'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

'Clouds and Camas'

This piece was painted almost two weeks ago now on
a sparkling morning in Uplands Park. The Camas are
competing with the growing grasses now and fading to seed
in the more sunny locations. I am very happy that I
was able to get out painting so many times this spring,
in good weather, while they were at their best.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
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Prabha said...

This view of spring i love! Especially the flowers growing wild and being everywhere.

Lori Bonanni said...

Jeffrey, these are both wonderful and convey the feeling of spring! So impressionistic.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Prabha...you said it exactly!!


Melinda said...

You are the Cloud Man, for sure. I love the bright colors in this one and I also really like the composition and clouds in the top painting.

It must be a wonderful place where you live!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hi Lori...thanks so much!!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Well Melinda coming from the "Cloud Queen Herself" that's head swelling stuff!!

Southern Vancouver Island is an incredibly beautiful place and quickly filling up and developing at break neck speed.

I was very fortunate recently to see a lovely mid-sized butterfly that has a new name 'Pacific Orange Tip' (formerly Saras Orange Tip)

It is said that the Garry oak meadows at the time of contact supported many different species of butterflies so many that when caught in windstorms between islands that there bodies were like foam on the beaches and still more filled the warm spring air.
When I paint among the remnant Garry oak meadows I can't resist wondering what it would be like to just for a day or an hour walk there in the time before contact when all the butterflies needed to fear was spring windstorms.

The Pacific Orange Tip is now a rare sighting on southern Vancouver Island and considered endangered.


Melinda said...

Thank you so much, Jeffrey, for sharing a bit more about the area. The butterfly sounds gorgeous, a real treat to observe. I'm sorry that they are now rare.

Wishing you all the best as you paint en plein air. You are speaking out for your beautiful land and I know others are listening.

Cloud Queen...Hmmm. Like it. Very much. A bit lofty, but I'd be okay with the title and happier sharing the sky with you and Linny!

Onward we paint...