'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Saturday, December 22, 2012

'South Island Light'

'South Island Light'
oil on canvas 
30 x 40

'I would like to wish you a Happy Solstice with a hope that at this time, as the rhythms of the natural world align themselves to the return of the light, that we all take some time to reflect.
Many at this time are anxious to find an answer to questions of why, how and who's fault. As it has been said many times in song and verse the answer lies within us all, not in a book or a law or a particular belief but inside our individual human souls. We all share the blame and we all have the answers. As we welcome the light think of the things you as a human being would wish to leave behind and what it is that you would welcome into our new year ahead.  We all have the human qualities to love and hate. We all have the right to seek and achieve happiness. These are some of the things that make us human. Please try to open your heart and mind to love, peace and happiness.' 
~Jeffrey J. Boron~

A couple of quotes...

“Things do not change; we change.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters
compared to what lives within us.” 
-Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, December 16, 2012

'Alpine Morning'

'Alpine Morning' oil 24 x 30

Wishing you all peace, love & joy
this holiday season,
and all the best for 2013.
I would like to leave you with a poem from the
American poet Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

'The Rugged Coast'

Watching the incredible force of these Pacific
swells being thrown skyward by these
coastal ramparts is a thrilling
The knowledge that there are many animals
and birds that call this ecosystem home
makes you aware just how tenuous  
 our hold is to mother earth.
Oil on canvas 22 x 28
Thoughts & comments always welcomed.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

'Winter On The Beach'

On a winters day such as this,
paradise seems so very close at hand...
'Winter on the Beach'
oil on wood panel 
8 x 10.
Thoughts & comments are always encouraged.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

'Follow The Leader'

On a day when the whole universe is nothing
more or less, than warm sand, cool water
 and sunny skies that will last forever,
and we...
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are always valued.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

'Winter Memory'

Funny thing about memories, how something
from your past can become anothers' memory
but for an entirely different reason,
 even though the making of the new 
memory is because of the original one.
Yeah I know...but its true.
I delivered this piece to a new and happy collector
earlier this week. Now, this memory is my memory
and I just passed it on to you.
(I think????)
Oil on canvas 22 x 28.
Your thoughts and comments would, I'm sure, be helpful.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

'Samhain Tapestry'

"May the energies be reversed:
From darkness, light!
From bane, good!
From death, birth!"
 'Samhain Tapestry'
oil on wood panel 
8 x 10.
Your thoughts & comments greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

'Morning Ferry'

On a morning such as this it is hard to imagine
the forces that have shaped these island
warriors. The beauty and peacefulness of the
Salish Sea when the morning overcast
mutes the brilliant colour of the sunrise and
softens the sounds of stillness, it can be deceptive.
But for right now standing there on these
volcanic remnants we whisper so we will hear
the chatter of the Oyster Catchers when they rise 
off the Gillinghams and the Kingfisher
when it declares its marine territory
before diving into the sea
for its prey...
Oil on canvas 
20 x 30.
Your thoughts & comments are always encouraged.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

'Highrock Colour'

I painted on Sunday evening in one of my
favourite local spots and fall is in full
glory there right now. 
I continue to find inspiration in this little park 
that is only a very short distance
from my studio.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

'Cottonwood & Pumpkins'

Spent a wonderful harvest time afternoon painting
in some Saanich pumpkin fields with
fellow plein air harvest artist
My wishes for a
warm and safe happy Thanksgiving
to you all.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.

A Harvest Artist

Monday, October 1, 2012

'The Tangled Shore'

This is one of the paintings I did while
on a recent trip to Saltspring Island.
The Big Leaf maples were showing lots of colour.
Oil on wood panel 10 x 8.
Your added thoughts & comments are valued.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

'September Morning-Gillingham Islands'

Not for the first time, I must say that painting
here on the south end of Vancouver Island 
in the wonderful September light
is one of my most treasured 
times of the year.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

'Summer Breeze'

This piece was sort of a study done for 
another larger piece and may
continue to be the focus
for still another
Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Your thoughts & comments are appreciated.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

AGGV House Tour 2012

Last Sunday I had the honour of being one of the six
Victoria area artists to be featured in the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's
This popular annual event has been organized by the
since 1953!!!!!!
Special thanks to them, AGGV volunteers (there were many)
the corporate sponsors and all the many hundreds 
of ticket buying visitors and of course
the six home owners that opened their homes
for the event.
I was placed at the wonderful waterfront home on
Gonzales Bay...wow! I have uploaded a few photo's
of my day...

