'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

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!

"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)


Melinda said...

Wow. This is spectacular. And, the painting above, "October Shadows", is excellent as well. I especially like the incredible rock on the left.

I've often wondered if others can sense the spirits that seem to inhabit many of the most beautiful landscapes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeffrey,
I just love this one, it feels like I'm sitting there on the shore breathing it in those gorgeous colours and atmosphere too.

Chris said...

your work is stunning. love this blog.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda...I'm sure we can if we tune in...


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Sally...as an artist it is what I'm hoping for! =;-))


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Chris...glad to have you drop by!


Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Beautiful scene! I think the horizontal slash of turquoise water emphasizes the tranquility. And great job on the boat's reflection!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Deborah!!


Nicki said...

This is spectacular. Bravo!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Nicki!


Prabha N. said...

Awesome! I could lie down here all day!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Prabha and thanks for that wonderful thought!


Karen said...

How did I miss this one?! It's amazing, and really wonderful to see this larger one in comparison to your plein air works.
really gorgeous.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Karen...it is really exciting to work large after all those smaller pieces.


Sadia Hussain said...

This is a gorgeous painting! Excellent textures and beautiful colors!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks so much Sadia!