'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Saturday, May 21, 2011

'Storm Warning'

Hopefully this painting and its title is not some sort of "sign".
 The art life can be an amazing journey of
discovery and adventure, often into unknown territory
both physically and mentally. We can discover things
about the world around us and our selves that shock us
and sometimes bring much pain and anguish. At the same
time these discoveries, both large and small,
can be full of joy and wonder,
bringing us ever closer to the level of vision
and insight that seems often to be that which we
are seeking as artists. But the art life can be a tough
business...if you have been at it for a while you will have
heard someone who's been riding this horse for a long time
tell you...but on you sail further and further from shore.
It can be a lonely life and one that vulnerability has no
boundaries. You will learn things you really didn't want
to know and things that will lift your spirits and set you
free (if only for a brief moment) to soar with the swallows.
Like a west coast seiner heading into a morning gale
we go on, cause that's what we do. 
Wishing you fair winds and following seas!
Oil on canvas 36 x 48.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.


Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Jeffrey!... What a thought-provoking and wonderfully personal post!

Your "two voices" combine eloquently to present deeply held feelings and learning! The painting has such a dynamic quality and mood!

Thank "You" for sharing it so honestly and generously! It really does encourage others... who face the same storms and uncertain waters and currents in this art business!

Like "You"... I choose to work with an adventurous spirit... and steam ahead with joy and confidence!

This has been my most memorable visit to Boron Island!

Smooth sailing.. and Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Bruce...keep'er goin' eh!


Caroline said...

Heart felt words Jeffrey you brought together the thoughts and feelings of an artist's journey through life perfectly. Your painting is full of stormy sea, sky and drama yet there is a warm light on the seas. Sail on into another fine painting.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Caroline, appreciate it!