A Painter’s Sketch of Prince Edward Island and Interview with CBC Host Karen Mair

Sun, rain, snow, wind, frost, thunderstorms and summer-time warmth, along with the opening of lobster season and the arrival of the season’s first cruise ship, have all been part of painting sketches the east coast during the past five weeks on the Prince Edward Island in Canada. Fourteen painting sketches have been completed so far. Ten of these works have been selected to share today, along with a link to a radio interview with CBC Mainstreet PEI host Karen Mair which aired earlier this week.

These quick sketches are part of reference research for larger oil paintings and are not for sale at this time. However, prints can be made available and a link to purchase these will be provided upon request. Now, from Charlottetown to far-flung beaches on Prince Edward Island between April 27th and May 2nd 2016 …

Harbour Charlottetown PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessoboard

Harbour Charlottetown PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessoboard by Terrill Welch April 39 2016 IMG_3275

Shores of Cavendish in May PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord

Shores of Cavendish in May PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch IMG_3821

St Paul’s Anglican Church Charlottetown PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air  sketch on gessoboard

St Paul's Anglican Church Charlottetown PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air  sketch on gessoboard by Terrill Welch May 2 2016 IMG_3281

Blooming Point PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic pein air sketch on gessobord

Blooming Point PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic pein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch May 8 2016 IMG_3421

Tulips at The Great George Charlottetown PEI 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord

Tulips at The Great George Charlottetown PEI 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch May 23 2016  IMG_4206

Savage Harbour Beach PEI 11 x 14 inch acrylic study on gessobord

Savage Harbour Beach PEI 11 x 14 inch acrylic study on gessobord by Terrill Welch IMG_3898

West Point Beach Path PEI study 14 x 11 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

West Point Beach Path PEI study 14 x 11 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch IMG_4882

Sally’s Beach PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch

Sally's Beach PEI 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch May 24 2016 IMG_4422

Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI 11 x 14 acrylic plein air sketch on gessoboard

Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI 11 x 14 acrylic plein air sketch on gessoboard by Terrill Welch IMG_4102

And, the tenth selected sketch of Prince Edward Island is the work that  was in progress when CBC host and producer of the Mainstreet PEI show, Karen Mair, caught up with Terrill Welch on a morning when she was plein air painting on the north shores…

Dalvay Beach PEI 9 x 12 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord

Dalvay Beach PEI 9 x 12 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch IMG_3903

The, slightly less than seven minute, CBC radio interview with Host Karen Mair and Artist Terrill Welch is available for online listening HERE.

Over the next few months, large oil paintings will be created back in Terrill’s Mayne Island west coast studio using these sketches and photography references and inspiration. Then, sometime in the late fall or the spring of 2017, an exhibition of “West to East Coast Canadian Landscape paintings” will be available for showing. Museums, galleries and other venues are welcome to contact the artist directly to inquire about hosting this future exhibition. Art collectors will still be able to purchase work as it becomes available, though a request may be made to include the sold work in one or two of these upcoming exhibitions. To view, browse and purchase current paintings available by Terrill Welch , click the online ArtWork Archive link listed below.

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8 thoughts on “A Painter’s Sketch of Prince Edward Island and Interview with CBC Host Karen Mair

    • Thank you Fatimasaysell! These kinds of projects take time and first I must paint the paintings. But past experience tells me I can trust the process and settle into the work at hand.

  1. Laurie, I had never heard the term “leaf peeping” before and had to look it up in Wikipedia:

    The term “leaf peeper” is used both with appreciation (for those businesses that benefit from the millions that pour into New England each fall) and with disdain (from those who have to use the roads that are popular with leaf peepers). Hobbyists who get together for leaf peeping commonly refer to their gatherings as leaf peepshows.

    We always just called it “time for kicking a few leaves” which I am sure came about because we could walk down the trails and old roads right from the house and didn’t need to drive to see the show of fall colours. On the west coast the leaves mostly turn golds and browns and then disintegrated in the fall rains. But other places are plenty colourful.

  2. Pingback: Until later Prince Edward Island as I leave with more painting sketches | Creative Potager

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