Friday, March 06, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two Little Boats Together Seascape Painting by Poucher

"Two Little Boats Together"
Soft pastel on Wallis Museum Paper 9x12"

I never tire of pasteling these 2 Wellfleet dinghies. I cleaned them up a bit this time...they could use a paint job.
I worked in reverse of my usual seascape method with this one. I used a cool toned underpainting with warmer colors on top. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yellow Dory Boat Seascape Pastel Painting by Poucher

"The Yellow Dory"
Soft pastel on LaCarte paper 11x14"

On my computer this is looking a bit more saturated and slightly darker than the piece.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Blue Boat Reflection Seascape Pastel Painting

"Blue Boat Reflection 123014"
Soft pastel on Wallis 11x14"
Finally back to making some art. Looking forward to a more productive New Year!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Fort De Soto Beach Umbrellas Florida Pastel Painting

"Three Umbrellas"
Soft pastel 4x10"

I found time between swims for this little study of 3 beach umbrellas at the North Beach, Fort De Soto county park, St Petersburg, Florida!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reflecting Boat Seascape Painting

Soft pastel 8.5x10.5"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery

My scanner seems to have turned the blues to purples. I'll fix it tomorrow with photoshop.
This is now the corrected version.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cape Cod Catboat Art by Poucher

"Cape Cod Catboat"
Soft pastel on Wallis 5x7"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
This one looks much better in real life. The scanner has a hard time getting the colors right when I leave bits of the warm underpainting showing through the cooler seascape colors.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cape Cod Dune Shack Painting by Poucher

"Cape Cod Dune Shack"
Soft pastel on Wallis Museum paper 8.5x12"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery.
Another one that was done during may artist residency stay at Boris.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ruby the Catboat is back in Provincetown!

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

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"

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
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery

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.