Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'First Snow'

'First Snow' oil 24 x 36
 
The first snow of the year
 always takes me back
to wet socks with holes
and coats hung in the back
cold fingers aching
and snowmen in the making
with Christmas just round the corner

There have been a few first snows
since way back then
with more footprints in the snow
in different fens and glens
but when those flakes first start to fall
at once, I’m right back again
with Christmas just round the corner

~Jeffrey J. Boron~

Wishing you peace, love & joy,
a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Monday, November 4, 2013

'Soon Will Come The Rains'




'Soon Will Come The Rains'

'soon will come the rains
bringing life giving nectar to the trickling stream
gone will be the hot, grass hopper days of September
salmon and trout will complete their circle of life

the firs and ferns will glisten
cedars and willows will bow in celebration
as the stream returns to her life flow
soon will come the rains'
~Jeffrey J. Boron~
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Oil on canvas 20 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October Colour-Albert Head


This was painted a couple of weeks ago now
at a jewel of a park here on southern 
Vancouver Island.
Fall is moving along and I must get out
more while the colour remains...
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Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey
 
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

'West Coast Magic'

Another version of this scene of a late October
memory from a west coast painting 
adventure several years ago. I seem
to want to try it again and again...
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Oil on canvas 30 x 40.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, October 19, 2013

'Storm Break'


This piece was started as a demo last Saturday
at the Opus-Victoria.
I haven't been very blogactive the last few
months but have been busy at it.
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oil on canvas
20 x 24
Your thoughts & comments are welcomed.
Jeffrey

Saturday, August 17, 2013

'Morning Pastels'


I painted this piece early last spring from
a small cove not far from my studio.
Just as I was getting close to finishing
I could hear the fog horn from Trial Island light
to the north east indicating the approach
of fog. It had been the distant fog that
had created the wonderful hue to this scene.
Somewhat diffused and yet morning fresh...
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Oil on wood panel 8 x 10
Your thoughts & comments would be valued.
Jeffrey

Sunday, August 11, 2013

'West Coast Afternoon'


Along the west coast of Vancouver Island
the power and force of the Pacific
comes to shore. 
At times it can be deceptively gentle but
more often it roars into the rocky
shoreline that bars it from advancing further.
Often it is a scene of muted greys,
but when the sun breaks free it
vibrates with fresh and startling colour.
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Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey
 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

'Shore Sister'

'With smooth flowing red limbs defying gravity
She leans out over the sandstone shelf towards the sea
Inviting an intimate touch
Her strength vibrates on your palm
I feel a sense of peace in her presence'
~Jeffrey J. Boron~
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Oil on canvas 20 x 30.
Your thoughts & comments will be appreciated.
Jeffrey
 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

'Qualicum Sky'


Painted on the beach last week.
This one is for the time machine
=8-})
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Oil on wood panel 
11 x 14.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, June 15, 2013

'Ready For Hayin'


'At once the memories come flooding back
The moment I lay my eyes on fields of grass
A few too many years ago
I remember making hay from fields of grass'

~Jeffrey J. Boron~
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Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.

Went out the other day thinking I would be painting
 cut fields but not yet...
Your thoughts and comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Thursday, June 13, 2013

'June Evening-Highrock'


'In the month of June
The light goes on forever
Morning arrives before your ready
Dream time begins before twlight passes'
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Oil on canvas 8 x 10
your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, June 9, 2013

'Fields Of May'


'Today I walked through fields of grass
Tall and waving they hid half of me
Here and there bushes of wild roses stopped me
As I stood taking in their perfume
Barn swallows swooped low over the waving seed tops
My mind filled with memories 
I breathed deeply
In these fields of May'

~Jeffrey J. Boron~
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Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

'Highrock Meadow'


Here on the south island another year of spring wild 
flowers is drawing to a close.
It was such a joy to get out painting amongst them
and get some photo references for 
more paintings.
Not sure what effect the lack of bees will have on
these precious spring friends.
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OIl on canvas 24 x 30.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.
Jeffrey

Sunday, April 28, 2013

'Once On A Moonlit Shore'



'Once on a moonlit shore
In silence I stood bathed in silver light
Watched herons hunt the shallows
Breathed deeply of the salty air
Felt the presence of those from times past
That will always walk this shore'

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Oil on canvas 24 x 18
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, March 30, 2013

'Salish Sea Arbutus'


"Once there was a lovely old Arbutus tree
She clung to the bank and leaned out over the sea
Dancing with all those winter gales took its toll
Now she lies across the beach 
Arms entwined with the Salish Sea
It is the way it was meant to be..."
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Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.
Your thoughts & comments welcomed.
Jeffrey

Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Winter's Retreat"


'The grip of winter slowly softens
along with the warmth of eventide 
standing and listening for the cavorting otter family
that just played past your silence
the early spring air brings different scents
and the promise of swallows in the sky...'
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Oil on canvas 30 x 30
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, March 9, 2013

'The Turning Tide'


'The tide turn begins, 
life in and around the sea quickens,
birds lift off from the rocks in a noisy snow storm,
swells rolling in from the open Pacific increase in size and intensity,
below fish feed and frenzies fill the sea in flashing silver,
birds funnel into the boiling shoals of bait,
the natural circle of life plays out in perfection,
as it has throughout time...'
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Oil on canvas 20 x 24
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Friday, March 1, 2013

'Aspenglo'


There is a moment in time,
on certain very special days, 
just before the mauve and deep blues of
nights imminent arrival,
when the setting suns final touch
of light and colour,
turns the world within our sight,
into a display of
natures glorious beauty...
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Oil on canvas 16 x 20.
Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Saturday, February 16, 2013

'Evening Ferry in the Islands'


'Late on a September afternoon
 with updrafts of August like warmth.
 High on an island mountain cliff 
Turkey vultures and Ravens passing so close below
 you hear the rush of air through their wings.
Far below in the distance the ferries ply their trade, 
but up here on the edge of this glacial sculpture 
the silence tingles on your skin.
The scent of pine and fir warmed by summer like heat
 is thick in the air with Raven talk,
 breath deeply...'
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Oil on canvas 22 x 28
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, January 26, 2013

'Home By Moonrise'


Pushing at my boundaries a little with this one.
From an amalgamation of memory, imagination, 
photo references and desire.
Once in awhile they all come together long enough 
to utilize their influence in a creative way.
Often difficult to harness them all at one
time in a consistent way.
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Oil on canvas 30 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey



Sunday, January 6, 2013

'Stormy Afternoon'



It has an endless fascination, big surf roaring in
to meet the hard crust of rocky coast.
The flashes of sparkling light and
prisms of colour thrill our senses in
a show of natures power that has held us in
awe since the old ones walked these shores.
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Oil on canvas 20 x 30.
Thoughts & comments always welcomed.
Jeffrey

Friday, January 4, 2013

'Sun & Snow'


More snow with this piece, partially inspired
by a small painting done several years ago.
The multitudes of colour shades with snow
is seemingly endless and of great
intrigue for me as I try to capture 
more variations of it.
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Oil on canvas
 20 x 24
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey