, 6"x6" pastel, $187 framed
Serene, 6"x6" pastel, $187 framed
Wander, 6"x6" pastel, $187 framed
Discover, 6"x6" pastel, $187 framed
Tranquil, 6"x6" pastel, $187 framed
Beach Marsh, 6"x6" pastel, plein air - SOLD
Rain Day At Indian Beach, 6"x6" pastel, plein air, $187 framed

Time To Toot My Own Horn For 2014

Thank you to all my valuable clients, friends, judges, artists and family for a truly memorable year, 2014. Each and everyone of you helped make this past year a stellar one for me.

A few memorable moments from 2014 for me in the art business…

APRIL - Marie Louise's Garden, 6"x9" plein air pastel painting awarded "Best of Show' at the Lake Area Artists 48th Annual Show and Sale! SOLD

MAY - Authorized Vehicles Only, 9"x18" plein air pastel painting awarded "Best Pastel" at 21st Annual Carmel Art Festival! SOLD

JUNE - Winter Color, 9"x18" plein air pastel painting shown at "Shared Oregon Visions" Cannon Beach Gallery. SOLD

JUNE - Wading, 12"x12" plein air pastel painting from Los Gatos Plein Air 2014. SOLD

SEPTEMBER - High Perch, 9"x18" plein air pastel painting awarded "People's Choice" at Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition 2014!

SEPTEMBER - Late Afternoon At Salt Creek Marsh, 9"x12" plein air pastel painting from Paint the Peninsula 2014. SOLD

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Catching Up - March, 2014 - 3rd Annual Plein Air Convention, Monterey, California

March, 2014 - 3rd Annual Plein Air Convention, Monterey, California
So much great information and demos by top notch artists, what a whirlwind of a week! Below are photos of me with a few art world notables. Okay, I admit I'm name dropping. (wink)
Gretha with B. Eric Rhodes, Painter and Publisher of Plein Air magazine and others; founder of the Plein Air Convention

Gretha with Debra Joy Groesser, Painter and President of American Impressionist Society; finally meeting in person after first meeting online

Gretha with Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Art Historian and recognized authority on California Impressionism; it's always fun to meet up with Jean and wife Linda

Gretha with Kevin Macpherson, one of our country's leading plein air Painters and Author; I look forward to meeting Kevin again in Portland in September