Large Painting of Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace

A painter can sometimes keep it simple and say that the painting painted itself. On occasion, this may even be the case. But not for this 40 x 60 inch canvas. It came with intentions that were sparked by a conversation with David Sandum, a Swedish painter and print maker living in Norway. He is also the author of the award-winning memoir I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down. We have been colleagues and friends for more than half a dozen years, or at least as much as one can be when living an ocean apart. The context for this painting was a dialogue following the latest in a series of terrorist attacks, this time it was Nice, France. The anger, bewilderment and confusion was felt bone deep. When one is a painter, there often seems to be only one thing that can be done in a situation like this – paint.  So, I made a commitment to do a painting while meditating about World Peace. My next work was a large seascape from my recent travels to Prince Edward Island. It seemed a fitting subject for this exercise. Here is the resulting canvas from  these painting meditations that took me several sessions….

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace – 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch August 10 2016 IMG_9055

Details and purchase information available HERE.

In David Weale’s book, Whatever You Say – The talk of Islanders 1975-2005, he tells us about a mother on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island who use to warn her children to never to turn their back on the ocean. Upon finishing this painting, I believe we can also say “never turn your back on World Peace” because, like the sea, World Peace is unpredictable and, if we do not have one part of our being paying attention, at all times, we can find ourselves in real trouble. We imagine we know both the sea and World Peace. We believe we can navigate these every-changing landscapes without scars, tragedy and loss. But mostly, we only think we know our shadow selves, the dark side that is within each of us and part of the collective character of humanity. We fool ourselves into believing that the horror is from elsewhere, from an “other” that is separate from us. With every wave that meets the shore, the sea demonstrates how this is not so. The land and the sea are both part of the same whole, neither is constant, neither is willingly to give in to the other. Both are changed with each moment. Yet, for brief passages of time, we can gaze at the grand view and see what is possible. We may even be comfortable and turn away from our collective struggle between the separate parts of the same whole. We forget that the land can suddenly pushes up from forces far below the surface and displace the sea. We ignore that the sea can be tossed in vicious storms that tear at the cliffs and topple large chunks of red dirt and stone into the waters.  We tend to hang on, baffled by the interplay of our own contributions and those forces which we do not have any control. The concept of World Peace is possibly like this relationship between sea and land.

When we focus in on the details, we experience how the landscape disappears and can reshape itself into something much less recognizable.

detail 1 Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch August 10 2016 IMG_9058

What, at a distance, seemed solid and full of substance can become fluid, overlapping brushstrokes, loosely shaping the moving water and drifting sand dunes.

detail 2 Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch August 10 2016 IMG_9061

This painting is of an extraordinary place called Blooming Point in Prince Edward Island, Canada and it is a meditation about World Peace – holding the space, brush stroke by brush stroke, with all its complexities. Thank you David Sandum for your spark of inspiration and your frank thoughtfulness on this subject and so many others. This painting is dedicated to you.

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West Coast Canadian Landscape Painting of Cox Bay Tofino BC

This latest landscape painting of west coast waves by Canadian artist Terrill Welch was started during a live painting session at her solo show a couple of weeks ago.

Sea and Surf Cox Bay Tofino BC 24 x 48 inch oil on canvas

Sea and Sun Cox Bay Tofino BC 24 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch July 15 2016 IMG_7138

Further details and purchase information available HERE.

Not many works were available for purchase at this solo show as it mostly displayed recent painting sketches from Prince Edward Island and are being kept as part of the artist’s reference work. However, there were two west coast painting sketches that left with visiting art collectors. These were as follows:

Sold! Inside Passage Navy Channel 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

Inside Passage Navy Channel 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch 2016-03-05 IMG_9159

Sold! Winter Afternoon Navy Channel 14 x 11l inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

Winter Afternoon Navy Channel 14 x 11 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel plein air by Terrill Welch 2015-11-28 IMG_8650

If you would like there is a short video from the show…

What is next? A large 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas is in progress. The working title is Blooming Point – a meditation on World Peace. More about this painting will be posted as it is completed. In the meantime, feel free to browse the online galleries listed below to view and purchase current available paintings or prints….

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Large Terrill Welch landscape paintings showing at Massey Gallery in Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s  Massey Gallery  shows new work in their rental/sales program from April 28 to May 22, 2016. These three large Terrill Welch  coastline, seascape oil paintings are available as part of this group show for the rental/sales program. Detailed viewing and purchase information is available for each painting in the artist’s online gallery, along with contact information for the AGGV program.

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

For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas

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

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West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_16 055

For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

The Massey Gallery is open during regular AGGV at 1040 Moss St. in downtown Victoria B.C.

Also in studio news, two new seascapes completed in March 2016 featuring Tofino, British Columbia :

New release! On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas

Update May 4, 2016: This painting has now sold as well!

