'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

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.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.


Melinda said...

And Happy Solstice to you and yours, Jeffrey!

Excellent work here. I especially love how you handled the foreground with the crisscrossing of grasses/foliage.

I put my hands in the air and yelled hooray right along with you!

Best wishes for warm days and pleasant en plein air painting.

Caroline said...

A lovely painting Jeffrey. I very much like the sky those clouds are moving well across the vast space. The sea sparkles and the fore ground is well painted too the grasses are full of life. The light house is way out in the distance I get that feeling from the perspective, this is not always easy to do. It is a fine morning in your painting indeed and it is full of the promise of better and lighter days ahead. Hooray! We also have a fine morning here in the highlands, plenty of deep snow though yet a crystal blue sky.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda...hooray!
Painted outside today in beautiful warm sunshine!!!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hey Caroline thanks so much...I heard you've had a wee bit of snow in your part of the world...glad that your having some of those crystal winter days to go with it!


Prabha N. said...

Beautiful painting Jeff... Congratulations on being nominated for MAM awards! Hooray!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Prabha...appreciate it!


Bruce Sherman said...

Hi There Jeffrey!... A belated Happy Solstice... but an early Happy New Year!

May the New Year add as much Peace and Happiness to your life... as this lovely gem of a painting has added to mine!

Good Painting!
Warmest reagrds,

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks so much Bruce and right back at ya!!