Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Last Flowers of the Season, Plein Air Loring Park Minneapolis by Poucher

"Warm Autumn Light"
Soft pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist paper 8.5x11.5"
A gorgeous day in Minneapolis. I did a few studies of the last flowers of the summer. Nice to be outside with the pastels after a long trip from Cape Cod.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Off to the Cold November Landscapes of Minnesota

Private collection
I'm "on the road" until November 5th. Any paintings purchased from Daily Painters gallery will not be shipped until November 8th. Thanks for your patience.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dune View Herring Cove Cape Cod National Seashore Plein Air

"Dune View Herring Cove October"
Soft Pastel on Wallis Belgian Mist paper 8.5x11.5"

I had time for this quick little piece this afternoon. I've been traveling light my last few times out. Rather than the heavy wooden pastel box I've brought just my Terry Ludwig 60 Deborah Paris' Plein Air set in my back pack. Not as many colors but more freedom!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Sailing through the Storm Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Sailing through the Storm"
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper 11.5x9.5"
Thanks to Angelo DeSantis for the beautiful reference photograph. Home from work early today, thanks to Hurricane Earl. Hope we do sail through the storm.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Calm Cape Cod Boat Reflection Pastel Art by Poucher

12x12" Soft pastel on Wallis museum Archival paper
I revisited one of my favorite west end boats for this years members 12x12 exhibit at Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Cape Cod Roses on Fence Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Pax Vobiscum"
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper 7.5x5.5"
The artist, Carol Whorf Westcott's roses in Provincetown's West end.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

On the Road Again

I'll be traveling the next few weeks. Any pastels purchased will not be shipped until I'm back home on the Cape after May 16th. Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cape Cod Fishing Boats in Provincetown Harbor painting by Poucher

"Morning Calm"
Soft Pastel on Museum Wallis paper 10.5x14.5"
This piece is not quite so green in real life just a hint cooler. It's a studio piece done from a photograph that I took from my kayak in the harbor.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Flowering Crab Apple Trees study at the Minnesota Arboretum

"Crab Apple Trees"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 8.5x11.5"
I spent a beautiful Earth day afternoon at the Minnesota Arboretum. With the warm weather that we have had in Minneapolis the trees were nearly in full bloom and the tulips were gorgeous. I hope to get back to paint the pink crab apples.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Peace Park Spring Tree Study for Earth Day

"Peace Tree"
Soft pastel study 8.5x11.5"
I discovered a sweet park in Minneapolis, yesterday. Peace Park next to Lake Harriet is named well. The crowds running and biking around the lake don't seem to have the time to take a break in this tranquil little space. Luckily, I had the time and my pastels.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Grayton Beach State Park, Florida Plein Air Painting by Poucher

"Grayton Beach State Park"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 11.5x9"
99% plein air from a trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago but removed a tree that I didn't like from the right-hand side of the composition. I had used vine charcoal for the tree so I was able to sweep it away with a stiff oil brush.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Boat Hull Reflection Pastel Painting by Provincetown Artist Poucher

Soft Pastel on Wallis Museum grade paper 11x14"
This is the Provincetown fishing boat "Blue Sky". This photo does not show the vibrancy of the colors. I'll try and take another shot when the light is better.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Tree Trunk Pastel Study, William O'Brian State Park

Plein Air by the St Croix River
Soft Pastel 5x7" on Belgian Mist Wallis paper
Just a little study to post today. The weather was warm this week (I'm in Minnesota) so took a little camping trip to William O'Brian State Park on the St. Croix river. I've whittled down the number of pastels that I bring with me when I'm hiking to a cardboard box of 60 Ludwig soft pastels and a few dark nupastels. It's great to always have my pastels with me but without the weight of a large wooden box, easel, etc. And I feel freer to create a little study rather than the more difficult task of a finished work of art.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Colorful Wooden Boat on the Beach, Cape Cod painting by Poucher

Soft Pastel on Wallis Museum paper 7.5x10.5"
This is a studio piece that I worked up from a miniature sketch that I did on the beach in Provincetown harbor.

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Buoyancy" Boat Reflection Pastel Painting in 140 Hours Auction

Soft Pastel on Wallis Museum sandpaper 8x8"
This piece is part of the 140 hours art auction using Twitter technology that begins this evening.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Captain Jack's Wharf painting by Provincetown artist Poucher

"Wharf Reflection"
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper 9.5x6.5"
I love to walk out on the flats in Provincetown's west end at low tide. I usually bring my camera. This summer I plan to bring my easel and see if I can capture the reflections before the tide washes me away.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Provincetown Fishing Boat Reflection Painting by Poucher

Soft Pastel on Wallis Museum paper 15x11"
The blues are a little warmer in this piece than the photograph shows.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haiti Rays of Light, painting by Poucher

"Haiti Rays of Light"

Soft Pastel on Wallis paper 8x8"

Thanks to Paul Hudson for kindly donating the use of his beautiful reference photo to help provide relief for Haiti. This piece will be auctioned by 140 Hours special "140hours Haitian Relief Art Auction"commencing 1.29.10 @9:00 pm EST and ending 1.31.10 @9:00 pm EST w/100% going to help rescue agencies on the ground in Haiti.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Race Point Lighthouse Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Race Light 10x10"
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper
This piece will be available through 140 Hours beginning on Friday night, January 8th.