Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Party & Painting Exchange

"Canola Field", pastel, 6"x6"

In May one can find the chrome yellow fields of canola blooming west of Portland. And what a sight they are. Vivid yellow flowers thickly blanket rolling hills and make a spectacular subject for a painting.

This is the piece I painted for the Paint-Out Group's Christmas Potluck and Painting Exchange.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Artwalk for Annie

"Early Morning Risers", pastel, 12"x9" (SOLD)

This is the painting I donated to last night's "Artwalk for Annie". It was a fundraiser to help with Annie's medical expenses. A lot of people turned out for the event and bought beautiful works of art that were 100% donated by many generous artists. Annie is a fantastic artist herself, gorgeous woman and all-around good person. It was particularly gratifying to see her at the event and the progress she has made. You go, Girl!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gallery Manager's Choice Award at Hood River Quick Draw

"A Fine Day," 9"x12" pastel painted en plein air

This is my tardy post from a September, 2010 event hosted by the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon. I am pleased to announce this painting received one of three Gallery Manager's Choice Awards. The weather was beautiful and we had a great deal of fun meeting and painting with other artists. The Quick Draw was followed by a lovely reception at the gallery. It really was a fine day.

You can see this painting, and more of my work, at the White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro in Hood River, Oregon.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

3 Gallery Receptions This Week

I look forward to seeing you at any of these gallery openings the first week of November! Choose from Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Paint-Out Group presents "Local Treasures"
First Thursday, Nov. 4th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at ArtReach Gallery

"Tree Potpourri", 12"x12" pastel painted en plein air

This is just one of four beautiful new paintings I have in this exhibit and is included in the group's '12x12 challenge'. Discover my oil paintings and pastel paintings showcasing some of our "local treasures".

2-person Show "Another Point of View"
First Friday, Nov. 5th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at Aurora Gallery

"On the Flyway", 9"x18" pastel painted en plein air

A piece in the new exhibit at Aurora Gallery where I am one of two featured artists for the month of November. In this show you'll find oil paintings and pastel paintings for any room in your home or office. Stop by and see what I've been up to!

New Show at Amato's Gallery
First Saturday, Nov. 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

"Ripe for Picking", 6"x9" pastel/watercolor painted en plein air

This new little beauty is available at Amato's Gallery in November. And, as its name suggests, it's ready to pick as a gift for a special person or even yourself. This and several more paintings are ready for you to savor right now!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Featured Artist at Amato's Gallery

"Marie's Palette" pastel, 9"x6" (SOLD)

"Catherine Creek" pastel, 6"x12" (SOLD)

These are two examples of the pastels and the oil paintings I have in the new exhibit at Amato's Gallery. The reception is this Friday. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Artist Recognition Award for Oil Painting

"Morning Reflections" oil, 9"x12" plein air painting (SOLD)

I'm thrilled to have won the Artists Recognition Award for Oil at the 2010 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for my painting "Morning Reflections". It was painted "en plein air" at the Gilbert River on Sauvie Island on a cold and damp autumn morning.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Crimson Clover Time

"Crimson Gates", pastel, 6"x6", plein air painting

Went out with my painting buddy, Brenda, this morning in search of the yellow canola fields. We found 'em and photoed 'em but didn't paint 'em as it threatened to rain. As we wended our way through the countryside toward home we had a bit of an "equipment failure" right by a lovely crimson clover field. After the situation was remedied by a kindly "road angel" we received permission from the farmer to paint on his property where I knocked out this little 6"x6" plein air pastel piece in short order.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2010

The April 23rd reception for Expressions West 2010 at the Coos Art Museum was very nice and well attended. I am pleased to have my plein air pastel painting "Deadline Falls II" accepted into the show. It's exciting having one of my paintings hanging on the wall of a museum!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Accepted to Art & Agriculture show in Hood River

Afternoon Glow, 9"x18" plein air pastel painting

This piece was painted during the Northwest Pastel Society's paint-out last year at Rasmussen Farms in Hood River. The golden glow of the hills was beautiful.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

'Bear Spot' painted during Amato's Gallery demonstration

Bear Spot, pastel, 6"x12" (SOLD)

Here's the piece I painted at Amato's during "Breakfast At The Gallery" while demonstrating pastel painting Saturday, March 6th . I did most of it at the gallery with just a little touch-up in the studio. It's always fun to show the public how I paint and answer questions all the while.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Painting Accepted Into Coos Art Museum Exhibition

Deadline Falls II, 9"x12", pastel painting by Gretha Lindwood ©2008

I'm pleased to announce my pastel painting, "Deadline Falls II," has been accepted to the Expressions West 2010 Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum. Dates of the exhibition are April 23 through July 3, 2010. Coos Art Museum is located at 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, Phone 541-26-3901,

The 9"x12" pastel painting depicts the short but massive Deadline Falls on the North Umpqua River in Oregon. It was painted en plein air (in the outdoors) on a rather warm day. As I stood observing and painting I was treated to the sight of several salmon jumping up the falls.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Breakfast At The Gallery

Join us for a complimentary continental "Breakfast At The Gallery" from 9am to 11am each Saturday in March at Amato's Gallery, 12320 SW 1st Street, Beaverton, Oregon 97005. And you can watch gallery artists as they demonstrate and talk about how they work. Artist Chris Helton and I will be demonstrating this Saturday, March 6th. Amato's Gallery is located inside Amato's Floral, Wine & Gifts. For more information call 503-601-3300.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Now Showing At the New Amato Gallery

Frankly Scarlet II, pastel, 26"x18"

Metolius Moment, pastel, 9"x18"

You are invited to the Gala Grand Opening Reception at Amato Gallery!
Featuring fine art from local artists.
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday, February 12th
12320 SW 1st Street (at SW Tucker), Beaverton, 503-601-3300

Monday, January 18, 2010

28th Annual Visual Arts Showcase

Rentenaar Reflections, oil, 12"x9"

Beneath The Smoke, oil, 8"x10"

I am pleased to have two paintings selected for Beaverton's 28th Annual Visual Arts Showcase. The Gala Opening Night Reception is Saturday, February 6, 7pm to 9pm. The art exhibition and sale, featuring over 100 works of art created by Oregon artists, runs Feb. 7-20, 2010 at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th, 503-644-2197. Open library hours.