Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

'Maybe in the Spring',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, plein air oil painting of southern Vancouver Island)

 
I was out painting last Wed. on the sunniest day we have
had here on the south Island for awhile now.
Many of the low lying fields in our area flood through
the wet season much to the joy of the waterfowl.
Of course these fields will remain much to wet
for the folks who work them till sometime next spring.
The wet areas in the distance were thick with mallards,
pintails and a few ring-necks. A flock of swans were using
a large pond to the left of this scene and so while
painting I had several small groups of swans glide low
over me and land in the pond.
(The snow? Maybe...maybe not?)
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'Maybe In The Spring'
oil on wood panel
 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey
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Another year has gone by... how'd that happen?
I would like to take a moment to say thanks
to the many of you out there who
have been a much cherished
source of support through this past year of art
and challenges. I hope you all know how
much I appreciate your friendship.
A very 'Happy New Year' to you and
all the best in 2011.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

'A Fine Morning',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Fisgard Lighthouse, Winter Solstice, Salish Sea, Esquimalt Harbour)

* Happy Solstice Everyone! *
Finally the darkest days are in the rearview and the
light returns a little more each day, put your
hands in the air and yell hooray!!
(or what ever you think would be appropriate)
=:-/
What better way to celebrate the return of the light
then a sunny morning painting of
Fisgard Lighthouse,
the first light on the Salish Sea.
Built for the British Admiralty 150 years ago.
It marked the approach to the mouth of
Esquimalt Harbour where the navy had their
base here on the west coast of Canada.
This is a scene I have painted before in smaller formats.
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Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey


Sunday, December 12, 2010

'The Potholes'

One day at the end of October this year I went
on a plein air adventure with fellow artist
It had been at least 10 years since either of us had
been to a beloved (now protected) part of the
Sooke River know as the Sooke Potholes.
This treasure of the south Island is a salmon
spawning river and they where present in the
water as we painted. This mystical geological
wonder lies in a deep canyon with sides eventually
reaching over a thousand feet in some places.
During the wet seasons the water roars and
tumbles through the contorted rock formations
that tend to make you weak in the knees as you
gaze down from your cliff side perch at the
turbulence 50 feet below. The spot we
painted however is at the lower and quieter end
of the run. During the heat of summer it is
a well used 'swimmin' hole'!
We started to paint during a sunny break on this
somewhat wet day but just as we got into it
the sun left us and because of the steep sides
of the canyon it became quite dull and dark.
It was a challenge to see the subtle values
to say the least.
The main rock formation in this piece towers
30 or more feet above the pool below, just to give
you an idea of scale.
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Oil on wood panel 
10 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments
greatly appreciated!
Jeffrey

Sunday, December 5, 2010

'Garry Oaks & Snow'

Another snow scene, this one a variation of a scene
I have painted before, can you recognize it?
This is the largest format that I have used so far
for this scene...
I love the rhythm that happens when I'm painting
snow and I often look to my snow paintings
when trying to get that flow of rhythm
in other types of landscapes I paint.
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Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments are always
greatly appreciated!
Jeffrey

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

'Autumn Snowfall',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, early snowfall, oil paintings of southern Vancouver Island)

Last light on an early snowfall can provide
some dramatic light and colour.
I'm remembering (once again) just
how addictive painting snow can be, yikes!
=;-))
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Oil on wood panel 12 x 9.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Fisgard Calm'

Snow is falling here on the south Island as I write this
and though it is a magical winter wonderland it
does create havoc for we Islanders.
(even those displaced from the great white north
very much east of here)
It is supposed to change to rain later this afternoon
and will all be washed away =:-(
Painted from a photo taken while painting en plein air
last summer, this will be the final one to be ready for my
show next week 'South Island Impressions'.
I hope to use this painting as a practice
run for a much larger painting.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey

Monday, November 22, 2010

'Woodland Waterfall'

