'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Esquimalt Lagoon

I painted with the "outsiders" on Friday at the
Esquimalt Lagoon. The lagoon is an amazing geological
formation that is fed from a small opening at its one end
that rushes with sea water going in or out depending
on the tide, as well two fresh water streams flow into it.
It is also a significant bird sanctuary
in our area. Due to its shallowness it is a favoured
feeding area for many types of waterfowl and wading birds
like Great Blue Herons, which can often be seen
wading the shallows in large groups.
As several of us painted we were able to watch a
Belted Kingfisher hoover and dive for small fish.
An amazing display of avian acrobatics.
Oil on canvas 8 x 10.
Your comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey
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"The little things are infinitely
the most important"
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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6 comments:

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

As one 'outsider' to another - I dunno where you find time to observe the birdlife around you whilst painting and still pull off a gem - multi-tasking again, hey Boron? Stout, stout work.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Ron. So far I have resisted "goin' back in".

E. Floyd said...

Wow! is all I can say... I just found your blog and really like the bright colors and interesting compositions! I will definitely return!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks for your encouraging comment Elizabeth. Hope you will stop by again.

Jeffrey

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Awesome. And I'm loving the Arbutus trees. It's as if you somehow 'know' them. Great paintings!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Mary! I'm having a lot of fun with them. They are a very special part of the area here.

Jeffrey