'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

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!
If you are interested in purchasing this
painting please email me for details.


Anonymous said...

Lovely piece. Reminiscent of the gap between the "Secretaries". It's magical as well...warmish and teeming with sand dollars.I look forward to your Thetis pieces.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Anonymous...it is great to hear from someone who knows the spot...