'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halcyon Fields


'Halcyon Fields'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10in.
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'Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honor'd middle age, nor victories of politics or war;
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,
As, gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky,
As softness, fulness, rest, suffuse the frame, like freshier, balmier air,
As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs
really finish'd and indolent-ripe on the tree,
Then for the teeming quietest, happiest days of all!
The brooding and blissful halcyon days!'
'Halcyon Days' ~Walt Whitman~
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Your thoughts and comments are always sought...
Sincerely'
Jeffrey

Friday, August 25, 2017

Moonrise Macaulay Point


The moon and its affects on ocean tides
and the Earthlings that observe them
have always intrigued our species.
Attempting to capture in paint, 
a moment in natures grand display
will continue to be a 
passionate endeavor for me.
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'Moonrise Macaulay Point'
oil on wood panel
14 x 18
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Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey 
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Take everything as it comes;
the wave passes,
deal with the next one... 
-Tom Thomson-

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Solstice Sunset


Painted plein air on the late afternoon 
of this past day 
of Winter Solstice 2017.
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 'Solstice Sunset'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
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Your thoughts and comments are encouraged.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey


Thursday, August 10, 2017

When Tomorrow Comes

'When Tomorrow Comes'
oil on wood panel
5 x 7in.
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Thoughts and comments are always encouraged.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Monday, August 7, 2017

In a Summer Dream


Lying in the sun dappled shade
Beneath a canopy of old Firs
Bed of Fir needles and sweet grass
 A warm summer breeze lulls me 
Into an afternoon sleep
Dreaming a vision of summer
That will soothe my winter nights
When I long for those warm breezes
In a summer dream
-Jeffrey J Boron-
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'In a Summer Dream'
oil on canvas
24 x 30
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Your thoughts and comments are encouraged.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ocean Spray Foray


'Ocean Spray Foray'
oil on wood panel
18 x 14in.
This years Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor) display
has been one of the loveliest in recent memory,
it is a significant plant species for insect pollinators
and a preferred nesting site for Bushtits
here on the south Island...
Started this as a demo on July 15th at the
TD Art Gallery Paint-In 2017...

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 Comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Night Passage


A moments rest at the edge of the woods
The veil of darkness has settled over the land
Stardust drifts through the cooling air
Mingled with the scent of wild rose and fresh cut hay
There are sounds and movement in the pasture
As clouds lit by the rising moon sail past
The colour and light of night grow stronger
There are others about
Just beyond the reach of my senses
That must wonder at my presence
For I am a foreign traveler here
On a long night passage…
-Jeffrey J Boron-
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 'Night Passage'
oil on wood panel
16 x 20
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Your thoughts and comments are valued.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Summer Heat - Cowichan