On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-30 IMG_2079

A visceral impact of sea on rocks move the body into the seascape with energy released in unison. Tofino, part of the wildest of the west coast in southern Canada, demands our respect, gratitude and fearless appreciation for all that is alive. Without compromise, we breathe.

Sold! Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-04-01 IMG_2064

Those last moments before dark when broken promises are forgiven. Though less than perfection, it is okay and going to be alright. Sleep will come easy even as the rains come. Chesterman Beach in Tofino, British Columbia Canada.

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Terrill Welch’s Open Art Studio November 14th and 15th 2015

Terrill Welch painting in her studio by Allison Mullally _MG_5876

Welcome to Terrill Welch’s Annual Open Studio Event

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS, ACRYLIC SKETCHES, GREETING CARDS, CALENDARS, TOTE BAGS, PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS AND MORE

Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th

From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

At 428 Luff Rd (off of Bowsprite Cres. near the end of Wood Dale Drive)

Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

Open Studio preparations for Nov 14 and 15 by Terrill Welch

This year’s theme is “West Coast Waves” and there is also a 2015 calendar  by the same title. These recent paintings include my much loved Mayne Island, Point No Point and French Beach on Vancouver Island, Cannon Beach in Oregon, Howard Creek and the Arena Lighthouse in Northern California. Each work has a unique sense of place and time bringing you to the shore of the Pacific Ocean every time. I have a few of these calendars available at the event or they can be viewed and ordered online in my Redbubble storefront HERE.

A few of hte paintings in the Open Studio event Nov 14 15 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_11_13 003

For more information about the Open Studio or to make an appointment to visit on another day click HERE for Terrill’s contact information.

As usual, this is a double event with both a physical and online component. If you prefer or you are not able to come by the studio at this time, here are some links for online browsing:

Terrill Welch’s Online Gallery for most original oil paintings currently available.

Terrill Welch’s Redbubble Storefront for most photography and painting prints and merchandise.

A heartfelt thank you to all of my fans and discerning collectors who have invested in an impressive number of my paintings this year. It is always a joy to connect, share and celebrate the creative process of ordinary living. Enjoy!

Seven Sold in Seven Weeks – original paintings by contemporary Canadian artist Terrill Welch

In the span of seven weeks, seven original paintings by contemporary Canadian artist, Terrill Welch, were sold to art collectors in North America. This brings the total number of original paintings in private collections to over 70 since 2010 when the artist began to paint full-time.  That is a lot of sevens and a cause for celebration. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the work which has recently inspired art collectors to purchase these large and small paintings.

In no particular order, the following paintings have left the artist’s studio or will be leaving shortly. In order to complete this process in a timely manner, please withhold your applause until the last painting has become visible on your screen.

Sold! The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas will reside in Victoria, British Columbia.

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

Sold! Canoe Pass At Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas will reside in the Province of British Columbia.

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

Sold! Morning Greets Fir Tree Study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas will reside in the State of Michigan.

Morning Greets Fir Tree study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 040

Sold! As Wished 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord will reside in Prince George, British Columbia.

As Wished 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch wood cradle by Terrill Welch 2012_07_14 010

Sold! Trail Along The Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas will reside 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

Sold! Scotch Broom and Arbutus Trees 8 x 10 inch acrylic on gessobord panel plein air sketch will reside in the State of New Jersey.

Scotch Broom and Arbutus Trees set in grey quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_05_11 016

Sold! Evening Thunderclouds Over The Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas will reside in the Province of British Columbia.

Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_08 017

Update October 6, 2015: The eighth painting has now sold in eight weeks!

Sold! Salish Sea No Separation 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Salish Sea No Separation 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_08_23 096

This painting had not been listed yet but the collectors had seen it in a social media post and fell in love with the work. So they made an inquiry to see if it could be purchased. Now it will be on its way to a new home in the State of Michigan.

More  about these contemporary impressionist style paintings and other original paintings by Terrill Welch that are still available for purchase can be viewed  in the artist’s online HERE.

In the near future, a West Coast Waves collection will be presented here as one of the possible arrangements for show during the 2016 season.

A Quick note from the artist: Thank you to collectors and fans for your ongoing support of my work. This success is as much about you as it is about the work. Your continued patronage, sharing, words of appreciation and encouragement are deeply appreciated! Terrill🙂

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New Work by Contemporary Canadian Artist Sells While The Paint Is Still Wet

Two new art works by independent contemporary Canadian artist Terrill Welch sell while the paint is still wet and long before the pieces could be formally listed for sale. The first painting received immediate online acquisition through email exchanges and went to private collectors of Canadian historic landscape paintings. This is the second work by the artist that has been selected by these collectors who in recent years have been adding more contemporary works to their collection.

