West Coast Island Road in October – contemporary landscape painting

The sun pushes through days of fog on the narrow road slick from the heavy mist slipping off of the trees. Light and shadows are like a house of mirrors.

West Coast Island Road in October 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 022

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Large loose brushstrokes in this contemporary landscape painting leave it with a light hopeful air. This work has finished edges and the hanging wire attached. The painting is ready to hang.

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Farm In Fog – pastoral landscape painting

Loosely referencing a Mayne Island farm, this painting of west coast fog  stirs our imagination. There is a sense that if we look away the fog will have enveloped the whole scene leaving us with only grey shadows of shapes. The distant ferry whistle might sound as it enters Active Pass and we will peer into the place that was visible only seconds before, waiting.

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

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The painting is oil on gessobord with a two-inch wood cradle. No frame is necessary. The hanging wire is attached and it is ready to place on the wall.

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Arbutus by the Trail – small contemporary landscape painting

Low November light drifts across the large rocks from the south. The warm hues gather further visual warmth from the Arbutus trees beside the trail.

ARBUTUS BY THE TRAIL 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

This work is now sold.

The loose and strong impressionist style brushstrokes of this study give a clear sense of the swiftly moving winter light in the briefest of moments. If we are to blink the moment the will pass and the forest would again be shrouded in the dull greys predominant during a west coast winter. This painting in a reminder that there are moments with dazzling magic in this winter rain forest. We just need to catch them.

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New Release – August Morning Reef Bay landscape painting

With November winter weather settling it, this landscape is a pleasant escape.

The harsh summer late morning light has the ocean and distant islands playing second fiddle to the dark dank seaweed-draped sandstone reefs. Yet, the music of a summer sea is played with its usual robust notes.

AUGUST MORNING REEF BAY 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas

August morning Reef Bay 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_08_14 194

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Started as a plein air painting this work was finished in the studio.

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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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Arbutus on Mt. Parke – landscape oil painting

Morning lifts heavy mist from the highest places while the sun dances cheek-to-cheek with the late October shadows. As these arbutus trees extend themselves in prayer, angels dissipate into the warmth gathering on top of the Mayne Island Mt. Parke ridge.

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

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Seaside Mayne Island – Large Canadian Landscape Oil Painting

Some moments are impossible to forget. Such is a late afternoon walk in this location on the shores of Mayne Island. Meander along a trail by the sea, taking time to stop and let the moment settle in. This large contemporary Canadian west coast landscape painting is a full 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas with 1.5 inch edges that will be painted as desired by the purchasing art collector.

SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND

Seaside Mayne Island 60 x 36 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_15 041

[Update February 2017 – this painting is now sold. View other available work HERE.]

I want o be clear, this painting is five feet tall and three feet wide. As a contemporary Canadian landscape painter, I only do a few paintings this size because I still want room to move in my work space. Yet, I can’t seem to resist lugging these grand-size canvases back to the studio and letting loose with the paint. There is also a smaller 10 x 8 inch study of this same scene which is now in a private collection.

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Recent sales of Terrill Welch oil paintings and pending price increase

An artist is most often pleased when paintings find buyers and new homes. However, if an artist’s paintings sell too quickly it creates a kind of uncomfortable tension – at least for me anyway. I feel this certain kind of panic which is only addressed by painting more paintings. Take for example these resent three paintings that sold between Sunday and Sunday during the first week of August:

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK II a 20 x 16 inch oil painting that went to a collector in Saskatchewan Canada

Tulips Springwater Deck II by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 008

and the pair of paintings going to a Victoria, British Columbia Canada collector

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK MAYNE ISLAND also 20 x 16 inches and the sister plein air painting to the studio work above

Tulips Springwater Deck Mayne Island  20 x 16 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 3013_04_25 166

and

ACTIVE PASS SPRING MORNING 2013 – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_19 047

For a painter such as myself, who isn’t particularly prolific with only somewhere between 60 and 70 finished paintings in a year, this frequency of sales for midsized paintings causes me to become anxious. I have one of two choices. I can paint more paintings each week or I can raise my prices. Since I am already working full-time between my photography and painting you can guess which it shall be.

Please note: During the first week of October, the prices on my original paintings will increase for the second time this year.

