Friday, February 29, 2008

Potted Daffodils

a Special Reserve painting

Miniature daffodils in a pot, a bit of early spring.
- Nancy Boudreau

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Susan's Flowers


Campanula, a perennial, no fragrance, but profuse blooms on delicate stems. Thanks Susan, your little plant raises my heart above February's snowbound fields.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Red Yukata


The yukata is a light cotton summer kimono. If you're interested in learning more about kimonos and yukata this website is worth a look http://www.japanesekimono.com/index.htm
- Nancy Boudreau


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

Monday, February 25, 2008

Teapot and Cup


A spot of tea for those birthday revelers who escorted me so merrily into my 52nd year. It was a grand party and I am overwhelmed by just how good life can be.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

Friday, February 22, 2008

Skyish


The intent was to start a background for a wildly colorful abstract, but as I stroked those peaceful horizontal blues into place, I could feel that same ease of tension that comes when one stands on a beach and gazes out onto the sea and sky. It is a time and place where one's worries dissolve and are lost in the immensity of space.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

Cockatoo Feather, Egg and Bowl


Dedicated to Mike and Roscoe - Two guys, Two decades. One of the most interesting endeavors in my life, were the eight years of raising umbrella cockatoos.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

Right on Dynamite


Driving up Cave Creek Road at night towards my parent's house, looks much like this abstract.The desert is absolutely dark, there are no landmarks, only glare on the windshield and the confused motion of the head and tail lights of cars.
- Nancy Boudreau


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

Monday, February 18, 2008

Forms on a Mirror


Still Life of Shampoo Samples and Gumballs on a Mirror
It's a rainy day, just fine for playing with reflected forms, artists' toys.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Eagle Feather

A Special Reserve painting, for exhibition later this year.

This feather was found on the rocky shore of an island off the coast of Maine, where a pair of bald eagles had been feeding on a seal carcass. The feather does not belong to me, and this may be well and good, for I vaguely recall that it was once illegal to own the feathers of a bald eagle, unless one were a native American. Though my Petite Pas ancestors comprise too small part of my genetic makeup for me to claim legal ancestry, they would be proud of my reverence for such things as eagle feathers.
Here the blue silk is a remembrance of the sky through which this feather once soared. The white gumballs on the cloth and mirror are a playfull suggestion of eggs or the moon over water.

If you are interested in acquiring this painting please contact me directly at:
nb@nboudreau.com

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Abalone Shell on Mirror

a Special Reserve painting, for exhibition later this year

White gumballs and an abalone shell on a mirror provide an interesting play of light and form. Notice the pearl shape of the gumball cupped in iridescence, the three holes in the shell echo the three pearl shapes, the sweep of the rim dancing with the curl of nacre on the outside of the shell and all this surrounded by the peaceful coolness of the mirror's surface. This composition was particularly pleasing to paint.


If you are interested in acquiring this painting, attending exhibitions or visiting the studio, please contact me directly at:
nB@nboudreau.com

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Oyster and Scallops


Oysters shells from Japan, scallops and a tiny shell we call the "Toe Nail Shell" from the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dream Landscape


I dream of a place far away, where once I get there, the grass will actually be as green as I imagined it.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Snowbound


Being confined indoors for months on end, venturing out only to drive to work or the store, can be tedious and oppressive.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Shampoo Samples

Stolen Painting

How could I resist painting the jewel tones of these sweet little shampoo samples, brought home by my beau from his travels to Europe and Asia? Their scents are as varied as their colors. Thank you Eric.

This painting, along with a couple of others that were recently posted, are being retained for art exhibits occuring later this year. If you are interested in purchasing paintings from this Special Reserve Collection, please contact me to discuss available options.

- Nancy Boudeau

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Vague Notions


As with many abstracts, this is an exercise in brush-stroke and color selection. White haze and dark colors are used to give the sense of depth. Solid strokes present the supporting structure. All in all it represents my vague notion of where I'm going as an artist.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Perfume Earrings and Mirror

These are all gifts from friends, lovers and family; mother-of-pearl earrings, floral perfume and an antique Bakelite mirror.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Dance of the Wild Tchapatulas


Happy Super Fat Tuesday everyone!
- Nancy Boudreau

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Oyster and Pearls

If only I could be like an oyster and internalize irritations, mulling them over in such a way that they result in nacreous pearls of beauty, a legacy and inspiration for others.
- Nancy Boudreau

acrylic painting on gessoed mat board,
approximately 4" x 6"
signed, dated and comments on the back

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Deluge


I've been watching too much television. This abstract came after a PBS documentary on natural disasters. It inspired me to express another type of deluge that we've all been dealing with: the deluge of change, technological and social. A deluge that inundates some more than others, typically the middle-aged and elderly, who in times past were not required to learn much of anything new but instead were relied on to teach the young established, successful ways of survival. As we are all deluged with change, we are all seeking new ways to survive.
- Nancy Boudreau

acrylic painting on gessoed mat board,
approximately 5" x 7"