'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Sunday, March 13, 2011

'March Afternoon - Holland Point'

Another plein air from Victoria's waterfront. This time
I faced west toward Albert Head while standing
above the beach at Holland Point. That is the
green marker at Brotchie Ledge in the middle left.
Our weather is very unpredictable these days and it is a real
gamble as to what conditions you will get from one hour
to the next. We got lucky close to noon on
Friday for this excursion.
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts & comments are very much appreciated.


Melinda said...

Ah, the excitement of plein air painting!

"'Good Morning Burgoyne Bay'" is just dazzling. As I looked at it, I felt a calm, meditative moment.

Thank you for making my day!

p. s. You must be happy that spring is on your area's doorstep.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks so much Melinda. Your right there is more to plein air than changing light.

Burgoyne Bay is a very special place. The day I took the reference photos for that painting we ate our luch sitting on those rocks. It was so quiet and calm and magical.

I can tell you it can't come soon enough. We are very much behind in the spring department here on the south Island. But it will show up, soon, eventually, I guess, it usually does...


Anonymous said...

I love the tones in the sky here, soft muted shades are right up my alley. There is lovely movement in this...a windy day, no?

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Sally...actually the wind was light, but there was a tide running with a slight swell that swirls around the rocks at the point. Boat wakes add to the wave movement.

It was the day of the Japanese tsunami and we had an eye peeled for it...thankful like most BC locations, we saw no sign of it.