Northern California Contemporary Landscape Oil Paintings

Seven new landscape oil paintings of northern California by Canadian Contemporary artist Terrill Welch become available for purchase today. Using her plein air and photography sketches as well as her memory, these works are inspired from Terrill’s slow travel down and up the coast this spring.

The dynamic movement of the sea, sky and light at Arena Lighthouse in northern California mesmerizes and inspires.

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 013

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

Knowing what is coming and yet unable to decide whether to stay or to move forward or back from the surf as it builds its strength before coming ashore again. This is the first of three related northern California surf paintings.

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 066

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

A vibration followed by the hard pressure of full impact. We know that the sea will wear at the stone repeatedly until it gives but in this moment of connecting we are fooled.

Northern California Surf Connecting 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Connecting 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 083

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

There is a full-exhale as the surf releases all that it holds before gathering itself to return again. Moisture appears in small droplets on our bare skin. Only then is there an audible sigh. This is the third of three related paintings of the northern California surf.

Northern California Surf Released 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Released 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 027

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

The scent in the air changes rapidly as the warm light and cool shadows are rearranged overhead. New leaves and blades of grass unfold and push forward. Knowingly or unknowingly we recognize this ordinary spring day with rolling thunderclouds.

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 044

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

Big fat fluffy clouds move swiftly across the early spring brilliant green of the Fremont Hills. The dark drama mirrored in the quarry lakes. A brief burst of rain did not reach the landscape until early evening.

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 050

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

The haze and atmosphere are warm and rich – almost buttery, even in early spring. There is a constant taste of chalk with a hint of salt on the air in this drought-ridden geography. It is a private view for the viewer alone to savour. The road denotes a connection to civilization that does not intrude on the landscape.

Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle

Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_04_27 057

Detailed view and purchase information available by clicking on the image or HERE.

Note: at this time, purchasers can choose the colour for the edges of the painting they add to their collection.

If you are interested in viewing more landscape paintings by Canadian contemporary artist Terrill Welch go to her recent solo exhibit “West Coast Landscape as HomeHERE or the online gallery listed below.

Thank you kindly for stopping by and do feel free to contact the artist directly if you have any questions, want to make a purchase or would like to come by her home studio on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

Redbubble photography and painting prints and merchandise

Work in progress BLOG –

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

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s