Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

First, Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!

With fifty finished works, many already sold, and several of these paintings three feet by six feet or greater, I found it a challenge to decide on a personal selection of just 13 paintings to designate as my best 13 paintings of 2013. However, the job is done and it gives me great pleasure to share my choices with you on the eve of a New Year.

In no particular order….

STORM WATCHING  30 x 4o inch oil on canvas

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 003

THROUGH THE TREES  5 x 7 inch oil on canvas – Updated July, 2014: SOLD

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

WINTER SEA II 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

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

END OF DAY WITH ARBUTUS 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

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

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_03 079

WEST COAST BLUES study 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

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

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK II  20 x 16 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

Tulips Springwater Deck II by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 008

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

ACTIVE PASS SPRING MORNING 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

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

EVENING AND THE ARBUTUS  36 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 018

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

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

ARBUTUS ON MT. PARKE 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Arbutus on Mt. Park  12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_26 059

A TALL TALE OF AUTUMN STUART RIVER 16 x 12 inch SOLD

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_24 003

The runner-up painting is likely a mistake not to include in my selection of thirteen so I am adding it here as a bonus selection…

SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas – SOLD

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

So there we have it! My deep and heartfelt thank you to art collectors who added on of my paintings to their collection in 2013. As an artist, it was a good year and one I will remember fondly.

May 2014 exceed our expectations!

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Storm Watching – large contemporary seascape

The continuous motion of the winds and the sea stir sea-spray high up onto the cliffs above. I want that. I want that feeling of stirring and motion. With as few brushstrokes as possible on this large canvas, I want us to be slightly queasy from it as we are swayed in the waters and crash against the rocks within our viewing of this painting.

STORM WATCHING 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 003

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Contemporary as this painting is, if J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851) comes to mind you can be forgiven because, without any reference to the artist in my original post, his name appeared on the recommended tag list. I have therefore included a few links to his work in the related articles section below for your reading pleasure.

Also, there is a detailed in-progress post on my Creative Potager blog  HERE which includes reference images from my photography shoot that inspired this painting.

UPDATED OCTOBER 13, 2014:  Short video (less than six minutes) where Terrill Welch talks about this painting and the intentions behind her work.

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A Tall Tale of Autumn – contemporary landscape painting

On this Christmas Eve day off the southwest coast of Canada it seems the right painting to share and release as it is fa work filled with memories.

A TALL TALE OF AUTUMN STUART RIVER – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_24 003

These are my childhood trees – popular trees growing on the riverbank. They are my first subject of paintings. I cannot pick up a brush to render them without being transported back through time with its many stops before these trees. These are trees I met before there was even a field in front of them. These are trees I introduced my first lover and later others. Then much later my now husband. These are trees I walked beside while I carried my babies and then with them while they carried theirs. These are the trees that my mother and father have walked with me since they were younger than I am today. Painting the spaces of light and shadow in between is filled with the residue of many visits. It is a tall tale that gets taller with each telling. All I intended to do was to use up the paint leftover on the palette.

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West Coast Island Road in October – contemporary landscape painting

The sun pushes through days of fog on the narrow road slick from the heavy mist slipping off of the trees. Light and shadows are like a house of mirrors.

West Coast Island Road in October 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 022

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Large loose brushstrokes in this contemporary landscape painting leave it with a light hopeful air. This work has finished edges and the hanging wire attached. The painting is ready to hang.

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Farm In Fog – pastoral landscape painting

Loosely referencing a Mayne Island farm, this painting of west coast fog  stirs our imagination. There is a sense that if we look away the fog will have enveloped the whole scene leaving us with only grey shadows of shapes. The distant ferry whistle might sound as it enters Active Pass and we will peer into the place that was visible only seconds before, waiting.

Farm In Fog 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 157

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The painting is oil on gessobord with a two-inch wood cradle. No frame is necessary. The hanging wire is attached and it is ready to place on the wall.

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