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.

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.