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

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

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.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

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.

END OF TODAY small Canadian landscape sunset painting

The low clouds and mist tumbled freely with the setting sun by the sea. END OF TODAY  is an oil paint rendering of another Mayne Island sunset in the southern Gulf Islands on the west coast of Canada.

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

Update April 16, 2013: This painting is no longer available. 

This wee 5 x 7 inch Canadian Landscape is an uncommon find in my online offers. I usually keep them for local collectors but this painting seemed suitable to share for those with a small wall space or just beginning to collect original art. A natural wood frame is optional for inclusion with this painting.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

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.

Fog Inside Passage winter west coast Canadian landscape painting

Winter fog in the southern gulf islands is often dense and close to the sea. Islands appear and disappear as the ferries take passengers through the inside passage. The mysterious landscape has a beauty that is hard to know unless one lives with it for the long winter months of off-season quiet. This 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas is my rendering of this tactile west coast Canadian landscape experience.

FOG INSIDE PASSAGE

Fog inside passage 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_03 064

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

Redbubble photography and painting prints and merchandise

Work in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

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.

Road to Everyday – Canadian landscape painting

The heavy fog on the road this day – this painting is an interpretation of common-place stillness that is clearly visible in my sensory memory. It is a time when deep quiet comes to dripping woods along the sea. Though this scene may possibly be mapped for hundreds and even thousands of years into the collective history of humankind, still I paint it. I paint this common-place Canadian landscape because it pleases me.

ROAD TO EVERYDAY 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas.

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

Detailed view and purchase information available HERE.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

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.

Sliced with a Tear – a large autumn Canadian landscape painting

There is something about autumn by the sea with the gray melancholy wrapped in fall colours. This particular day is one of those slow-baked, melancholy west coast Sundays, so moist and tender you can slice it with a tear.

Days pass with my dreams waking me up early to paint for many of my waking hours. I am consumed with the transitions between light and shadow and form.

The details show the looseness of easy strokes with two and one inch brushes.

There is the leaves against the sky on the far top right. Nothing but swathes of golden colour added to the sky with a hint of branches to hold them in place. Then there is the clatter of colour near one of the main tree trunks a the top near the left side of the painting, colours that must roll over and under each other bringing the leaves forward in the painting towards the viewer.

Sliced with a Tear detail 1 by Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 136

But it is the whole of this 36 x 60 inch (or 3 feet by 5 feet) oil on canvas that tells the story of this particular fall day.

Sliced with a Tear 36 x 60  inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2013_01_25 115

There is more about the background and painting process for this work in the Creative Potager blog post at “ SLICED WITH A TEAR autumn oil painting in process by Terrill Welch.”

This painting is not going to be released for sale anytime soon as I am keeping it in my Artist’s collection for the time being.

However, almost all paintings that are currently available can be viewed in the Artsy Home online gallery HERE. Enjoy your browsing.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

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.

At Dusk a small Canadian landscape painting

There are moments in my Canadian rural life that seem to come tumbling out of my memory folders with predictable frequency. One of these is sitting on the riverbank of the Stuart River in North Central British Columbia with my mother and father as the last of the day’s light slipped out of the sky. It seems the wind often dropped at dusk and a hush would fall gracefully over the working day. We may see a muskrat or a beaver swimming out on the still water. In the summer there would be sure to be the steady hum of mosquitoes. But, if we were very lucky, a moose might be feeding on the far bank and we would hear it munching and wadding in the reeds long before its shadow became evident in the fading light.

Though not a geographical exact representation, this painting is a tribute to this time and is a scene that first made its way repeatedly onto my painting canvases as young teenager and budding Canadian Landscape painter.

AT DUSK 10 x 12 inch oil on canvas

At Dusk 10 x 12 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_02_03 019

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available HERE.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

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.

Evening and the Arbutus Tree – a large west coast oil painting

The sun is going down fast in the late afternoon of November out on Georgina Point, Mayne Island . I marvel at the orange glow and the hues of the heavy mist in the distance of our west coast landscape. I knew then that this most-loved tree was once again going to grace one of my canvases – a large one this time. There is the coolness of a winter sea with soft waves barely evident on the shore. There is a quiet and a peace that often accompanies the end of a day. There is a sense of being alive without separation between land, sea and sky. It is often such with the Canadian landscape but so hard to portray in away that someone who has never been, never stood where I am standing will know what it is I speak about. Yet, this tree knows and seems to be willing to assist me in my interpretation.

From its clinging roots dug into the sandstone bank…

detail 1 Evening and the Arbutus Tree by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 033

to its gorgeous truck reaching skyward…

detail 2 Evening and the Arbutus Tree by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 038

to the beautiful flow of its branched evergreen leafy crown…

detail 3 Evening and the Arbutus Tree by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 039

May its beauty embrace you.

EVENING AND THE ARBUTUS TREE – 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas painting.

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

(Detailed viewing and purchase information available HERE)

As a Canadian Landscape painter I am often challenged to find my way visually and spiritually into and through my physical environment. I have not yet told or even succinctly understood all that happened on this canvas. All I know is something in me has changed during the process. I have discovered an aspect of my being that I did not know existed before.

I write more about the process and influences behind this painting over on my Creative Potager blog at http://creativepotager.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/unraveling-the-artistic-influences-and-intentions-behind-the-painting-evening-and-the-arbutus-tree

Enjoy the naked freshness of this painting as it is released from this artist’s studio.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Terrill Welch Gallery original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

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