Posts tagged “Terrill Welch

Chasing October Sun by the Sea – an en plein air oil painting

There is a warm October sun down by the sea. We stay and watch as it drifts along the shore. No regrets.

plein air Chasing October Sun by the Sea 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_06 051

CHASING OCTOBER SUN BY THE SEA is a 12 x 16 inch Plein air painting with 1.5 inch painted edges. No framing necessary.

Chasing October Sun by the Sea  12 x 16 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_18 176

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There is more background and work-in-progress information about this painting on the Creative Potager blog HERE.

This will be one of the paintings featured at my November 9th & 10th Open Studio event.

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Canadian Contemporary Landscape Painting Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point Released

Completed in late March 2013, this painting has been slow to release for purchase by Canadian contemporary landscape painter, Terrill Welch. For all its gray-scale rendering this painting is anything but neutral. 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.

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 069

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There is more background and work-in-progress information about this painting on the Creative Potager blog HERE.

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SOLD The Mt. Baker Reach Canadian landscape painting

There is something about coming to the Mayne Island shore and seeing Mount Baker across the Strait of Georgia that is like magic. No photograph seems to adequately capture my surprise and delight so I took the task to my canvas instead.

The Mt. Baker Reach 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_02 015

THE MT. BAKER REACH 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas is sold to a private collector in California.

I am off to find the perfect box to get it ready for the post.

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Large autumn seascape oil painting released Today – Sliced with a Tear

There is something about autumn by the sea with the gray melancholy wrapped in fall colours. This particular day is one of those slow-baked, melancholy west coast Sundays, so moist and tender you can slice it with a tear.

This is the first of four huge canvases I have completed over the past several months. I started this painting last year about this time but it was not completed until February. However, I was not ready yet to let it go out into the world. I coveted closely, showing it here, on my blog and to close friends, family and art collectors but it was not for sale. Today though, I am ready and I am releasing this painting to a good independently wealthy or willing-to-take-out-a-mortgage home. This is one large painting! :)

SLICED WITH A TEAR 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Sliced with a Tear 36 x 60  inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 115

Updated February 25, 2014: This painting is no longer available. It is now a private collection in central British Columbia. All paintings that are currently available for purchase can be viewed in detail HERE.

 

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Morning In The Kitchen – Small Abstract Painting by Terrill Welch

What do we remember once we have looked away? What is left of the morning light in the kitchen after I have eaten breakfast and climbed the stairs to the studio? Maybe something like this, possibly. A small and rare abstract painting amongst my current body of work. Painting is on gessobord mounted on a two-inch natural wood cradle. No Framing needed.

MORNING IN THE KITCHEN – 6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord

morning in the kitchen - 6 x 6 inch oil on gessoboard by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 069

 

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Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple Still Life Painting

For much of the past couple of months I have been absorbed in the work of Richard Diebenkorn, anAmerican abstract expressionist, and that of Cezanne and Matisse. Painting seems to be primarily about light and colour for me, not in the absence of form but form most often plays second violin – holding the composition together without any solo parts.

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.

BLACKBERRIES GOLDEN PLUMS TRANSPARENT APPLE 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

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

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

Blackberries do not keep for very long on a plate so I took the time to also do a few photography reference images. This one, which is similar to the painting has been released on its own merit as a still life photography image.

AUGUST STILL LIFE

Agust Still Life by Terrill Welch 2013_08_17 024

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Golden Plums An Apple And A Green Vase Still Life Painting

My imagined private studio lessons recently with Cezanne has left me wanting for a chance to peer over his shoulder as he painted and I assume paced his way through long periods of time constructing the structure and rendering his still life paintings. How did he decide to have falling fruit, and tilted vases, tables or twisted warped, walls and furniture with more than one view-point in a single painting? What was it that brought him to these considerations?

My12 x 16 inch oil on canvas painting results are of course a colourful still life that is anything but still.

golden plums an apple and a green vase 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 058

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More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers still life painting

The soft filtered light of late summer minimizes the contrast as we drift into the spaces in between, enjoying the colours and the relationships within this still life painting. Edges can be finished in a colour to meet your needs or left natural. Framing is optional with these 1.5 inch edges.

