Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Clouds

I spent a lovely afternoon painting these clouds from
the top of Highrock park last Sunday. Our weather is
so unsettled right now that getting out when
conditions are good is a real treat.
I have been working with a different coloured
ground lately and liking it!
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
Comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Please email me to arrange your purchase
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Friday, March 27, 2009

March Sky-Discovery Island

About a dozen ardent plein air painters were
greeted with a raw wind, cool temperatures and
intermittent drizzle this morning at Cattle Point
on Oak Bay. Finding a spot where the wind
was bearable was a priority. Painting fast essential!
I finished this piece in the studio later.
Oil on canvas 12 x 9.
Your comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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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 invoicing system.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cloud Shadows


I made it up to Highrock yesterday afternoon
just as some fantastic clouds were forming
and casting shadows across the distant hills.

"Paint fast lad, paint fast!!"

Though we are still dealing with unseasonably
cool temperatures here, the spring wildflowers
have started up in the rocky meadows like
those in this park. I have uploaded a photo
of some of them below.

Oil on canvas 12 x 9.
Comments welcomed!

Jeffrey

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plus the cost of mailing.
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Some Highrock spring wildflowers.





Monday, March 23, 2009

That September Afternoon

This painting was worked up using a smaller piece
I did last fall as a reference. Those wonderful
summer like days of late September last year
seem so long ago right now!
I went with acrylics for this painting as it has
been quite awhile since I last used them and
thought I could use a bit of a refresher.
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24.
Your comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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acquiring this painting.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rainy Day-Albert Head

I am becoming more and more convinced that I will
have to invest in some sort of "brolly" to cover my easel
for those inevitable showers that plein air painters
have to deal with from time to time.
Friday morning was just that sort of occasion.
I was set up in a wonderful spot high above Wittys
Lagoon and Albert Head in the middle distance with
Trial and San Juan Islands on the distant horizon.
Showers stopped and started and stopped completely
with the sun out about 20 minutes after
we packed it in! =;-))
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
Comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal's
secure on-line invoicing system.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Friday Morning at Frank's

On Friday morning our non group of plein air painters
were invited out to Frank Mitchell's farm to paint.
It was a magical morning filled with the
bleating of the farms newly born lambs and their
mothers. The farm is situated high on a
cliff overlooking the strait of Juan de Fuca and
the approach to Witty's Lagoon.
Two ancient Hemlock sisters caught my attention,
the way they will lean together always and the
striped car track leading toward the
farm buildings back in the trees.
Oil on canvas 12 x 9.
Your comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal's
secure online invoicing system.
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"In a tree is a spirit of life,
a spirit of growth and
a spirit of holding its head up."
(Robert Henri)

Friday, March 13, 2009

March Morning - Oak Bay Marina

Had a lovely morning plein air painting on Thursday
with a couple of buddies. We set up on a pretty
busy spot near the marina in Oak Bay and
spent about an hour. This piece is a little different
in style for me as I simplified as much as I could.
I like the very graphic result.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $100 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Island Spring

The areas of natural Garry oak meadows in our area
will look much like this sometime in the later part
of April. It is a real south island treat to walk
amongst the flowering oaks and carpets of
camas lily and other wildflowers at that time.
This is another piece I will have in the show
opening tonight at the Morris Gallery.
Oil on canvas 30 x 24.
Comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
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"For...first artists, the native people,
art was not only of a functional nature,
but also linked to their concepts of religion and
the relationship of man to his environment."
(James J. Kurtz)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

High Rock Rumba

I was up on High Rock park on Friday morning
and came back with this piece.
Our native Garry oaks really are this twisted
and curled and seem at times to be growing
right out of the rock.
I tried for a stylized look with this piece.
Oil on canvas 12 x 9.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal.
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"For almost two months now I've been
struggling away with no results."
(Claude Monet)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lagoon Sky

I painted this piece using a smaller plein air sketch,
done early last summer, for reference.
This is an important area for migrating shorebirds
and waterfowl. Birders will be watching for small bunches
Pacific Black Brant which have already been sighted
in this area last week.
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
Comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Email me to arrange your purchase using PayPal's
secure online system.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Low Tide at Sunset

This is one of the paintings I will have in an upcoming
show at the Morris Gallery here in Victoria.
"SPRING EQUINOX"
opens March 12th 7 - 9pm.
Runs March 12 through to April 03, 2009
The show will feature 12 of the gallery artists.
If your in our area please drop by.
Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Comments welcomed.
Jeffrey