I started out with warm sun at my back lighting
up my subject. That soon changed (several times).

done, cleaned up and ready to pack up...

'Gonzales Shore'
oil on wood panel
12  x 16

Your thoughts & Comments always appreciated.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

'Coastal Beauty'

As I sit here languishing in late summer bliss,
here on the south Island we are enjoying some of the
best weather of the year, I feel somewhat of a
grasshopper whiling away the days as 
the cool wet months approach. 
The beauty of the west coast  is never ending
for me. The sensuous grace of the Arbutus trees,
there fox red bark splitting in the August heat.
The newly exposed, smooth, pale green of the new bark 
compels my caress. 
Often situated in the most gravity defying locations their
ancient beauty is mesmerizing. 
 'Coastal Beauty'
Oil on canvas
 24 x 24.
Your thoughts & comments are appreciated.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

'Tidal Treasures'

There is nothing that provokes the animation
of the human spirit and imagination like
hot sun, warm sand and a really low tide...
Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

'Summer Heat'

A painting done one hot morning back in July,
on the trail above Swan Lake.
These Weeping willows caught my eye. 
They hide and shade a magical pool 
on a creek that feeds the lake.
 Their drooping, sunlit, frond like 
branches had my hand moving as if 
painting before I even set up.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.
Your comments are always welcomed & valued.

Friday, August 17, 2012

'Summer On The Sooke'

A very popular swimming and hiking area here on
the south coast it is also a critical salmon
spawning river.
Oil on canvas 22 x 28
Your thoughts & comments  are always appreciated.

Friday, June 29, 2012

'Evening Magic'

That magical moment just as the sun sets leaving
its golden glow on the landscape.
Those warm and mellow summer evenings
with the swallow families twisting and
darting as they chase down flying insects.
High above night hawks circle back and
fourth their white wing bars flashing in 
the golden light. 
These are the halcyon days
of summer we will dream of in late November.
Breathe deeply...
Oil on canvas 22 x 28.
Your thoughts and comments are valued.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

'Burgoyne Sky'

Once again I had the pleasure of painting in
the old hayfields of Burgoyne Bay Park on
Saltspring Island. I was able to enjoy the company 
of many variety's of birds including, this time,
Martins and Goldfinches.
The painting started out in conditions much as 
you see in this image.
However 30 minutes into it things rapidly
changed and found me running with easel, painting,
full palette and backpack for the van.
A sudden downpour tends to have that
affect on a brollyless plein airist.
This piece was completed a couple days later 
back home in the studio...
Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts comments would be a pleasure.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

'Cusheon Lake Evening'

One of the pieces I painted while on 
a recent adventure to Saltspring Island.
'Cusheon Lake Evening'
oil on wood panel 
12 x 9
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

'Last Light Botany Bay'

"The quiet is broken only by the small waves being pushed
ashore by the incoming tide.
You can sense something deeper in the cool stillness.
Soon the coming dusk will envelope the world
where you stand looking...and listening.
Yet you delay leaving,
though the trail back is long and growing ever darker.
Then, raven's call disturbs your reverie
and reluctantly you turn away from the sea 
and head for the trail."
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts &  comments are always appreciated.

Friday, June 8, 2012

'South Chesterman Sunrise'

Sometimes a scene so endears its self to you
that once is not enough. This is my 
third attempt at this scene ...
(Is he done with it yet?  You might ask ) 
=:- /
Perhaps, maybe, but, what if...?
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are sought...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'West Coast Sunset'

"The tide has retreated with the setting sun
and with it the rolling surf that roared on to 
the beach just a short time ago.
Calm and almost tranquil, the sea now rests.
You feel its breath on your face 
in short breezy gusts of 
cool marine air.
No longer fearing its force you stroll to its
edge and gaze seaward where 
it seems to sleep.
Aware that not long from now its might will,
once again, send you scurrying to the
trees and rocks that hold her at bay.
Such beauty and raw power has always drawn
us to her like a mystical force 
we cannot deny."