This another painting for my up coming show
on Thurs. Dec 02 at
The Gallery
in the Oak Bay Village
The show opens on the gallery walk night
in the Oak Bay Village
6 pm - 9 pm
I will be there and hope you can make it out.
I took the reference
photo on a plein air excursion to the, now
protected, Sooke Potholes. This stream
feeds into the Sooke River and was
quite a sight that day in late October.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Your thoughts & comments are always
greatly appreciated!
Jeffrey

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

'Winter Evening Oaks'

This piece was painted from a photo taken
after a heavy snowfall two years ago here
in Victoria. Although we don't like to admit it
we do get snow here on the south Island from
time to time. There is snow in our
weekend forecast!
=:-/
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Oil on wood panel 10 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Saturday, November 13, 2010

'Oaks & Snow'

Well this is quite different... =;-))
This is one of the paintings that will be in my
upcoming show here in Victoria in early Dec.
I hope to do about four in this series
featuring snow covered Garry oak meadows.
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Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Sunday, November 7, 2010

'Autumn on the River'

 
Hi everyone,
Well I'm back on the river once again so to
speak. This is the largest so far in the series.
This format allowed me to include more detail which helped
to show the drop in elevation as the water starts it's
rush to the head of the falls at the viewers left.
In the years I have been on southern Vancouver Island
my time on the water has largely been on the sea and
some of our inland lakes. However this series has made me
realize how much I've been missing and I'm planning
future painting excursions to this and other
rivers here on the south Island.
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 'Autumn on the River'
oil on canvas
30 x 36
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

'October Sky-Highrock' #32

I painted this one late afternoon several weeks ago.
Artist Linny D. Vine and I were hoping to get
some early evening sky drama to paint as a new
front approached. While it didn't develop as I
had hoped it did provide some interesting
patterns and light. We needed to paint
fairly quickly due to the failing light.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Thoughts & comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

'River Gold'

This is another in my river series I have been working
on lately. I've been really enjoying it and will keep
ridin' this one till at least the bell rings...
=;-))
I usually grow tired of a repeated theme quickly but
for what ever reason not this one, so far.
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Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey
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Purchasing information can be obtained by emailing
me using the link below.
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I would like to draw your attention to an artist
I have added to my 'Artist Links List'
from Bangalore, India.
This very talented artist is an amazing
word smith as well!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

'One October Morning' *SOLD*

This was painted a couple of weeks ago on a
beautiful October morning on Victoria's waterfront.
I was able to make it out early enough to
catch some interesting light and colour.
This spot is above Holland Point looking south across
the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Washington's
Olympic Mountains.
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Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.
Jeffrey
*SOLD*

Sunday, October 24, 2010

'South Island Spring',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, oil painting of Uplands Park, Victoria BC


While I know it is a little out of season we artist have to
strike when the metals hot so to speak!
=:-/
This was developed using plein air paintings and reference
photos from my several forays into Uplands Park this
spring during the flowering season.
I was very fortunate to enjoy several paint outs among
the lush spring Camas and have a few paintings as well.
Stay tuned for more autumn scenes!
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Oil on canvas 24 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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in purchasing information please email me
using the link below.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

'Autumn on the Cowichan'

This was started as a demo I was invited to do for a
wonderful group of local artists last week.
Using my plein air rig I attempted to give a close
idea as to how I would approach painting this scene en plein
air only in this situation using a photo.
=:-/
As I had recently done a painting of this size en plein air
only a few feet from where the reference photo was taken
it helped me to keep it as real as possible (sort of).
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
I invite your thoughts & comments!
Jeffrey

Monday, October 11, 2010

'Cheakamus September'

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
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This painting was created using reference photos taken
while on a recent plein air painting adventure up near
Whistler BC. I really had a lot of fun with this piece and
really got it goin' with the water. Unfortunately this
photo doesn't really show all the juicy brush work
so another will have to be taken!
Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

'Above Skutz Falls'

As the title suggests this painting was painted just above
Skutz Falls on the Cowichan River during a magical
afternoon with bright sunlight highlighting the early fall
colour. The Cowichan river is one of the most important
rivers on Vancouver Island for spawning salmon and
very depleted steelhead. As well resident populations of
rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout. It has for millennia,
and continues to be, a central part of the lives and culture
of some of the islands first peoples. To say it
is a beautiful river is very much an understatement.
It is wonderful feeling to be able to spend time
painting it and to sense the spirits that still
occupy this vital watershed.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

'September on the Cheakamus'

Finally had a chance for a quick visit up
to Whistler last week to see my oldest son.
Fortunately the weather was nice on the
way up so we stopped for lunch and a paint
out. The Cheakamus River is a beautiful piece
of water as it tumbles down from the high country.
This spot was easily accessible for us and I
took quite a few reference photo's as well for
some future large canvases.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 9.
As always your thoughts & comments are valued.
Jeffrey
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this painting please email me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

'Rising Wind'

This piece was worked up from a plein air piece I did
last year. The morning started out flat calm and sunny
and after painting for about 20 minutes I decided I
really needed some sun screen on, however not long
after that it was, hurry and get it done before
we got wet and blown away.
Oil on canvas 24 x 30.
As always I invite your thoughts & comments!
Jeffrey
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how to purchase this painting.

Friday, September 17, 2010

'Westerlies at Sunset'

This painting is an expansion of a piece I painted a
month ago. The larger format gave me a sense of
freedom with my brush and so I went with it.
The 'westerlies' referred to here is that wind that happens
commonly in our area from afternoon to evening when the
heat in the interior of the province rises and creates a
sort of vacuum drawing in the air from the coast,
usually in westerly winds.
Oil on canvas 30 x 40.
Your thoughts and comments are always valued.
Jeffrey
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I would like to draw your attention to an artist
that I recently added to my artist link list.
A painter and writer from Ontario and master
of painting en plein air...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

'Changing Weather'

As I mentioned in my last post my second recent
evening excursion was made just as a weather front
was arriving in our area and the drama of colour and
atmospheric interest was quite fantastic. However
I had to move along with my painting, even so it
was almost dark by the time I was back at the vehicle.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Thoughts & comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey
I have included some photo's below showing some
of the action that evening.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

'Late Summer-Highrock'

 
Oh yes the the time is late and seems to quicken with
the passing days. At times the melancholies are hard
to shake with summers passing. I went painting on two
evenings recently and was rewarded with wonderful
painting opportunities on both excursions.
A weather front was approaching and change was in the
air, it arrived last night and summer almost seems
like a distant memory already!
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Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

'Shoreline Willow'

A fairly complex subject for a small plein air piece.
But as usual I tend to try and get it all in there.
The shallow rocky shoreline, dappled with pure light,
varying shades of shadow and reflected sky colour.
Move back from your monitor it'll make better sense.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Comments always encouraged & appreciated!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available with free shipping
anywhere in North America.
Please email me for details.

Monday, August 23, 2010

'The Gallery'

Last Wednesday I was part of an evening
'paint - in' at the The Gallery in the
Oak Bay Village, which is one of the galleries
currently representing my work. Both myself
and well know local artist Linny D. Vine
took part in the evenings event.
The event was part of the larger
Oak Bay Village Summer Night Market,
as well it was the opening night of
Linny's show 'Life Is Good'
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Oil on wood panel 12 x 9.
Comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Afternoon Friendly'

One of the many beautiful spots here on the south end
of Vancouver Island this view is from Moses Point.
While painting here one late afternoon a couple of weeks
ago these sail boats came by on a freshening wind.
They seemed to be having a friendly race.
Due to the rising tide I was forced to finish quickly.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
As always your thoughts & comments are welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'First Light on the Salish Sea'

Last Friday morning I painted with a group of outsiders
at the historic Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Light.
It was a glorious morning and I was there quite early.
There is, as I have mentioned in past postings, much
history at this site. This was the very first light station on
Canada's west coast and is situated at the entrance
to Esquimalt Harbour and the Naval Station.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

'Raked & Ready'

