Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bijou Octopus


Bijou Octopus
3x5", Encaustic on paper

NFS

Gathering Threads


Gathering Threads
3x5", Encaustic, thread on paper

NFS


Intertwined

Intertwined
5x7", encaustic, thread on birch panel


Fifteen

Fifteen
3 1/2 x 8, Encaustic on panel


Note: This is one of my recent favorites. I love the vertical format. This piece also showcases some of the new techniques that I've been exploring.

Thistle

Thistle
4x8, Encaustic on panel


Note: click on the image above for a larger view. You can really see the layers when you look at it up close!

Cottage Gate

Cottage Gate
6x6"
Encaustic painting on panel


Note on the painting: In this painting I start to explore using photographs as a collage element. I love using my own photographs, and this one has personal history. This gate was part of the first home that my husband and I bought... a 1920's bungalow in Richmond, VA. The gate opened up to a little cottage garden that we had in the backyard.
This photo has been mounted to a wood panel then painted with encaustic paint, which is made with a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. In addition to the photograph and paint, I've also used India ink and marks made with metallic foil.

Art Giveaway

And the winner of this painting is.....

Constellation Field
4x4", Oil on canvas


Melissa P.!

Melissa is the recipient of my first-ever-online-art-giveaway. The rules were simple: join my Facebook page and/or leave a comment under the Giveaway post below. I wanted to be absolutely fair, so I used an online random number generator to come up with the winner. Melissa was #86, and I sent her an email with some JPEG's of available works, giving her some options. She picked this one, a painting of bees above a field of dandelions.
Melissa & I attended Maine College of Art together, and because of Facebook we have connected in recent years. She is a talented chef and food writer and has a fabulous blog of her own that you should check out.
I find it perfect that she chose one of my bee paintings, because as it turns out, Melissa means
"honey bee" in Greek!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Garden Pass

©2011 Giselle Gautreau

Garden Pass
6x6 Encaustic on cradled birch panel


(note: I will announce the WINNER of my art giveaway tomorrow, June 12. Stay tuned!)