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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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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