Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Empty Boat Color Study IX Pastel Painting Poucher


"Empty Boat Study IX"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 5x7"
Available through Julie Heller East Gallery


Continuing on with the color studies, I enjoyed doing this high key piece. I did not use an underpainting on this one, keeping it light using the white paper. And no hard pastels here just the super soft Senneliers and Schminkes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Empty Boat Color Study VIII Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Empty Boat Color Study VIII"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 5x7"
SOLD

Continuing on in the series, here is a more harmonious, analogous color scheme. As with the others, I am offering free shipping on the first day that it is posted in my Daily Painters Gallery and it includes a borderless, glass clip frame so it is ready to hang or slip into any standard 5x7" frame.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Empty Boat Color Study VII Pastel Painting by Poucher


"Empty Boat Study VII"
Soft Pastel on Wallis Museum Grade paper 5x7"

This little study went on quite the journey today. It began with a purple and yellow wet pastel underpainting. Working with a limited palette it went from strong colors to muted grays. It was scrubbed, wiped off, blended, glazed, hatched and somehow in the end returned to looking very similar to the original empty boat. I did enjoy the journey.
Available in my Daily Painters Gallery.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Empty Boat Color Study Pastel Painting by Poucher


"Empty Boat VI"
Soft pastel on Wallis paper 5x7"

This little study has a burnt sienna pastel underpainting. As with the others, I am offering free shipping if you purchase the piece the first day it is offered in my Daily Painters Gallery.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Empty Boat Color Study Pastel Painting by Poucher


"Empty Boat V"
5x7" soft pastel on Wallis color study
SOLD

This study began with a dark blue underpainting instead of my usual warm pink or red. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Boat Study II Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Empty Boat IV"
Soft Pastel on Wallis Museum paper 5x7"
SOLD

Second in a series of color studies. This piece has a cool red pastel underpainting rather than my usual cool pinks. I use hard pastels and a disposable spongy paint brush to scrub in the underpainting.
This piece will be available for $100 Tuesday in My Daily Painters Gallery. Shipping is free if you purchase the piece the first day that it is posted.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Color Studies of Empty Boat

"Empty Boat III"
Soft Pastel Color Study 5x7"
SOLD

In November I seem to have a need to play with color. I plan on doing about a dozen of these boats with different colors, underpaintings, techniques, etc. I will be offering them in borderless 5x7" glass clip frames so they could be hung as is or easily slipped into a standard 5x7" frame. They will be priced at just $100 and if you purchase one on the first day that I offer it on Daily Painters the shipping will be free.

Monday, October 31, 2011

On the Road Again!

"La Vie Marginale"

Heading to Minnesota for the winter. I will not be able to answer emails or ship any pastels that are purchased until the end of the week. Thank you for your patience!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Provincetown Dinghy under the Dock Pastel Painting by Poucher

Dinghy under the Dock
8.5x10.5" soft pastel on Wallis paper

I took advantage of the cold, rainy day, yesterday to finish this little piece started in the warmer months of summer from the deck at the Hammock Shop where I work.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Cape Cod National Seashore Dune Shack Artist Residency

Sold

I'm happy to announce that I have been awarded an artist residency at the Margo-Gelb dune shack in the Cape Cod National Seashore for the next two weeks. The shack is very primitive with no electricity or running water. I will not have access to the internet so will be unable to respond to emails and if you do purchase my art, it will be a couple of weeks before I am able
to ship any pastels. Thanks for your understanding.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Mayo Beach, Wellfleet Daily Painting by Poucher

"Mayo Beach"
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper 8.5x11.5"
Available
I love my light color Sennelier pastels for glazing. For example: the texture in the sunlit sand was created by very lightly grazing the side of a peach colored soft pastel over the darker base colors.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Last Light of Summer, Lighthouse Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Last Light of Summer"
Soft pastel on Wallis 11.5x8.5"
Available at the Julie Heller Gallery

As promised, I will try and add a little bit of information about my work with each post. For "Last Light of Summer" I wanted to show a strong contrast of light and dark so I used Terry Ludwig darks for the top of the light and the shaded foreground. If you want rich, strong dark colors, you can't beat Terry's pastels.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Calm Boat Reflection Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Summer Calm"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 12x12"
SOLD

This piece is up for auction in Provincetown Art Association & Museum's member's 12x12 exhibition and silent auction. Starting bids at $125.00. Bids can be placed through Saturday, September 10th. Good luck!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Opening Two Person Show at the Julie Heller Gallery


"Ripple"
SOLD
Nancy Poucher Pastels and Sandra Deacon Paintings open tonight at the Julie Heller East Gallery in Provincetown at 7:30. Hope to see you there! Exhibit continues through July 27th.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pasque Flowers Plein Air Painting by Poucher

"Pasque Flowers in Peace Garden"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 8.5x11.5"
I was happy to be able to get outdoors with my pastels on Monday. The Peace Garden by Lake Harriet in Minneapolis is a favorite spot. I didn't realize that these little purple flowers are called "Pasque" or "Easter" flowers until I got home and looked them up.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Provincetown Red Boat Reflection Pastel Painting by Poucher

"Ripple"
Soft Pastel on Museum Wallis Paper 12x12"

"Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow....."
Garcia




Monday, March 07, 2011