Fog Inside Passage winter west coast Canadian landscape painting

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. This 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas is my rendering of this tactile west coast Canadian landscape experience.

FOG INSIDE PASSAGE

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

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Road to Everyday – Canadian landscape painting

The heavy fog on the road this day – this painting is an interpretation of common-place stillness that is clearly visible in my sensory memory. It is a time when deep quiet comes to dripping woods along the sea. Though this scene may possibly be mapped for hundreds and even thousands of years into the collective history of humankind, still I paint it. I paint this common-place Canadian landscape because it pleases me.

ROAD TO EVERYDAY 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas.

Road to Everyday 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 106

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Winter Morning By The Sea – a small seascape painting

The day starts with soft hints of colour through heavy cloud and mist. Yet, the wonder of a new beginning, a new start, is still powerful and satisfying in its own natural abstract way. WINTER MORNING BY THE SEA is a small 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas window of hope and possibility for any kind of day.

Winter morning by the sea 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_03 022

This painting is now Sold and in a private collection.

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Sliced with a Tear – a large autumn Canadian landscape painting

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.

Days pass with my dreams waking me up early to paint for many of my waking hours. I am consumed with the transitions between light and shadow and form.

The details show the looseness of easy strokes with two and one inch brushes.

There is the leaves against the sky on the far top right. Nothing but swathes of golden colour added to the sky with a hint of branches to hold them in place. Then there is the clatter of colour near one of the main tree trunks a the top near the left side of the painting, colours that must roll over and under each other bringing the leaves forward in the painting towards the viewer.

Sliced with a Tear detail 1 by Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 136

But it is the whole of this 36 x 60 inch (or 3 feet by 5 feet) oil on canvas that tells the story of this particular fall day.

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

There is more about the background and painting process for this work in the Creative Potager blog post at “ SLICED WITH A TEAR autumn oil painting in process by Terrill Welch.”

This painting is not going to be released for sale anytime soon as I am keeping it in my Artist’s collection for the time being.

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At Dusk a small Canadian landscape painting

There are moments in my Canadian rural life that seem to come tumbling out of my memory folders with predictable frequency. One of these is sitting on the riverbank of the Stuart River in North Central British Columbia with my mother and father as the last of the day’s light slipped out of the sky. It seems the wind often dropped at dusk and a hush would fall gracefully over the working day. We may see a muskrat or a beaver swimming out on the still water. In the summer there would be sure to be the steady hum of mosquitoes. But, if we were very lucky, a moose might be feeding on the far bank and we would hear it munching and wadding in the reeds long before its shadow became evident in the fading light.

Though not a geographical exact representation, this painting is a tribute to this time and is a scene that first made its way repeatedly onto my painting canvases as young teenager and budding Canadian Landscape painter.

AT DUSK 10 x 12 inch oil on canvas

At Dusk 10 x 12 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_03 019

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