Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Sunday, December 7, 2014

'October Surf'


Early morning in late October
on Chesterman Beach near Tofino is
such an amazing experince when the tide is rising
and making spectacular surf.
This piece was painted using reference
photos taken while on a plein air 
adventure a couple of years ago...
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'October Surf'
oil on wood panel
9 x 12
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Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Monday, November 24, 2014

'Samhain Afternoon'


'Samhain Afternoon'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

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Since the ancients walked the earth 
we celebrate this time 
halfway between the summer and winter solstice...

"May the energies be reversed:
From darkness, light!
From bane, good!
From death, birth!
"
(an excerpt from an ancient Samhain chant)

This piece was painted on the ancient shores
of Thetis Cove during the afternoon of
Samhain several weeks ago now.
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey

Friday, November 14, 2014

'Towhee Territory'


Last of the November colour
A sunny spot out of the cold breeze
Talking with all the Towhees
They pop out of the cover
Seeking that funny accent
That keeps answering their calls

But its just a bird lover

-Jeffrey J. Boron-

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  'Towhee Territory'
oil on wood panel

6 x 8
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Thoughts & comments always appreciated.  
Jeffrey

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Creating Magic with Oils

'Sunrise On Autumn Fields' oil 30 x 36

Experience the arts, culture and community of the Coast Collective
 at historic Pendray House on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon

*Making Magic With Oils*
-Week-long Intensive with Jeffrey J. Boron-
December 1 - 5, 2014
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Creating magical and vibrant oil paintings is the focus of this workshop.
Come, join this nationally collected artist as he shares his
techniques and insights for painting with oils.
We will cover all aspects, from choosing subject matter to laying down thick, juicy, magical paint strokes as we explore the joy of painting alla prima.

*Registration Deadline: December 1 *

Registration Link: http://coastcollective.ca/art-class.php?id=113

Thursday, October 30, 2014

'October Sun - Swan Lake'


 
The October sun's warmth feels like a stranger
This short respite from the rain and wind
Sharing this lull with the Towhee's and Jay's
Their warning calls as the Cooper's
Glides low over our heads
Hunting with all the avian activity below it
I make a new memory with each blink
Breathing it in along with the scent of
Damp leaves and dead grass and the warmth...
-Jeffrey J. Boron-
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 'October Sun - Swan Lake'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are valued!
Jeffrey

Monday, October 27, 2014

'October Oaks - Highrock'


As we await another wind and rain storm here
on southern Vancouver Island, it is a bit
of a treat to look back at some recent
plein airs. When thoughts of wind and of heavy rain
seemed distant and remote on such a beautiful
early fall afternoon up on Highrock.
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'October Oaks - Highrock'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Your thoughts & comments are valued!
Jeffrey

Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Under A Full Hunter's Moon'


Another one from Highrock and one that has
been in the works for awhile but
waiting for that moment when
inspiration and uhuh came together.
It being Thanksgiving it is appropriate
to reflect on those things large and small
that have made us thankful. 
Though I have many things in my life
I am thankful for, having had the 
opportunity to paint the many little
spots in this little natural wonder is high on the list.
Of course being with Linny on many of
those occasions and together seeing
the flocks and singular birds that stop there
for a short time during migration
before moving on is certainly another.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
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'Under A Full Hunter's Moon'
oil on canvas
18 x 24
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Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Monday, October 6, 2014

'Peninsula Harvest'


This past Friday morning was the type
of fall morning we plein air painters long for.
Out on the Saanich Peninsula the pumpkin
harvest is in full swing and cabbages not
far behind them. Hope to get
out painting quite a bit while this
weather holds...
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'Peninsula Harvest'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Come September'


This piece was started as a demo for a 
local art group. Using a plein air painting
of the area from last spring along with
a photo taken while I painted their.
Of course a large dallop of imagination
it now being the end of September...
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Today marked the second annual
Orange Shirt Day!!
(though scarfs, ribbons etc. are okay as well)
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'Come September'
oil on canvas
24 x 30

Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed!!
Jeffrey

Saturday, September 27, 2014

'Foothills Grandeur'


A studio piece completed earlier this summer.
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'Foothills Grandeur'
oil on canvas
30 x 36
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Late Summer Lilies



