'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Saturday, January 23, 2010

'After the Storm',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, surfing Jordan River, French Beach, Vancouver Island)

Our area had a number of wind and rain storms
over several days recently. Once the weather
settled down I made a short trip to Jordan River.
This is a well known surfing area about 70km
north of Victoria along the west side of the
island. There were some surfers out on the waves,
(no I wasn't one of them),
however that wasn't the reason I was there.
I took quite a few reference photo's of the waves
breaking on the beach but due to the strong
winds in that spot we backtracked to
the somewhat protected French Beach
set up our easels and got to it.
It was getting almost dark by the time
we packed up, but what a wonderful spot.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
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Melinda said...

Oh my, those waves are fantastic. You make painting water and waves look effortless, but I know better! And that sky! Whoa.

Isn't another storm heading your way? We had tornado warnings in our vicinity last week and we exceeded our year to date rain need.

Take care out there!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda, very much appreciated.

We had some more wind the other night, but our weather has been lovely and very unseasonably spring like around 45 - 50 F.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

SO beautiful. Both the paintings and the scenery in your neck of the woods. You never see driftwood on our beaches at home. It's all scavenged.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

It sometimes gets pretty thick around here.