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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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saguaro Blooms

Crowned by flowers, the saguaro carries it's blooms high enough that only those with wings, ladder or telephoto lens can get a close up view. Beginning as Shrek-like knobs, these protuberances erupt into lush white flowers, an amazing adornment and lovely lure for birds and bats.
- Nancy Boudreau

Below, I include a photo of the art studio, where the painting was created, working from photos taken during a trip last May 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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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Clouds Over Spur Cross

Clouds over Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area cast deep blue-violet shadows accentuating the contours of distant heights. The saguaro studded hills are what qualify this wilderness to be called a forest, the Tonto National Forest. Standing here on the trails of the Desert Foothills Land Trust in Cave Creek, it's easy to appreciate the beauty of this corner of the Sonoran Desert.
- 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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