3D and AR for the Terrill Welch Gallery

We know it is always great to visit the Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. But what is one to do when this is not an option? We have been musing about this and have come up with an alternative experience beyond viewing works in only the online gallery. Have you ever seen a 3D gallery show? Have you ever used augmented reality or AR to try a Terrill Welch original painting out, to scale, on the walls in your own space before deciding to purchase? Well now you can!

Please note, this new technology is not meant to replace our current website and online gallery or physical gallery. This opportunity is intended to offer another value-added advantage to our fans and collectors of “Terrill Welch” original paintings by providing an online visual size-reference for both the work itself and also for the space you are considering placing it. 

Screen image of Terrill Welch Gallery 3D virtual gallery solo exhibition

3D Virtual Gallery Solo Exhibition

A few hints before you enter the 3D virtual gallery:

A laptop or tablet seem to give the best viewing experience but several people tested the gallery using their phones and enjoyed the experience as well.

Once you “enter” the exhibition it may take a few seconds to load.

Small movements in the gallery with cursor or finger have a big impact. So take it slow until you get the hang of the space.

You can move around the gallery at will or you can have a guided tour. The guided tour doesn’t give you much of a feel of scale but it does show you all the work individually.

To see a work in detail and access information about it just tap or click on the painting. On the right, there is an “i” in the row of options that you can click for more information about a piece.

When you are done looking at a specific painting you can scroll left or right or hit the “x” at the top right to exit and again move around in the gallery space.

General instructions are also available at the website HERE.

What you see should look something like this….

If this is what you see, you are in the right place to enter. On my iPand and iPhone I need to touch the image to enter. Then once you enter, there will be instruction on the upper right on how to navigate the virtual gallery. Once you have it figured out just hit the “x” to get it out of the way.

Go ahead, have a look around.

If you see something you like, zoom in.

Click the “i” for information and it will then have a link to click for price and to make an inquiry. There you go!

Augmented Reality Viewing

Now let’s move on to the second aspect of this grand new adventure. Right now there are the 24 paintings, those that are in the solo exhibition above, available for viewing in your own home or office space using the KUIO augmented reality app. However, I can add other paintings by special request and as needed.

A few hints before you try using the augmented reality technology:

Start by clicking on “get app” in the link provided HERE (you don’t need to “register”. That is for the Artist or Gallery to set up an exhibition)

Once you have the app installed on either your phone or IPad, the Selection ID 248 is what you use to access my work.

Once you search, under the number will appear “View Section: Contemporary Ca…” Click on this and you will be able to view the paintings and you will see the “view in room option”.

But first you will need to download and print the “marker” as this is what allows the technology to display the paintings in the correct size. Instructions will be provided to walk you through this step. One “marker” for all the paintings. You don’t need a different marker for each painting.

You can either use your phone or your iPad to view or take a photo of the painting in the desired location in your room. Have fun and if you have the time, we would love to hear what you think.

KUNSTMATRIX is the developer for both the 3D gallery space and the augmented reality and is based in Berlin, Germany. We suspect this technology will become more streamlined and fine-tuned over time and in a couple of years we will simple take it for granted. For now though, it is kind of exciting to be on the developmental edge of its implementation.

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Seven More Paintings Gone

Since the beginning of October, seven more paintings have left the Terrill Welch Gallery and the artist’s home studio for private art collections. We haven’t shared these departures for a while so we will also add in three other favourites from earlier in the year for a total of ten featured in this post that are now in private art collections. There are others of course. But one can’t share all the works going and have any room left for sharing the new work being released. So we shall stop there for the moment. These original works are characterized by a wide range of sizes, rendered in acrylic and in oil – each have Welch’s signature attention to place, light and movement. Starting with the smaller acrylic painting sketches and working up to the larger oil paintings, let’s see what we have…

Update November 25, 2018: Make that eight! Starting with the latest…

Salish Sea late August morning – 11 x 14 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. Waves rolled ashore creating a space to pause in the August Sun. What a day!

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Then continuing as originally posted….

Orca Trail Cotton Park  – 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. A glorious day standing by the sea plein air painting for summer solstice. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Afternoon Chairs – 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. A pleasant afternoon spent painting under the trees in a fellow painter’s backyard.

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Sea and Shore Study – 11 x 14 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. Sweeping curves round above seal-shaped forms below. Light and shadow intertwine in a symphonic melody.

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A small Emerald Bay Mayne Island B.C. – 24 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The emerald waters in the bay sparkle with the clarity of gems as the sunlight reaches over top of the hill. I stand in the calmness for a while then cast my thoughts farther afield to the smoky skies across the water.

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A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. These are my childhood trees – popular trees growing on the riverbank. They are my first subject of paintings. I cannot pick up a brush to render them without being transported back through time with its many stops before these trees. These are trees I met before there was even a field in front of them. These are trees I introduced my first lover and later others. Then much later my now husband. These are trees I walked beside while I carried my babies and then with them while they carried theirs. These are the trees that my mother and father have walked with me since they were younger than I am today. Painting the spaces of light and shadow in between is filled with the residue of many visits. It is a tall tale that gets taller with each telling. All I intended to do was to use up the paint leftover on the palette.

