Three paintings in La Vida Rústica Art Show

The Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is hosting an interesting art show this weekend on Mayne Island : “La Vida Rústica” — multi-disciplinary reflections on the rustic life. Opening Night is Friday July 29 from 7-9:30 pm  in the historic Agricultural Hall. There will be live music, spoken word and excellent refreshments. The show will then be open Saturday July 30th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday July 31st 11:00 am – 4:00 pm,  2016.

SGI Arts Council La Vida Rustica poster July 29 31 2016

These three paintings by Terrill Welch will be part of this group show with over twelve other local artists. No reason to miss out no matter where you are on this fine summer weekend. Terrill’s paintings are also available for purchase online.  So browse away from your deck chair or while wiggling your toes in the sand at the beach. Then click the “inquiry about piece” option to make your purchase arrangements. Done!

These flowers are from the Deacon Vale Farm on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada and were caught in the deep shadows of full sun on the side porch.

Always Roses 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Always Roses 24 x 36 inch  oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_07_12 187

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

Squared with a Breezy Bay morning view from the deck of one of the oldest farm houses on Saturna Island British Columbia, Canada. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

The final painting in the show, is an outdoor still life where brushes move quickly over the plein air canvas in the cool shade of a warm spring afternoon. Maybe we can just sit and read a while and enjoy our tea.

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

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If you are in our physical neighbourhood, come on by! Terrill will be at the show Saturday July 30th from 2 – 4 pm. She would love to see you and show you around.

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Summer Release of an Eclectic Group of Seven Oil Paintings

Summer sun is having a long heated love affair with the southwest coast of Canada this year. It makes for some cautious lazy days as one is vigilant about fire hazards and water conservation. But the studio is cool right up until late afternoon. New work is completed and a few older pieces revisited. Decisions are made and gradually a body of new paintings is ready for release. They are varied and without a common link other than the artist’s brush marks. If connections between works is what you seek, come on back next week when the California paintings from my travels earlier in the year will be released. For now, lets skip and dance through a studio rendering of random pieces…..

November light lingers as it crosses the full depth of the room. Paintings are in temporary positions. Most paintings in the studio are accustomed to these circumstances as they appear and disappear out into the world. This painting thought it might be kept. Seven months it remained hopeful.

OPEN STUDIO 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas

OPEN STUDIO 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 267

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The dishes lost form and function as they clatter to the floor of the painter’s doubt only to rise again in her imaginations. Dishes are never really done.

THE SPACE OF DISHES II 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

The Space of Dishes II 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_30 006

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The still life ripens, twists and gathers patina over time. The reds of apples spread in the afternoon light. More pears appear and the bowl is replaced.

PITCHER APPLES PEARS REVISITED 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Pitcher Apples Pears revisited 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 025

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Brushes move quickly over the plein air canvas in the cool shade of a warm spring afternoon. Maybe we can just sit and read a while and enjoy our tea.

SPRING TEA 16 X 20 inch oil on canvas (new revisited rendering from December 2016)

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch reworked Dec 11 2016 IMG_7298

 

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Carried over from another time its seems the sun used to set differently as if in a much grander seascape. A west coast evening looking southeast across the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, Canada.

SEA IN EVENING DRESS 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch natural wood cradle.

Sea In Evening Dress 12 x 12 inch oil on cradled gessobord by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 057

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Just before night sitting in the summer stillness up on Brown Ridge. Even a quite sunset is thrilling. A grand view on Saturna Island, British Columbia Canada.

SUNSET ON BROWN RIDGE  10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood

Sunset on Brown Ridge 10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 080

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Early summer heat encourages our retreat into the deepest shadows. But the bright warmth of the sun calls us out again to linger at Canoe Pass and marvel at the current as the tide recedes. Simple pleasures on Saturna Island in British Columbia, Canada.

CANOE PASS AT WINTER COVE 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on textured canvas

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 091

Update September 29, 2015: Sold! to collector in British Columbia

In other studio news, two quick painting sketches have left the studio.

