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. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

St George Island State Park Seascape Pastel Painting

"St. George Island"
Soft pastel on Wallis 8x10"
Available through my Daily Painters Gallery
A red flag day at the beach by the St George state park campground.  Many miles of undeveloped beaches on this barrier island of the Forgotten Coast of Florida make if a favorite of mine. Despite the storm approaching and strong seas I still got a quick swim in on the deserted beach that morning. This plein air painting was done from the pavilion where I was slightly protected from the strong breeze.

Monday, May 19, 2014