Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Monday, September 5, 2016


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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

'Lisa Jane'
1955 - 2015

The mysterious universe that we are born into
never gives up her secrets easily.
There are of course certain truths that
reveal themselves to those who care to see.
Our time here is but a tear drop
in the Great Salish Sea.
Some are born with challenges that make
the understanding of fair 
impossible to comprehend.
They go through life swimming against
unrelenting tides, defying the odds.
They are stars that shine in our lives that
no cloud can obscure.
When they 'walk on' another bright star will
shine down on the earth and
the mystery will continue unabated.
"To love and be loved in return"
as Nat sang, is a marvelous truth.
All things of course are relative as they say.
Still there seems no greater pursuit than
those things that can go with us when
 our time to walk on is here.
It is the things we share 
in our heart, mind and soul
with those we love and touch with 
thoughtfulness, kindness and acceptance
that will travel with us on the next journey.
They are the riches we leave behind to
soothe the grief of those who care.
Another truth, is at times in life words just
don't seem to be enough.
But in life it is the trying and the caring
that really seem to matter...
I believe my sister truly understood this
and it was one of the many things
that made her so easy to love.
Love you sis, shine on.








Friday, January 30, 2015

November Lowlands


This was painted last November just as the last
of the colour was about to be blown free 
by the fall winds.
One of the many wonderful things about 
painting plein air is how immediately you
find yourself standing in the spot you painted, 
the moment you look at your painting. 
No matter how long ago that might be...
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'November Lowlands'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey

Saturday, January 17, 2015


'Winter Sun Scia'new'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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A beautiful morning in the ancient lands 
of Scia'new (''the place of the big fish,") today...

The Scia'new First Nations trace their ancestry 
to people who spoke four different languages. 
The community recognizes all four languages 
although they are not all currently spoken. 
The predominant language is now Hul’q’umi’num
It is for me the the most preciously beautiful
of all the areas in the south Island.
I have spent many hours and days
salmon fishing in these waters,
but it will never be as
often as I wished...
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


This past November we had some very high
tides during the day. When combined with
some gusty winds and partially clearing
skies provided some amazing
reference shots for some
sheltered studio work...
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'High Tide South Westerlies'
oil on canvas
24 x 36
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Your thoughts & comments always valued!
Jeffrey
* * *
Wishing you all peace, love & happiness
and a wonderful, artful New Year.
Sincerely, Jeffrey

*  *  *
'NIGHT WISHES'
When you look way up at the stars
Shining on a winters night
The brightest ones always are
Those that have been wished on
That's why they burn so bright
So when you gaze up at the stars
Maybe even tonight
Remember the brightest that you see
May be because of you or me
-Jeffrey J. Boron-

Sunday, December 7, 2014

'October Surf'


Early morning in late October
on Chesterman Beach near Tofino is
such an amazing experince when the tide is rising
and making spectacular surf.
This piece was painted using reference
photos taken while on a plein air 
adventure a couple of years ago...
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'October Surf'
oil on wood panel
9 x 12
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Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Monday, November 24, 2014

'Samhain Afternoon'


'Samhain Afternoon'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

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Since the ancients walked the earth 
we celebrate this time 
halfway between the summer and winter solstice...

"May the energies be reversed:
From darkness, light!
From bane, good!
From death, birth!
"
(an excerpt from an ancient Samhain chant)

This piece was painted on the ancient shores
of Thetis Cove during the afternoon of
Samhain several weeks ago now.
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey

Friday, November 14, 2014

'Towhee Territory'


Last of the November colour
A sunny spot out of the cold breeze
Talking with all the Towhees
They pop out of the cover
Seeking that funny accent
That keeps answering their calls

But its just a bird lover

-Jeffrey J. Boron-

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  'Towhee Territory'
oil on wood panel

6 x 8
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Thoughts & comments always appreciated.  
Jeffrey

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Creating Magic with Oils

'Sunrise On Autumn Fields' oil 30 x 36

Experience the arts, culture and community of the Coast Collective
 at historic Pendray House on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon

*Making Magic With Oils*
-Week-long Intensive with Jeffrey J. Boron-
December 1 - 5, 2014
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Creating magical and vibrant oil paintings is the focus of this workshop.
Come, join this nationally collected artist as he shares his
techniques and insights for painting with oils.
We will cover all aspects, from choosing subject matter to laying down thick, juicy, magical paint strokes as we explore the joy of painting alla prima.

*Registration Deadline: December 1 *

Registration Link: http://coastcollective.ca/art-class.php?id=113

Thursday, October 30, 2014

'October Sun - Swan Lake'


 
The October sun's warmth feels like a stranger
This short respite from the rain and wind
Sharing this lull with the Towhee's and Jay's
Their warning calls as the Cooper's
Glides low over our heads
Hunting with all the avian activity below it
I make a new memory with each blink
Breathing it in along with the scent of
Damp leaves and dead grass and the warmth...
-Jeffrey J. Boron-
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 'October Sun - Swan Lake'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are valued!
Jeffrey

Monday, October 27, 2014

'October Oaks - Highrock'


As we await another wind and rain storm here
on southern Vancouver Island, it is a bit
of a treat to look back at some recent
plein airs. When thoughts of wind and of heavy rain
seemed distant and remote on such a beautiful
early fall afternoon up on Highrock.
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'October Oaks - Highrock'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Your thoughts & comments are valued!
Jeffrey

Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Under A Full Hunter's Moon'


Another one from Highrock and one that has
been in the works for awhile but
waiting for that moment when
inspiration and uhuh came together.
It being Thanksgiving it is appropriate
to reflect on those things large and small
that have made us thankful. 
Though I have many things in my life
I am thankful for, having had the 
opportunity to paint the many little
spots in this little natural wonder is high on the list.
Of course being with Linny on many of
those occasions and together seeing
the flocks and singular birds that stop there
for a short time during migration
before moving on is certainly another.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
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'Under A Full Hunter's Moon'
oil on canvas
18 x 24
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Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey