'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Sunday, September 25, 2011

'View from Hurricane Ridge'

Washington State's Olympic Peninsula and
the Olympic Mountains make up the back drop
of the southern view across the strait from
my studio. They are incredibly beautiful and I have
seen and painted them in all kinds of weather and
light conditions from many locations
 on the water, hill tops and beaches of
southern Vancouver Island.
However until recently had never seen them
up close. Artist Linny D. Vine and I made the
trip in late August this summer and arrived at the
top of Hurricane Ridge on one of the hottest days
of the year. Spectacular really doesn't cover what
awaited us. The mountain wildflowers were at
there fullness in incredibly diverse colours and sizes.
However the scent of pine and wild mountain sage that
drifted in the hot air still lingers in my soul.
Our time seem to pass so very quickly. More trips
are planned for the near future.
Oil on wood panel 
14 x 11.
Your thoughts & comments always welcomed.


Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Jeffrey!... A majestic gem... akin to Linny's for sure!

The marvellously profound power and emotional effects of plein painting is so very obvious in this work! Well done!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

Anonymous said...

this painting is wonderful Jeffrey. I love the analagous colours fragmented in this kaleidescope of your mountain view. must have been exhilierating! I loved seeing your paintings recently up close and in the 'flesh'. they are wonderful.

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

'Love the Hurricane Ridge ptg Jeffrey! You're doing soooo well, both of you! Keep truckin'

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Bruce...when there I found the atmosphere and light to be very intense, but magical all the same...


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Sally...it was that and more and I look forward to a return trip. Mabe next time we will get some face time...


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Ron...that third gear still gives me some trouble from time to time though.