Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

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
distractedly.
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...
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Oil on wood panel 18 x 24.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Jeffrey
*SOLD*



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...
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Oil on wood panel 20 x 24.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

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.
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Oil on wood panel 8 x 6.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey
SOLD