Scott Gellatly


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Crush - A Celebration of Columbia Gorge Wines and Fine Art

I was invited to take part in this unique exhibition at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River, OR, celebrating the harvest and Oregon's wine-making community. Below are the five paintings included in the show, all of which were painted at or inspired by area vineyards.

These first three were painted at the western-Willamette Valley vineyard that supplies grapes to Big Table Farm, run by friend and fellow painter Clare Carver and her husband. 

The show opens October 4th - 27th. 

Learn more about The Crush and look for the schedule of wine-tasting events here.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pacific Northwest Plein Air - 2013!

Now in its ninth year, it's an honor to participate in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air show, which opens at the Columbia Arts Center in Hood River, OR, this Friday, Sept. 6th. Every year this show gets better and better and is now starting to draw terrific artists from throughout the western U.S.  This show is ALWAYS worth the short hour drive from Portland!

I've been fortunate to take part in this show since its inception in 2005 and having the opportunity to paint out in the Columbia River Gorge never tires. This area is more than deserving to be on the map of great plein air destinations in the country.

Below is a preview of three of the five paintings submitted to this years' show. The top two were painted on the first day of the Paint Out last Friday.  Finishing off the day of painting with a pint at the Full Sail Brewery ain't too shabby either...

Clouds & Orchards, 11" x 14" Oil. 

Mt Hood Foothills, 12" x 12" Oil. 

And then one from earlier in the summer...

Gorge View, 6" x 7 1/2" Oil.