Sold! Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_07 477

Sold! Winter Cove at Canoe Pass 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord

Winter Cove at Canoe Pass 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_26 497

In addition two Terrill Welch landscape paintings have been accepted in the 29th Sooke Fine Arts Show July 24 to August 3, 2015. This is the largest juried event in the region, representing Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands artists. The competition is fierce and jury selection rigorous. I am honour to be included. There are 375 pieces selected and the event attracts more than 8000 visitors, tourists and art patrons throughout its 11-day run. I am thrilled to have these two works represented this year and I’m looking forward to the show. If you are in the neighbourhood during this time, I highly recommend going to this premiere event. There will be some outstanding work to satisfy the artistic appreciation in everyone. Just let me know if you need more of the details. Trail Along the Ridge and The Olive Tree paintings will only be available for purchase at the Sooke Fine Arts Show between now and August 4, 2015.

Update September 27, 2015 : Sold! Trail Along the Ridge (30 x 24 inch oil on canvas) to a collector in Vancouver British Columbia.

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

and update from September 24, 2015: Sold! The Olive Tree (40 x 30 inch oil on canvas) to a collector in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

Other than this and the seven California paintings that have been completed and will be released early next week, it has been a quiet summer so far.

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New Painting Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island

This  large  square contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting of a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island, British Columbia  by Terrill Welch is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.

BREEZY BAY MORNING 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available HERE or click on the image.

However, we leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. We leave you within the warmth of our common dream. Unless of course you would like to explore the background and the en plein air painting sketch that preceded this work in Terrill’s  Creative Potager blog post “Saturna Island and rendering overlapping memories

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New Growth West Coast in late May – Canadian landscape oil painting

The winter and spring rains have left both moss, salal and trees dressed in new frocks of vibrant green. It won’t last. As summer progresses the new growth will harden off and become dull and crunchy in the summer’s heat. Today though – we celebrate!

NEW GROWTH WEST COAST IN LATE MAY – 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord with two inch wood cradle.

New Growth West Coast in late May 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_06_01 024

This painting is now in a private collection. 

View Terrill Welch paintings that is currently available in the  Artsy Home online Gallery HERE.

My painterly goal is to bring the viewer into the landscape so it is experienced rather than observed. The method of doing this varies from one painting to another but the necessity to do so never wavers. In this painting, I want viewers to feel the soft earth under their feet. Breathe the damp freshness of a rain that is not quite complete. Touch the tender new growth as if their eyes are closed. Smell the pungent salt of the sea lapping against their inner ear… all the while in mid-step, slightly off balance as the mechanisms of the eye and brain scramble for clarity in a driving need to still the body’s surrounds – a driving need to liberate the viewer from within the landscape. My painting challenge is to keep the viewer experiencing the landscape from within for as long as possible.

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© 2013 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.

The Edge and At The Beach Another Time – Canadian landscape paintings

Two new Canadian landscape paintings are ready to release from my studio.

THE EDGE  is a brand new 48 x 24 inch rendering of a sandstone bluff battered by the wind and sea but also hosts a familiar arbutus tree on its top most tip. It is a rare large long-lean painting to out of my studio.  THE EDGE is about strength, beauty and opportunity.

(Updated December 13, 2015 following a reworking of this painting)

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 2015  by Terrill Welch 2015_12_14 011

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

As well, more  about the work-in-progress is posted on today’s Creative Potager blog “Working on THE EDGE can offer some interesting possibilities.”

AT THE BEACH ANOTHER TIME is a 12 x 12 inch rework of an older painting. I seldom do this as I much prefer to start with a blank canvas but sometimes a painting will continue to call me – it is like it was never finished…

At the Beach Another Time 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 029

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In other news from my studio two other paintings have been sent off to new homes.

ROCKS AT SUNRISE an 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord.

Rocks at Sunrise 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch deep wood cradle by Terrill Welch IMG_4443

This painting is now in a private collection in Windsor Ontario Canada.

LATE DECEMBER WEST COAST SUNRISE a 6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord.

Late December Westcoast Sunrise  6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_01_12 003

This painting is now in a private collection Victoria, British Columbia Canada.

Below are links to most of my current work that is available. Please feel free to browse at your leisure and contact me directly if you have any questions.

