'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Monday, April 25, 2011

'Spring Weather - Royal Roads'

This spot is not far from my studio 
and it is one I have been meaning to paint 
for quite some time. It is a
rather exposed location which is fine 
except when a sudden 180 wind shift puts you 
right in the teeth of a spring gale -
like right now!! 
Fortunately, I was just putting some
finishing strokes on when I was forced 
to try and get everything on the ground
 before it blew away.
 I did manage to get that done except for my tripod 
which, of course, blew over and fell 
catching my grounded palette and putting
my brushes and several other pieces of equipment 
firmly into the gobs of paint...
Ah the joy and excitement 
of painting en plein air!
Oil on wood panel
9 x 12.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.


Melinda said...

That is too exciting, Jeffrey! Great story, though.

Beautiful painting. I really love the swirls in the upper painting too.

Why, oh why, does everything gravitate toward the gobs?! Guess that's what we do, so why not everything else?

Stay safe out there.

Caroline said...

You certainly did have a wee adventure there Jeffrey, glad it didn't spoil the painting! I love the colours in this painting the sea is almost turquoise blue and the heavy sky has purple tones. Very lovely.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Melinda...and yes, enough said =:-/


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Caroline...appreciate it.