'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

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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18 comments:

Ken Faulks said...

Good job of this painting Jeff.... A warm painting and yet one gets the impression of cold. Those apples really look frozen!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Ken, I was trying for that contrast in the painting.

Jeffrey

Edgar said...

Excellent work, Jeff. I like how you leave your strokes alone after you place them. Each color is a fixed function.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Edgar. I'm striving to develope that technique, hope you drop by again.

Jeffrey

Melinda said...

I'm turning up the heater even as I write, Jeffrey. Well done on this painting, contrasting the apples with the atmosphere of cold.

Glad you're inside painting! Stay warm.

my croft said...

Hi Jeffrey J. Boron,

I navigated over from Aty Fice -- was feeling sheepish about seemig pretentious. I also love a good mystery series, especially the ones that evoke worlds the way Hillerman does. I always long to for the southwest when I read him. Another favoriteis the Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series. They're formulaic but she's very kind to her characters and I find the the Medieval-monastery-and-town setting charming.

Nothign lioke a good escape.

Not incidentally, I love that apple painting. It has an Japanese woodblock quality.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda...it's snowin' and blowin' as I post this comment!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melanie, yes I'm feeling the lure of the south west these days. Hillerman certainly transports me. Perhaps one day I will paint there for real...

Jeffrey

Karen said...

Even within such an intimate space, the light in this piece sparkles!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks for your comment Karen, I appreciate it.

Jeffrey

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like them both.
Love how you used the warm color in the sky for the apples. The top one is just a corker.

Incidently, I just visited Sedona and took a Hot Air Balloon ride with my hubby which I posted at marewheeee.blogspot.com/
You would love it there. It's an artist's paradise. I also noticed that the red rocks remind me of NB & NS. Same colors and such. Just a wonderful place. We also visited Jerome which just happened to appear in Art Calendar's list of best places for artists to live. It's a very small town. 750 hardy souls. I loved it.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
It's snowing and blowing here today, so I'm cozied up in the studio.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks so much Mary...I have noticed, with much envy, your trip to Sedona! I have been having yearnings lately for the south west. (I have never been there except in my dreams)
Best of the season to you and yours
Mary...we are having an unusally amount of winter weather here the past week or so and it is snowing again right now...

Jeffrey

ambera said...

really nice Jeffrey!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Ambera!

Jeffrey

Ron Morrison said...

I always get to thinking (possibly a dangerous thing) when I view your paintings. There was a tree with bright green apples and no leaves around the corner from us.I don't think I would have believed the neon green of it unless I had seen it. We built a gallery over my buddy's shop in Courtenay (Affordable Framing). Its a big room with lots of display space. Ongoing show but poor weather has limited attendance.
Your blog looks good, always a treat to visit, but I have not been a good blogger buddy, will try to be better in the new year.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Funny how the apples appear so extrodinary when you see them like that.

And I thought I had to work hard to get into a gallery!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Jeffrey

Janette Jones, Studio California said...

Really like these apples and agree with the woodblock comment...that is the first thing that appealed to me too. It's funny how the grass is always greener...I want to get back up to Victoria/Salt Spring Islands area...just loved it. I recently moved from Flagstaff AZ...homesick. You have to plan a trip to the southwest...SO many places to paint and wide open space to dream.
Nice work!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Great to see you here Janette and thanks for the comment. Flagstaff is an important town in the Hillerman novels I have been reading. I am dreamin' and schemein' of a trip to the south west!

Jeffrey