Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cattle Point Camas

Our plein aire gang was out to Cattle Point this morning,
the camas lily's are in bloom as are other wildflowers.
I had my heart set on a lovely warm sunny day and
didn't allow the reality of clouds and
light showers to change that.
It is a wonderful spot for painting
and I will return for another go soon!
Oil on canvas 8 x 10.
Your comments are always welcome!
Jeffrey
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"Reality can be beaten with enough imagination"
(Anonymous)
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This painting can be purchased for $250 CDN,
plus shipping and handling.
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11 comments:

Jimmy Longacre said...

Nice job, Jeffrey. It certainly has the appearance of a clear, sunny day with everything blooming!

It looks as if you begin your paintings with a strong,warm, overall wash of under-color that you intentionally leave showing through in places as both shape outline and mingled with other color masses. What led you to adopt this technique?

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Jimmy, I had a lot of fun with this one.
I learned it in a acrylic painting workshop but was aware of it from studying the work of Thompson, Harris, and others of the Group of Seven. I believe it adds light and a sense of continuity to a painting. In some instances it acts as a "colour surprise"!

Jeffrey

Vicki Shuck said...

The thickness of your brushstokes and "buttery" paint really give your pieces alot of life, Jeffrey--besides your great color! Do you use any mediums?

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Vicki, I'm glad to hear that what drew me to oils is coming through on my paintings.
I have been using water mixable oils. No medium and just enough water to make things work.

Jeffrey

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

I saw you painting this one outside at Cattle Point and am in awe of how to manage the LIGHT in your work generally.
Signed, Envious Ron!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks so much Ron I really appreciate that. I also appreciate your efforts in posting this time!
The possibilites of Gremlins is always a factor eh!

Jeffrey

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

Hi Vicki - like Jeffrey I also use water mixable oils (Grumbacher and Winsor and Newton and Van Gogh). It took me six months to learn how to use water-soluble oils though - I finally found that I should use it as one would use REGULAR oils plus the accompanying water-soluble linseed oil - I bring water into the equation only when I "wash up"
Ron in Canada.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Hi Jeffrey,
I too, love the orange underpainting showing through especially as it compliments the blue sky and really gives a punch of color vibration.
You really are a cloud man. Beautiful!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment Mary. I'm going out to paint some more clouds today.. =;-))

Jeffrey

Ron Morrison said...

Delicious pastel flavours in this one very beautiful lightwork!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thank you Ron. It's very much appreciated!

Jeffrey