Friday, April 29, 2011

May Day

Goodbye April

I can't say that this month was very productive in the studio, as there was a bit of a lull after hanging my solo show at Regale Winery. Then came my children's Spring Break followed immediately with jump-starting our spring house projects. Speaking of our house, it's been three years since we've moved into our Santa Cruz Mountains home. Happy house anniversary! It's a bit of a fixer-upper, but with time it'll get to where we want it. In the meantime, the weather is warming so it's time to garden, be outside with the chickens, and dare I say it... contemplate getting honey bees.
During my hiatus from the studio, I have to admit that my head and heart were still in it. By the time I jumped back into my work, I had a million ideas spinning. It felt great to start making art again. I couldn't wait to return to encaustic painting. I've also been reading up on beekeeping, so bees are on my mind. You'll likely see some of the results of those two preoccupations in the following weeks here on my blog.

In the meantime, I wanted to share some upcoming art events.

My show at Regale Winery is up for another month. If you missed the opening, the show is up until May 30. Don't forget to sign my guestbook!

I will be showing some of my birds & bees paintings at Many Hands Gallery in May & June. Many Hands Gallery is located next to Gayle's Bakery in Capitola. Fabulous baked goods + art, all by the beach. Sounds like the perfect field trip to me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Three Birds & Bees

Just added to the collection of paintings on view at Regale Winery are three mini paintings.
Each measures 4x4" or 4x6", oil on canvas, and are priced at $125. I hear the winery is doing some fun events in May, including something for Mother's Day.

Gathering Bee

Bottom Note

A Conference of Three

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beach Glass

Beach Glass
©2011 Giselle Gautreau
Oil on canvas

location: Davenport, CA

Private Collection