PLUMS APPLES AND MOSTLY SUNFLOWERS – 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 047

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

As well, here is the painting in a context to better visualize its size…

context with Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 175

 

More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse

There are distinctive elements of Paul Cezanne’s work that go far beyond his use of colour to represent form. He had a way of presenting different viewpoints in his compositions that was and is exciting. This is something that Henri Matisse continued to explore while allowing the paint to become colour fields of flat surfaces. At one point in the of the development of this work I had a choice. I could continue to build up the colour fields or I could continue to follow the light and movement within the still life. Matisse of course was arguing for letting paint be paint in its colour and simplicity. Cezanne was slowly working his way into the tension of form and structure of the still life using colour as his guide. I observed. I thanked the masters. Then I picked up my brush and continued to paint the light and movement between the forms until the painting came to rest.

AUGUST STILL LIFE WITH CEZANNE AND MATISSE – 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 034

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More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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Seaside Mayne Island oil painting study by Terrill Welch

The evening light is fading as I sidestep my own long shadow to enjoy the view of the shore and sea. This small 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas study is part of my reference work for a large 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas of this scene. The large canvas underpainting is waiting for me to move forward and this small study is egging me on. Yet, it is also time for it to set out on a home of its own as I begin to muse about other paintings that will eventually take its place in my small home studio.

 

SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND STUDY

Seaside Mayne Island study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_02 021

Updated July 2, 2014: This painting study is no longer available. Feel free to select another work by Terrill Welch from her Artsy Home online gallery HERE.

Also the large SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas is still available.

Seaside Mayne Island 60 x 36 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_15 041

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

Studio visitors regularly drop by to browse through my paintings and our home. It is a most pleasant exchange and one I will write more about in the near future. The most recent visitors this week left with a large photography print on canvas.

ARBUTUS IN FOG

arbutus in fog 2 TW1101P by Terrill Welch IMG_4365

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Sold – BLUE LAST small Canadian Landscape painting

BLUE LAST, 7 x 5 inch oil on canvas, is one of three small studies completed of the same subject to explore the impact of when blue is added to the painting process. Today this wee painting was purchased and has left for its new home in Vancouver British Columbia.

Blue Last 7 x 5 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_13 051

Another of these wee paintings in this trio has also ventured out in the world and is currently residing in Calgary Alberta.

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Sold – End of Day with Arbutus – Contemporary Canadian Landscape Painting

There are times when paintings find their new homes before the paint is dry. Such is the case with this 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas END OF DAY WITH ARBUTUS completed four days ago. Packaged carefully to protect the still-tacky surface the painting is on its way to a new collector in British Columbia, Canada. The buyer had been waiting for months watching for “their” painting to come off my easel. It finally happened. Love at first sight. This painting was sold before it could be release officially here or in the Artsy Home online gallery.

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END OF DAY WITH ARBUTUS 8 x 10 oil on canvas

My comments as I set this painting aside to “rest” on four days ago….The body and weight of the evening light just before it dipped over the far hill was enchanting. The eyes were doing tricks as they saw into the shadows and recognized the reflected light. It was a bit of a Kandinsky (Russian Painter) moment where in a fleeting decision I dipped into the light blue to trap the last of the light onto my canvas – a wrong colour that felt just right. I liked it then and I like it now.

End of Day with Arbutus 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_08 003

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The Mt. Baker Reach – west coast seascape study

There is something about coming to the Mayne Island shore and seeing Mount Baker across the Strait of Georgia that is like magic. No photograph seems to adequately capture my surprise and delight so I took the task to my canvas instead.

THE MT. BAKER REACH  8 x 10 inch oil on canvas study

The Mt. Baker Reach 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_02 015

Updated October 7, 2013: This painting is now SOLD to a private collector in California.

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Reaching for the Sea II west coast landscape painting

Trees, sandstone shore and sea greet the midday sun as it comes towards all that is possible – never mind what has come before or what will come afterwards. This is now – beauty of a moment’s breath in time.

REACHING FOR THE SEA II 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

Reaching the Sea II 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_25 007

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End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island – oil painting

The waves are rolling at the entrance to Active Pass. Even though the clouds have broken, the tail end of the storm is still whipping the sea.

