Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tough Guy

With drooping limbs and one bud, this old grandpa saguaro stands like a body builder giving a thumbs-up gesture. A wet winter with freezing temperatures could have killed it, but instead gave it a pose of strength and affirmation.
- 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, February 18, 2010

Prickly Pear Flowers

In April the prickly pear cactus blooms. The rains this year should bring generous displays of yellow and orange flowers and later, the pears. . .
- Nancy Boudreau

Here I include a photo of the art studio, where the painting was created, working from photos taken during a recent trip to Phoenix, Arizona.

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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Friday, February 12, 2010

Saguaro Spines

Is there anything in the desert, other than the sun, that commands as much respect as the saguaro? "Mighty" is the word that comes to mind, considering the stature, the weight, the armament, the capcity for survival. This is a painting of the spines and folds of a sagaruo's accordian pleated surface. Frequent rains have filled many cactus this year, expanding their folds. The weight of a saguaro increases greatly with such water storage.
- 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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