Thursday, March 30, 2023

Inventory and Spring Cleaning Begins

Boudreau Fine Art and Illustration
begins the enormous task of inventorying
all existing artwork in the studio - 
a perfect time for spring cleaning!


Friday, March 10, 2023


Ready to celebrate 
the return of light
the long dark nights of winter,
no holiday
or mark on a calendar
does Schlumbergera pay attention to
no matter what you call them.

This 8" x 10" colored charcoal drawing of a
flowering Christmas Cactus,
Schlumbergera Truncata,
was inspired by a visit to the Hill-Stead Museum
in Farmington, Connecticut.
Of all the incredible French Impressionist art
displayed there,
the two grain stack paintings by Monet
are my favorite.
See these paintings yourself
by taking a docent guided tour.

If you're interested in acquiring this drawing
or another of my paintings, drawings, or sculptures
please visit my Etsy Shop.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Garden View of Hill-Stead


Today's sketch is a study for a larger version which I hope to show in the Hill-Stead Museum gift shop. This is a view is of the Museum seen from the garden after a light snowfall. 

Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Hill-Stead is a hidden gem of art and architecture, a legacy left to the town by Theodate Pope Riddleone of America's first woman architects.

The Pope-Riddle home was designed by Theodate to showcase her father's extensive collection of French Impressionist artIf you have any interest at all in this genre, I'd strongly suggest you take a docent tour of the Museum - a fully preserved family estate.

This small study was created with vintage Carb-Othello colored charcoal, Prismacolor Pencils, and ink on forest green Canson Mi-Teintes paper. The study is shown resting on the frame intended for the final artwork which will be about 10" x 20".

If you're interested in this artwork you can check my Etsy shop, or if all goes well, stop by the Hill-Stead Museum gift shop.

Sunday, March 5, 2023


This graphite drawing was one
 of the few artworks produced
 in the eight years after graduation
from the University of Bridgeport.
A reflection of those coming-of-age years,
twists and turns
and use of cheap paper
illustrate my lack of direction
 or belief in the value of my endeavors.

If you're interested in acquiring this drawing
(a very personal piece of my artist's journey) 
or any of the more recent creations