Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Thursday, December 31, 2009

'Winter Moss-Highrock' *SOLD*

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Highrock Park, Esquimalt BC, plein air oil painting)

I have not be able to get out for a paint for some time
but managed to make it up to Highrock last Sunday
with my painting pal Linny D. Vine. I stopped at a spot
I often go by and wonder about painting but never have.
It was warm in the sun and the sheltered location for
most of our paint out but it didn't take us long to
return to the vehicle when the time was up.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Wishing you a very
Happy New Year!
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SOLD
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Monday, December 28, 2009

'September Gold',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Victoria BC, light of September)

More September light as I continue to develop this
series. This was painted using a previous smaller piece
'September Glow' as a reference. I'm not sure where this
series will end or end up.
For now I will just let it happen.
Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Please email me for information on acquiring this piece.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

'Winter Solstice' **SOLD**


Happy Solstice everyone!
As we move once again toward the light, I would like to
wish you all the very best of the season and a
wonderful New Year!
Thank you for all your support, encouragement
and friendship you have given me as I moved forward on
my artistic journey. Because of you it is
a much gentler ride!
Oil on board 6x 6.
Jeffrey
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SOLD
to a collector in Wisconsin USA

Friday, December 18, 2009

'September Shadows',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, southern Vancouver Island, September light)

More of that wonderful September light with this piece.
It seems so long ago that we enjoyed that special
light that comes here on the South Island in the
warmth of early fall. I'm enjoying painting this series so
much I plan to try some large ones next.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Please email me for information about
purchasing this painting.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

'December Sky',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Swan Lake, Victoria, BC)

Another one in my December Swan Lake series. I tried
to capture a sense of movement with this piece as well the
late season colour in the upland areas of the park.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Please email me for purchasing information.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

'Summer Trails', *SOLD*

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, dragonflies, soul syrup, trail shadows)

Hot summer sun casting shadows on the trail
ahead is but a dream right now but one of
those 'happy places' one can return to when
we close our eyes and remember the scent of
soul syrup and the flight of dragonflies.
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'Summer Trails'
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
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Your thoughts and comments are always
a welcomed addition!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Monday, December 7, 2009

'Catrina',

I painted this portrait as gift for a very dear
friend on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Born on a farm in the Canadian prairies she has
lived a very full and interesting life that she
has chronicled in a wonderful book.
A veteran of WW II she continues to lead
a very active and independent life.
Most of her life she went by the name of Kay.
Being of Ukrainian heritage in those days
many of her siblings and friends had their
names arbitrarily changed by a grade
school teacher on their first day at school
because they where considered too unusual
and hard to pronounce! When she told us
this story several years ago we have always
called her by her birth name 'Catrina' which
always brings a smile to her face. 
Oil on canvas 
10 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are
always encouraged!
Jeffrey
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NFS

Sunday, December 6, 2009

'December Afternoon',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Swan Lake, cottonwoods)

This painting is a larger version of one I did a couple
of weeks ago. I used the same reference photo's
I took several years ago at the
Swan Lake Nature Preserve just outside Victoria.
A natural peat bog, it is a very important avian
sanctuary and a lovely place to walk the trail that
circles the lake and marsh areas.
Oil canvas 
24 x 30.

Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!

Jeffrey
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

'November Willow',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Gorge Waterway, willows, Takata tea house, Victoria BC)


November in my part of the world is a time when the
willows both native and otherwise really show off their
colour. On these dark and dreary days that we have
been having they glow like lamps in the landscape.
However this Friday morning we were delighted by
bright sunny skies and brisk temperatures.
The early morning frost can be blamed for "inspiring" the
early snow in this piece. This was painted in a very
historic part of Victoria, which is now part of the
Gorge Waterway park system. However starting in
the early 1900's this was the terminus on the Gorge Loop
of the long since vanished BC Electric street car system.
It became a site of beautiful gardens, amusements, plays
and musical performances. For many years the Takata
family had a wonderful floating tea house and Japanese
strolling garden here. There was also a large sampan that
could be boarded in Victoria's inner harbour and ridden
to the tea house and surrounding park. There is
an effort underway to restore some of the old
Japanese garden to its former glory, which was heavily
vandalized and slowly destroyed following the
invasion of Pearl Harbour in WWII.
For a more detailed history, complete with some
wonderful old photo's please refer to Dennis Minaker's
fantastic book 'The Gorge of Summers Gone' A History
of Victoria's Inland Waterway.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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"From the blue-black of night, beyond where the campfires flicker,
a latern-lit boat nears the jetty where a temple-roofed
building is both refreshment booth and landing stage...
its a merry throng that debarks to return to the park
over the three semi-circular arched bridges."
-Colonist newspaper, July 19, 1908

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

'Winter Afternoon-Swan Lake',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Swan Lake, Vancouver Island)


I painted this today in the studio as a practice run for a
larger canvas. We continue to be deluged by rain
storm after rain storm so picking a time to paint between
downpours is almost impossible, I'm not much of a
'brolly painter'! I will probably try and get a better
photo when this piece dries a bit more.

