Friday, November 28, 2008

Shadow on the Housatonic


Standing by the Housatonic River on the Southbury side just below the Shepaug Dam, looking downriver. It's July, when wild roses bloom. Strong currents and clear water running over a stony bed, the shadows on the water caught my attention. - Nancy Boudreau

26"x 34" acrylic on stretched canvas, signed and dated 11/27/08.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Aaron Copland



Aaron Copland

He who wrote
Fanfare For The Common Man
should have been
carried out on the shoulders
of the multitude
when he left this world.
But he was not,
Because
only the ears of the uncommon man
could hear him.

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





Saturday, November 22, 2008

Turned Bowl and Finger Sculpture


This is an ash bowl and white pine sculpture. The bowl is a product of my first experience on the lathe, a perfect pedestal for this small sculpture. The ash bowl is 5.25 inches in diameter and is finished with wax. The pine sculpture was hand-carved using wood rasps and finished with tung oil.
- Nancy Boudreau

If you are interested in this piece of art, of any of the other works displayed in the archives of my homepage, please feel free to contact me at: nb@nboudreau.com. Everything is original, created by myself and if not already sold, is available for purchase. A red dot next to the title signifies that the original has been sold, however Glicée prints of the original may be available.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rock Nest

At Roxbury Falls, the water carves rounded depressions in the rock shelves. Pieces of stone are caught in these depressions and tumbled smooth, leaving what look like nests of stone eggs. - 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.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Contemplation

As suggested, a larger painting - 3' x 4'. It is acrylic, as are all the smaller paintings with some pastel and a glossy clear-coat to seal it. Brushes were used in a scrubbing motion to layer colors and develop shape. Because of the candy-coloring and the fact that this is the largest abstract done in a long time, I thought to leave the shapes a bit crude, not as lyrical or defined as usual.

A few details of the canvas. . .



























Any questions, comments or suggestions are welcome. Feel free to email me at:
nb@nboudreau.com

-Nancy Boudreau

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

So Beat Me with a Stick Fred


So Beat Me With A Stick Fred

I see
unpalatable perfection
purple prose,
in the radiant face of my mother, nature.
And when I feel too much
of love and death,
when my demons need exorcising,
I go to the Devil's Den
and find my mother
who hears me cry
and answers my questions.

-Nancy Boudreau, from "N" book of poetry, 1998

Friday, November 14, 2008

Truth


Yes, this is a painting of clouds, trees and sky, but to me this portrays the qualities of what I feel to be "truth" - beautiful, in an overwhelmingly large, dynamic, concrete way while still being absolutely ephemeral, existing only in fleetingly appropriate context. - 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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Woodland Stream

We've had a very mild summer, wet enough to keep streams running, grass green and all the trees well watered. Leaves were still up far into November when maples began showing off strong colors. This painting is of Ciaolo Park, New Fairfield, Connecticut in early autumn. - 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.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Red Maple

Autumn in Connecticut puts strange colors in strange places. When else can you see a fuchsia lawn?
- Nancy Boudreau

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

Friday, November 7, 2008

And Left Me This

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.