-Jeffrey J. Boron-

Oil on canvas 
40 x 30.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

'Early Morning Frank Island'

An early morning walk on Chesterman Beach with big surf,
what a sight. The many surfers on this October morning
commonly exclaimed "Oh sweet" as they ran toward
the in-coming breakers launching themselves
and their boards into the water.
Oil on canvas 30 x 48.
Your further thoughts & comments are valued.

Monday, May 21, 2012

'Spring Sky & Camas'

Though I had gone to paint the soul enriching Camas,
the clouds in the spring sky seemed to 
over take my efforts.
It was easier to watch the swallows too =;-))
'Spring Sky & Camas'
oil on wood panel
 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments enrich the post.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

'Cattle Point Camas'

This years Camas bloom at Cattle Point is nothing
 short of spectacular. However due to the areas rocky terrain
and this weekends heat and drying winds it will very
quickly start the inevitable dying off.
The time of the Camas always seems
to take forever to start but so 
soon to end...
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments always welcomed!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

'South Island Meadow'

This piece was worked up from a plein air
painting done last spring during the
the spring Camas bloom.
I have recently been out painting more
Camas. Sadly they are already passing the height
of this years blooming.
Oil on canvas 24 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

'Low Tide Adventures'

'An adventure most magical,
when the tides run out leaving that which was inaccessible,
exposed to unlimited exploration.
The warm spring sun on winter hidden skin,
the cries of sea birds carried on the sea breeze,
and then you find it...'
Oil on wood panel 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.

Friday, May 4, 2012

'Chesterman Surf'

It has been awhile since my last post due to 
technical difficulties %&$!!! 
It seems I had to upload Google Chrome?
Who'da thunkit...
Beautiful Pacific surf on an early morning
beach stroll...talk about a 
different universe!
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
I'm baaaaaaack!
Comments are always welcomed.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

'On An Ebbing Tide'

Soon the tide will retreat toward its source.
Surging, splashing waves will be transformed into
miles of open beach left silent now that the waves
have moved seaward. What was once a barrier to
further travel and exploration is now a silent
undulating and somewhat eerie expanse of freedom.
Exhilarating to walk on as the skies clear
and the afternoon light begins to fade
into evening...
Oil on canvas 30 x 40.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

'Soul Sisters' *SOLD*

I've been somewhat missing-in-action in the
blogoshere as the opening for my 
two person show with Linny D. Vine draws nigh
 and last minute preparations seem to mount.
All the paintings were delivered to the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria yesterday
and that felt real gooooood.
Six more sleeps to the reception  =:-/
I have been painting though, if somewhat
This painting features those wonderful west coast
trees the Arbutus. Though the mighty cedars
and firs are regaled as the trees of the
west coast it is the Arbutus that holds sway
with my soul. Feminine and sensual in
character they are sacred to many of
the first peoples here on the south coast.
When you breathe in the scent of their profuse blossoms,
 see the bountiful bright red clusters of their 
edible berries among the leathery evergreen leaves
or sit quietly on a hot still mid summer afternoon and
hear the thin layers of bark begin to audibly crack
and peel from the smooth trunks,
you begin to understand...
Oil on wood panel 18 x 24.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Friday, March 9, 2012

'When Freedom Reigns'

Those were the days and more on the way.
 May the child in us all enjoy this type of freedom
once again...
Oil on wood panel 20 x 24.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

'Easter At The Beach' *SOLD*

Soon in a lovely spot not far from my studio
a scene will play out something like this.
A memory will be made and will
be remembered many times in the future.
When April's sun warms the wet
sand left exposed by a spring tide and
freedom reigns...
This is another in a recent series that
will be part of my upcoming show
starting March 29th at the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.