Oil on canvas
 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated!

Jeffrey






Monday, November 23, 2009

'November Poplars',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Fort Rodd Hill, poplars, cottonwood, plein air oil painting)

This past Friday morning brought a few hours of splendid
painting weather. A small band of hardy plein air
painters met up at Fort Rodd Hill for the mornings paint out.
The biggest problemwith this spot is the amazing amount
of painting sites to choose from. The wind, if any,
often helps with the decision.
I had gone hoping to catch the last colour of the
cottonwoods and poplars, however due to the wind
storms for several days prior, I had to make a few...
reality adjustments =;-))
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Thoughts and comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Please email me to arrange your purchase.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

'September Evening-Highrock',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Highrock Park, Esquimalt BC, Western Tanagers, September)

It has been a very hectic past few weeks with art shows and
other related activities and my blogging has been infrequent
to say the least. As well, my painting time has been very
limited. This piece was painted from a photo I took on an
early September evening while up on Highrock for
for a paint out with artist Linny D. Vine.
It was a lovely warm evening and we were very fortunate
to be there just as a large foraging flock of migrating
Western Tanagers arrived to feed, much to the dismay
of several cranky Olive-sided Flycatchers. There was
non-stop activity for over an hour. I went back up the
next evening hoping for a repeat but it was as though
all the birds in the world had vanished!
Oil on canvas 14 x 18.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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"Each second we live is a new and unique moment
of the universe, a moment that will never be again."
(Pablo Casals)
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acquiring this painting.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

'Arbutus Trail',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Arbutus, West Coast Medley)

This post is to announce a show I'm in which
opens this Friday Nov. 13th.
'West Coast Medley'
It is a three personshow featuring myself,
painter Carrol Ann Smedley
and nature photographer Dean Mills.
The opening is from 6 pm till 9 pm at the new
No. 5 Gallery, 1814 Oak Bay Ave @ Richmond.
If you are in the area I really hope you can come out
and take in the show which runs to Dec 3rd.
Please click here for more details!
The painting above is a re-post 14 x 11 acrylic on canvas.
As always your comments are appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

'Highrock View' **SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Garry oaks, Highrock Park, Esquimalt BC)

I got out for a couple hours about a week ago to paint this.
It's one of my favourite spots up on Highrock and I have
done several paintings in this area of the park. Wonderful
rock formations and distant views it also is a great spot
for birding. The mosses are really starting to
flourish now with the cool wet weather.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

'September at the Lake',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, September light, southern Vancouver Island

Another one in my September light series...
How can September seem so long ago already =;(
As we go into the dark months I'm happy to have
images of these paintings to light things up a bit.
This is one of the pieces that will be featured in my
upcoming show at the No. 5 Gallery next week.
I'll post more details about the show later.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Thoughts and comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Please email me if you are interested in
purchasing this painting.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

'October Colour',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, fall colours, Uplands Park, Victoria, BC, plein air oil painting)

I painted this piece en plein air about a week ago and
managed to get most of it done before the rain started.
I have been enjoying painting the coloured trees against
the dark autumn skies. I think it adds a bit of drama.
However I did find it a bit of a challenge to get the colours
right in the very low light conditions.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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purchasing this painting.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

'Good Morning Burgoyne Bay',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Saltspring Island, Burgoyne Bay, spirits)


This painting was developed from reference photo's I
took while having a picnic lunch here last May. It
was very still and calm, almost as though we were the
only ones there. At our backs Mount Maxwell's cliffs rise
to their dizzying heights creating warm updrafts which
many turkey vultures and swallows were utilizing. As we
sat there scanning our surroundings and breathing in the
briny scents of low tide I could feel the presence of the
spirits that surely spend their eternity here.

Oil on canvas 36 x 48.
Your thoughts and comments are always a pleasure!