Another one from a recent sojourn in the 
grasshopper days of early September.
The dragons were busy 
with their legacy while I painted... 
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'Late Summer Lilies'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are always a pleasure!
Jeffrey

Sunday, September 21, 2014

'Last Light-Cusheon Lake'


 'Dragons & Kingfishers'

There is an island 
that lies in the Salish Sea
In early September it calls to me
The Kingfishers fly their halcyon displays
Red dragons are tap tap tapping 
their new life away
The grasshopper afternoon's heat
goes with me as I slide
into the lakes liquid velvet dive
Once again 
 it is all clear to me 
-Jeffrey J. Boron-
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'Last Light - Cusheon Lake' 
oil on wood panel
5 x 7
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This was painted one evening very quickly
just as the sun was setting behind 
those hills to the left.
It was pretty much dark while I was cleaning up.
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Your thoughts & comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'April Afternoon-Highrock'


As the title suggests this piece was painted
plein air on a lovely afternoon in April.
Another in my quest to paint 100
pieces of this wonderful little park.
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'April Afternoon-Highrock'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Your thoughts & comments are always a pleasure!
Jeffrey

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

'Changing Weather - Tranquille'


This is another piece painted last spring
on a trip into the BC interior.
There is much history to the Tranquille area. 
It was my first time back here in more than 20 years.
As is apparent in the painting, the 
sky was showing the coming of a major
weather system that would change this May's
summer like conditions overnight to
a significant rain in the valley and heavy snow on
the hills and mountains by morning.
As well as painting we were able to do some
serious birding, seeing many species not
found back on Vancouver Island.
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'Changing Weather - Tranquille'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey


Saturday, July 26, 2014

'One Morning in July'


As you may have noticed Cattle Point
on the shore of Oak Bay here on
southern Vancouver Island is a favourite 
painting location of mine and others.
It has an historic and cultural significance to
local First Nations here and remains a
wonderful soul enriching place to spend some time.
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'One Morning in July'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Evening Sail-Oak Bay

'Out on the bay the sailors delight
In the fading June evening light
Parrish clouds all billowed and bright
Oh too soon it will be night'
-Jeffrey J. Boron-
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  'Evening Sail-Oak Bay'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Solstice


'Summer Solstice'
 oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Oh so quickly it was here
That summer solstice time of year
The fields in evening
Are a treasure to share
With Goldfinch and Swallows in the air
The deer are there in velvet
A Doves mournful call drifts through the air
Mingling with the scent of fresh mown hay
 
-Jeffrey J. Boron-

Sunday, May 18, 2014

'Balsamroot & Bunchgrass'


'The canyon slopes are full of spring
 Among the fine bunchgrass tussocks
The Balsamroot are a dazzling display
 Swallows float through warming skies
All a thrill for winter eyes'
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'Balsamroot & Bunchgrass'
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in.
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Thoughts and comments are always welcomed.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

'Spring Ice - Lac Le Jeune'


One of the paintings from a recent trip into
the southern interior. This lake is at about
1500 meters or so but it was cooking hot. The
 lake however was still mostly iced in. 
It felt kinda strange standing there in the heat
painting with the ice still in and Swallows
in the air around us.
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'Spring Ice - Lac Le Jeune'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

'Valley Spring'


So often the clouds aren't there when
you are, not so this time.
Early spring is such a wonderful time for
painting en plein air.
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'Valley Spring'
Oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Sunday, April 20, 2014

'Cottonwood Perfume'


'Cottonwood Perfume'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
 
'There is a time that comes but once a year
I've longed for it since last it was here
When May's heat made it disappear
It comes through air like sunshine in spring
But only just once a year
A sweet spring smell of Cottonwood perfume
That I wait for every year'
~Jeffrey J. Boron~

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


'Spring's Promise - Highrock'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

'Just as she always has
Spring will keep her promise
Warm sun with lovely clouds floating by
And soaring Swallows in the sky'
~Jeffrey J. Boron~
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Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, April 6, 2014

'Highrock Welkin'


I've been getting out quite a bit lately
and it has felt good.
This one was painted on a lovely,
warm, late afternoon last week.
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'Highrock Welkin'
Oil on wood panel 
5 x 7.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Thursday, March 27, 2014