'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Sunday, April 18, 2010

'Spring Pasture',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, Saanich Peninsula plein air oil painting, sheep pasture

Here on the south end of Vancouver Island the rush of
spring is at its height. That time when the brightness of
emerging leaves is keyed up even more with the bright
morning sun. I pulled off to the side of a quiet country road
on Friday and quickly painted this piece. The pasture is
actually being used by a large flock of sheep, the wet area
by pairs of Canada geese and small bunches of
Green-winged Teal and a few Mallards none of whom,
mysteriously, made it into this painting =;-))
Overhead swallows soared in the warm air hunting insects
and a young eagle made low swoops over the pond
hoping for slow moving waterfowl but having no
success as the geese put up a chorus as it approached.
The heady scent of spring cottonwood filled the
air with its soul stirring scent.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey
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14 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi again Jeffery!... Sometimes the act of painting is secondary to just the joy one feels from being ... "out there"!The painting is just a bonus!

"He leadeth me beside still waters... it restoreth my soul..."
Seems to have happened to "You" here Jeffery!

Good painting!
Warm regards,
Bruce

Melinda said...

Dazzling work, Jeffrey! I see that the light and blooming is all over your region now and you've responded with luscious painting and perspective. I love this painting and the one at the top of your blog. There is a different approach in these. I like. Very much.

Another wow.

Lori Bonanni said...

Dazzling color - what wonderful light! Love this time of year.

Karen said...

It absolutely glows!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Bruce.

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks so much Melinda...and yes the larger piece was a much longer session last fall...

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hey thanks Lori...I always wish I could stop time just to keep it spring for little while longer!!

Jeffrey

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Karen, I appreciate it!!

Jeffrey

becky joy said...

what a glowing piece of art. Wonderful work.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks very much Becky...

Jeffrey

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I love this time of year when the sun shines through those brand new leaves. You painted a lovely picture of it both on the canvas and with your words. Very nicely done!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks very much Deborah...spring brings it on I think =;-))

Jeffrey

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Beautiful work, and your variety of greens is exceptional!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Claire...the world seems full of an infinite variety of greens...I think... =:-0

Jeffrey