Saturday, September 07, 2019

Sunny & Bright Yellow Sailboat Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Sunny & Bright"

Soft pastel on UArt 400 paper 8x8"

This is a Cape Cod sailboat but I must have my mind on Florida as it seems to have more of a light and bright feel to it. Just another 3 weeks and we will be heading south!

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Old Harbor Lifesaving Station Race Point Pastel Painting

"Old Harbor Lifesaving Station"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist

Here is an older plein air piece done out at Race Point of the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station. This is the latest one that I am selling at auction at Daily Paintworks. Auctions starting at only $50 so it's a good chance to collect some of my Cape Cod work. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Evening Fishing Boat Soft Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Evening Fishing Boat"
Soft pastel on Wallis 12 x 9"

I had an older plein air pastel that was very dark but wanted to reuse the paper so decided on this night scene.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rainbow Beach Umbrella Seascape Pastel by Poucher

"Rainbow Beach Umbrella"
Soft pastel on UArt 400 paper

Alrighty, I've had a few requests for Rainbow Umbrellas this summer so here you are!
I do have to admit that it is fun using all of the colors of the rainbow! Hope you all like it.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Fog Lifting Sailboat Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Fog Lifting"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 12x9"

I did this sailboat painting over an old pastel of the dunes. I like how the greens and tans in the underpainting softened the colors and created natural grays. And I like how my pile of old pastels is dwindling by recycling the paper!

Monday, July 15, 2019

West End Racing Club Low Tide Pastel Painting

"West End Racing Club Low Tide"
Soft pastel on Wallis 8x8"

An unusual one for me. Not my regular single focus work but wanted to play with figures and sun sparkling on the water. The West End Racing Club in Provincetown has a colllection of brightly colored Sunfish. Oftentimes, the kids have to wait for the tide to come in for their daily sail. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sunset Beach Reflection Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Beach Sunset Reflection"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist paper 9x12"

This was an older plein air cloudscape that I brushed off and reworked into this sunset seascape.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Afloat Together Dinghy Boat Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Afloat Together"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper 9x12"

This is another piece on an older unfinished plein air pastel that I brushed off. I kept the boat on the right rather abstract as I like the underpainting that is showing through giving the little dinghy an aged look.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Coastal Color Boat Buoy Reflected Pastel Art by Poucher

"Coastal Color"
Soft Pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist paper 12x9"

I'm still enjoying brushing off some of my older work and reusing the paper. This was a landscape so I turned it for a portrait format and liked how the darker colors underneath provided texture for the side of the boat. The hardest thing is to hold back and not cover all the interesting parts that show through from the old painting.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Backside Beach Cape Cod Coastal Art by Poucher

"Backside Cape Cod"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 9x12"

The fog rolls in on a backside beach in Cape Cod National Seashore.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Blessing Reflections Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Blessing Reflections"
Soft Pastel on UArt 400 paper 8x8"

This boat on MacMillan pier was all decorated for the Blessing of the Fleet in Provincetown that is now a part of the Portuguese Festival coming up in a couple of weeks. I always think of it as the start of the busy vacation season on the tip of Cape Cod.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Eddies Dory Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Eddies Dory"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper 12x9" 2005

This is my last summer in Provincetown. I'm going through my portfolio deciding which pieces to keep, which ones to brush off and reuse the paper or which ones are destined for the trash heap. This is a piece from 2005 that I did of Eddie Ritter's dory. It was unfinished so I added a few more fresher strokes and thought I'd share it. I know there are many others that miss seeing Eddies dory glowing out in Provincetown harbor. The yachts are beautiful but not the same.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Across the Street Pastel Landscape by Poucher

"Across the Street or Waiting for Verizon"
Soft pastel on Recycled Wallis paper 12 x 9"

I was having to wait for Verizon to come and hook up our internet so found an older pastel that I wasn't too fond of, brushed it off and did this little study of the house across the street. And the wait was worthwhile. We are connected. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Okracoke Late Light Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Late Afternoon Light Okracoke"
Soft pastel on UArt 400 paper 8x8"

Warm afternoon light at Okracoke National Seashore Campground. Always our favorite stop on the way from Gulfport, FL to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Our campsite was just behind this dune where you could fall asleep to the sounds of the waves.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Pink Sails Coastal Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Pink Sails"

Soft pastel on Wallis Museum paper 9x12"

A pastel pastel! I brushed of an old pastel of a conch shell and started in on these sailboats. But I liked the pink underpainting showing through so just went with pink sails. See more of my boat paintings at

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

"Awaiting" Cape Cod Sailboat Coastal Pastel Painting by Poucher


Soft pastel on UArt 8x10"
Available through the Brenda McMahon Gallery in Gulfport, FL

Makara is a Provincetown sailboat moored near Capt. Jack's Wharf every summer. Love the golden sail. Hope to paint her someday in full sail!