END OF STORM GEORGINA POINT MAYNE ISLAND 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island 8 x 10 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_25 017

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Plein Air Painting From Felix Jack Road Mayne Island

A view that surprises as the viewer emerges from thick forested road. I pondered and mused until one morning I just through my easel and paints in the back of Red Rosie, drove over and parked on the side of the road to paint.

side of Felix Jack Road by Terrill Welch 2013_05_24 181

A predominately plein air painting with minimal edits back at the studio…

FROM FELIX JACK ROAD MAYNE ISLAND – 14 x 11 inch oil on canvas

From Felix Jack Road Mayne Island 14 x 11 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_28 267

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New Growth West Coast in late May – Canadian landscape oil painting

The winter and spring rains have left both moss, salal and trees dressed in new frocks of vibrant green. It won’t last. As summer progresses the new growth will harden off and become dull and crunchy in the summer’s heat. Today though – we celebrate!

NEW GROWTH WEST COAST IN LATE MAY – 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord with two inch wood cradle.

New Growth West Coast in late May 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_06_01 024

This painting is now in a private collection. 

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My painterly goal is to bring the viewer into the landscape so it is experienced rather than observed. The method of doing this varies from one painting to another but the necessity to do so never wavers. In this painting, I want viewers to feel the soft earth under their feet. Breathe the damp freshness of a rain that is not quite complete. Touch the tender new growth as if their eyes are closed. Smell the pungent salt of the sea lapping against their inner ear… all the while in mid-step, slightly off balance as the mechanisms of the eye and brain scramble for clarity in a driving need to still the body’s surrounds – a driving need to liberate the viewer from within the landscape. My painting challenge is to keep the viewer experiencing the landscape from within for as long as possible.

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Winter Sun II west coast Canada Landscape Painting

Crisp air is softened in the early light. Another day begins as the sea hums a mellow tune that is being rehearsed in the west coast of Canada morning sky.

WINTER SUN II 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Winter Sun II 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_28 279

Update June 2, 2013: This painting has sold to a new collector in British Columbia.

Studio update: The painting NO REASON released last week has SOLD and is on its way to a home in California U.S.A.

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NO REASON Canadian west coast oil painting by Terrill Welch

No reason is reason enough to sit quiet and observe and breathe into the world around us, a way of feeling more than seeing.

NO REASON  is a 12 x 10 inch alla prima or wet-on-wet Canadian west Coast oil painting study.

No Reason 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_20 008

UPDATE May 24, 2013: This painting has SOLD.

More about the background that inspired this painting on Creative Potager blog post “By the for no reason inspires west coast oil painting

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The Edge and At The Beach Another Time – Canadian landscape paintings

Two new Canadian landscape paintings are ready to release from my studio.

THE EDGE  is a brand new 48 x 24 inch rendering of a sandstone bluff battered by the wind and sea but also hosts a familiar arbutus tree on its top most tip. It is a rare large long-lean painting to out of my studio.  THE EDGE is about strength, beauty and opportunity.

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2013_05_08 003

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

As well, more  about the work-in-progress is posted on today’s Creative Potager blog “Working on THE EDGE can offer some interesting possibilities.”

AT THE BEACH ANOTHER TIME is a 12 x 12 inch rework of an older painting. I seldom do this as I much prefer to start with a blank canvas but sometimes a painting will continue to call me – it is like it was never finished…

At the Beach Another Time 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 029

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

In other news from my studio two other paintings have been sent off to new homes.

ROCKS AT SUNRISE an 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord.

Rocks at Sunrise 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch deep wood cradle by Terrill Welch IMG_4443

This painting is now in a private collection in Windsor Ontario Canada.

LATE DECEMBER WEST COAST SUNRISE a 6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord.

Late December Westcoast Sunrise  6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_01_12 003

This painting is now in a private collection Victoria, British Columbia Canada.

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Sister oil paintings of Tulips on the Springwater Deck Mayne Island

Two new bright 20 x 16 oil on canvas sister paintings of the luscious tulips on the Springwater Deck are ready for your perusal.

The first is a plein air painting which had a few minor edits back in the studio to bring it to completion.

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK MAYNE ISLAND

Tulips Springwater Deck Mayne Island  20 x 16 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 3013_04_25 166

This Painting is now SOLD and is going to a private collector in British Columbia Canada.

There is more about the plein air work-in-progress including a short video on my Creative Potager blog post “Tulips on the deck of the Springwater lodge en plein air” Though a fine representation of the subject and a painting I am happy with I had this deep desire to experiment further with this great subject.

The second is a studio work of the same subject on the same size canvas. My intention with the second painting was to explore the relationships between the various elements of the scene. I wanted to capture the shifting temporariness of the moment. I wanted to feel the sun, the breeze and the smells of the sea as we view the tulips on the large pot on the deck.

