Posts Tagged ‘Lindsay Goodwin’

Italian Seascapes

Posted on: August 10th, 2016 by Kristie Landing
"Sunset Dinner in Cinqueterre, Vernazza" Lindsay Goodwin 8" x 10," Oil on Canvas

“Sunset Dinner in Cinqueterre, Vernazza”
Lindsay Goodwin
8″ x 10,” Oil on Canvas

"Boat on Lake Como" Lindsay Goodwin 9" x 12," Oil on Canvas

“Boat on Lake Como”
Lindsay Goodwin
9″ x 12,” Oil on Canvas

 

Welcome to the newest segment of Work of the Week, where we are continuing our exploration of works by artist Lindsay Goodwin. Today, we are looking at two pieces that recall her visits to the beautiful Italian coastline. Italian scenes are not the norm for Lindsay– she typically takes us to fancy restaurants in Paris and Provence, but we aren’t complaining!

The first scene depicts the extraordinarily beautiful Cinque Terre, which is comprised of separate villages known for their colorful houses bordering the sea. We are looking out over a restaurant’s carefully set tables, perhaps wondering which we will be seated at when the sun starts to set. Lindsay has given us a broad view of the natural backdrop to show not only her exquisite detail, but talent at landscape as well. This scene is pure fun – the umbrellas stand slightly askew, a boat cruises toward the shore and rolling hills frame the backdrop. We may never leave!

The second scene is a little more intimate: one of Lindsay’s classic table settings. Each glass has its shimmer and the white tablecloth has more colors than a rainbow. But, then we have a very interesting perspective in which we can see beyond, not just to a boat speeding by, but to unique architecture looming in the sapphire distance. If it weren’t for the movement of the boat, this scene might be a little staid, but with it the scene becomes more relaxed and the table, approachable. Won’t you join us for dinner tonight in Italy?

Art de Vivre

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Kristie Landing
"The Green Bird, Chateau Mirambeau," Lindsay Goodwin. 8" x 10," Oil on Canvas.

“The Green Bird, Chateau Mirambeau,” Lindsay Goodwin. 8″ x 10,” Oil on Canvas.

At the crossing of the Cognac and Bordeaux vineyards lies a 16th-century stone-built mansion that rivals Cinderella’s. Château de Mirambeau is a cultural playground as well as a natural retreat overlooking the Gironde estuary. It may come at no big surprise then that artist Lindsay Goodwin found her way to this treasured oasis, for its rooms are decadent enough to entertain Marie Antoinette. Every table, every wall boasts plush decor. One person even wrote in their review that the hotel “made them feel like they were living in a movie.” See for yourself: Château de Mirambeau. In Lindsay’s painting “The Green Bird, Château Mirambeau,” she has portrayed a scene from the elegant dining room at the hotel. In fact, there is not just one green bird, but many decorating the candlesticks around the room. The gilded mirror in her painting is really extraordinary: notice the detailed reflection of the table settings and wallpaper. Also unique is the perspective of the viewer, which spans both the interior of the room as well as out a door or window on the right. Lindsay demonstrates both the grandeur of human achievement as well as natural beauty of the landscape, summing up the hotel in one perfect moment.