'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Friday, March 25, 2011

'Spring Sky - Little Trial Island'

I painted with a buddy of mine on the shore of McNeill
Bay last weekend. To say that the sky on that
beautiful warm day was spectacular would be an
understatement in the extreme.
I have included a series of photos that I hope will give
you some idea of the incredible aerial extravaganza we
witnessed as we painted. I must say that I sensed at the
outset that I would need to get my sky roughed-in quickly
and then develop it further as things were going to
change and man did they. I often had the feeling that I just may
have started my painting to soon...
The double humped island to the right of the painting middle
is known locally as Little Trial Island because of its
remarkable profile similarity to its much bigger brother
Trial Island, that is home to the historic light station.
The main Trial Island is now an ecological reserve that
harbours several plant species that are no longer found
in other areas around the south Island.
These photos are set up from when I first started
till when we were finishing up...I did hold
back on many more!
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.


Gary Keimig said...

great cloud photos and wonderful paintings.

Bruce Sherman said...

WOW!....What a fantastic "aerial" display you enjoyed Jeffrey! Thanks for sharing your photos!

One could never imagine such a spectacle.One has to be "out there" as you were... and are... to convey what you have so wonderfully painted!

Another Gem from the Boronesque Brushworks!HAHA! A beauty!

Good Painting... and happpy Spring!
Warmest regards,

Caroline said...

Lovely cloud photos Jeffrey, looks like you are really experiencing some nice weather with those skies. It looks very breezy in your painting, you have captured a lovely sky full of swirling clouds and sunshine colours. The light on the sea is nice too the sea is really very choppy.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Gary!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Bruce...sometimes just being there is worth the effort and gives you a much better perspective on things...


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Caroline...we are having some nice weather though its being doled out one day every so often...


Melinda said...

Wow! Yes, spectacular sky and great photos. Thank you for sharing them.

Your painting is wonderful too!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda appreciate it!


Shelley Whiting said...

Wow I love those clouds you painted. Very impressive and beautiful.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Shelly...I love painting clouds =;-))