"The Green Bird, Chateau Mirambeau"
8″ x 10,” Oil on Canvas
Reference Photograph of Chateau Miranbeau
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.