Sunday, September 26, 2010

Maison du Lac

Red Bench in the Garden-Maison du Lac
20x20", oil on canvas
©2010 Giselle Gautreau

This painting is my donation to my local school's fundraiser. They host an incredible event here in the Santa Cruz Mountains every October, raising money for our small public mountain school. Not only is the event a LOT of fun, it also brings in much-needed funding for our school. The evening brings us wine tasting, live music, a silent auction, dancing, and a very lively live auction. Can't wait!
http://www.lpef.org/LPEF/LPEF.html

About the painting:
The Gala is held at an incredibly beautiful venue, a private estate called Maison du Lac. Earlier this summer, with camera in hand, I explored the grounds and gardens. I took this photo of a red bench overlooking the little pond. The funny thing is that I took the photo with my iPhone, using a little application that emulates a vintage cameras, where you get to select the lens/film/flash options. The resulting image for me was compelling, and was the source for this painting. Old meets new: oil painting meets iPhone technology.
So, come to the Gala if you can. Look for this painting at the Silent Auction.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Summer's End


Summer's End
4x4", oil on canvas
©2010 Giselle Gautreau

SOLD

Bumble Bee

BumbleBee
4x4", oil on canvas
©2010 Giselle Gautreau



Trio of Bees

A friend of a friend was in town, and was brought to my studio for a tour. After selecting a few paintings to be shipped home, she mentioned that she wanted a grouping of three small pieces to hang together on the same wall. Sunflowers are her favorite, so I took a request to make a sunflower & bee painting. Another small painting with a bee & flower complete the group. I'm looking forward to seeing all three framed, and hopefully I'll get to see a photo of them hanging together.

Teresa's Sunflower
9x12"

Bee With Flower
5x7"
Trio of Bees



Friday, September 17, 2010

New and Upcoming

Navigation
4"x4", Oil on canvas
©2010 Giselle Gautreau

SOLD


Grouping of 4"x4" canvases


Trio of 4" paintings

Coming soon:
More 4" paintings.
Images of beautifully framed paintings of mine that are in a friend's collection.
A painting to support the Loma Public Education Fund, available at the fundraiser Gala.
New encaustic paintings.
California landscapes.




Secret Life of A Bee

Honeybee Dream
4"x4", Oil on canvas
©2010 Giselle Gautreau



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