Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Monday, December 29, 2008

Winter Oak

Bright afternoon sunlight on a snowy oak meadow
is always a dazzling sight. The subtle shades
of colour seem so much more vivid. It
is sometimes difficult to keep ones
palette under control.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Your comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Waterfront Property

Bit of a change of pace for me and one I really
enjoyed. I think I will start doing this
sort of thing more often.
Oil on board 8 x 10.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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"There they were in abundance, at my feet...
so small and unassuming and yet
on closer examination so
breathtakingly beautiful...
and all for the asking."
(Helen Lucas)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winter Trail

The transformation that a blanket of snow
makes on the landscape is really quite
phenomenal. It is a joy to paint and
something I look forward to every year.
This years heavy snow is quite a treat
as we don't always get snow
here in Victoria.
Oil on canvas 24 x 20.
Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

'Winter Solstice' **SOLD**

I'm still on the snow paintings. Hard not to when you
wake up in a Lawren Harris painting every morning.
We will likely have a white Christmas this year on
the south end of Vancouver Island for the
first time in many years. It really is very
beautiful here right now in Victoria.
A snowy winter wonderland.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Your comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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To all my blogger friends, a special wish to
you and yours for a wonderful and safe
Christmas and all the very best in 2009!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey
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SOLD


Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Apples

Right now in Victoria we are experiencing some
pretty extreme winter weather for our area.
Apples that are still left on the tree provide a very
important food source for many species of birds during
these nasty weather events.
This piece was painted from a photo I took after a
heavy November snowfall in 2006.
Oil on canvas 16 x 16.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Spring Afternoon-Thetis Island


This piece was painted in the studio from a
photo I took while on a trip to Thetis Island
several years ago. We were there during
the spring minus tides depicted in this painting.
A time in which the mystery of the
shoreline is briefly revealed.

Oil on canvas 24 x 24.
Your comments are welcomed.

Jeffrey
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"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly."
(Buckminster Fuller)
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

High Rock Oak


I painted this piece last week on a crisp clear morning
up on Highrock Park. I was there with three
other artists who are plein air enthusiasts.
It is always amazing to see what everyone comes
up with after a couple hours of painting.

Oil on board 6 x 6.
Your comments are always welcomed.

Jeffrey

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Monday, December 8, 2008

the Round House


Like small isolated railways everywhere,
Vancouver Islands E & N has seen better days.
Reduced now to one dayliner service a day there
has been a movement to upgrade the line and
run commuter rail service. I wanted to get this
painting done and plan a few more as much of this
site is slated for redevelopment in the near future.
The weather held for a few hours today while I
completed this painting en plein air.

BTW there really wasn't any snow =;-))

Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

December Morning-Beacon Hill


On Friday a group of outsiders were greeted with a
wonderful show of colour on what would have been a fairly
bleak December morning. Bands of orange and pink low over
the Olympic Mountains attracted the interest of many in
our small band of hardy plein air painters.
Victoria's historic Beacon Hill Park provides
plein air enthusiasts with an endless variety
of painting opportunities year round.

Oil on board 11 x 14.
Your comments are always appreciated.

Jeffrey
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I would like to draw every ones attention to
a new addition to my artists link list.
Artist KEN FAULKS a Victoria, BC
plein air specialist.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Changing Weather


A friend and I painted at Cattle Point yesterday,
gambling with the weather. Thankfully the rain
held off and the skies began to clear
just as we were finishing up.
Our native willows are one of the last trees to
lose their leaves and many are still showing
that lovely yellow orange.
Oil on board 8 x 10.
Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December Afternoon-Plumper Bay

A warm sunny afternoon in December and the time to
get out and paint...how great is that. The temperature
hit 13C which is about 60F...niiiice!
The rapidly moving clouds presented quite a
challenge and by the time an hour had gone by large
looming dark clouds had moved in and
it was time to skedaddle!
This is another view of part of Esquimalt Harbour.
Oil on board 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Clear Breaks

Clear breaks come in many forms, on this day they
were quite small and limited. Overcast and threatening
one minute and breaks of sun in the next. It was the
showers that made it tough! This is another one
from Highrock Park. (my 100 paintings park)
A friend and I painted here last Thurs.
Most of this piece was done out there
some fine tuning was done in here.
Oil on board 8 x 10.
Comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Misty Sundown

This is another in a series of paintings I am doing
of a small park that is quite close to my studio.
I mentioned to an artist friend of mine, KEN FAULKS
when we were plein air painting there a couple of days
ago, that I thought there where at least a hundred
paintings in this little park just waiting to be painted.
He is an exceptionally accomplished plein air painter.
Click on his name to get to his website.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November Marsh