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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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Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia – dramatic seascape sky painting

Thunderclouds caught in the setting sun make miniatures out the majestic coastal range on the far side of the Straight of Georgia. The very swiftness of their movement in the fading light offers us a skyward dance across the sky which we are all but bewitched into accepting. How does a painter capture this swelling of spirit and visceral sense of tingling presence? The answer may seem obvious – with a brush of course. But is it really that simple? To take a moment like this and stand before a blank canvas with a few oil pigments squeezed from their tubes and then translate such an experience? No it is difficult. In fact it took me two years to get up the nerve to try. Yet, with several photographic references from the experience it was easy to be standing on the shore at Georgina Point looking up at the sky and to be swept away by these cloud partners as my brush recorded each pass we made across the sky.

EVENING THUNDERCLOUDS OVER THE STRAIT OF GEORGIA  is a 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas

 evening-thunderclouds-over-the-strait-of-georgia-20-x-20-inch-oil-on-canvas-by-terrill-welch-2013_05_08-017.jpg

This painting is now SOLD.

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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.

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Late December West Coast Sunrise small oil painting

The deep mauve and purple with yellow, pink and orange over the dark water of a winter sunrise brings such joy and conviction to the day. The coolness of the west coast winter air and soft slap of the waves from the sea greetings tells us we are alive. Yes, so very much alive. The quick brush strokes of a small oil painting study capture the experience. It is another painting for squared to the sea series which I started over a year ago.

Late December Westcoast Sunrise  6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_01_12 003

Update April 23, 2013: This painting is no longer available and is going to a private collector in Victoria B.C. Canada.

This small 6 x 6 inch oil painting on gessobord with a wood cradle was the fifth painting out of six that were painted as a part of the work completed during the painting process of a larger canvas. To learn more, read my Creative Potager blog post “Unraveling the artistic influences and intentions behind the painting Evening and the Arbutus Tree

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Working in progress BLOG –

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CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

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

Squared to the Sea – new painting series by Terrill Welch

Themes often emerge when an artist is painting that then become conscious explorations. Such is the case with my latest series of paintings “Squared to the Sea” which began to appear a little over a year ago. The series is likely not finished as I still have some square canvas in the studio. I will add new ones over time as they are completed. Yet it seemed like time to introduce the work as group.

The square is a challenging composition to bring to life with intrigue and interest. I have been drawn to the challenge and the idea and with my ongoing love of the sea it seemed like a worthy exploration. The following paintings are organized in a pleasing visual order for your viewing pleasure. Please note, as is often the case before I can present a series,  some of these paintings are already part of private collections. However, there are still many that are awaiting homes and I have listed purchase locations after each painting. Enjoy!

ALONE BY THE SEA

Quiet places fill a deep well within. East Point on Saturna Island is one of Canada’s newest national parks. This scene would be most recognizable to anyone who had walked out to the end of the point during a low tide and then turned to look back towards land. Alone By The Sea is a long way from lonely on this warm sunny August afternoon with a cool breeze coming in off the water.

20 x 20 inch oil on canvas – available at Xanadu Studio Gallery HERE.

SPILLING OVER

An ideal accent for a contemporary room with its soft tones. The movement of the water in this piece gives it strength beyond its size and allows the painting to provide both peace and energy.

12 x 12 inch oil on canvas – available at Artsy Home Gallery HERE.

A SUMMER DAY

There is something special about a summer day and the sea and a paint brush.

8 x 8 inch oil on canvas – in a private collection British Columbia, Canada.

 

GRAY ON GRAY IN BLUE

The gray on a plein air painting day can be powerful with a quiet compelling beauty.

12  x 12 inch oil on canvas – in private collection Ontario Canada.

COASTAL WINTER STORM

As I stepped out in the dark on our side deck to hand grind my morning coffee beans, fine snow brushed my cheeks. It smelt of winter and reminded me of damp wool and hot chocolate. It was time to paint.

12 x 12 inch oil on canvas – available at Artsy Home HERE.

SKY CLEARING

A small painting that carries more than its square inch weight in hope and freshness.

10 x 10 inch oil on canvas – If you are interested in buying this painting and you do not want to wait that long, please feel free to contact Terrill directly.

SUMMER MORNING MIST

The morning and the brush seem to swiftly move together before both have moved on into midday.

10 x 10 inch oil on canvas – in private collection Texas, U.S.A.

WHISPERING

The magic of hearing the sea whispering.

12 x 12  inch oil on gessobord – in private collection British Columbia, Canada.

SEA AND CLOUDS

Sea and clouds need not explanation to enjoy the play of light, colour and freshness.

36 x 36 inch oil on canvas – in private collection British Columbia  Canada.

ORANGE SEA

A bold reminder of the many colours of the sea as it reflects the wishes of the sky.

12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord – in private collection British Columbia, Canada.

GREETING DAWN

As the seagull tucks its head around the morning light sings out a warm greeting.

6 x 6 inch oil on gessobord – in private collection South Dakota, U.S.A.

ORCAS IN EVENING

A richly textured impressionist west coast sunset seascape which I actually experienced complete with orcas surfacing in the Strait of Georgia.

12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord – in private collection British Columbia, Canada

PEARS BY THE SEA

This particular kind of lovely pear has been painted and photographed for what seems like forever. They are a powerful symbol of abundance, cultivation or agriculture and culture. I want to marry them – at least for awhile – with the sea because the sea is, at least for me, a symbol of eternal change and continuity. My desire is to go more deeply into our human relationship to our environment. A study of pears by the sea seems like a good place to start as any.

12 x 12 inch oil on canvas – If you are interested in buying this painting and you do not want to wait that long, please feel free to contact Terrill directly.

ROMANCING SUMMER BY THE SEA

There are those mornings in August by the sea where the sun is filtered by mist with a the promise of blue skies seeping into your awaking. Such is this day. Some paintings seem to guide the brush from the first stroke of the underpainting. The canvas, the brush and the artist move across the surface as if choreographed by a grand mistress of creativity. Did this painting come out of some illusive muse? Possibly but it was highly influenced by several known influences. The first being my experience on Saturna Island last summer in August which provided the reference image and essence of a particularly spectacular summer morning on East Point. Secondly, I was reading THE SWAN THIEVES by Elizabeth Kostova. If you have read the book you will know how deeply the sea, romance and painting are part of its gift to the reader. Finally, just before beginning this painting I was in an art gallery in Sidney B.C. Canada and admiring an artist hand-embellished reproduction of “Evening thoughts” by Italian artist Pino Daeni. I have seen an original Pino painting several times and reproductions many times. But this time I was admiring how he might accomplish that sensual mystery in his work. Then I asked myself, could I possibly capture this in a landscape, particularly one I loved and already could sense its sensual presence. Of course my figure does not have flowing dresses. She is a strong muscular modern woman with little to give her gender away until you see her smile that touches her lightly around her eyes. But this won’t happen today. Today, we admire her, head tilted down as she walks over the sandstone enjoying the summer morning mist in August by the sea.

30 x 30 inch oil on canvas – available at Xanadu Gallery Studio HERE.

THE SEA TO ME

Lusty dank seaweed brings its dark beauty to the summer sandstone shores along the inside passage on Saturna Island. My hand remembers. – defining the sea and softening the mountains into a grander relationship between sea and sky – closing in the view and leaving a sense of more to see beyond the edges of the canvas.

12 12 inch oil on canvas – in private collection British Columbia, Canada.

It is often difficult to decide at what point to show a body of work.  When I feel I am closer to completing my exploration of this subject matter I hope to put this work together in a catalog or art book. For now, I hope you have enjoyed this expanse of time as expressed through these paintings.

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CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

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

SUMMER MORNING MIST

Original 10 X 10  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional clear finished wood floating frame. SUMMER MORNING MIST

(This painting is no longer available and is now in a private collection)

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery 

GRAY ON GRAY

Original 12 X 12  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional unfinished wood floating frame. This painting has been revised and is now GRAY ON GRAY IN BLUE and is as shown below

Update August 2012: This painting is now SOLD to a private art collector in Ontario Canada.

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery 

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”