Monday, January 14, 2019

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

"Passe-a-Grille Beach"

Passe-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.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Adrift Boat Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

Soft pastel on Wallis 9x12"

I'm still clearing out my Provincetown portfolio. This was an old plein air piece from Santa Fe before I scrubbed it off with an old toothbrush and turned the desert to ocean!

I'm looking forward to September when I will have a bit more free time for getting outside with my pastels.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Yellow Boat Capt. Jack's Wharf Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Yellow Boat Capt. Jack's"
Soft Pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 8.5" x 8.5"

This is often my view when I walk down my street to the water. The West End Racing Club's yellow boat always stands out on the water along with Capt. Jack's wharf. 

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Ruby Reflection Boat Buoy Seascape Pastel by Poucher

"Ruby Reflection"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper 9x12"

Available through

Here is a close up pastel of Ruby, a Provincetown west end sailboat that I have painted many times and never tire of her beauty.

Monday, July 23, 2018

"Empty Boat 7/18"
5 x 7"  Pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist

Middle of the summer meditative Empty Boat pastel. What I do when I'm busy and need just a bit of art making time. This was done over an old plein air piece from a Minnesota winter.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Pamet Red Fishing Boat Soft Pastel by Poucher

"Pamet Fishing Boat"
14 x 11.5"
Soft Pastel on UArt paper

This is a view on my commute to work by kayak. The traffic is rarely a problem but caution must be used around the big boats near MacMillan Wharf.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Soft Pastel by Poucher

"Coast Guard Station"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper 9x12"

Looks like I'm entering my dark period! Not sure if this one is finished yet. We'll see.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Colorful Fishing Shack Hammock Shop Pastel Painting

"Hammock Shop 1"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper

This was done over an old, dark plein air piece that has been hanging out in the drawer for years. Someone once told me that I should hang onto all my work so that I could look back and see the changes over the years. Well, I've looked back and now it's time to move on.

The hammock shop was done without a drawing using only the long sides of the pastels. I enjoyed the freedom of just playing with the colors. Perhaps I'll do a series of the these.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Egret Shorebird Pastel Painting by Poucher

Soft pastel on UArt paper 10x8"
Available at

So grateful to be in Florida with these graceful birds. They have much to teach us with their slow, deliberate movements. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Three Palms reworked Pastel Painting Landscape

"Three Palms"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 9x12"

Here's another older plein air piece from 2008 that I brushed off and refreshed. I had planned to do an entirely new composition on this one but once I scrubbed it off with a toothbrush, I liked it better and decided to play around with it and see what might happen. I'll sell this one on Daily Paint Works if you are interested.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Beach Girl Mini Pastel Seascape by Poucher

"Beach Girl"
2.5 x 3.5" Soft pastel on Wallis paper

Doing some Spring cleaning and found this little mini pastel from back in the days when I did ACEO's. I'll sell this one at auction on Daily Paintworks starting at a low bid of just $12.95. If this one isn't your cup of tea, keep a watch out for other small piece that I will be auctioning for the next month or so before we head back up north. Look for the auction, tomorrow, March 4th here.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Clearing Clouds Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

Soft pastel on Wallis paper about 9x12"

Here's another one that I brushed off an older plein air piece and using the ghost image and my imagination created something new.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Coastal Sand Dunes Landscape Pastel Painting

"Dune Shadow"
Soft pastel on Wallis 9x12"

This is an older plein air piece that I reworked in the studio. I brushed it off with a stiff brush and enhanced it a bit. I like it better!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Wave Under the Pier Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Under the Pier"
Soft pastel on UArt 400 paper 8x8"

Late afternoon light under Myrtle Beach State Park pier. Had fun with bold colors and trying to capture the spray of the wave. This one will be available through Daily Paintworks tomorrow.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Low Tide Dinghy 2006 Reworked Pastel Painting

"Low Tide Dinghy 2006"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 8.5 x 8.5"

I'm doing some studio cleaning and changing some of my on-line presence for 2018. My art making has been in the back seat a bit for the past couple of years due to a number of reasons. But I'm excited about the changes and am looking forward to getting back to (almost) daily painting. 

Many of you know that I left my Provincetown gallery a year ago. I'm very happy about that. This past summer, I showed my work at the Red Inn and at my little shop, Northern Lights Hammocks.
I imagine that will again be the case for the next summer season.

I have left Daily Painters online gallery. I'm grateful to Micah and all the other daily painters for 10 fine years of being a part of the daily painters gallery. Trying to create a small painting a day improved my work tremendously. And I highly recommend it to any new, aspiring painters!

I'm staying with Daily Paint Works and will be continuing to sell older pieces, studies and sketches at very affordable prices through their auction and my online gallery there. Look for pieces like the one above. Low Tide Dinghy was started in 2006 but never finished until yesterday. Some serious portfolio cleaning is in store from now until the end of the year!

I'm getting my new FASO website ready to launch in just a few days. There you will find my larger pieces and gallery work. 

I'm in Gulfport, Florida for winters now so expect to see some tropical vegetation and some hotter colors in my work during the winter months. Perhaps some sky view pieces painted from my hammock!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wharf Light 2017 Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Wharf Light 2017"
Soft pastel on UArt 12x12"

Finally had a little time to get out on the water in my kayak and to make some art. Late afternoon light on MacMillan wharf with calm water. In real life this piece is a touch warmer and a little brighter.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Dunes Landscape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Summer Dunes"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 9x12"

Still playing around with some of my older plein air pieces and adding some bolder colors.
I'm hoping to get out in the dunes today and practice yoga to welcome summer. But for now, I'm off to take the kayak to work at the hammock shop!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Evening Dune Solitude Landscape Painting by Poucher

"Evening Dune Solitude"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 9x12"
Available at My Daily Paintworks

Still raining in Provincetown so continuing to rework these older pastels. I brush them off with an old toothbrush, leaving a ghost image and working from memory, I try and capture the mood of the time of day that I created the original but adding a bit more saturated color and highlights to make a more "finished" piece.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Warm Light in the Sand Dunes Soft Pastel Painting

"Warm Light in the Dunes"
Soft pastel on Belgian Mist paper 9x12"
Bid at my Daily Paintworks auction starting at only $50.

I'm really enjoying going back through some of my older plein air pieces and reworking them a bit. I try and recall the day, time of year, etc. The dunes are a favorite place to pastel. When I'm painting outside I try and realistically capture the colors but if it's not one of those magical times of the day the end result may be a good study to work from but maybe not an exciting finished painting. So in reworking, I push the color a bit, perhaps change some shapes and add some more exciting highlights. Hope you like them!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dunes toward Race Point Cape Cod Seascape

"Dunes toward Race Point"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist 9x12"
Bid at Daily Paintworks

We're back in Provincetown for the summer. Haven't had time to get out in the dunes with my pastels but brightened up this older plein air piece a bit to add to Daily Paintworks. I'm going to continue going through some of my older work, perhaps freshening them up a bit and offering them through Daily Paintworks auctions. Check it out. You might get a deal on something you like!

This one is from out in the dunes near the visitor center of the Provincelands, Cape Cod National Seashore, looking toward Race Point. It will be available tomorrow at Daily Paintworks. Opening bid only $50.