This piece was painted on a warm evening in early
July. These fields had been cut and raked for baling
the next day. I had been keeping a close watch on these
fields hoping to be there when they were being hayed.
I was lucky this year, as well, I was able to paint another
piece earlier in the afternoon at another location
while the tractor was mowing and filling the air with
that sweet scent of fresh cut hay.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Thoughts and comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'Evening Westerlies'

This is a local spot within site of my studio that I
have painted many times in the past. In June this year
early one evening the west wind really came up and
I went down and took a bunch of reference photos,
some of which I used for this painting.
I hope to do a large canvas of this scene soon.
This painting will be one of a group of my paintings
featured in an evening event at
The Gallery
in the Oak Bay Village
2223A oak Bay Ave.
250 598-9890
on Wednesday Aug. 18th
3PM - 8PM
I will be there painting that evening.
If you are in the area I hope you can make it out
to see some of my work.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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purchase this painting.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

'Smoky Dawn-Mount Tolmie'

I painted on Mount Tolmie's north slope Friday
morning and as the title suggests the smoke from the
many fires many hundreds of miles away in the interior
regions of BC was once again present in the air. Though it
makes for an interesting sky colour, forest fires are a nasty
reality where ever forests are part of the landscape.
My eyes have been very sore by days end for a week or so
it is much worse for folks elsewhere.
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'Smokey Dawn'
oil on wood panel
 11 x 14.
Thoughts & comments greatly appreciated!
Jeffrey

Thursday, August 5, 2010

'Cowichan Shore'

As I mentioned in my last post I came back from
Cowichan Lake with two paintings. This study of
overhanging backlit Alder limbs with that summer
sparkling water was the first of the day. It was perhaps
a little complex for the first one and me
standing on a secluded natural beach with that cool
clear Cowichan Lake water lapping at the stony shore,
and me not even having my first swim yet...yikes!
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your comments are always welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Monday, August 2, 2010

'View from Waxwing Point'

Last week I made a day trip up to Cowichan Lake about
an hour and a half north west of Victoria. I must say
it was a stellar day, warm and very quiet, almost like
we had the lake to ourselves. We spent the day at a spot
about 15 minute boat ride from the launch ramp I call
Waxwing Point, mainly because I have never been there
and not had many beautiful Cedar Waxwings
feeding and flying about. The views from the point
as well back in the trees along the creek bank offer
many painting opportunities, this piece was one
of two I did that day. Ah, painting, birding
and lake swimming, can it be better than that?
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

'Afternoon Sparkle'


I approached this painting from a completely different
angle. I am very fortunate that the views from my studio
are stunning to say the least. One afternoon this week I
was sitting having a coffee and enjoying the view from my
balcony and noticed the late afternoon light sparkling
on the bay almost three miles away. Not for the first time
I grabbed my binoculars and began studying the scene
and thought I need to paint this. Rather than set up my
whole kit I grabbed a small canvas loaded a brush with
my usual mix of thinner and oil paint for the preliminary
sketch and sat back down outside and began sketching
using the binoculars. Then back in the studio I began
to paint going back outside to look at the scene again
from time to time through the binoculars.
Not sure how many others have done this
but it was a first for me.
Oil on canvas 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments would be appreciated!
Jeffrey
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please email me for information.
jjboronart@shaw.ca
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Monday, July 19, 2010

'Moss Street Stroller'

I painted this piece while manning my site
last Saturday at the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's
'23rd Annual Moss St. Paint-In'
As usual the event is looked forward to by
art lovers and artist alike and is always
a huge success with as many as 35,000
spectators for the five and a half hour event!
This years event was no exception.
Across the street from my site I noticed a lovely
'Lavatera' in full bloom back lite in the morning
sun as I set up. Painting it later I added an imaginary
women strolling by, though, by then I could hardly
see the shrub for the crowds of onlookers.
Painting en plein air in a situation like that was to
say the very least, very challenging and
then I went and added a figure... jeeez!
During the show I was happily surprised to have
fellow 'daily painters .com' artist
David Roberts from Winnipeg drop by for a visit wow!
Oil on wood panel 12 x 9.
Thoughts and comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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I have included a few photo's of my site and the
fog rolling up the street toward us.
It made things quite cool for the next couple of hours

My site with my easel on the left!


