Sunday, September 30, 2007

Addis Park


This is a quiet little park in New Milford on the Still River; a nice place to launch a kayak, paddle down through Lover's Leap and then return for a picnic.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

End of Summer


On the edge of the horizon, sheltered between two trees stands a weathered nestbox for bluebirds, abandoned, the birds gone with the summer.

- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Reflection


This is my reflection in the window as I paint before sunrise, a phalaenopsis orchid and Radio Paradise for company.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Windfall Apples


Misshapen and bird-pecked, windfall apples have a sweetness that store-bought will never have - the sweetness of being found and free.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed mat board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Monday, September 24, 2007

Green Barn


One of the most lovely homes in the center of Sherman, Connecticut - an immaculately white, perfectly restored piece of history with it's green barn of similar condition, situated among rolling lawns and intimate gardens.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on Gessobord
signed, dated and comments on the back

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Huntington State Park


This well worn path that runs through the upper fields of Collis P. Huntington State Park, is bordered by goldenrod and purple asters. A favorite place for walking dogs, the Huntington's would have approved of this use of their land,
being devoted animal lovers themselves.
- Nancy Boudreau

5" x 7" acrylic painting on Gessobord
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pokeweed


Pokeweed growing on the edge of a field is a bright spot on a misty afternoon. It's foliage appears almost tropical, an odd contrast to the trees which are beginning to show their autumn colors.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on Gessobord
signed, dated and comments on the back

Friday, September 21, 2007

Crab Apples


Can anyone tell me why these small, wild apples are called "crab" apples?
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lurcher


While walking the fields, I came across a man and his dog. He could have been an old 'Nam vet: gray beard, short ponytail, tattered army jacket, jeans, cap and twisted cane. His dog was black and white, tall and lean, a mix of greyhound, wolfhound, deerhound, and border collie - a lurcher. I've never seen a dog so fast and graceful.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on canvas panel
signed, dated and comments on the back

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Spice Spoons


Four simply turned wood spoons filled with fragrant spices.
- Nancy Boudreau


5" x 7" acrylic painting on canvas panel
signed, dated and comments on the back

Monday, September 17, 2007

Spring Lake


A quiet Monday morning on Spring Lake.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 1/2" x 6" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tree Lined Road


A late afternoon view of Spring Lake Road. There's something special about this place. Walking up the road and over the hill toward the lake, one gets a sense of peace and balance.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 1/2" x 6" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Blue Jay Feather


Still life or landscape?
- Nancy Boudreau


4 1/2" x 6" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

First Red Leaf


The middle of September and the trees are still green, gardens still lush and blooming as if summer would never end. But this one fallen red leaf, hardly noticed, reminds us that the cool nights will soon become cooler days.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 1/2" x 5 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Black Walnuts


September and the squirrels are busy with their arboreal harvest. The streets are littered with chewed husks and lawns are pock marked with half-dug holes.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 5/8" x 6 1/8" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lowden Headstock


The headstock on a Lowden O25c guitar has a sweetly lyrical form adorned with the best of machine heads. This is the art of the luthier at it's finest.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Five Acorns


Signs of late summer - five acorns and a cicada husk arranged on a wing of driftwood.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 1/2" x 6 1/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Morning Glory


Such a simple flower, so difficult to portray.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 3/4" x 7 3/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wild Grapes


Oh the smell of wild grapes! That heavy,sweet perfume! One of the best features of September.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 3/4" x 6 1/4" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Kioko


This whimsical creature is a soapstone sculpture of a hippopotamus. Images of fish and aquatic plants are scratched on it's back and sides. On it's belly, the word "Kioko" is carved.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 3/4" x 7" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Two Fields


Both fields have been mowed and rolls of hay lay about like giant grazing beasts. A large flock of crows feed on the exposed grasshoppers. In the hedgerow growing flocks of starlings, blue birds, goldfinches are gathering, feeding on the chokecherries, insects and grass seeds. I hear the sound of crickets, the wing beats of a hawk passing close and farm machinery in a far field.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Skyline


There's a field at Huntington State Park that has not been mowed which is full of chest-high goldenrod just beginning to bloom. It is a sea of gold under an intense cerulean sky, which will become even more striking when the purple asters make their debut in two weeks. The view in this painting is just a tease, looking uphill at the edge of this field as it underlines the sky, the gold just a thin margin between green and blue.
- Nancy Boudreau


4 1/2" x 6 1/2" acrylic painting on matte board
signed, dated and comments on the back