Saturday, December 19, 2009

Over the Edge

Flowing left to right, in a reading motion, bits of color like words, letters, punctuation. An abstraction of light read by our eyes as cold water moving under a clear sky. Caps of ice are formed as it sensuously rolls over and around, embracing obstacles in its path before mindlessly rushing on.

Here are brushtrokes and color emulating the language of visual abstraction spoken by Mother Nature. My painting is like an infant babbling, trying to speak the language of its parents. I create with two-pronged intent steming from a single desire: to establish a life-line to that from which I was born and to produce a tangible product for which others will trade support.

I don't want to be pretentious - I want to be the real thing. - Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Stream

Behind me a hillside in perpetual shadow, damp waves of chilled air rolling down into this ravine. The bridge of my nose aches from the cold. On the far side, high above, snow is colored by the last afternoon sun. The surface of the water below has a brassy sheen, like beaten metal, an effect of the angle of view. The contrast of warm colors pooled at the bottom of this blue-lit space rivets my attention.
- Nancy Boudreau

This is a painting from Walter G. Merrit Park, also known as Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area, on Haviland Hollow in Patterson New York.

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at: nb@nboudreau.com











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Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow Field

Surface patterns are formed by underlying behaviors, the drainage of melted snow down a grassy slope, overlaid with perpendicular shadows of trees, creating a blue grid distorted by perspective. These are some of the strange beauties that the New England winter brings us.
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.






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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snowy Rill

Three feet from the window, I feel cool air rolling down off the glass. Inside, I am wearing a hat, muffler, three layers of clothing and a blanket. Outside, the soft hollow roar of air moves through bare trees. It's black on the other side of the glass and 20˚F, well below freezing. Down the yard and out in the woods, a snowy rill wanders, defying the cold. There's shelter in this low wet spot, where spring will make its first appearance three months from now when the dormant skunk cabbage rise. I imagine hibernating box turtles among the tumble of small boulders, tucked into the mounds of fallen leaves trapped there, wrapped in a moist warmth of the vegetative decay.
- Nancy Boudreau


This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at: nb@nboudreau.com





Thursday, December 10, 2009

Moth Orchids

Commonly called Moth Orchids, Phalaenopsis come in a wide range of sizes and colors. Though the care required to maintain and grow Phalaenopsis is very simple and they can be easily kept as houseplants, it wasn't until propagation techniques improved that the plants began to be produced cheaply enough to make them affordable for the average buyer. Nowadays almost every supermarket sells several varieties of Moth Orchids. And surprizingly enough, you can get these beauties to bloom again year after year.
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.



Monday, December 7, 2009

Buttery Orchid

Buttery little phalaenopsis, blooming on my desktop, what a December treat, seeing you so robust and thriving after your summer-long camp outdoors under the maples. All that evergy stored up, feeding my need for green through the next three months of winter. Can I tell you how thankful I am for your miracle?
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Reflections on Lake Windwing

In Ridgefield Connecticut, Lake Windwing is a picturesque little park with ball fields and easy trails for walking dogs. November reflections in the lake are sober, muted, the color of bare trees and dried grasses. It's only on days when the sky is clear that the colors perk up the surface of the water with liquid jewel-tones of blue. - Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.