Landscapes and more of impressionist painter and photographer Terrill Welch

Impressionist Painter and Photographer Terrill Welch

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Two Canadian Landscape Paintings rendered as home

When does a landscape become more like home than nearby dwellings and their inhabitants? This is a question the Canadian artist Terrill Welch often asks herself when she is considering the subjects for landscape paintings. Her conclusion is that the landscape and the seasons it responds to helps organize daily rural life. This is when “home” is expressed most clearly by the land, water and sky. Two new landscape paintings rendered as Terrill’s markings of home are being released today.

The first is inspired from where the artist lives now on Mayne Island in southwestern British Columbia.

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind her house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened.

A TRAIL ALONG THE RIDGE 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

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The second painting is inspired from Terrill’s childhood and living along the Stuart River in north-central British Columbia.

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

STUART RIVER KICKING LEAVES 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

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The painting process and discoveries about the artist’s meaning of landscape as “home” are unpacked in her blog post “Painting the Canadian landscape as home

 

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When the Creative Mind Creates a New Opportunity

The new opportunity is now passed. However, many inspiring works are still available.

Go to Terrill Welch’s online Artsy Home Gallery HERE to view her original paintings

 

Open Studio Great Room contemporary landscape paintings by Canadian artistTerrill Welch 2014_11_07 013

Sometimes Terrill Welch’s enthusiastic creativity is so incomprehensible that it creates a new opportunity. This is one of those times. During the Nov 8th & 9th online and in-person Open Studio event Terrill learned that her numbers game was so creative and unclear that no one understood what she was talking about. Since this was not her intention. This time she is keeping it straightforward.

There is a new opportunity of (no longer available) savings on original paintings in her Artsy Home online gallery until Friday November 14th midnight Pacific Time. Just click on the “Make an Offer” button located on the top right under the price for the painting you want. Then put  in the code (no longer available)  and of course, anything else you would like to say. Then send it off. This will place an email in Terrill’s personal email inbox. She will adjust the price and assist you with delivery and purchase arrangements.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further assistance by sending an email to tawelch AT shaw Dot ca

Our sincere apologies for any confusion experienced as part of the Open Studio event offer.

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Update Thursday Nov. 13th: Sold! Flight At Dawn – 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas is off to a lovely home in British Columbia.

flight at dawn 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch IMG_0812

Here is the story of this painting…

It was a sunrise early in February on the Mayne Island shores looking over the Strait of Georgia. I was standing on the shore as the light came up and danced across the water and through the mist that was leaving just a hint of the coastal mountains showing in the background. A seagull took flight and the day had begun leaving behind this minimalist canvas.

Update Friday November 14th: Sold! Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple (8 x 10 inch oil on canvas) is off on an adventure that will see it traveling halfway across Canada and eventually into the U.S.

Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 065

Here is the story of this painting:
The days of light, seasons, colour, form and space collide within my ordered and defined sensory system. Not chaos. No not that. Only adjustments and a release from specifics. Blackberries and golden plums are my favourites. The transparent apples just happen to ripen at the same time adding a nice shape and colour for balancing a still life plate.

The Olive Tree – a contemporary landscape painting

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and Terrill Welch’s  memory from her travels this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas. As a 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas painting,  it provides a good-sized view of the Italian countryside.

THE OLIVE TREE

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

The painting can be viewed in detail with purchase information by clicking on the image or HERE.

Usually work-in-progress images are shared on Terrill’s Creative Potager blog. This time however, the unfolding of THE OLIVE TREE seems to ask to be part of the painting’s debut and release. Enjoy!

