Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays


*Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Everyone*

May there be peace & joy in all your hearts,
compassion and understanding
across the Great Land and all of Mother Earth...
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'December Gloaming'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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There's a full moon for Christmas! 
 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dark Skies


These past few weeks have seen many dark skies
here on the the south coast.
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'Dark Skies'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Comments always welcomed!
Jeffrey

Saturday, October 24, 2015

At The Edge of Enchantment


I painted in this magical place yesterday
and as I worked, salmon were
making their way upstream to spawn.
By mid morning the sun began to
filter into the canyon lighting
up the moss covered trees, coloured leaves
and sparkling the stream.
It was easy to feel the spirit of
Emily Carr dancing among the
trees and along the banks 
of the stream...
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'At The Edge of Enchantment'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, October 18, 2015

September Morning Light


The first of two from an early September
morning paint out at the Esquimalt Lagoon.
The sky developed into a 
wonderful cloud chasers
dream later on...
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'September Morning Light'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
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Thoughts and comments are much appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Evening Light - Highrock


Painted on one of those very
special early fall evenings...
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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'Evening Light - Highrock'
oil on cradled wood panel
8 x 10
Your thoughts and comments greatly appreciated!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Saturday, September 19, 2015

One West Coast Evening


 There are some very special places not far from here.
Scenes that burn into your memory so
that they become more than just
rock, sky and water.
Botany Bay is one such place,
for me...
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'One West Coast Evening'
oil on wood panel
18 x 24
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Your thoughts and comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dancing on Highrock



'Dancing with some Fir sisters a couple of 
evenings ago up on Highrock. 
It's always exciting this time of year 
because you never know who's going to show up. 
This time three Sandhill Cranes flew low over us
 and a group of Band-tailed Pigeons
 flew out of the Firs just as the music started' 
 =8-})
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  'Dancing on Highrock'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In a Garry Oak Meadow


As I stood painting this piece
I couldn't help but be awed by
these marvelous trees.
They have stood the test of time.
Encircled by development and
its accompanying pressures these towering
remnants of a very specialized ecosystem
still evoke the grandeur of nature.
This copse of Garry Oaks, perhaps more
than one hundred years old,
are an amazing testament to
 the resilience of nature. 
I hope these wonderful grandmothers
of the meadow can 
go at least one hundred more... 
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'In a Garry Oak Meadow'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts and comments are always valued.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Of A Summer Evening



'Late of a summer evening
when from off the sea

a lively breeze
moves through the trees
Swallows and Martins soaring high
in the fast fading rays
of the summer sky
and the golden glow
of these halcyon days'
 
-Jeffrey J Boron-
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'Of A Summer Evening'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Friday, August 7, 2015

Summer on the Island



Painted recently on a hot mid-afternoon 
with a wonderful summer sky...
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 'Summer on the Island'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are appreciated.
Jeffrey

Monday, July 27, 2015

Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace



Painted late evening last, 
one of those special summer evenings...
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 'Evening Clouds & Queen Anne's Lace'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are valued.
Jeffrey

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Moment Like This



'A moment like this
the sea has gone silent
the world seems to stop
every second counts


A moment like this
cast in golden light
sounds are soft in the stillness
here on the very edge


A moment like this
can’t last so very long
it will fade with the light
only memories will remain


A moment like this
touches our soul
it fills the senses
makes us breathe deeply


A moment like this'

-Jeffrey J Boron-
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'A Moment Like This'
oil on wood panel
18 x 24

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Thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

'Low Tide at Moonrise'


Another in my nocturne series.
I'm really having some fun with them.
It feels something like swimming
in a new lake.
=8-})
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'Low Tide at Moonrise'
oil on wood panel
12 x 16
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Your thoughts & comments would be valued.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Moonlight on Scia'new"



'If I could have one more wish
just to stand once again
on those ancient lands
when the moon in June
washes over the shores of Scia'new'

-Jeffrey J Boron-
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"Moonlight on Scia'new"
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'Thetis Cove Thunder Heads'



A lovely warm spring evening painting 
and watching these grand cloud
formations form and change into
 massive towering shapes...paint quick!!
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 'Thetis Cove Thunder Heads'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
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Your thoughts & comments are valued.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Highrock Sky'


This one is from a few weeks ago that
goes to show you never know what your
going to find when you head out.
This cloud formation started to form 
as I was walking about to get
my chosen spot for this
early evening paint.
Another one in this years crop of Camas.
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'Highrock Sky'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Saturday, May 2, 2015

'Sailing in Paradise'



'From a cliff high up on the Malahat 
looking north to the Gulf Islands. 
While painting this piece
 it was easy to see this wonderful area 
as a paradise worthy of 
our reverence and protection...'
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 'Sailing in Paradise'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey

Saturday, April 25, 2015

'Mitchell's Lookout'