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK II

Tulips Springwater Deck II by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 008

This Painting is now SOLD and is going to a private collector in Saskatchewan Canada.

Now let’s have a look at them side-by-side because I am afraid these sister paintings will always be compared. It is just a human trait we have to want to compare things that are similar.

sister paintings Tulips Springwater Deck by Terrill Welch 2013_05_04 065

Though obviously sisters, each painting has its own personality and character. In early comments from viewers there seems to be not much of a preference for one over the other.Though there are some who definitely like one more than the other. As the painter I am ambivalent about a preference as each means something to me and neither is perfect but both are alive.

What about you? Do you have a preference for one painting over the other? If so which one and what is it that has it being your favourite?

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Active Pass Breaking Cloud Cover – a morning shadow photograph

The morning’s broken light created shadow play across the landscape and sea. So often in landscape photograph, shadows are edited out so that we can have a better view of the whole scene. It is a mistake I think to  give the viewer a world without the benefits of shadows.  The way the earth and clouds gallop across our landscape is a specific relationship. Time of day, the time of year and even geographic information is hidden in these shadows.

Here in my latest photograph available at RedBubble I give shadows a deep bow of gratitude.

Active Pass breaking cloud cover by Terrill Welch 2013_04_14 023

(View in greater detail and purchase “Active Pass Breaking Cloud Cover” HERE)

We know it is early spring in the Gulf Islands as we gaze into Active Pass from Mayne Island. We know from the slight haze that there is brush from winter storms being burned on various properties in the near vicinity. We might guess it is unsettled weather flirting with us in the morning light.  Shadows are all part of this knowing, this experiencing of the landscape. We might think such understanding is no longer relevant or important. After all, who is going to plant their early onions using this information? Who will wants to know that it must be just about time for the Chocolate Lilies to bloom? Well, me of course.

 

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More Canadian Landscape paintings by Terrill Welch SOLD!

You might be saying “where have you been!?” You would be right to ask of course. It is true. I am finding it hard to squeeze in a new blog post here. I don’t know what to say. Either it is fluke good luck or my art work has gained some momentum.

Since I last posted on March 13, 2013, four more paintings and a medium canvas fine art photography print have been sold. This means that, since the middle of January 2013, a total of eight paintings and three fine art photography prints. This may not sound like much but it represents several thousands of dollars worth of art work. It is enough to get that new canon camera body and lens I have been wishing on and to begin to think about next steps for showing my art work. The other noteworthy aspect of these sales is that all but two were Canadian purchases. My work is usually sold in the reverse ratio with most of it going to buyers in the United States or even Europe rather than my fellow Canadians.

At this rate, I will not be able to continue to share posts about all the specific paintings and photographs that have sold. However, just for fun, lets look at the latest that have found new homes.

This photograph of Edith Point, Mayne Island,  in a medium size canvas print was purchases as a housewarming gift and is on its way to Vancouver, B. C. Canada.

Sea Glimpse

(Image can be purchased on Redbubble HERE)

The same collector also purchased an 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas painting, PEARS IN WINTER FIRST LIGHT for their own art collection.

Pear Trees in winter first light 10 x 8 inch oil o canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 064

Another art collector from Victoria B.C. Canada purchased these two paintings to be hung as a pair in her office.

SATURNA ISLAND SEA AND SHORE – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas

Saturna Island Sea and Shore 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_10_25 004

FIDDLERS CLIFFSIDE SATURNA ISLAND – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas

Fiddlers Cliffside Saturna Island  in progress 16 x 12 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_10_11 012

These three paintings were purchased with basic show frames and are ready to hang in their new locations. Framing is not something I often do and I do not recommend it for buyers that need to have their paintings shipped. However, it is a nice option for local sales and when visitors come directly to my home studio to pick up their art.

This final work that sold, PLUM SPRING, is an 8 x 10 inch oil on gessobord small study. The painting found its new collector within 2:24 minutes of being shared in its “resting” state and it is still awaiting its final photograph.

Plum Spring 8 x 10 oil on gessobord resting by Terrill Welch 2013_03_30 019

The Vancouver Island art collector who purchased this painting has been looking for a while waiting for “her painting” to come off my easel. When it did, she knew right away and wasted not even a minute in letting me know. She told me if she had seen in any quicker she would have inquired to purchase it that much sooner. It might be what we call love at first sight. ;) This is the second painting I have completed recently which has sold within 24 hours of when I have set it aside to rest.