The Olive Tree in progress 1 40 by 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 044 The Olive Tree in progress  2 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 048 The Olive tree in progress 3 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 052 The Olive Tree in progress 4 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 064 The Olive Tree in progress 5 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_03 005 The Olive Tree in progress 6 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_03 006

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Garry Oaks viewed from Brown Ridge – Canadian landscape painting

These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. So often painters seem to feel the need to resist the gray and brown and heaviness of our southwest Canadian rainforest. This is a mistake because there is beauty to explore in these melancholy landscapes. There is fuel to feed our own inner strength. We need not brush it over with artificial colour. We need only to seeking deeply into the hues and hold this wonder on our canvas. These are this artist’s musings as Terrill Welch worked on this oil painting inspired by a resent hike when the mist was rolling along the ridge, the air damp on her skin and her body warm from her steps.

GARRY OAKS ON BROWN RIDGE 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas contemporary Canadian landscape art by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

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Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. Contemporary Canadian landscape art is eminently present in this view.

A few words from the painter:

Painting the spaces in between whilst keeping ones visual balance to capture the feeling of being high on Saturna Island’s Brown Ridge is a challenge that this landscape painter is prepared to breathe life into. The intention is to allow the viewer’s eye to escape the edges of the canvas and find themselves imbedded within the view. But not comfortably. I desired that sense of wanting to look, feeling the wisps of sea air in our ears while we steady ourselves on the narrow path. I wanted the painting to be saturated with not quite clear emotions of awe, wonder and eternal loss. This may be a tall order for one relatively small canvas but I had to give it my best didn’t I?

 

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Canadian Landscape Artist Terrill Welch Paints Montagne Sainte-Victoire

Canadian landscape artist, Terrill Welch, renders a contemporary modern-day classic of Cezanne’s Mountain morning and evening. The story begins when the artist travels to Europe in the spring of 2014 and finds herself on the painters’ ground in Aix-en-Provence.

The resulting work from this experience are two 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas paintings completed back in Terrill Welch’s studio on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada. One painting is of Cezanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire in the morning and the other in the evening.

on the easel Evening  with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_31 111

Though this complimentary pair or diptych illuminate each other and together comprise a distinct piece of art, they are available separately.

MORNING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

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EVENING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

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The story of the artist’s climb to the painters’ gound, being accidentally photographed by a professional photographer and completing a 20 minute plein air acrylic sketch for later reference, along with a handful of photographs, is told in her Creative Potager post “Aix en Provence with Cezanne and photographer Mme Miceli Brigitte on the Painters Ground

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New Painting Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island

This  large  square contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting of a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island, British Columbia  by Terrill Welch is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.

BREEZY BAY MORNING 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

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However, we leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. We leave you within the warmth of our common dream. Unless of course you would like to explore the background and the en plein air painting sketch that preceded this work in Terrill’s  Creative Potager blog post “Saturna Island and rendering overlapping memories

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Releasing two new oil paintings by Terrill Welch

Summer for painter Terrill Welch is plein air painting and also enjoying the bright brushstrokes of still life work. Released today, are one of each by artist Terrill Welch.

This plein air 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape. The edges are painted and it is ready to hang.

OYSTER BAY LATE JULY 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Update September 2, 2014: This painting is now SOLD but by clicking on the image it will take you to where my current work that is available can be viewed in detail with purchase information.

Oyster Bay Late July 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 060

An unexpected tribute to Van Gogh, this 18 x 14 inch oil on canvas still life with painted edges gathers the fullness of summer with acknowledgement of its passing. It will bring timeless warmth to any room.

HOT SUMMER REFLECTIONS 18 x 14 inch oil on canvas

HOT SUMMER REFLECTIONS an unexpected tribute to Van Gogh 18 x 14 inch oil on canvasby Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 092

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In other studio news – one oil painting and one acrylic painting sketch have sold and now reside with private collectors in the lower mainland of British Columbia. The first is a small landscape THROUGH THE TREES.

Through the Trees 5 x 7 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_04 431

The second is a plein air sketch painted at the Mayne Island Farmers’ Market

Painting Flowers at the Farmers' Market by Terrill Welch 2014_07_05 002

called FLOWERS TO MARKET.

