'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Monday, February 1, 2010

'West Coast Wanderer',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, French Beach oil painting, rain forest, Victoria BC)

Canada's west coast with it's mountainous rain forest
terrain and the logging and storms that take place here
have produced many floating giants over the years.
Those logs and uprooted trees that find their way into the
sea are carried by wind and tide back and fourth along
the shoreline, some traveling for years and miles until
firmly beached or becoming so water logged
that they eventually sink.
The majestic cedar in this piece was washed into the sea
roots and all and finally came to rest on French Beach
about 60 km west of Victoria, from where
she came no one knows.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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20 comments:

Watercolorist said...

They are both great paintings and I especially like the second one. The sky is very reminiscent of a Van Gogh sky. You have a unique style.
Jean

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Great, organic sky.

Tim Goss said...

Jeffrey:
Wonderful painting. This reminds me of growing up on the west coast of Washington.

Tim

Nicki said...

Hi Jeffrey,

This painting is beautiful. I always find you have such confidence in your brushstrokes. It always seems like they go on just as you mean for them to and your colours are so harmonious. In this one I can feel the wind and hear the waves. Congratulations, it is a beauty.

Nicki

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thank you Deborah!!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Tim...it is such a special area. The receding waves make such a strange and wonderful sound on the stoney beach.

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Nicki your wonderfully encouraging comment is very much appreciated!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hey Jean thanks so much!!

Jeffrey

Sheila Vaughan said...

I like how you have escaped the 'photo realism' trap and yet still managed to convey distance and air in this.

Prabha N. said...

The second one seems so special...the stormy clouds, the lying cedar and the waves seem to have lots to share...glad you were there!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Shelia...this spot is only about 30 or so miles from the open Pacific but it's effect can be already sensed here!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hey Prahba...so glad you came back...to stare...and share
=;-))

Jeffrey

Melinda said...

These two paintings are so full of energy and light. I can really sense the cold air. "West Coast Wanderer" has a fantastic abstracted gray sky and "Highrock Rumba" definitely looks like it's dancing!

Love them both! I'm glad your monitor is okay...
;)

Bruce Sherman said...

Jeffery!.... I follow your blog and very much enjoy your work. This particular piece really does "speak" to "Me"... again and again!

I sat in exactly the same spot and painted that very same tree and scene! Sweet memories!.... rekindled by your fine piece!

Strange how artists lead separate journeys... but sometimes...."parallel"!

Good painting!

Warm regards,
Bruce Sherman

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda...this sky is a little 'out there' from my usual =;-))

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment Bruce...like the old milk run train rumbling down the tracks in the night, making flag stops and station stops here then on to the the next, slowly making way, in a seemingly never ending journey ah the art life..."all aboard"! =;-))

Jeffrey

Celeste Bergin said...

I am pretty certain I have written this before..but it bears repeating..your work reminds me of "the group of seven!" --stylized--in the best possible way.

painterchum said...

Quite a lovely painting Jeffrey. I like the gentle transitions of colour that your cloudy day palette came up with; lots of rhythm and movement to keep the piece alive. Well done. The Highrock Rumba above is wonderful too.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hey Celeste, thanks so much!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Sally...very much appreciated!!

Jeffrey