It all means I must keep those brushes moving and the shutter clicking! Not a hardship really :)

Here is one of my latest paintings which is completed but has not yet been released for sale yet. I just want to keep it for a while and enjoy the rolling of the waves as they push up against the shore. But I thought you might enjoy seeing the completed work just the same.

RHYTHM OF THE SEA EDITH POINT – 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas with finished edges.

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

There is more about the painting process of this work on my Creative Potager blog HERE.

Paintings that ARE currently available can be found in my Artsy Home gallery HERE.

I am so glad and deeply honoured that you have dropped in to celebrate with me. As always, thank you kindly for your support and for sharing my work with your family and friends. It all makes a difference and is key to the success of an independent artist such as myself.

A warm cyber-hug to you and happy art collecting!

ONLINE GALLERIES include -

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES -

Green House Restaurant - small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG -

Creative Potager - first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

If desired, original work  can often be purchased directly from Terrill Welch. Please contact Terrill for personalized service.

© 2013 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.


Contemporary Canadian Landscape paintings by Terrill Welch SOLD!

The global economy is as dreary as a rainy day in a Gulf Island west coast winter. Disposable income for luxuries like original art is supposedly shrinking. Why then are these original Terrill Welch contemporary Canadian landscape oil paintings selling like ice-cream on sunny July afternoon? The oil paintings are possibly pricey by emerging artist standards. So it is not because they are cheap. The oil paintings are not realism, highly polished or framed. Nor are the paintings painted in the repetitive series that is sometimes common with contemporary art. So it is not because they will appeal to a conservative art buyer who is buying something similar to what other buyers have purchased. In fact, “contemporary” may even be a questionable designation, other than it relates to the present, as the paintings likely have more in common with late 1800 impressionism than most studio landscape and en plein air paintings of today. The subject of the paintings are mostly about the sea. So it is not like the paintings have a corner staked out for originality of subject matter. The oil paintings are currently not being shown in physical galleries or museums where they are exposed to traditional art collectors.  So it is not because they are promoted to an already self-selected art market. However, this doesn’t preclude historic Canadian landscape art collectors of the like of Emily Carr, Lawren Harris and A. Y. Jackson from purchasing a “Terrill Welch original” to add to their collection, as is the case with the 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas  SEA AND CLOUDS that was recently purchased by these enthusiastic collectors.

So what could be the perplexing desire then to bring one of these original Terrill Welch paintings home? What might it be?

Maybe you can help answer this question. Here is an example of  four of the oil paintings that have sold in the last eight weeks.

NAVY CHANNEL 9 x 12 inch  with roughly finished edges sold to a new collector

Navy Channel early October 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_10_25 019

WINTER AFTERNOON WEST COAST FERRY HOME 12 x 16 inch unframed, sold to a new collector

Winter afternoon west coast ferry home  12 x 16 inch oil on canvasby Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 092

ORCAS IN EVENING 12 x 12 inch gessobord mounted on wood cradle, sold to a new collector

Orcas in Evening 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch wood cradle by Terrill Welch IMG_4499

WEST COAST BLUES study 12 x 16 inch unframed, sold to a long time collector who has several paintings spanning over 15 years.

West Coast Blues study resting 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch SOLD 2013_03_04 020

So  do you have any ideas what is the appeal of these paintings that has them so quickly finding  new homes? I would love hear your thoughts either in the comments below or in a private email to tawelch@shaw.ca .

As you might guess, I shall be raising the prices for my paintings in the first week of April. This is not just because of the pace of sales but also because it is something I revisit annually.

To keep your spirit of purchasing an original oil painting possibilities up, here is today’s release of a new 9 x 12 inch study BETWEEN LAND AND SEA BEGGING THE SKY TO INTERVENE

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 purchasing information available HERE)

Update: View a second post from three weeks later with more art work that has SOLD HERE.

If you are new to buying art, you may find my “Seven Tips for Buying Original Paintings” useful as well.

ONLINE GALLERIES include -

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES -

Green House Restaurant - small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG -

Creative Potager - first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

If desired, original work  can often be purchased directly from Terrill Welch. Please contact Terrill for personalized service.

© 2013 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.


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