Flowers to Market 10 x 8 inch acrylic painting sketch on panel board by Terrill Welch 2014_07_05 009

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Catching Tumbling Red Pears – a not-so-still still life painting

New Release – TUMBLING RED PEARS
20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

Tumbling Red Pears 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2014_08_01 030
Detailed view and purchase information at: HERE

Did you know you were going to paint these red pears tumbling out of a canvas when you saw them in the grocery store?

The painter blinks, slightly confused and unable to answer as she comes out of her painting trance – her deep practice of noticing what she sees, a seeing that uses all of her sense, a seeing that is disrupted by her memory and is enhanced by her imagination. At this moment all she can remember, all she can “see” is tumbling red pears – the ones she imagined, the ones she painted on the canvas. This is her painting of reality.

If you are interested in the background and seeing the work-in-progress for this painting it is posted on Terrill’s Creative Potager at: HERE

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Painting The Vitality of West Coast Grey Landscapes

This July morning has arrived with a heaviness in the west coast grey that seems to be promising rain as the building wind flaps through the clothes left on the line overnight. You may think this would be a non-inspiration kind of day for a painter. But I find the opposite to be true. This kind of morning often has my hands itching to reach for the brushes and to set a canvas on the studio easel. But today there is no time. I have a birthday dinner this evening and a full day of studio visits to host tomorrow. So this is what I offer you instead: a collection of six of my grey paintings that are available for purchase…

Reef Bay Morning Experienced - 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

I remember the sea, and the soft rush of water as it comes ashore. I remember the heaviness of the rocks and the salty dampness of winter seaweed. I feel the coolness of the air and the cry of the gulls.Alla prima or wet-on-wet seascape painting with the quiet strength that is part of any peaceful west coast day

Reef Bay morning experienced 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_12_20 016

(Detailed view and purchase information HERE)

Spilling Over - 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas

The movement of the water in this piece gives it strength beyond its size and allows the painting to provide both peace and energy.

Spilling Over 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch IMG_0370

(Detailed view and purchase information HERE)

Between Land and Sea Begging the Sky to Intervene - 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas

The heavy grey seems like a bag of stones pulling, pushing and squishing me between land and sea as I beg the sky to intervene. Have you been there?

between land and sea begging the sky to intervene 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch  2013_03_04 060

(Detailed view and purchase information HERE)

Fog Inside Passage - 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Winter fog in the southern gulf islands is often dense and close to the sea. Islands appear and disappear as the ferries take passengers through the inside passage. The mysterious landscape has a beauty that is hard to know unless one lives with it for the long winter months of off-season quiet.

Fog inside passage 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_03 064

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Speak To Me esquisse west coast Canadian landscape – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Holding the tension between the west coast land, sea and sky.

Speak To Me esquisse west coast Canadian landscape 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

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And finally, the jewel of west coast grey in my collection…

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point – 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas

The sea rolls forward onto the shore. Trees tingle from the day’s sun while the rocks release their summer heat as the water charges across their surface. I am there. You are there. The salt spray is moist on our skin and the rhythm of the sea matches our breath, our heartbeat, and answers a call to all that is knowable.

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_03 079

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May we always find vigor, vitality and strength in our greys!

 

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First Brush with Europe painting – Morning by Pont d’ Avignon

There have been no posts here for a while as the artist was traveling and painting sketches in Europe from the beginning of April until the end of June. However, I am back in the studio and more new work shall become available again. Here is the first…

Morning by Pont d’ Avignon – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas
Morning by Pont d' Avignon 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_07_03 150
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The Pont d’ Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

“June Morning in by Pont d’ Avignon” 25 × 35 cm plein air acrylic painting sketch on 185 lb. archival paper

June morning by Pont D' Avignon 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_06_011 046

Art prints of the paintings sketch are available HERE.

In other studio news EARLY NOVEMBER SEA 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas has been Sold to a collector in California, USA.

Early_November_Sea_14_x_18_inch_oil_on_canvas_by_Terrill_Welch_2012_10_18_072

Enjoy your day!

 

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