Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunset Seen From The Ark

An acrylic painting based on a photo by Laura Schonenberg, The Ark is a family residence on Isle Au Haut, Maine. Thanks for lending the image Laura. It's true, October sunsets on IAH are legendary.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Meditation in Process

This is the bottom half of "Meditation," a painting which is still in process. The view is a reflection on the surface of Ball Pond in New Fairfield Connecticut, as seen this fall. This reflected tree being one of the last to bear leaves, offered a window into the depths where newly fallen leaves lay submerged, still sporting color. - Nancy Boudreau

This section of "Meditation" is 24" x 24" acrylic on cotton canvas sealed with high gloss clear acrylic.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ouija Completed

. . . and here is Oujia, as far as I'm going to take it, waiting for it's overcoat of clear matte acrylic to seal the surface. - Nancy Boudreau

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Second look at Ouija in Process

This morning, some body has been added to "Ouija". The last abstract, "Contemplation" was built with bright pure colors, layered and layered. This time "dirty color" is applied in soft, small brushstrokes. By "dirty" I mean three or more contrasting colors blended on the pallet, then daubed gently into the contours of the image. The intention at this stage is to build powerfully large forms, sensitively rendered. - Nancy Boudreau

First look at Ouija in Process

First look at "Ouija" as the painting begins. At this point, the painting is comprised of pastels with clear matte gel acrylic applied in an automatic writing style. The idea of a ouija board came to mind while working, gray lines, like writing, becoming the bones of the painting's structure, foretelling the outcome. - Nancy Boudreau

This painting is 34" x 50" on stretched cotton duck canvas.