Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ruby the Catboat is back in Provincetown!

"Ruby 7/14"
Soft pastel on Wallis 5x7"
SOLD

Happy to have Ruby back in Provincetown harbor for the summer. First of many pastels of Ruby that I hope to make.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our Path Cape Cod Beach Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Our Path"
Pastel on Wallis 9x12"
SOLD

The Rugosa Roses are in full bloom now filling the dunes with their sweet fragance. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

High Dune Cape Cod Pastel Landscape by Poucher

"High Dune"
Soft pastel on Belgian Mist 8.75x11.75"

Reworked this plein air piece a little. It's the high dunes looking toward Hatches Harbor, Cape Cod National Seashore.

Friday, June 13, 2014

On the Dock Boat Reflection Pastel painting by Poucher

"On the Dock"
9x12.5" Soft pastel on Wallis Museum paper

Someday I hope to see this Wellfleet dinghy in the water but for now there still is a nice reflection of the little rowboat on the dock.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Beach Path Cape Cod Seashore Painting by Poucher

"May Beach Path"
Soft pastel on Colourfix paper 9x12"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery

Yesterday was cold and rainy here in Provincetown so no chance to get outside and pastel. While going through one of my art drawers, I came upon a plein air piece that I did last autumn. It had one nice side but the other side was covered with wild scribbles that I remember making when I grew frustrated with the dead foliage and the vanishing clear fall light. So, I decided to attempt a seasonal shift and reworked it into an imagined spring beachscape. Here is the softer, slightly more atmospheric May beach scene.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chiso Basin Big Bend National Park Pastel Study

"Chiso Basin"
Soft pastel on Colourfix paper 9x12"

I just happened to have some terra cotta Colourfix paper with me at Chiso Basin campground in Big Bend National Park. It worked well for a quick study looking towards the Window.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Seaside at Grayton Beach Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Seaside at Grayton Beach"
Soft pastel on Wallis 9x12"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
We were lucky to be able to camp twice at Grayton Beach State Park this past winter/spring. April at Grayton was sweet with warm water for swimming, no mosquitos and still no crowds. The campground is nearly always full but we seem to always luck out with a cancellation. This piece was done from my beach towel after a swim. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

St George Island State Park Seascape Pastel Painting

"St. George Island"
Soft pastel on Wallis 8x10"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
A red flag day at the beach by the St George state park campground.  Many miles of undeveloped beaches on this barrier island of the Forgotten Coast of Florida make if a favorite of mine. Despite the storm approaching and strong seas I still got a quick swim in on the deserted beach that morning. This plein air painting was done from the pavilion where I was slightly protected from the strong breeze.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Open Road"
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Heading on down the highway tomorrow. Camping and painting our way slowly home from Santa Fe to Provincetown. We'll be on the road for about a month and a half. We won't always have an internet connection so please forgive me for any slow communication. If you purchase my art through Daily Painters it will take longer than usual for shipping. Thanks for your patience.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ghost Ranch Morning Pastel Landscape Painting

"Ghost Ranch Morning"
Soft pastel on Wallis 8x11"
What a treat to be painting in Georgia O"Keeffe's  backyard!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ghost Ranch Landscape Pastel Painting

"Ghost Ranch Study"
9x12" pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist
Two nights camping at Ghost Ranch for the full moon!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

Three Orange Umbrellas Summertime Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Summertime"
Soft pastel on Wallis museum paper 8.5x10.5"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
A little preview of those warm, summer days to come. The pastel is not dark on the bottom and the orange umbrellas are brighter in real life. My scanner had a hard time with this one.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Bird House in the Dunes Landscape Painting

"Boris Bird House"
Soft pastel on Wallis 5.5x7.5"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
Did this one from inside the dune shack on one rainy day. It was October but it looks more like spring to me. Waiting for the song sparrows.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Lost Dutchman Plein Air Landscape Pastel Painting

"Lost Dutchman"
Soft pastel on Wallis 8.5x11.5"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
Just found this one in my portfolio. It was painted a few years ago plein air in the springtime while camping at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Old Truck Santa Fe Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Old Truck Santa Fe"
Soft pastel on Wallis Museum paper 8.5x8.5"
Available through my Daily Painters gallery.
Well, this one kept me busy for awhile but I think it's finally finished. There are so many great old trucks in Santa Fe...maybe the first of a series!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dune View III Cape Cod National Seashore Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Dune View III"
Soft pastel on Wallis 9x12" plein air
Available through My Daily Painters Gallery
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A plein air pastel painting from my artist residency at the Margo-Gelb dune shack, Cape Cod National Seashore.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dune View 2 Cape Cod National Seashore Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Dune View II"
Soft pastel on Wallis 5x7"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
I painted this dune view many times during my artist residency at the Margo-Gelb shack, Cape Cod National Seashore.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sun & Sea Calligraphy

"Sun & Sea"
Nancy Poucher
Acrylic on paper 21x15"
This past weekend I attended a workshop "Calligraphy: Love of the Brush" at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. taught by Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi. With patience and humor Kaz  literally and figuratively takes his students by the hands and shows them the way to draw a line.