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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This painting is available for $100 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
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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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This painting is available for $200 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
Please email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal.
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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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This painting is available for $100 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
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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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This painting is available for $100 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
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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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This painting is available for $200 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
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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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This painting is available for $135 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
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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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This painting is available for $200 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
Please email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal.