Friday, December 23, 2011

'Maybe In The Spring'

'Maybe In The Spring' oil on wood panel 9 x 12

Wishing you all love, peace & joy.
It's all we really need...
All the best in 2012!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'October Sunrise-Cox Bay'


This is one of the paintings from a recent trip to Tofino.
The beach that I was standing on separates
Chesterman Beach from Cox Bay. A very exciting spot
to paint from as you have to watch for the rising tide both
in front and behind you.
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Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments appreciated.

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Pat Bay Berry Tree" oil 6 x 8

I arrived late for the morning's paint-out with the Al Frescoes. Frank looked at his watch and said that I had 45 minutes to get my work done before Show 'n Tell time at noon!
So, liking a challenge, I went ahead and dashed off this lil' 6 x 8 in 42 minutes. Does it work? COMMENTS (see below) are invited.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Alannah"

I guess this not strictly PLEIN AIR cos it wasn't done outside in the open air - instead it was painted indoors at Goward House yesterday in an approach we know as "alla prima" = all at once. It took about three hours painting from life. It isn't a good likeness of Alannah but I like the brushwork and the colours.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

'September Sooke River'


*Happy Thankgiving Everyone!*
Painted this piece at the Sooke Potholes a
couple of weeks ago.
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Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, September 25, 2011

'Salt Spring Harvest'

I painted this piece while on a short trip to Salt Spring
Island during that September summer a couple of weeks
ago. Several Pileated woodpeckers were in the area
while we were painting.
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Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Your thoughts & comments are always valued.
Jeffrey

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Wild Sweet peas" oil 11 x 14 canvas on panel

The wild sweet peas grow on the slopes of the Dallas Road cliffs at this time of the year. I spent forty minutes waiting or the fog to lift and stood around chatting to other artists. A wonderful morning. Two hours en plein air.

Friday, September 2, 2011

'Summer Afternoon-Saanichton Bay'


As I recall there was some snow on the ground when
the ALFS painted here last winter. On this warm
and still summer afternoon, several weeks ago now,
it was really a peaceful spot.
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Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey


Monday, July 25, 2011

'Summer Refit'

I painted this old tug the 'Tiger Horse' the other
 day from outside the fence at Point Hope Shipyards.
The small format helped to keep me from getting
caught up in all that wonderful detail.
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Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments always valued.
Jeffrey

Sunday, July 17, 2011

'South Island Summer'


On this morning it really did feel like a summer
morning!  =:-/
Gotta grab them when ya can this year...
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Oil on wood panel 8 x 10
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

'Summer Eve Hayfields'


I've been back painting hayfields lately.
This one on the eve of the summer solstice.
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bad paintings can be saved - try it.


We're doing a Paint-On Critique at the Morris Gallery in Victoria BC. 15 artists will bring what they think are their their failed throw-away small paintings to the Morris Gallery on June 15th and I'll try to rescue the works by painting on them.  Even small adjustments can make the difference - see details at http://www.morrisgallery.ca/

Friday, May 27, 2011

'Camas Tapestry'


This is last Friday's effort. It really was a beautiful
morning to be out there.
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Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Ebb tide" Cattle Point oil 11 x 14

I didn't notice Mount Baker in the distant haze until I started painting the sky - then there it was ... soft and buttery like an illusion.
Once again, the gulls on the rocks were facing into the wind. But then when I got it back home I noticed the painting was too cluttered so I simplified it and renamed it "Sails and Seagulls."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

'Camas Meadow'

Hi everyone,
This is my effort from two weeks ago at the Uplands
Park/Cattle Point paint out. If your wanting to
paint Camas Lily's this spring better get crackin' as they are
 already starting to shrivel in the more sunny spots.
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Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated!
Jeffrey

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

'Camas Trail'

If you enjoy painting wildflowers, in particular,
Camas and Shooting Stars, you want to get out there
pretty quick as they are coming into the top of the
bloom now. This was painted last week in Uplands Park.
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Oil on wood panel 11 x 14.
Thoughts & comments appreciated.
Jeffrey


Monday, April 25, 2011

'Spring Sky-Little Trial Island'

Hi everyone!
Well the weather does show some promise from time
to time. This is the piece I came up with while painting
one afternoon recently with Ken Faulks.
Adam Noonan dropped by and took some pics
that you can see on the ALFS website.
The cloud display was nothing short of
spectacular that day!
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Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Sunday, February 27, 2011

'Snowy Coffin Island'

Though I didn't make it out Friday morning I did
get out after lunch for a paint. The Coffin Islands are
on the north side of the harbour close to the entrance to
West Bay. The park can be accessed off Esquimalt Rd.
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Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Comments welcomed!
Jeffrey

Friday, February 18, 2011

'Easterly Gale - Albert Head'

This my effort from this mornings excursion to a
gale blown Albert Head. Unlike a few hardier souls,
this old soldier painted inside the truck.
This was my first from behind the windshield and
I will need to get a better set-up for next time.
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Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.
Jeffrey

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Little Brown Pot" oil 11 x 14


A plein Air painting done behind a glass door looking out - I have been watching DVDs by the late Helen van Wyk whose style arises out of the classic European painters. She was quite the gal, and I learned a lot  from her many amusing tips. R.I.P. Helen.
This is my own still life arrangement which I approached using her precepts.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

'Lgoon Willows'

Hello everyone,
This is my effort from this past Friday's jaunt to
Albert Head Lagoon. The parking lot side of the beach
dune was not bad as it was out of the wind there.
Still pretty chilly though.
Hope to see some others upload some plein air beauties.
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Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed.
Jeffrey