There are places we have the fortune to
experience that burn a memory on our soul
a place where you feel the heartbeat of
the old ones who first breathed this air
and who's stardust still mingles with the scent
of pine and fir in the hot summer air...
~~~~~
 'Summer Heat - Cowichan'
oil on canvas
20 x 16in.
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Your thoughts and comments are always valued.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Monday, December 19, 2016

In Pursuit of Flight


Another in  the series..
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'In Pursuit of Flight'
oil on canvas
36 x 30
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Your thoughts and comments would be welcomed...
Jeffrey

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Water Lover

The start of a new series for me...
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'Water Lover'
oil on canvas
24 x 30
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Your thoughts and comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Snow - Swan Lake



A bit of an overcast morning in the Swan Lake sanctuary today
 had me thinking snow...
 
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'November Snow-Swan Lake'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Your thoughts and comments are always encouraged...
Jeffrey 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Of Mist & Sea


As we start the transition from summer to fall
here on southern Vancouver Island,
some misty mornings will surely
come our way from time to time.
The Oystercatchers seem not to mind
the increased solitude...
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'Of Mist and Sea'
oil on canvas
30 x 36in.
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Your thoughts and comments would be appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'Summer Morning-Albert Head'

 

This was from a paint out a couple of weeks ago. 
I set up thinking I would be done before 
the wind really got up...note to self, 
you know nothing about when and 
how hard the wind will blow... 
=8-})
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 'Summer Morning-Albert Head'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey
 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Almost Summer



Here on the south Island, as the last few days of spring slip by
our skies have been filled with those wonderful clouds that
seem to mesmerize and delight a painter such as I...
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 'Almost Summer'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
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 Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Saturday, May 28, 2016

'This Side of Twilight'


Just this side of twilight
When the glow of the setting sun
has coloured the world in golden hues
minutes move like seconds
it may never look like this again...
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'This Side of Twilight'
oil on canvas
24 x 30
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Your thoughts and comments are always sought...
Jeffrey

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

'The Cove Below'


Painted a couple of weeks ago at our beloved
Saxe Point Park
on a very warm spring morning.
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'The Cove Below'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts a comments are always sought...
=8-})
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

'Evening Blues Highrock'


Chasing clouds one evening a couple of
weeks ago...
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'Evening Blues Highrock'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Your thoughts and comments are welcomed.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

'Salish Coast'


'Salish Coast'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, February 27, 2016

'Saxe Point Morning'


An early start yesterday allowed for some 
hopeful colour and subtle greys. 
The next weather system off the Pacific 
is arriving this afternoon.

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'Saxe Point Morning'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts are appreciated.
 Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

'Holland Point Surf'


I started this painting as a demo for a
local art club working from
a series of photo's taken
on the beach during a 
south easterly gale...
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'Holland Point Surf'
oil on canvas
18 x 24
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Your thoughts and comments would
be greatly appreciated.
 Jeffrey

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Another in my nocturne explorations...
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'Wolf Moon & the Salish Sea'
oil on canvas
24 x 36
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Your thoughts would be welcomed.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Full Moon Sunrise


A frosty morning scene from my
neighbourhood. Though I walk here often
it never ceases to amaze how
it always seems new...
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'Full Moon Sunrise'
oil on canvas
24 x 30
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Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

~The Best of Both~


Hello everyone!
I'm very excited to invite you to my
upcoming two person show with
artist Linny D Vine.
@ The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
~The Best of Both~ 

If you're in the area I hope you can take it in.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Storm Glow


The sun has chased the storm clouds away
and cast the landscape in a golden glow.
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'Storm Glow'
oil on wood panel
16 x 20
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Your thoughts & comments will help 
to make this post complete...
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays


*Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Everyone*

May there be peace & joy in all your hearts,
compassion and understanding
across the Great Land and all of Mother Earth...
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'December Gloaming'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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There's a full moon for Christmas! 
 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dark Skies


These past few weeks have seen many dark skies
here on the the south coast.
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'Dark Skies'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey

Saturday, October 24, 2015

At The Edge of Enchantment


I painted in this magical place yesterday
and as I worked, salmon were
making their way upstream to spawn.
By mid morning the sun began to
filter into the canyon lighting
up the moss covered trees, coloured leaves
and sparkling the stream.
It was easy to feel the spirit of
Emily Carr dancing among the
trees and along the banks 
of the stream...
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'At The Edge of Enchantment'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, October 18, 2015

September Morning Light


The first of two from an early September
morning paint out at the Esquimalt Lagoon.
The sky developed into a 
wonderful cloud chasers
dream later on...
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'September Morning Light'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Thoughts and comments are much appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Evening Light - Highrock


Painted on one of those very
special early fall evenings...
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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'Evening Light - Highrock'
oil on cradled wood panel
8 x 10
Your thoughts and comments greatly appreciated!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, September 19, 2015

One West Coast Evening


 There are some very special places not far from here.
Scenes that burn into your memory so
that they become more than just
rock, sky and water.
Botany Bay is one such place,
for me...
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'One West Coast Evening'
oil on wood panel
18 x 24
