'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

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!


Tim Goss said...

Very nicely done! A different subject matter for you Jeff. The shadows are great as is the reddish color of the building.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Tim! Oh you are so right, very different. But I have to say that I did enjoy it very much and I think I will try something like that again soon.


Karen said...

How great to see a cityscape! Really nice, and I agree with Tim, I think the shadows/their color are fantastic.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Karen, yes I'm a cityscape rookie but I think I will try and change that ;-))


Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

The Michell's Farm painting is yet another winner, but NICE ... you ARE indeed a urban painter too! I really like the way you render a building Jeffrey. To top it all, you display your community spirit by supporting the DVBA and GOERT. We artists can do much to weave our talents into the greater fabric of the communities - it's a quid pro quo approach.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Wow thanks so much for your thoughtful comment Ron. As an artist I often find myself in a situation of wanting to help and finding my art is something that can be used to "help the cause". As you know the Garry oaks and the places where they grow are very dear to me and I would like help endear them to others.