It was quite cool for plein air painting this morning
but I'm glad I made it out. The Panama Flats is
a wetland on the outskirts of Victoria. It is a lovely
birding area, that right now is full of waterfowl.
A small flock of swans landed while I was there
painting. I was also fortunate to spot an
Eurasian Wigeon in amongst the many other dabblers.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Golden Fields

Tried to capture that brief moment of chroma spectacular
near the finale of one of those fall sunsets.
It is incredible to experience that
amazing colour saturation.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Yikes I've been tagged!
For those of you who are unaware of Blog Tagging
I will direct you to Melinda's blog. This wonderful
Tucson, Arizona artist is as inspiring as she is
dedicated to her art and inspiring others.
She is also my tagger.
Now there is a number of responsibilities involved
with getting Tagged.
More to come...stay tuned.
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Storm Over the Malahat

We have moved into our more normal weather
patterns for this time of year. This plein air piece,
done today, reflects that. All day long the gale warnings
were up and the skies where very threatening...like
weather every where, we are still awaiting the
winds and rain forecasted.
Oil on board 6 x 8.
Your comments are always welcome.
Jeffrey
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunset Fields

Natures infinite variety of colour and light has always
intrigued me. The way they play on the landscape
is what drives me to paint.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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"Art demands constant observation."
(Vincent van Gogh)
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Autumn Light


I painted this from a photograph I took while out painting
a couple of weeks ago. Another of the remnant pockets
of Garry Oak meadow here on the South Island. This one is
a wonderful little park in Esquimalt. I plan to do many
more paintings in this amazing little spot.
Oil on board 6 x 8.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey

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jjboronart@shaw.ca

November Morning

I always find low light levels, cool and damp conditions
very challenging when painting outdoors. It is
something that I want to improve on and become more
confident in. Living on the west coast certainly
affords ample opportunities for practice!
Oil on board 8 x 10.
Your comments are welcome.
Jeffrey
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Autumn Shadows *SOLD*

Trying to hold on to that beautiful fall a little longer.
I took the reference photo for this piece in late
September this year.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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This painting is SOLD to a collector
in Nanaimo, BC.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saltspring Fields *SOLD*

I painted this piece using a plein air painting
that I did this spring as a reference. It was a surprise
how, while painting this piece, I was taken right back
to that lovely day in late May of this year. The sky
seemed full of swallows darting after flying insects,
dozens of Turkey vultures swooping low over the hay fields
and landing as they hunted for newly exposed food.
The sweet smell of fresh cut hay.
Oil on canvas 6 x 8.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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This painting is SOLD to a collector
in Vancouver BC.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ski Country Sunset

This one was painted from a photo taken in the Whistler
area. My oldest son lives there and snowboards
every minute he can. He will be watching the
snowline very closely right now!
Wishing all you boarders some snow clouds.
Oil on canvas 6 x 8.
Your comments are always welcome.
Jeffrey
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Autumn Sky *SOLD*

My fascination with clouds continues with this
evening scene in early fall. These hay fields
provide me with endless inspiration.
I hope they will always be like this.
Oil on canvas 6 x 8.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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This painting is SOLD to a collector
in Vancouver BC.

Friday, October 31, 2008

October View

 
Spent a wonderful couple of hours painting on the summit
of a local hill. It is very close to my studio and I can't
believe I haven't been there painting more often this year.
I plan to correct this oversight immediately.
So many places to paint so little time...
Oil on board 
8 x 10.
Comments appreciated.
Jeffrey


Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Sky

Here in Victoria we are having a very colourful October.
My birthday month can often have rather volatile
weather to say the least, but this year it has been grand!
I hope to get out this week for some
plein air stuff while it lasts.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Afternoon Sky

Finally getting back at the easel...that virus was a doosey!
I'm also back at the clouds...what a wonderful subject
they are. I never seem to tire of them...hmmm
I think I feel a series coming on!
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Monday, October 20, 2008

Among the Oaks

This is another piece that will be in my show, opening
this Thursday Oct. 23rd, at the Morris Gallery here in Victoria.
If your in our area I would love to see you there.
The show runs to Nov. 22nd. Go to my website for complete
show information www.jeffreyboron.com .
I think I'm finally, almost, over this stinker of a cold, ugh!
Hope to be painting almost daily again real soon.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Friday, October 17, 2008

'The Warm Lands', **SOLD**

I've been a bit off my game as of late due to a couple
of things, been getting all the last things done for
my upcoming show (whoppee)! Took the last group of
paintings into the gallery yesterday and then it
was back on the couch as I try to fight off
an ugly cold gone wild.
This painting will be featured in my show.
It was developed from a small one I did a little while ago.

Oil on canvas 30 x 30.

Comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey
SOLD



Sunday, October 12, 2008

October Pumpkins

 
We had a beautiful October day for painting
en plein air on Friday and many of the pumpkin
fields where still unharvested. Here in Canada
we celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend and it
was grand to be able to spend part of it in
such abundance of sunlight and colour.
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Oil on board 
10 x 8.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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"I would like to paint the way a bird sings"
(Claude Monet)

Friday, October 10, 2008

September Afternoon


I took the reference photo for this painting on our last lake
swim late in September a couple of weeks ago.
It was glorious to dive in so late in the year and afterwards
luxuriate in the warm afternoon sun.
We had a fantastic September this year,
but oh they go by so fast...
Oil on board 8 x 8.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Farm Fresh - Cowichan Station **SOLD**

As summer fades away this lonely farm stand still
has organic produce available to passers by. We spent
an afternoon in this area a week ago and got
some of the best cherry tomatoes ever from this stand!
The Big Leaf maple behind the stand was already large
when, in the 1880's, Cowichan Station was a thriving
community on the Esquimalt-Nanaimo Railroad.
By the early 1920's fires, depression and changed fortunes
left little to tell of the hotels, general stores and
many other businesses that once provided this still
vibrant farming area a town centre. The E&N still
stops here, though now it is mostly just a lovely spot
on the river, just off the beaten path to Duncan.
It is a very magical place who's history and spirits remain
hidden to most who pass through here.
Oil on board 8 x 10.
Comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gray Day-Oak Bay


A group of outsiders faced a formidable challenge
Friday morning. Cool and foggy conditions with rain
just waiting for, (or daring) us to start painting.
The rain held off until I started laying in some colour.
I got it about 2/3rds done and finished up in the studio.
It is a rather "gray day" painting for me but I enjoyed
doing something different. Thankfully the leaves
are turning, providing some colour contrast.
Oil on board 14 x 11.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Saanich Pumpkin Field


This was painted using a photo I took several
years ago. It is always quite a sight to come
across a field full of ripe pumpkins. The area
pictured here always has a few pumpkin fields.
I have to get out soon and refresh my image
supply and maybe do some plein air work...
Oil on canvas 8 x 6.
Comments always welcomed!
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Spectacle Lake


This is a well known local lake up on the Malahat
not far from Victoria. Because of the elevation
it has a very different feel to it compared to many
of the lakes I usually get to. I didn't get set up
until quite late in the afternoon and so this piece
was done quickly keeping details to a minimum.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments welcomed.

Jeffrey

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sweet September **SOLD**

Ah sweet September, that time of year when, if
we are lucky, the end of summer and the first hints of
fall mingle creating a magical window of glorious
warmth, light and colour. Lake swims are still part
of the plan and early morning light is fantastic.
That was Victoria's September this time around.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments are always appreciated and encouraged.
Jeffrey
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"Nature which governs the whole will soon change
all things which you see, and out of their substance
will make other things and again other things
...in order that the world may be ever new."
(Marcus Aurelius)
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SOLD

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Forest Trail **SOLD**

This is a place I never get enough of, and go as
often as I can. You can reconnect to nature, breath
deeply and smell the soul syrup. Sometimes you
even feel the spirits that surely inhabit the
shadows and the secret places that surround you.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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SOLD to a collector
in Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Turkeys Over Bentick Island

What I affectionately refer to as Turkeys are
more properly called Turkey Vultures, a close relative to
the Condors. Here in my area they are in the midst
of the annual migration. It is an amazing spectacle
to see these huge birds as they form up into
large circling groups or 'kettles' as they rise on
thermals. The kettles can be just a few birds or large
groups in the hundreds. As they soar in the warm updrafts
they slowly start to peel off as they head south.
We always keep an eye out at this time of year
for what I call the "Turkey Parade", when on those
special days hundreds of birds will glide past, all using
the same route, often just at tree top height. One after
another for hours at a time.
This painting depicts a large kettle forming over
Bentick Island in Race Passage.
Oil on board 10 x 8.
Your comments are welcomed.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $200 CAD,
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Monday, September 22, 2008

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

Hello everyone,
For your information, though some may have noticed
already, my "PayPal Buy Now" buttons are not working.
However I have been able to use the PayPal invoice
email system with no problem. So that is how any
purchases will be arranged at this time.
It is the same PayPal system but it is all
done through email.
Sorry for any inconvenience and
thank you for your patience.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunrise on Lyall St. **SOLD**

We have had some really great sunrises lately and
I decided I needed to try a painting of the way my
street looks in September just as the sun starts to
come up. I took a few photos on my morning walk
the other day and used them for reference.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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"The substance of a painting is light"
(Andre Derain)
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SOLD

Friday, September 19, 2008

September Dawn

A very cool and overcast fall day greeted our
gang of outsiders today at Beaver Lake.
I had gone hoping for colour and didn't let reality
get in the way. For the past few weeks we
have had the most glorious light just before
sunrise and it seems to have found its
way into today's plein air painting.
Oil on board 10 x 8.
Your comments are welcomed.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $200 CDN,
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