More of my site.

The fog approaching the throng spectators!




Monday, July 12, 2010

'Summer Wind-Oak Bay'

Fierce winds today on the south coast but I managed
to tuck myself out of most of it and still be able
to paint its effect on the water under the bright sun.
I have painted many times at Cattle Point but there
is always another angle with different light and season.
The sparkle of the water was very intense and is
what grabbed my attention for this piece.
(my apologize for the poor photo here)
Oil on wood panel
 9 x 12.
Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated!
Jeffrey


Saturday, July 10, 2010

'Summer Evening-Uplands Park'

I painted this piece last week on one of those wonderful
summer evenings, the kind you dream about during
those cool wet days in the winter. Gone are the lush
drifts of blue camas, yellow butter cups and green
spring grasses, all have been replaced with the soft
yellow white grasses and red tinged sedges drying
amongst the rocky outcroppings. While I
painted the heat of the late day sun created
wonderful scents as it warmed the mature grasses
and the dried moss. The seed eating birds are were
very active feasting on the bounty of ripening seeds.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts and comments are welcomed!
Jeffrey
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This paintings is available for $150 with free shipping
anywhere in North America.
Please email me tom arrange your purchase.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

'Gulf Island Morning'

This view of the Burgoyne Bay tidal flats was for many
years the front yard of several homes and a few squatters.
It would have been absolutely magical. Once the park
was declared the houses were removed though remnants
of the old gardens remain to spark the imagination of
those who wander here. The land rises behind you to
an old farm and its many lovely hay fields which are leased
to keep them agricultural. The old farm buildings that
remain are being restored as part of the park.
Of course before contact this was a very significant
location for the first peoples of this area.
Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your thoughts and comments are welcomed!
Jeffrey
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

'September Rapture'

 
This is the second time around for this piece and I
think I finally have it where I want it.
It's strange how you can go along painting from one
piece to the next without much more than the usual
troubles and then you get into a piece that you just
really have to battle with.
This piece was shunted off to a corner of the studio
for several months till I was ready to go at it again.
I think the time out with this one was time well spent.
=;-))
Oil on canvas 
24 x 24.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'Ready to Mow'

Waiting for the right weather before starting to cut hay is
always part of the hay'n game. However this year putting
two or three good days together in my area has been, to
say the least, quite a challenge. So much of a farmers
life has always revolved around weather.
We plein air painters can relate!
=;-))
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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This painting is available for $150 with free shipping
anywhere in North America.
Email me to arrange your PayPal purchase.
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"Rhythm is as necessary in a picture as pigment;
it is as much a part of painting as of music."
(Walter J. Phillips)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

'One Evening in June'

 
I've been trying to get out to the fields as often as I can
right now as they will be haying soon. As well
the light early and late is really fantastic in mid June.
This one was painted yesterday evening and while
I worked I was reminded of the fields around where
I spent most of my childhood. This is a very
important time of year for someone very special to me,
my little sister. Her birthday is tomorrow and I was
thinking about the old days back in Concord, Ontario.
Our place was surrounded by farm fields and small
woodlots and we used to go back in the fields for miles
as if they were our own. We had names for certain
trees and other natural landmarks. I guess, though
we may end up far from where we begin
somehow we really never leave...
Happy Birthday Lisa!!
Oil on wood panel
 9 x 12.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey


Sunday, June 6, 2010

'Hawthorns & Hayfields'

This piece is another one from my recent Saltspring
sojourn. As you can see the sun was hard to find.
But still the area we painted in made up for the lack of
sunny skies. As I mentioned in my last post the bird life
around these fields is fantastic, the swallows in particular.
It has been awhile since I saw so many Tree swallows along
with the Barns and Violet-Greens. The highlight
of the trip (in the birding area) were the
Goldfinches we encountered!
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts and comments are most welcome!
Jeffrey
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Please email me for information on purchasing
this piece.
jjboronart@shaw.ca
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