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Your thoughts and comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dancing on Highrock



'Dancing with some Fir sisters a couple of 
evenings ago up on Highrock. 
It's always exciting this time of year 
because you never know who's going to show up. 
This time three Sandhill Cranes flew low over us
 and a group of Band-tailed Pigeons
 flew out of the Firs just as the music started' 
 =8-})
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  'Dancing on Highrock'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In a Garry Oak Meadow


As I stood painting this piece
I couldn't help but be awed by
these marvelous trees.
They have stood the test of time.
Encircled by development and
its accompanying pressures these towering
remnants of a very specialized ecosystem
still evoke the grandeur of nature.
This copse of Garry Oaks, perhaps more
than one hundred years old,
are an amazing testament to
 the resilience of nature. 
I hope these wonderful grandmothers
of the meadow can 
go at least one hundred more... 
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'In a Garry Oak Meadow'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts and comments are always valued.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Of A Summer Evening



'Late of a summer evening
when from off the sea

a lively breeze
moves through the trees
Swallows and Martins soaring high
in the fast fading rays
of the summer sky
and the golden glow
of these halcyon days'
 
-Jeffrey J Boron-
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'Of A Summer Evening'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Friday, August 7, 2015

Summer on the Island



Painted recently on a hot mid-afternoon 
with a wonderful summer sky...
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 'Summer on the Island'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are appreciated.
Jeffrey

Monday, July 27, 2015

Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace



Painted late evening last, 
one of those special summer evenings...
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 'Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are valued.
Jeffrey

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Moment Like This



'A moment like this
the sea has gone silent
the world seems to stop
every second counts


A moment like this
cast in golden light
sounds are soft in the stillness
here on the very edge


A moment like this
can’t last so very long
it will fade with the light
only memories will remain


A moment like this
touches our soul
it fills the senses
makes us breathe deeply


A moment like this'

-Jeffrey J Boron-
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'A Moment Like This'
oil on wood panel
18 x 24

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Thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

'Low Tide at Moonrise'


Another in my nocturne series.
I'm really having some fun with them.
It feels something like swimming
in a new lake.
=8-})
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'Low Tide at Moonrise'
oil on wood panel
12 x 16
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Your thoughts & comments would be valued.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Moonlight on Scia'new"



'If I could have one more wish
just to stand once again
on those ancient lands
when the moon in June
washes over the shores of Scia'new'

-Jeffrey J Boron-
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"Moonlight on Scia'new"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'Thetis Cove Thunder Heads'



A lovely warm spring evening painting 
and watching these grand cloud
formations form and change into
 massive towering shapes...paint quick!!
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 'Thetis Cove Thunder Heads'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
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Your thoughts & comments are valued.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Highrock Sky'


This one is from a few weeks ago that
goes to show you never know what your
going to find when you head out.
This cloud formation started to form 
as I was walking about to get
my chosen spot for this
early evening paint.
Another one in this years crop of Camas.
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'Highrock Sky'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, May 2, 2015

'Sailing in Paradise'



'From a cliff high up on the Malahat 
looking north to the Gulf Islands. 
While painting this piece
 it was easy to see this wonderful area 
as a paradise worthy of 
our reverence and protection...'
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 'Sailing in Paradise'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey

Saturday, April 25, 2015

'Mitchell's Lookout'



Pretty wet out on the painting grounds yesterday.
But I waited for a brief window between 
the bands of showers...
with a nice sunny break at the end.
Here on the south Island, April's cloud show
has not disappointed, with daily
extravaganzas in the spring sky.
Oh to have the energy to paint and capture
everyone of them, throughout everyday.
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 'Mitchell's Lookout'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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As always your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

'Spring Morning Highrock'



*HAPPY EARTH DAY*

Protect her for all your worth, she's all we've got!
 ~ ~ ~
 'Spring Morning Highrock'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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As always your thoughts & comments are greatly valued!
Jeffrey

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Those wonderful April clouds are 
drifting through our spring skies along
 with the Swallows, Turkey Vultures and Warblers...
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 'Spring Sky Highrock'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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All your thoughts & comments are appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Thursday, April 2, 2015

'Swallow Sky-Swan Lake'


'Swallow Sky-Swan Lake'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
A quick one this morning hoping to see some 
Swallows and sure enough flying high 
working the sky above Swan Lake 
(probably Tree Swallows).
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"Once again the Swallows came
Riding on springs warming winds
With them in their joyous flight
My spirits rise into the light"
-Jeffrey J. Boron
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Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated!
Jeffrey

Saturday, March 28, 2015

'Morning at Island Cove'



Wonderful morning painting yesterday. The Fawn lillies were
 out along the trails along with a few Wild Onions and Camas.
 A nuthatch was busy excavating a nesting cavity
 just a few feet away from my painting spot.
Otters and seals were feeding just below me 
along with geese, swans and diving ducks. 
Just as I was getting near the finish 
the fog rolled in, 
very thickly...
 
 'Morning at Island Cove'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated!
Jeffrey

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Morning Clouds Royal Roads'


I painted this the other day out on the
Coburg Peninsula. It was a pretty cool
morning after the many milder ones we've
been enjoying lately.
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'Morning Clouds Royal Roads'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

'Waiting for the Swallows'


Here on the southern tip of Vancouver Island
we are experiencing one the strangest 
winters. Spring is here like it was
 late March already. However this
weather pattern is heading us toward a
severe wild fire season this year.
But for right now painting on a lovely
morning in this local marsh was
way past splendid!!
Mallards, Green-wings and Canada's were
working the shallow bog pools
like they meant it.
The sun felt good, real good...
=8-})
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'Waiting for the Swallows'
oil on wood panel
9 x 12
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Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey