Happy One Year Anniversary to the Terrill Welch Gallery

We are wishing our Terrill Welch Gallery a Happy 1st. Anniversary this August long weekend. A huge high-five to the little art gallery that CAN! The candy dish is filled and the walls are sparkling with large and small original seascapes paintings.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the holiday Monday 11 – 4 mid April to mid November at 478 Village Bay Rd. Mayne Island B.C. or, as always, online 24/7 at TerrillWelchArtist.com or go directly to the online gallery HERE.

There is always something going! This week Terrill  shares what it is like on Sunday’s in the gallery.

The painting on the easel that celebrates this occasion is now completed except for the usual painting of edges, adding the hanging wire and a final photograph.

“Shanti’s Sunshine Bouquet”
24 x 18 in oil on canvas by Terrill Welch will be released soon.

And a few words from the painter herself about this painting…

There are people we all know that shine just a little brighter in their ordinary everyday interactions with us. Shanti is one of these people. When I asked her to design a bouquet for the gallery in celebration of its 1st year anniversary, I had no intention of doing a painting of it. But as I sat there watching the sun come around and seeing the flowers light front from the gallery lighting and in the back from the sun, well there was no question. It had to be done – simply to celebrate life and loving kindness!

I started with a few photography sketches to understand the composition I wanted. Then I hesitated. It was a busy weekend in the gallery. Could I possibly paint and attend to gallery guests? My head said “no” and my heart said “yes”… so I painted. The heart almost always gets its way and the head must scramble to keep up attend to the tasks that will prevent disaster – such as monitoring the blouses about to connect with wet paint on the canvas or the person who was about to step back and trip on the leg of the French Box easel. Not an easy job in a small space but we did it!

The painting took two days. The first day to bring the painting to rest and ensure it was alive and breathing on its own. I am working on a painting progress video for my email newsletter subscribers because this painting could have gone in several directions at one point and it is fun to see the path it chose. Then a second day was used to “put the pearls on” and see that the canvas held together as a whole. Done, done, done!

Now on to the next canvas…..

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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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Releasing two new oil paintings by Terrill Welch

Summer for painter Terrill Welch is plein air painting and also enjoying the bright brushstrokes of still life work. Released today, are one of each by artist Terrill Welch.

This plein air 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape. The edges are painted and it is ready to hang.

OYSTER BAY LATE JULY 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Update September 2, 2014: This painting is now SOLD but by clicking on the image it will take you to where my current work that is available can be viewed in detail with purchase information.

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

An unexpected tribute to Van Gogh, this 18 x 14 inch oil on canvas still life with painted edges gathers the fullness of summer with acknowledgement of its passing. It will bring timeless warmth to any room.

HOT SUMMER REFLECTIONS 18 x 14 inch oil on canvas

HOT SUMMER REFLECTIONS an unexpected tribute to Van Gogh 18 x 14 inch oil on canvasby Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 092

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

In other studio news – one oil painting and one acrylic painting sketch have sold and now reside with private collectors in the lower mainland of British Columbia. The first is a small landscape THROUGH THE TREES.

Through the Trees 5 x 7 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_04 431

The second is a plein air sketch painted at the Mayne Island Farmers’ Market

Painting Flowers at the Farmers' Market by Terrill Welch 2014_07_05 002

called FLOWERS TO MARKET is SOLD.

Flowers to Market 10 x 8 inch acrylic painting sketch on panel board by Terrill Welch 2014_07_05 009

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Catching Tumbling Red Pears – a not-so-still still life painting

New Release – TUMBLING RED PEARS
20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

Tumbling Red Pears 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2014_08_01 030
Detailed view and purchase information at: HERE

Did you know you were going to paint these red pears tumbling out of a canvas when you saw them in the grocery store?

The painter blinks, slightly confused and unable to answer as she comes out of her painting trance – her deep practice of noticing what she sees, a seeing that uses all of her sense, a seeing that is disrupted by her memory and is enhanced by her imagination. At this moment all she can remember, all she can “see” is tumbling red pears – the ones she imagined, the ones she painted on the canvas. This is her painting of reality.

If you are interested in the background and seeing the work-in-progress for this painting it is posted on Terrill’s Creative Potager at: HERE

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Bowl of Winter Fruit – still life painting by Terrill Welch

Without a doubt, it is the Canadian west coast landscape that is the primary muse of artist Terrill Welch. However this does not preclude the occasional still life painting. Most frequently these are rendered during the ripening of summer. But deep in the heart of winter there is also a spark that can whisk her brush across a canvas.

There is a roundness of shapes in the warm winter light that is drifting through the kitchen while paint remains paint.

BOWL OF WINTER FRUIT 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Bowl of Winter Fruit by Terrill Welch 2014_02_08 099

Detailed view and purchase information is available HERE.

Bowl of Winter Fruit

The warmth from the kitchen remains,

long after the light fades,

long after the fruit has been eaten,

long after winter has passed.

by Terrill Welch

bowl of winter fruit still life painting in kitchen by Terrill Welch 2014_02_05 032

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Sea Tree and Fruit – new paintings by Terrill Welch released

Three new paintings by artist Terrill Welch are now available.

The first is a large size painting that is 3 feet high and six feet long. The heavy ink blue of the dark sea rolls grand waves against the sandstone rocks as breaking clouds answer to the west coast blues. This is a large contemporary landscape painting which brings a view of the sea to any room that it is in.

WEST COAST BLUES ROLLING WAVES OYSTER BAY

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

Detailed viewing and purchase information available HERE. Also, there is extensive work-in-progress and reference background for this large work over in my Creative Potager blog post “Deep into the painting process of West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay

The second is a small 10 by 8 inch oil on canvas. I looked out the window as the sun arrived in the valley. My brushes were still out and there was a ground dry and waiting on a small canvas. Morning as it greets this fir tree is rendered for future reference.

MORNING GREETS FIR TREE STUDY

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

Detailed viewing and purchase information available HERE.

The third and final release is a 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord with a 2 inch wood cradle. Exercising a passion for colour and shadow this dramatic still life is filled with hope and possibility.No framing required and ready to hang on your chosen wall.

FRUITS OF LABOUR

Fruits of Labour 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2012_08_12 045

Detailed viewing and purchase information available HERE.

Detailed views and purchase information for all paintings currently available are in my online Artsy Home Gallery HERE.

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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

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

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.