Pretty wet out on the painting grounds yesterday.
But I waited for a brief window between 
the bands of showers...
with a nice sunny break at the end.
Here on the south Island, April's cloud show
has not disappointed, with daily
extravaganzas in the spring sky.
Oh to have the energy to paint and capture
everyone of them, throughout everyday.
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 'Mitchell's Lookout'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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As always your thoughts & comments would be appreciated.
Jeffrey

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

'Spring Morning Highrock'



*HAPPY EARTH DAY*

Protect her for all your worth, she's all we've got!
 ~ ~ ~
 'Spring Morning Highrock'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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As always your thoughts & comments are greatly valued!
Jeffrey

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Those wonderful April clouds are 
drifting through our spring skies along
 with the Swallows, Turkey Vultures and Warblers...
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 'Spring Sky Highrock'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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All your thoughts & comments are appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Thursday, April 2, 2015

'Swallow Sky-Swan Lake'


'Swallow Sky-Swan Lake'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
A quick one this morning hoping to see some 
Swallows and sure enough flying high 
working the sky above Swan Lake 
(probably Tree Swallows).
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"Once again the Swallows came
Riding on springs warming winds
With them in their joyous flight
My spirits rise into the light"
-Jeffrey J. Boron
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Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated!
Jeffrey

Saturday, March 28, 2015

'Morning at Island Cove'



Wonderful morning painting yesterday. The Fawn lillies were
 out along the trails along with a few Wild Onions and Camas.
 A nuthatch was busy excavating a nesting cavity
 just a few feet away from my painting spot.
Otters and seals were feeding just below me 
along with geese, swans and diving ducks. 
Just as I was getting near the finish 
the fog rolled in, 
very thickly...
 
 'Morning at Island Cove'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated!
Jeffrey

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Morning Clouds Royal Roads'


I painted this the other day out on the
Coburg Peninsula. It was a pretty cool
morning after the many milder ones we've
been enjoying lately.
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'Morning Clouds Royal Roads'
oil on wood panel
11 x 14
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

'Waiting for the Swallows'


Here on the southern tip of Vancouver Island
we are experiencing one the strangest 
winters. Spring is here like it was
 late March already. However this
weather pattern is heading us toward a
severe wild fire season this year.
But for right now painting on a lovely
morning in this local marsh was
way past splendid!!
Mallards, Green-wings and Canada's were
working the shallow bog pools
like they meant it.
The sun felt good, real good...
=8-})
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'Waiting for the Swallows'
oil on wood panel
9 x 12
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Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey

Thursday, February 5, 2015

'Lisa Jane'
1955 - 2015

The mysterious universe that we are born into
never gives up her secrets easily.
There are of course certain truths that
reveal themselves to those who care to see.
Our time here is but a tear drop
in the Great Salish Sea.
Some are born with challenges that make
the understanding of fair 
impossible to comprehend.
They go through life swimming against
unrelenting tides, defying the odds.
They are stars that shine in our lives that
no cloud can obscure.
When they 'walk on' another bright star will
shine down on the earth and
the mystery will continue unabated.
"To love and be loved in return"
as Nat sang, is a marvelous truth.
All things of course are relative as they say.
Still there seems no greater pursuit than
those things that can go with us when
 our time to walk on is here.
It is the things we share 
in our heart, mind and soul
with those we love and touch with 
thoughtfulness, kindness and acceptance
that will travel with us on the next journey.
They are the riches we leave behind to
soothe the grief of those who care.
Another truth, is at times in life words just
don't seem to be enough.
But in life it is the trying and the caring
that really seem to matter...
I believe my sister truly understood this
and it was one of the many things
that made her so easy to love.
Love you sis, shine on.








Friday, January 30, 2015

November Lowlands


This was painted last November just as the last
of the colour was about to be blown free 
by the fall winds.
One of the many wonderful things about 
painting plein air is how immediately you
find yourself standing in the spot you painted, 
the moment you look at your painting. 
No matter how long ago that might be...
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'November Lowlands'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued!
Jeffrey

Saturday, January 17, 2015


'Winter Sun Scia'new'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
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A beautiful morning in the ancient lands 
of Scia'new (''the place of the big fish,") today...

The Scia'new First Nations trace their ancestry 
to people who spoke four different languages. 
The community recognizes all four languages 
although they are not all currently spoken. 
The predominant language is now Hul’q’umi’num
It is for me the the most preciously beautiful
of all the areas in the south Island.
I have spent many hours and days
salmon fishing in these waters,
but it will never be as
often as I wished...
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Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


This past November we had some very high
tides during the day. When combined with
some gusty winds and partially clearing
skies provided some amazing
reference shots for some
sheltered studio work...
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'High Tide South Westerlies'
oil on canvas
24 x 36
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Your thoughts & comments always valued!
Jeffrey
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Wishing you all peace, love & happiness
and a wonderful, artful New Year.
Sincerely, Jeffrey

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'NIGHT WISHES'
When you look way up at the stars
Shining on a winters night
The brightest ones always are
Those that have been wished on
That's why they burn so bright
So when you gaze up at the stars
Maybe even tonight
Remember the brightest that you see
May be because of you or me
-Jeffrey J. Boron-