Monday, July 30, 2007

Steinway Piano


Lee Piano Studio's Steinway, an impressively beautiful musical instrument. Thanks Roxane for letting me take over the studio long enough to make this painting.

-Nancy Boudreau

Friday, July 27, 2007

Pearls


These are the pearls that I wore for my wedding so many years ago. They're sitting in a box of Black Dinah Chocolates that a friend if mine brought me from his vacation home on Isle au Haut. This is a painting full of sweet memories.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Swan Feather


This feather was collected while paddling on Lake Lillinonah last week, up near Lover's Leap. The swans there have had an unproductive year. They were molting and passive and there were no young with them. This single white feather reminds me of loss.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Litchfield Hills


Looking off toward the Litchfield Hills, a lovely view that I continue to struggle with. Perhaps it would be better to take one element at a time: the cumulus clouds, the clover in the field, the shadows under the trees, studying them separately. The scene as a whole is more than I can handle properly at this time.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Quiet Lane


A quiet lane off a small side road in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Warm sun, cool air, a breeze and low humidity, a perfect day, the best of July - a day that should last forever.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tomatoes

These are the first tomatoes produced from my cottage garden this summer. Such a deep, juicy red, full of old-timey tomato flavor! I shouldn't have been surprised to find Webster's Unabridged Dictionary note that in the past, the word "tomato" has been used as slang for "prostitute."

- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gift from the Far East


I'm thinking of packaging and wrapping papers that a friend of mine has received from his Japanese clients. The colors are light and frivolous while the written and spoken words seem serious and sometimes harsh.

- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Monday, July 16, 2007

Clematis Flowers


An attractive feature of acrylics is that transparent glazes dry so quickly, making it possible to build layers of luminous color. Glazing was used heavily in this painting to develop the forms.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Lowden Guitar


I love this guitar, what more can I say?
It took six hours to finish the painting and I'm starting the bidding at $1.
Ouch!

- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Clematis


Graceful flowers, and a restful color break amid the sea of July green.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Friday, July 13, 2007

Glass Tile


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

To me, this is the first step of abstraction.
Our minds naturally seek patterns, to make sense out of chaos.
Random color and brush strokes frustrate our minds' efforts to organize and thus "make sense" of what we see.
Applying random colors in a pattern help the viewer feel more comfortable, more familiar.
This painting is random color arranged in a simple, understandable pattern. There was no intent to paint a picture of glass tile.

- Nancy Boudreau


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Kayak and Little Blue


Chatham 16 and a fourteen year-old Honda Civic - these have been like best friends to me. We've gone on some wonderful adventures, and though the boat is plagued with ants that insist on nesting under the seat, and the car has an embarrassing amount of rust - I love them both.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Windy Hill


These are the fields of Hadlow Farm on a windy afternoon in July. Warm weather, sun and a dry wind made the hours spent painting quiet comfortable. On the other hand, painting with acrylics was challenging under those conditions, the paint drying as soon as it left the tube, giving little time to blend colors.


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic on matte board.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Little Tricycle


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board,
signed and dated with comments on the back.
The painting will ship in an 8" x 10" cream-colored mat, ready for framing.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Watermelon on the 4th

This isn't the watermelon of my childhood - which had plenty of black seeds. When the adults were out of sight, we children would have contests to see how far we could spit the seeds. Childish fun in the summer. . .

- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 6 3/4" acrylic on matte board, for sale directly from the artist.