Monday, April 08, 2019

Resting Shorebirds Coastal Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Resting Shorebirds"

Soft pastel on UArt paper 8x8"
Available at the Brenda McMahon Gallery in Gulfport, FL

Evening light on resting shorebirds on the beach in Gulfport, FL.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Patience Shorebird Pastel Painting by Poucher

Soft pastel on UArt 10x8"
Available at the Brenda McMahon Gallery in Gulfport, FL

Little blue heron fishing at Sawgrass park in St Petersburg, FL. I've always been fascinated by these shorebirds slow, graceful movements. This one created some wonderful patterns while fishing in the still water.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Calm Sailboat Reflection Seascape Coastal Art by Poucher

Soft pastel on UArt 400 paper 8x8"

Getting my boat inventory back up so I'll be ready for our last Cape Cod summer. I never tire of painting boats!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sailboat Reflection Low Tide Coastal Art by Poucher

"Sailboat Reflection Low Tide 3/19"

Soft pastel on UArt 400 paper

Getting back to the basics (boats). It's just a little over a month and we will be heading back to Provincetown on Cape Cod so I better get busy pasteling some boat pieces for the summer. The flamingos will have to wait!

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Flamingo Promenade Shorebird Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Flamingo Promenade"

Soft Pastel on UArt 400 paper 8 x 8"

Okay, I guess this makes me officially a Floridian. My first flamingo pastel. Our little house was on the Gulfport Flamingo Home Tour so thought it would be appropriate to have some flamingos on the easel. Fun colors! Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

To the Beach Coastal Art Pastel Painting by Poucher

"To the Beach"
Soft pastel on paper 9x12"

This was a plein air piece that I have reworked, simplified and softened a bit. It will be available from my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Pass-A-Grille Afternoon Florida Beachscape Coastal Art by Poucher

"Pass-A-Grille Afternoon"
Soft pastel on UArt paper 8 x 10"
Available through DailyPaintWorks Gallery

I seem to be getting into the Florida spirit, a bit lighter and brighter than usual. I'm working a few people into my art after the commission though they still are either turned away or hidden in some other manner. Enjoying the bright colors!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Passe a Grille Sunday Afternoon at the Beach Commission Painting by Poucher

"Pass-a-Grille Beach"

Pass-a-Grille beach is a sweet, small town beach just south of St Pete Beach. Low key spot for a nice, quiet Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Path to the Sea Okracoke Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Path to the Sea Okracoke"
Soft pastel on UArt paper 8x8"

I did this little piece on our camping trip down to Florida in October. Sorry, I'm a bit behind in posting my art! We had a wonderful campsite with this path leading over the dunes to the beach. I've done many pastels from the top of this dune looking down to the water but never one from this side.
This one will be for sale on Daily Paintworks tomorrow.

Monday, December 10, 2018

"All is calm, all is bright" Boat Seascape Pastel Painting

"All is calm, All is bright"
Soft pastel on UArt paper 9"x 8"

Before I start on a new series, I wanted to do one of my favorite empty boat style pieces. I kept this one brighter than the usual in the spirit of the season. 

A big thank you to all who came out to Art Jones Open Studios to support the arts in Gulfport, FL. It was a pleasure to meet so many new folks in this wonderful, little community.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Way to the Sea Beach Path Pastel Painting

"Way to the Sea"
9.5" x 8.5" Soft Pastel on UArt paper

Here is another plein air piece from our camping stay at Okracoke National Seashore campground. We were lucky this year and got the campsite just on the other side of this dune. This was before a weakened Hurricane Michael came through and they closed the campground and sent us off to fare on our own at the Ferry terminal. Luckily Michael weakened, we just had strong winds and were back at the campsite the next day. And I made a few more pastels from this favorite spot before our week was over.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Side by Side Dinghy Boats Coastal Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Side by Side"
Soft Pastel Painting 5x7"

Here is a peek at one of the paintings that will be available during Art Jones Open Studio Tour in Gulfport, Florida. It's the first weekend in December and there will be 17 artists showing their work and process in 15 studios around town. It's free, family friendly and a lot of fun! Check out the artists, map and info at Art Jones Studio Tour.