Jeffrey
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"If the air is full of sounds which we tune in with,
why should it not also be full of feels and smells and
things seen through the spirits,
drawing particles from us to them and
them to us like magnets."

(Emily Carr)



Friday, October 23, 2009

'October-Cattle Point' **SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Cattle Point, Oak Bay, fall colour, flu)

I managed to make it out on Wednesday this week for a
quick paint at Cattle Point on Oak Bay. I say quick because
after about 45 min. the wind and rain came up and had me
scurring to the vehicle, not quite quick enough however!
I have been battling a flu for the last week or so as well
as the weather which has been very unsettled,
very much like my illness,
lousy one day not bad the next. I'm really looking forward
to more of one and less of the other =;-))
(whine ...whine...whine...)
Oil on board 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Saturday, October 17, 2009

'Morning Sky-Fisgard Light', **SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Fisgard Light, Esquimalt Harbour)


All of our old light stations throughout Canada seem
to evoke a sense of nostalgia for a by-gone era.
Though those times are gone many of the old lights still
do what they have always done, help to keep mariners safe.
Fisgard Light is the oldest on Canada's west coast. She first
showed light at sunset on November 16, 1860. Now
an designated historic site and museum, she has been
under going a complete refit this summer.
Still watching over the entrance to Esquimalt harbour it
was automated many years ago, her white or red beacon and
fog horn are a feature in Victoria's waters.
I can hear her signal now on this foggy autumn evening.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Your comments and thoughts are always appreciated!

Jeffrey
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See "Keepers of the Light" by Donald Graham
for more historical
and technical information on BC's coastal
light stations and their Keepers.
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This painting is now
SOLD


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

'Trail to the Lake' **SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, forest trail oil painting, Vancouver Island)

One of the joys of walking the trail
into the lake are scenes like this.
Light breaking through the trees and
filling the path ahead with white light.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey
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SOLD
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

'Saanich Farm',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Saanich farm plein air oil painting)




This painting really highlights the changing season here
on the south island. I joined a couple of my plein air pals
late one morning a couple of weeks ago to paint this piece.
Though the day was crisp and clear I felt the addition of
the clouds added a bit of drama to the composition.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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Please email me if you would like information
about purchasing this painting.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

'West Coast Treasures',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, McNeill Bay, plein air oil painting

The title for this piece was chosen for its ambiguity.
I painted this on a glorious afternoon last week. This spot
is on the north side of McNeil Bay on Victoria's
beautiful waterfront. A very gentle soul soothing
place the beach leads out to a rocky island that is
accessible in most tides and across a narrow channel lies
the historic Trial Island light and beyond that
the Olympic Mountains across the strait.
Due to the very fast tides that swirl through this area
loads of flotsam are strewn in drifts along the
stone pebble beach. All of these treasures in their
own right, but all together, a real
west coast beach combers bonanza!
Oil on wood panel
 14 x 11.
Comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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And light has no weight,
Yet one is lifted on its flood,
Swept high,
Running up white-golden light-shafts,
As if one was as weightless as light itself,
All gold and white and light.
(Lawren Harris)


Saturday, October 10, 2009

'Autumn - Esquimalt Lagoon'

(cutthroat trout, plein air, Canadian west coast Impressionism)

On Friday morning our group of plein air painters
concentrated their efforts near the mouth of the Esquimalt
Lagoon. It is a beautiful spot with the beach contours
changing with the tide. The area is a significant bird refuge
here on southern Vancouver Island as well, a small stream
that feeds into the upper end of the lagoon is used by
sea-run cutthroat trout for spawning.
This is a special time up here in the Great White North,
we celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend.
So Happy Thanksgiving!

Oil on wood panel
 9 x 12.
Your comments and thoughts are always welcomed!
Jeffrey

Monday, October 5, 2009

'September Glow',

(Arbutus, Vancouver Island, Thetis Lake)

More of that lovely September light with this piece.
Some of our native Arbutus trees back lit with
warm afternoon sun. The Arbutus is another of
our trees that is found only in very few places
in the world. A broadleaved evergreen, they take on
very unusual growth patterns of twisting trunks,
not unlike Garry oaks in that. The smooth trunks
shed their bark in curling flakes yearly, turning
from a russet red-orange to a creamy yellow-green.
Sometime in August if you happen to be near
one on a real hot day you can hear the bark crackle
as it splits and peels away from the main trunk.
They produce lovely panicles of creamy white
flowers in late spring, so profusely at times
that the glossy dark green leaves are almost
hidden. They will be followed later
by clusters of red berries.
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
Your thoughts and comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 with free shipping
anywhere in North America.
Please email me to arrange your purchase.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

'Views of the Park'

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC)

This painting is the second one I did on Friday morning.
This is unusual for me but when things go well ,
keep'er goin', eh!
This ominous looking cloud formation started to form
behind me as I was finishing my first of the morning so I
turned my easel around grabbed a larger
panel and went to work.
Wish it worked like this a little more often!
An hour later the sun was out again and the rest of
day had skies filled with painters clouds.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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If you are interested in purchasing this painting
please email me for all the details.

Friday, October 2, 2009

'October Morning' **SOLD**

(Beacon Hill Park, plein air oil painting, west coast Impressionism

A beautiful fall morning met our gang of outsiders this
morning at Beacon Hill park. Looking south to the Olympic
Peninsula and the Strait of Juan de Fuca I attempted
to capture the early morning light with the fantastic
clouds and early fall colours that are just
getting started here in Victoria.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Thursday, October 1, 2009

'September Light' *SOLD*

(lake swimming, Canadian west coast Impressionism, light)

This scene exemplifies what a glorious time September
can be here on the south island. It is what greeted us after
we hiked in for what we thought might be our last
swim of the year, we were almost right but not quite...
=;-))
I think the light in September is the best of the
year for my area of the world.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Comments and thoughts are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Sunday, September 27, 2009

'Michell's Farm' **SOLD**

plein air oil painting, Canadian west coast Impressionism, Saanich Peninsula, fruit & vegetables

The Michell farm is one of the older ones on the
Saanich Peninsula. The family home sits high on a ridge
above the valley featured in this piece. Many of the
vegetable fields in this painting are part of their large fruit
and vegetable operation. Once again this year our
non-group group (the Victoria Al frescoes)
was granted permission to range over
the farm and paint. This one was painted from the entrance
to their driveway. That's garlic in the very foreground as
well in the distance, fields of corn, cabbage
and big orange pumpkins.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts and comments are always
welcomed and appreciated!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Saturday, September 26, 2009

H&C - Government Street **SOLD**

I painted downtown this morning in part of Victoria's
old town district. This particular building is one of the
beauties of early 20th century architecture that this city is
known for. The Downtown Victoria Business Association
invited local artist to participate in a plein air painting
event 'Local Colour' that will see the artist work in a
group show on a date to be announced sometime in
October. This building has seen many businesses take up
residence over the years, it is now home to a fantastic
hemp and natural fiber clothing store, Hemp & Co.
They also carry tote bags which are being used to
support and promote the work of the
These great bags are 100% recycled cotton and
have an imprint of one of two of my paintings on one side
and the GOERT logo on the other. A percentage of each
sale goes directly to help fund GOERT's projects.
Have a look at their website by clicking
on the highlighted name above.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your comments and thoughts are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Monday, September 21, 2009

'Evening Clouds'

marine oil painting, Saxe Point, Canadian west coast Impressionism

Another cloud painting from that series of photo's
I took last March. This one is part of the formation that
I did 'Moonrise Over Lyall Street' from and a couple
of others, again the reference photo was taken just
before dark from my studio. I hope to develop this
piece into a larger one sometime soon. 
Oil on board
 6 x 8.
Comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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*SOLD*
Thank you to
The Gallery in the Oak Bay Village 



Saturday, September 19, 2009

'September Morning', plein air oil painting, Canadian west coast Impressionism, Island Veiw Beach

 
I painted with a non-group of plein air enthusiasts Friday
morning on the Saanich Peninsula's Island View Beach.
It was lovely warm morning with a low tide and a wonderful
sky and only a light breeze. I arrived fairly early and
was hoping to capture the feel of a morning in early fall
with this piece. This is a very popular spot among
our local bird watching community.
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Oil on wood panel 
9 x 12.
Your comments and thoughts are very welcomed!
Jeffrey


Thursday, September 17, 2009

'Saxe Point Beach' **SOLD**, plein air oil Saxe Point Park,

I was back painting at Saxe Point again this afternoon
and came back with this beach study. We continue
to luxuriate in outstanding September weather here on
the south island and I'm trying to get out as much as I can.
As always the real thing tends to look better
then the image on the monitor. I encourage you to
pull back from the screen and take another look.
I'll try another photo when the painting is dry.
=:-0)
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'Saxe Point Beach'
oil on board
 6 x 8
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Comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

