Thursday, April 23, 2009

Working on Some Guy - Day 2

Second day working on "Some Guy" the painting on the right being "Some Guy in the 70's" and the one on the left being "Some Guy at the Guggenheim". Lots of fun, both of them. Coffee consumed, sun up, time to get ready for The Day Job.

Working On Some Guy - Day 1

Day 1 working on a commission that could be called "Some Guy in the 70's". Working from a photo scanned into the computer, the image is drawn on the canvas with a rusty-colored conté crayon. Lots of coffee required when working prior to 5am.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

There Is Nothing So Fulfilling

There is nothing so fulfilling
As having expressed oneself well.
- Nancy Boudreau
from "N" a book of poetry, 1998

This image is a 2 inch by 3 inch Prismacolor pencil drawing, the last page of a book of poetry written and illustrated by myself in 1998.

Monday, April 20, 2009

In my Mind

Here in the woods of the northeast U.S., people live in a perpetual waiting mode. I lack their yankee talent for waiting and as always, am having difficulty with the winter as it leaches into spring. The woods around me will be barren well into May, six months or more each year. The deer do further damage by leaving a perpetually denuded understory. Frustrated at the lack of verdure, I dream of Oahu, Hanauma Bay, the trail above it. I hold the image of it in my mind, a calm focal point leading me through the despair.
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is 3 feet by 4 feet, acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

These Shapes

Events are current
as in water,
flowing and turbulent.
Times moves not in a line
but as a flock of starlings
preparing for migration,
wheeling, turning,
expanding, contracting.
We are flotsam,
bits of life
tiny birds
moving in unison,
in our better moments.

Nancy Boudreau
from "N" a book of poetry 1998

This image is a 2" x 3" Prismacolor pencil drawing

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunset Behind Kaena Point

As I remember it, the sun setting behind Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii in February, trade winds blowing and blowing and blowing. - Nancy Boudreau

This is a 5 inch by 7 inch acrylic painting on hardboard.