SOLD! POINT NO POINT MID-STORM 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 137

The second work is an acrylic plein air painting sketch that was a preliminary work in a live painting session at the Camassia Cafe and part of the local Festive Active Pass event on Mayne Island. The painting sketch was purchased on site during the live painting session.

SOLD! “Spring Tea – a quick study” 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch

Spring Tea - a quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch

Yet to be released is the completed larger oil painting from this same plein air live painting session.

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

If this work is of interest please contact the artist directly.

In the time span of two weeks, five original Terrill Welch paintings were sold into private Canadian art collections in Toronto, Vancouver and Mayne Island. The other three paintings that sold can be viewed in the previous post “Latte Dollars Purchase Painting“. These recent sales are breaking a trend where most of the Artist’s work is purchased by art collectors in the United States and by other international collectors.

In a previous post “West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch” view all 22 works and links to purchase details that are currently showing at Camassia Cafe until the end of May 2015. Purchases can also be made online and there is a 30 day no-questions-asked return policy.

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West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch

Tall fir and winding arbutus trees stretch up from sandstone shores. These unmistakable features buttress rolling seas and an endless sky. West Coast Landscape as Home is a painting conversation that is deeply embedded in Terrill Welch’s everyday life. Her large and small canvases showcase the mysterious and rugged landscape of the southwest coast of Canada.

Welcome to the Solo Exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch –  April 4th to May 31st 2015

At Camassia Café, 574 Fernhill Road, Mayne Island B.C. Canada

Opening reception Saturday, April 4th 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

An art catalog book for this exhibition is available for viewing and purchase HERE. This magazine booklet is best viewed from a PC or Laptop. A few copies of the catalog will be available at the opening for those attending the show in person. A PDF price list for paintings included in the show can be requested by emailing tawelch@shaw.ca . Purchases of paintings can be made in advance of the opening. We request that, if possible, the purchased work remain in the show until the first week of May, at which time it will be shipped or personally delivered to the art collector. All paintings in the show can be viewed in detail and purchased online through Terrill Welch’s Arty Home online gallery profile HERE. Please feel free to contact Terrill Welch directly for or further information or if you have any questions .

For your viewing pleasure and immediate gratification, all 22 paintings in the solo exhibit are featured below and (by clicking on the image or title of the work) includes a direct link to detailed viewing, addition information and purchase price for each piece in the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch.

Note: size is very difficult to demonstrate in an online post of this nature. Generally, the larger the brush strokes appear to the viewer in the photograph, the small the painting. Sizes in inches of each work is included after the title to provide further clarity when viewing. The largest painting in the exhibition is 36.0 x 72.0 inches (or three feet high by six feet long) and the smallest is 8.0 x 8.0 inches. All works are sold unframed with painted edges on those pieces that are 1.5 inches in depth.

 

SOLD! West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea  16.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 253

 

Sea and Stones French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 067

 

Sky and Sea French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 060

 

Trail in the Arbutus Trees   24.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

 

Trail Along the Ridge   30.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

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

 

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge  14.0 x 18.0 x 1.5 in

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas contemporary Canadian landscape art by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

 

Promise  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

 

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point  20.0 x 40.0 x 1.5 in

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 069

 

Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013  48.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Long Beach Vancouver Island 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 027

 

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island 8 x 10 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_25 017

 

Castle Rocks at Creyke Point  8.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 in

Castle Rocks at Creyke Point 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 020

 

SOLD! Evening Thunderclouds Over The Strait of Georgia 20.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_12_20 025

 

West Coast Blues Rolling Waves Oyster Bay  36.0 x 72.0 x 1.5 in

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_16 055

 

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36.0 x 60.0 x 1.5 inches

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

 

Morning Greets Fir Tree Study  10.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 in

Morning Greets Fir Tree study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 040

 

SOLD! Arbutus by the Trail  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_11_16 007

 

Arbutus on Mt. Parke  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

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

 

Remembered Untold Mystery  10.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Remembered Untold Mystery 10 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_01 009

 

Road To Everyday  36.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Road to Everyday 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 106

 

Farm in Fog  16.0 x 20.0 x 2.0 in

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

 

Haying  14.0 x 18.0 x 0.75 in

Haying oil 14 x 18 inch on canvas by Terrill Welch

 

Breezy Bay Morning  36.0 x 36.0 x 1.5 in

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

We hope you have enjoyed this opportunity to view the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch online in this post.  Thank you to Anita Bates and Camassia Cafe for offering gallery space for this solo exhibit. As part of the Festive Active Pass celebrations Terrill Welch will also be doing a live painting session at the Cafe between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday April 18th. Again, if you have any questions about a specific painting or making purchase arrangements please contact Terrill Welch directly.