'Evening Ferry' plein air oil Fulford Harbour


I painted this piece from the lookout high on top of
Saltspring Island's Mount Maxwell. We got set up late in the
afternoon and I have to say it was some kind of wonderful!!
This view is looking to the south east and Washington State.
For the most part while we were there it was just us
sharing the view and the scent of soul syrup with the
ravens and the turkey vultures that soared on the updrafts
of the steep cliff face below us, sometimes so close we
could hear the air rushing through their wings!
Can't wait to paint there again!
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'Evening Ferry'
oil on wood panel 
9 x 12.
Your comments and thoughts are always welcomed.
Jeffrey

Monday, September 14, 2009

'Saltspring Cove' **SOLD**

This is one of the paintings I did on my recent trip.
It's across the bay from the Fulford Harbour ferry dock.
I only had about hour total including set-up and take down
and I must say I think it helped with the end result!
Oil on board 6 x 8.
As always I welcome your comments and thoughts
on my artistic endeavours!
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Sunday, September 13, 2009

'The Gap-Thetis Island', Gulf Islands oil painting low tide

Hello everyone,
Well I just got back last night from a short trip to a
neighbouring island and it was really grand.
I did do some painting while I was there and I
will be posting them in the days to come.
This painting was done a couple of months ago from
photo references I took while staying on Thetis Island
several years ago. The "Gap" at one time was merely
an impediment at the highest tides and so travel between
Kupers and Thetis Islands was quite easy on foot.
I think at one time there was even a small bridge
for vehicles to negotiate the narrowest part.
For reasons that are, shall we say, somewhat obscure
it was dredged for "navigation", the bridge no longer
exists. I will leave the real history for others to
write about in another forum.
It is a very magical place at the lowest tides
as depicted here one early morning in late May.
I'm sure there are many stories about this natural
area that had human footprints for
thousands of years before first contact.
Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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painting please email me for details.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Summer Morning-Brother Islands

 
I painted this piece several weeks ago and I'm just getting
it posted now. This is another veiw from Saxe Point park.
It was a beautiful summer morning
and I'm glad I made it out. 
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'Summer Morning-Brother Islands'
oil on canvas
 8 x 10.
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Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey



Monday, September 7, 2009

Afternoon Sky


This cloud study was posted last year but I was never
completely happy with it, I thought it was too dark.
So I "went back in" awhile ago and did some lightening
and I'm more satisfied with the effort this time.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments welcomed!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $100 with free shipping
anywhere in North America.
Please email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal's
secure email invoicing system.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Early Morning-Saxe Point

Hi everyone,
I was back painting at Saxe Point park early Friday morning.
I choose this perspective to try and capture the wonderful
sky above the distant shore and the Olympic mountains.
At this time of year there is a special quality of light that
is very unique to late summer/early fall here on the
south island and one I am trying to paint.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Comments always very much appreciated!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 with free shipping
anywhere in North America.
Please email me to arrange your purchase.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Moonrise Over Lyall Street

This was the view from my studio one evening last March.
The cloud formations had been amazing all afternoon and I
had gone out to take some photo's and when I returned
I got some of the best shots right from my window!!
I painted this piece a few weeks later
using several of the photos
for reference.
Oil on canvas 24 x 30.
Comments always welcomed and appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

'Approaching Fog' **SOLD**

I was out early yesterday at Saxe Point for a paint and
caught the fog bank as it was trying to come over
the hills to the west. It was a beauty of a morning to
be out and thankfully the fog never made it over.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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SOLD

Monday, August 31, 2009

Saxe Point Rocks

This is another in a series of small ones I have been doing
featuring the beautiful shoreline of Saxe Point park
that juts out into the Strait of Juan du Fuca
just a short distance from my studio. This is one of three
I have recently painted looking from different
directions, all within a few feet of each other.
This one I did Saturday afternoon under the watchful
eyes of several friendly art lovers.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $100 with free
shipping anywhere in North America.
Please email me to arrange your purchase.
jjboronart@shaw.ca

Friday, August 28, 2009

Spring Afternoon

This piece was painted way back in early May of this
year on one of those glorious spring afternoons when the feel
of warm air and sun on your face feels so brand new.
The camas lilies and Garry oaks where in bloom and
the pleasure of painting en plein without
the chill of winter was so special.
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Please email me to arrange your purchase of this painting.