'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Afternoon Clouds-Esquimalt Harbour

Drifting clouds casting shadows on a sunlit afternoon
is a cherished memory to contemplate on
a cool overcast day in February.
I guess those teachers and adult figures in my
past who mentioned so often that
"I had my head in the clouds",
may have been right after all!
Oil on canvas 12 x 9.
Comments are always welcomed.
This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Please email me to arrange your purchase
using Paypal's secure on-line invoice system.
"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers
is always the first to be touched
by the thorns."
(Sir Thomas More)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Passing Storm

This painting was worked up from a small one that I
painted several months ago. One of Victoria's
important light stations it sits about three miles to the
north of Victoria's inner harbour. Trial Island light has
been guarding the approach to both Oak Bay and
Victoria for many years and has been instrumental
to navigation and saving the lives of many mariners
in the often rough seas it surveys.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your comments are always a pleasure.
Please email for information regarding purchasing
this painting. jjboronart@shaw.ca
"Write the bad things that are done to you in the sand,
but write the good things that happen to you
on a piece of marble."
(Arabian wisdom)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Spring in the Oaks

In these very difficult times it can be extremely
challenging for many of us to keep a positive
outlook. Keep in mind that all this negative
energy that surrounds us at this moment will
pass, it will be very painful for many of us,
but it will at some point in the future be a
bad memory. As they say in the song,
"nothin' stays wrong for long..."
On the other hand spring will come just as
it always does the air will warm, you will feel the
suns warmth on your face, in many places
wild flowers will once again bloom, trees will
blossom and if we take the time to notice,
this miracle can fill our hearts with joy.
When things get tough take the time to find
a quite place with a large tree, lean your back
against its trunk and close your eyes, let the
strumming of its life force vibrate your soul
and calm your spirit.
Oil on canvas 14 x11.
Your comments are always appreciated.
This painting is available for $635 CAN,
plus the cost of shipping.
You can arrange your purchase by emailing me.
"Nature which governs the whole will soon change
all things which you see,
and out of their substance will make other things
and again other things...
in order that the world may be ever new."
(Marcus Aurelius)