'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

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.




Bruce Sherman said...

Good morning Jeffrey!... from gale swept Rockport!

Your thoughtful post and typically warm West Coast seascape combine to remind each of us of the great privilege... purpose and responsibilities we assume in creating our Art.

It is not our task to create perfection... but rather to report in our oiwn fashion... what we see through our own eyes and feel in our souls as we journey. We are in fact... "guardians" of a sort... recorders of an age we live in that will cease to exist... soon!

Paint!... smell the flowers and the turps... listen to the bird song... and Paint some more! Isn't that what we do... and what gives us the most pleasure?

I wonder...

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Bruce...I would add that using our art to highlight the world we walk in...to remind society as a whole of what can so easily be lost.