I know this is hard for those who have my work on your wishlist. I am also fully aware that my paintings are often double the price of other emerging artists. My work is pricy no matter which reference a buyer is to consider. However, my original paintings are always going to be in limited supply for a whole combinations of reasons. I am not a painting factory. I paint as part of my very personal creative process and share the results through the sale of my work. Yet, I would still like my fans, supporters and collectors to have the option to enjoy my work in some form. Here are two examples of affordable options that were purchases by buyers this week:

Direct link to view and purchase my new Calendar HERE and remember to set desired start date before ordering.

And my art book PRECIOUS SECONDS: Mayne Island in Paintings and Photographs, Volume I 

Direct Link to view and order my art book HERE.

Thank you to the many admirers of both my painting and my photography. Your ongoing support in so many different ways is greatly appreciated.

For those who will be in Sidney British Columbia between September 3rd and 30th I will, at their request, have a few of my paintings hanging in the Island Blue Sidney Art Store. if you like, drop in for a first hand browse.

All the best of today to you!

Terrill Welch

Born in the village of Vanderhoof in north-central British Columbia, Terrill Welch’s art training came at an early age and continued more in the European style of mentoring and tutoring. Terrill Welch’s work, in water mixable oil paints and photographic prints, showcases the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast of Canada. Though locally appreciated, Terrill Welch is internationally recognized.Her paintings and photographs are sold to art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, Norway and Switzerland.

Terrill Welch’s work is in collections that also include such renowned Canadian landscape painters as Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris. A complete artist’s biography is located on Terrill’s popular Creative Potager blog at http://creativepotager.wordpress.com/artist-biography

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Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013 oil painting

There is nothing like a long stretch of sand on the west coast of Vancouver Island with the water and mist rolling at the same tempo. Untamed wanton desire whips up our wild side with such grace and ease we gasp, we cry and we laugh like the gulls.Unfinished edges.

LONG BEACH VANCOUVER ISLAND JUNE 2013 – 48 X 24 inch oil on canvas

Long Beach Vancouver Island 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 027
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Oil landscape paintings – three new releases and three to ship

The studio continues to be a busy place this spring with the ninth Canadian landscape oil painting this year purchased by a collector yesterday. But let’s start with the three new paintings being released this morning before I share with you the other three I must get packaged for shipping next week.

Holding the tension between the west coast land, sea and sky….

Speak To Me esquisse – west coast Canadian landscape 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Speak To Me esquisse west coast Canadian landscape 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

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Leaving the Japanese Garden with an imagined landscape where the plum tree first bloomed….

Plum Tree Pink  – 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch wood cradle

Plum Tree Pink 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013 04 13 020

Update October 27, 2014: This painting is now SOLD and is in a private collection in British Columbia.

An Art Commentary by Laurie Buchanan about this painting can be read HERE.

This third painting is the second work from last Sunday’s painting outing.  The previous photograph posted is the reference.

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013  – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_19 047

Update August 23, 2013: This painting is now SOLD and is in a private collection in Victoria, British Columbia.

More about the day that inspired this painting in the Creative Potager blog post “Springwater Lodge en Plein Air

Also, the plein air painting from this day Sold yesterday to an art collector in Alberta, Canada

Spring at the Springwater Lodge Mayne Island – 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas plein air

Spring at the Springwater Lodge Mayne Island 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2013_04_14 154

I like the idea of transcribing earlier photography and memory notes of a moment with paint. It is never exactly accurate but maybe possibly enough of a translation to be understood. This is of course Reef Bay on Mayne Island with its sandstone beach and winter seaweed resting on the stones. But the details are not as important to me as my desire to render the feeling of timelessness I experience in this particular place. This is what I am after. The sensation of being part of the moment rather than an observer.

Secured by its new owner about mid painting process and is on its way to California, U.S.A…..

Transcribing January’s notes from the sea – 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Transcribing January's notes from the sea 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_15 006

Finally, we have a wee painting that is going to a family member in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Each of our eight children has been gifted a painting for one of their birthdays. I am not able to do everyone in the same year so the painting gifts are staggered over a few years. The person receiving the gift may choose any painting, regardless of size or price, that is available in my collection. After much thought and deliberation, this is the painting of choice for this individual.

End of Today – 5 x 7 oil on canvas

End of Today 5 x 7 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_27 013

So there we have it – three new paintings released and three waiting to be packaged for shipping.

May your week be filled with simple abundance!

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