 

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Best 14 Paintings of 2014 Happy New Year

We are swiftly moving into 2015 but as promised, here is the best fourteen of 2014 paintings as selected by the artist Terrill Welch. This year there are several painting sketches included from the three-month European travels as well as finished paintings. The paintings and painting sketches are organized in no particular order and shared here for your viewing pleasure. A few words accompany each painting or painting sketch to provide some background into their creation and a window into the influence of everyday life in the work of the artist.

Please note that scale of original work is difficult to convey in this type of post. Close observation of the size information is recommended.

1. Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy – 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block.

The gondoliers are often in convoys swinging their way around the canals of Venice with enchanted passengers. I watch from the top of a bridge someplace deep in the fish-shaped city. I love to watch their progression, yet have little desire to take a ride. Earlier today I heard someone say “Venice is slowly decaying with a declining population and is on life-support of tourism.” May the canals continue to fill with gondoliers and smart-phone videoing guests – living their dream of Venice.

Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block by Terrill Welch 2014_04_19 005

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

2. Breezy Bay Morning – 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy. I leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. I leave you within the warmth of our common dream.

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

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

3. Evening with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This evening painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the morning as well.

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

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

4. From the White Room Aix-en-Provence – 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch

From the vantage point of the white room in Aix-en-Provence,France, I often stood and observed the interactions and comings and goings of locals and tourists as they passed on the streets below. It was a delicious bird-like view for painting where few looked up and noticed my prying inquires.

From the White Room Aix en Provence 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_05_18 069

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

5. Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. Canadian landscape art is imminently present in this view.

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

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

6. Morning by Pont d’ Avignon – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

The Pont d’Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

Morning by Pont d' Avignon 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_07_03 150

The original sketch is now in a private collection . Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

7. Morning with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This morning painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the evening as well.

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

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

8. Oyster Bay Late July – 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas

This plein air of Mayne Island’s Oyster Bay 12 × 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape.

Oyster Bay Late July 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 060

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

9. Promise – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts much above her knees on the island ridges. We can’t really blame her. After all, we have been gawking without shame, seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and sunlight between her cottony ruffles. Today though, within the deep winter quiet, we are given brief moments of reprieve from her dowdy grey garments. It was not a dazzling display but enough to leave us momentarily content, hopeful even.

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

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

10. Red Gate – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

On a rare snow day, the whites reach for colour through the fog over at the field with the red gate on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. Please do feel free to walk into this southwest coast contemporary rural landscape painting and stay awhile.

Red Gate 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_09 014

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

11. Stuart River Kicking Leaves – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

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

12. The Olive Tree – 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and my memory from traveling this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas.

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

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

13. Trail Along the Ridge – 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind our house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened. I want to laugh and clap my hands and do a little gig along the trail.

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

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

14. What is Left in Avignon France – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board

There comes a time when every traveler must pack up and move on. Tomorrow is the day we leave Avignon France. This still life is a collection of basic foods that are left and represent the richness of our experience in this warm beautiful city. Mostly the painting sketch is about exploring the idea that we can divide our lives up into pieces and moments but it really only makes sense as a whole.

What is Left in Avignon France 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board by Terrill Welch 2014_06_013 041

This painting sketch is now in a private collection in France. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

If you would like to glance back at last years collection they can be found at “Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

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The Olive Tree – a contemporary landscape painting

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and Terrill Welch’s  memory from her travels this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas. As a 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas painting,  it provides a good-sized view of the Italian countryside.

THE OLIVE TREE

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

The painting can be viewed in detail with purchase information by clicking on the image or HERE.

Usually work-in-progress images are shared on Terrill’s Creative Potager blog. This time however, the unfolding of THE OLIVE TREE seems to ask to be part of the painting’s debut and release. Enjoy!

The Olive Tree in progress 1 40 by 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 044 The Olive Tree in progress  2 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 048 The Olive tree in progress 3 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 052 The Olive Tree in progress 4 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 064 The Olive Tree in progress 5 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_03 005 The Olive Tree in progress 6 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_03 006

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Canadian Landscape Artist Terrill Welch Paints Montagne Sainte-Victoire

Canadian landscape artist, Terrill Welch, renders a contemporary modern-day classic of Cezanne’s Mountain morning and evening. The story begins when the artist travels to Europe in the spring of 2014 and finds herself on the painters’ ground in Aix-en-Provence.

The resulting work from this experience are two 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas paintings completed back in Terrill Welch’s studio on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada. One painting is of Cezanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire in the morning and the other in the evening.

on the easel Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_31 111

Though this complimentary pair or diptych illuminate each other and together comprise a distinct piece of art, they are available separately.

MORNING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

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EVENING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

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

The story of the artist’s climb to the painters’ gound, being accidentally photographed by a professional photographer and completing a 20 minute plein air acrylic sketch for later reference, along with a handful of photographs, is told in her Creative Potager post “Aix en Provence with Cezanne and photographer Mme Miceli Brigitte on the Painters Ground

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