Friday, October 31, 2008

Cat Hairs

Got cats?

Having fun with the Wacom® tablet this evening.
- Nancy Boudreau

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Contemplation in Progress

It's been suggested that I work larger. In response, this 3' x 4' painting was started. Anticipating that it would take many long sittings to complete, time spent ruminating, working out what was inside, finding ways of laying it down in color and form,  I decided to call it "Contemplation."

So far, my ruminations have not been peaceful, my head full of conflicting conversations. This seems to be the way people communicate nowadays, through "dis-course." Someone makes a statement, then the next person does their best to discount the first’s point. The first person's statement, like the beauty of a single pure color, is hacked and overlaid by an opposing expression, trying to cancel out or out-shout the first.

And that’s why this painting, so far, is layer upon layer of opposing color in vigorous strokes. 

What will happen when the whole canvas is crammed and buzzing with a chaotic din? Where do we go then, as a whole, to achieve collective meaning?

-Nancy Boudreau

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Expressive Being

From "N" a book of poetry by Nancy Boudreau, 1998.

As with all other illustrations in this book, this one is 2" x 3", executed with Prismacolor® pencils.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sensitivity Test

From "N" a book of poetry by Nancy Boudreau, 1998.

As with all other illustrations in this book, this one is 2" x 3", executed with Prismacolor® pencils.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kayak on Still River

The Still River winds under highways, around industrial parks, through wooded wasteland. It is like my art, a beautiful thing right there in front of you, but never seen. - Nancy Boudreau

This is an original acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7" signed and dated with the above comments on the back of the artwork.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Genetic Predetermination

From "N" a book of poetry by Nancy Boudreau, 1998.

As with all other illustrations in this book, this one is 2" x 3", executed with Prismacolor® pencils.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Seeing Our Way Through

The world is full of visual analogies. To me, this image suggests that if we can just get through the woods, something better is waiting on the other side.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reach

From "N" a book of poetry by Nancy Boudreau, 1998.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Beyond Reason

from "N" a book of poetry by Nancy Boudreau, 1998

As with all other illustrations in this book, this one is 2" x 3", executed with Prismacolor pencils.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Autumn Moving Into the Woods

An acrylic sketch of the woods across the driveway. Trying to capture the sunlight as it falls through the trees onto the forest floor.
- Nancy Boudreau

This is an acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed and dated with the above comments on the back.

Autumn Down the Driveway

An acrylic sketch of the woods across the driveway. A glimpse of russet-gold leaves carpeting the earth, bits of sunlight on the carpet and illuminated yellow leaves behind it all.
- Nancy Boudreau

This is an acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed and dated with the above comments on the back.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What I Really Wanted

What I Really Wanted to Write In Your Birthday Card

My apologies for rudely barging into your life
but I just wanted to express
how much I appreciate
such a unique and beautiful spirit
Thank you for the joy you've given me.

I wish you all the happiness and fulfillment
that could possibly come
to such a human being.

- Nancy Boudreau

from "N" a book of poetry, 1998


Friday, October 10, 2008

Water Lily Bud

Please be forgiving if the subject matter of my paintings seems overly sentimental. There are times when the beauty of the subject overwhelms me.
- Nancy Boudreau

This is an acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed and dated with the above comments on the back.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

There are occurrences of such a
delicate nature that one does
well to cover them up with some
rudeness to conceal them;
there are actions of love and
extravagant generosity after which
nothing is more advisable
than to take a stick and give any
eyewitness a sound thrashing. . .
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pink Water Lily

How sweet it is to float among the water lilies on Ball Pond, here in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Some leaves lie flat on the water, like the Spatterdock, while the edges of some leaves cup upwards, as with these pink water lilies.
- Nancy Boudreau

This is an acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed and dated with the above comments on the back.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Illustrations from "N", a Book of Poetry

In 1997, I wrote and illustrated a short book of poetry, obtusely titled "N". Though I don't feel the poems are worthy of sharing here on blog, the illustrations are quite fine and suitable for show, each one being a delicately wrought miniature in color pencil, 2" x 3".

Today's image, was was drawn with ball point pen, highlighter and WhiteOut on a laminated 2" x 3" PostIt Note. Used as a bookmark in the original, hand bound copy of "N", it too has a poem, handwritten on the back.