'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'East Sooke Sparkle'

Painted on the beach at East Sooke Park a
couple of weeks ago on a beautiful sparkling
afternoon. We wait all winter for these special afternoons.
About 15 miles from Victoria by water, it is here
that the real West Coast environment begins.
It really has a much different look and feel than Victoria's
shoreline and the southern Gulf Islands.
Near the point in the middle distance petroglyphs can
be seen. They were created in the 'long ago time' by one
of the first human being artists whose
descendants still live the area.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.


Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Jeffrey!... Love the contrast that you have created between the warmer fore and middle ground areas in relationship to the cooler moutain range treatment behind!

Thanks for the interesting historical deatil regarding the petroglyphs. Must have been quite a place ... before white contact!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

Caroline said...

Hi Jeffrey, I have seen photos of this place and have read a bit about it too. I think you have captured the area perfectly and the sparkle is very much there on this breezy day.

Teresa said...

I really like your style of painting. Has a fresh, lively quality to it.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Bruce...Yes it sure must have been. It still is an incredible bit of south Island west coast!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Caroline. It is a wonderful spot!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Teresa...appreciate the visit!