Wednesday, January 27, 2010

San Elijo Sunset

A gentle sun set between rainstorms at San Elijo State Beach Campground. This and the last picture were from my time at San Elijo, the only camper in a tent during the worst rainstorms of the past forty years. Though the campgrounds remained open, most of the sites were flooded, everyone taking refuge in their RVs.
- 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

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Monday, January 25, 2010

San Elijo Storm Surf

Rainstorms along the California coastline produced heavy surf and much erosion of the bluffs. Here at San Elijo State Beach, the skies cleared between storms, providing campers with a reward for waiting out the deluge. Just north of San Diego, in a rather urban environment, the beach and lagoon at San Elijo are a refreshing taste of wild southern California.
- 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

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Peaks Above Apache Trail

Backlit peaks towering above the Apache Trail, just south of where it crosses Fish Creek in the Superstition Mountains, all part of the larger Tonto National Forest.
- 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

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Fish Creek

In the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, Fish Creek, east of Apache Junction, a jem in the wilderness.
- 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

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Devils Den Snow Melt

A quick thaw at the end of December left early vernal pools throughout the wooded hills of Devils Den Nature Conservancy in Weston Connecticut. The rolling mounds of dull russett were interrupted in the lowlands by glints of celestial blue and gleams of the yellow and gold of rehydrated fallen leaves, ghosted over with white of melting ice.
- 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

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Orchids

The desktop garden continues to capture my attention. These yellow phalaenopsis of unknown heritage have shown amazing stamina, having thrived outdoors despite slugs, bugs, intermittent rain and browsing wildlife. Now indoors, the plump blooms somehow defy dessication. They've been putting on a show for weeks now. Their crowning moment comes each morning when they're backlit by the rising sun. Here, I paint them abstractly, feeling their spirit in color and strokes.
- 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

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Not Pretty

Adding dimension with polymer clay, no goal in mind but to integrate a couple of forms I'd made earlier. I was creating this while listening to Art:21, the Time episode which is particularly meaningful to me. Martin Puryear, working in a medium that is personally significant, giving special acknowledgement to collaboration. Paul Pfeiffer using current digital technology and the fascination of public spectacle to make art. Even tedium and repetition's relationship to building a work of art are mentioned and the obsessive devotion to producing something, is touched on in the interview with Vija Celmins. All these are aspects that have consumed the hours of every working day of my life for the past few years.
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic and polymer clay 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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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cloud Sandwich

Having fun listening to back episodes of Art:21, a documetary series of interviews with contemporary artists, which you can watch online by going to thirteen.org and going into their Video pull-down menu. Thought provoking to say the least, totally entertaining.

This painting is an abstract created with the landscape in mind, placing color in positions that it typically appears in nature. The angle of horizon proving the whimsy of the work.

- 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

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 In

A new pallet full of unrealistic colors and hope. I wish for all of us to learn to laugh again, like foolish children, heads tossed back, all cares abandoned, a spring of limitless joy bubbling forth. The return of Fun. Paint is scratched away in this picture because I am saying that we have scars, but even with our scars, we can laugh.
- 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

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2009 Out

Good bye 2009. The scratched out color on this painting represents the hurts and loss of the year. Yet, it was colorful in a muddied way. - 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

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