'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Monday, January 27, 2014

'Metchosin Cove'

"Sometimes jewels are hidden
often in plain sight
the best ones are not for adornment
but remain priceless in their own right"
~Jeffrey J. Boron~
Oil on canvas 20 x 24
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

'Spring Sailing'

'There is no other place
I would rather be
Than spring sailing
Out on the Salish Sea'
~Jeffrey J. Boron~
Oil on canvas 36 x 48.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

'Camosun Wetlands'

While I stood painting this piece  Friday
morning, I was serenaded by a large group
 of feeding Trumpeter Swans...
talk about another day in paradise!
Oil on wood panel
10 x 8
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

'Tonquin Light'

Though it can be said that each geographic
area has its own special light,
none more so than here on the coast.
Attempting to capture the light with
a rapidly advancing weather system bearing 
down on your location is always challenging.
Often we are forced to "play"
a little with reality.
Using both a small plein air piece
and photo's taken while painting it I
"played" with this piece
within the confines of the studio
and reality.
'Tonquin Light'
Oil on canvas 24 x 30
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

'Coastal Guardian'

Once again another year has passed into
memory, some cherished, others, perhaps not so much.
We will carry on making our art,
striving always to create more and improve our work.
Though it may at times seem completely out of 
our reach. Always the process
will challenge us and ask more of us.
Often I feel somewhat saddened when I look at
the results of my artistic accomplishments of
the year just passed. Wishing I had
painted more, sold more, learned more...
but the process rescues me and my
vision becomes more clear and resolute and 
it strengthens my hand.
The year ahead will bring with it discoveries never
imagined, successes and failures.

Several years ago now a hardy
 coastal resident boarding up his
windows preparing for the arrival of a hurricane
painted a message on one of the coverings...


Wishing you all the best in this year ahead.

Coastal Guardian
oil on wood panel
12 x 16
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.