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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Pitcher Apples Pears still life painting

With heavy coastal rain just starting to ease it seems a perfect time to release this warm and vibrant still life painting. This 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas painting is a study of whites and how they are always leaning towards one colour or another. The tastes, smells and texture of this still life slid onto the canvas in loose wet-on-wet brushstrokes.

PITCHER APPLES PEARS Pitcher Apples Pears 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_18 166Update: June 12, 2015. This work is no longer available as it has been revisited. There is more about this painting’s work in progress on the Creative Potager post “In the Art Studio Still Life Painting

Still Life Pitcher Apples Pears in the Studio by Terrill Welch 2013_10_20 055

This will be one of the paintings featured at my November 9th & 10th Open Studio event.

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Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple Still Life Painting

For much of the past couple of months I have been absorbed in the work of Richard Diebenkorn, anAmerican abstract expressionist, and that of Cezanne and Matisse. Painting seems to be primarily about light and colour for me, not in the absence of form but form most often plays second violin – holding the composition together without any solo parts. The days of light, seasons, colour, form and space collide within my ordered and defined sensory system. Not chaos. No not that. Only adjustments and a release from specifics. Blackberries and golden plums are my favourites. The transparent apples just happen to ripen at the same time adding a nice shape and colour for balancing a still life plate.

BLACKBERRIES GOLDEN PLUMS TRANSPARENT APPLE 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 065

Update November 14, 2014: This painting is now Sold! Detailed viewing  and purchase information for other original paintings by Terrill Welch HERE.

Blackberries do not keep for very long on a plate so I took the time to also do a few photography reference images. This one, which is similar to the painting has been released on its own merit as a still life photography image.

AUGUST STILL LIFE

Agust Still Life by Terrill Welch 2013_08_17 024

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Golden Plums An Apple And A Green Vase Still Life Painting

My imagined private studio lessons recently with Cezanne has left me wanting for a chance to peer over his shoulder as he painted and I assume paced his way through long periods of time constructing the structure and rendering his still life paintings. How did he decide to have falling fruit, and tilted vases, tables or twisted warped, walls and furniture with more than one view-point in a single painting? What was it that brought him to these considerations?

My12 x 16 inch oil on canvas painting results are of course a colourful still life that is anything but still.

golden plums an apple and a green vase 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 058

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More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers still life painting

The soft filtered light of late summer minimizes the contrast as we drift into the spaces in between, enjoying the colours and the relationships within this still life painting. Edges can be finished in a colour to meet your needs or left natural. Framing is optional with these 1.5 inch edges.

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

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As well, here is the painting in a context to better visualize its size…

context with Plums Apples and Mostly Sunflowers 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 175

 

More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse

There are distinctive elements of Paul Cezanne’s work that go far beyond his use of colour to represent form. He had a way of presenting different viewpoints in his compositions that was and is exciting. This is something that Henri Matisse continued to explore while allowing the paint to become colour fields of flat surfaces. At one point in the of the development of this work I had a choice. I could continue to build up the colour fields or I could continue to follow the light and movement within the still life. Matisse of course was arguing for letting paint be paint in its colour and simplicity. Cezanne was slowly working his way into the tension of form and structure of the still life using colour as his guide. I observed. I thanked the masters. Then I picked up my brush and continued to paint the light and movement between the forms until the painting came to rest.

AUGUST STILL LIFE WITH CEZANNE AND MATISSE – 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 034

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More about the background on this painting is available in my Creative Potager process blog at “Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse

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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.