Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Morning Light-Saanich

This piece was painted last week on one of
those special spring mornings when that smell
of spring cottonwoods sweetens every breath you take.
The sounds and flight of birds fill the air and compete
with the quiet stillness of the rural countryside.
It was a grand day painting with three
buddies, plein air painters all!
Oil on canvas 20 x 16.
Your comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Saanich Spring

This piece was done early last week on a beautiful
spring day on the Saanich Peninsula. The shadows
being cast by the drifting clouds are what
really caught my eye in this scene.
Oil on board 11 x 14.
Comments welcome!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $635 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Morning-Beacon Hill

 
The naturalized daffodils and the many wildflowers are
blooming now in Victoria's Beacon Hill Park.
I painted with a group of outsiders there this morning.
This sky represents the one that I witnessed on
my mornings walk, however it had clouded over by
the time I was painting. But reality can be a
relative thing when one puts brush to canvas...
=;-))
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your comments are always welcomed and encouraged!
Jeffrey

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mount Work Tapestry

I got up on the top of Highrock just in time to paint
these clouds as the heavy overcast began to
break up and form wonderful patterns
over distant Mount Work.
Oil on wood panel 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.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Gillingham Islands-Saxe Point

 
The Gillingham Islands are
 a small group of rock islets
that lie off the southeast side of 
Saxe Point and
are a main feature in the views from this
park in lovely Esquimalt.
They are a popular diving and
 fishing location here,
and by the amount of interest 
shown to them by our group of outsiders 
Friday morning they are very popular
among plein air painters as well.
Another attempt for me to try and capture 
the subtle light and colour
 present on a cloudy morning
on the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait.
Oil on wood panel 
9 x 12.
Comments welcomed and encouraged!
Jeffrey


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Highrock Light

This piece was painted en plein air last Thursday
during a lovely break in the weather.
I tried to capture that special quality of light that
happens at this time of year when the air still carries
lots of moisture. As well, I used a limited palette.
Oil on canvas 9 x 12.
As always, your comments are most welcome!
Jeffrey
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"We cannot express the light in nature
because we have not the sun.
We can only express the light we have in ourselves."
(Arthur Dove)
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This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Please email me to arrange your purchase.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mount Doug Clouds

Several weeks ago I was able to photograph some
spectacular cloud formations from the top of Mount
Tolmie. These clouds where the type we seldom
see here in Victoria. They are the sort I have seen
painted of the skies in places such as New Mexico.
Huge towering formations rolling across the sky
changing rapidly as they past. When I got back to
the studio I was able to take more photo's of them
now filled with colours from the sun setting behind me.
From these photo's I hope to do a large series of
paintings, this being the first.

Oil on board 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated!

Jeffrey

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Below is a photo I took from my studio
that evening!