Oil landscape paintings – three new releases and three to ship

The studio continues to be a busy place this spring with the ninth Canadian landscape oil painting this year purchased by a collector yesterday. But let’s start with the three new paintings being released this morning before I share with you the other three I must get packaged for shipping next week.

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

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

(Detailed view and purchase information HERE)

Leaving the Japanese Garden with an imagined landscape where the plum tree first bloomed….

Plum Tree Pink  – 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch wood cradle

Plum Tree Pink 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013 04 13 020

Update October 27, 2014: This painting is now SOLD and is in a private collection in British Columbia.

An Art Commentary by Laurie Buchanan about this painting can be read HERE.

This third painting is the second work from last Sunday’s painting outing.  The previous photograph posted is the reference.

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013  – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_19 047

Update August 23, 2013: This painting is now SOLD and is in a private collection in Victoria, British Columbia.

More about the day that inspired this painting in the Creative Potager blog post “Springwater Lodge en Plein Air

Also, the plein air painting from this day Sold yesterday to an art collector in Alberta, Canada

Spring at the Springwater Lodge Mayne Island – 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas plein air

Spring at the Springwater Lodge Mayne Island 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2013_04_14 154

I like the idea of transcribing earlier photography and memory notes of a moment with paint. It is never exactly accurate but maybe possibly enough of a translation to be understood. This is of course Reef Bay on Mayne Island with its sandstone beach and winter seaweed resting on the stones. But the details are not as important to me as my desire to render the feeling of timelessness I experience in this particular place. This is what I am after. The sensation of being part of the moment rather than an observer.

Secured by its new owner about mid painting process and is on its way to California, U.S.A…..

Transcribing January’s notes from the sea – 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Transcribing January's notes from the sea 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_15 006

Finally, we have a wee painting that is going to a family member in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Each of our eight children has been gifted a painting for one of their birthdays. I am not able to do everyone in the same year so the painting gifts are staggered over a few years. The person receiving the gift may choose any painting, regardless of size or price, that is available in my collection. After much thought and deliberation, this is the painting of choice for this individual.

End of Today – 5 x 7 oil on canvas

End of Today 5 x 7 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_27 013

So there we have it – three new paintings released and three waiting to be packaged for shipping.

May your week be filled with simple abundance!

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

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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.

 

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.

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.