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High Desert Dawn – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The morning light slices through the heavy storm clouds over the high desert in Orville Washington.

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Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013 – 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. 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.

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And here are three more Gallery favourites from earlier in the year that have also sold:

Morning Along the Island Road Mayne Island BC – 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The rising sun grasps at the branches of the arbutus tree and dashes across the old road and through the dry grass. My eyes and heart race to catch up while the brush makes swift marks on the canvas. An island summer plein air morning to be remembered.

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Catching Waves at Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is a brisk northwesterly wind stirring up the Salish Sea in the bright autumn sun. I step carefully down the sandstone trail to the shore below the lighthouse at Georgina Point. Looking out across the Strait of Georgia, it seems that the best thing to do is to catch a few waves. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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And finally for the largest work which only hung in the Terrill Welch Gallery for a day before being personally delivered to the art collector….

Sea and Shore – 36 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is this small bay at the mouth of Active Pass as it opens into the Strait of Georgia where the tension between sea and shore is intense.

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So there you have it! Just a few painting adventures for you as they leave the Terrill Welch Gallery or the artist’s home studio for your browsing pleasure. If you want to see more of her works that have sold or, more importantly, that are still available for purchase –  drop on by the Online Gallery at https://terrillwelchartist.com/online-art-gallery. Or, if you happen to be making a trip to Mayne Island on the Southwest Coast of Canada, make an appointment and come into the Terrill Welch Gallery where it is the artist’s winter studio until the spring of 2019.

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Happy New Year with best 5 paintings of 2017

As we approach the end of the calendar year, we again select the artist’s choice for the best paintings of 2017. This year, we have decided on 5 out of the 29 new works that have been released – and three of those are just being released today in the online gallery! So be sure to check it out. The link is included below.

Here is the 1st and likely the public favourite…

Storytelling Arbutus Tree Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 60 x 40 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Available: HERE

In 2nd place for the artist’s choice of the best five paintings completed in 2017 is…..

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 20 x 40 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Available: HERE

In 3rd place for the artist’s choice of the best five paintings completed in 2017 is……

Early Spring Morning at Miners Bay
by Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 12 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Availability: Sold

Then in 4th place for the artist’s choice

Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 18 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: walnut oil on canvas
Availability: Sold

And finally, the 5th painting chosen…

Just Before Sunset Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d):  30 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Available: HERE

View all available work in the online gallery HERE.

Closing remarks for 2017 from artist Terrill Welch:

An outstanding career photographer who follows my work, who has been to some of the places rendered in my paintings and who has seen some of the paintings in person, as well as online, made this comment:

“The strength of your work is not always immediately evident. A person must often be willing to take time with it before its power becomes apparent.”

This is what I have come to call – exposing the mystery in an ordinary day. The energy of a piece is intended to reach our bodies before our eyes can decipher and translate what we are experiencing into cognitive thought – words. The paintings are intended to reach the viewer before they can edit what they are experiencing into what they think they already know.

These paintings are a good examples of this tension between the ordinary impressions of a day and the early 1800’s sublime or romantic. With the predictability of a labyrinth, we circle back to a new, yet slightly familiar, place. But for me this life/painting journey is more like a spiral that is so finely threaded I have have no idea whether I am winding inward or outward. Possibly, it doesn’t really matter.

My job, as I see it, is to capture the conversation between this earth and me and then translate these experiences into a universal language of paint. How else can we collectively gather ourselves around a shared purpose to change our ways and recognize our responsibility for our planet, for our stewardship, for our world and for our continued existence?

Yes, I paint what is meaningful to me, often without even sorting through the “why” of it. But this means nothing unless the viewer becomes passionate about the painting’s conversation and cognizant of their own urgency to engage, to act, to be and to love.

This a tall order to ask of a painting and of a painter on a mainstream global platform that is spiraling towards self-destruction – chasing shock and awe. Still, I must try because we deserve a chance and above all, I am not alone. You have come to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with me, again and again, canvas upon canvas upon canvas. This 2017 year has been no exception. In just the last few days alone, the paintings have been viewed over 25,000 times. I can no longer count the vast number of views, comments, shares and conversations each year. On top of all of this, more than 20 original paintings, from the very large to small, were purchased and are now in private collections.

Thank you for being here. Thank you for embracing the conversation with the land, the sea and the sky…. and with each other.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best in 2018!

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Seven Terrill Welch Paintings Sold and One Traded in Six Weeks

Between January 2010 and July 2017, more than 100 paintings of various sizes found their way into private collections. Many of these paintings have sold while still work-in-progress or resting wet on the easel. In August 2017, the bricks and mortar Terrill Welch Gallery opened and Terrill will no longer disclose the specific number of works sold. The best way to determine which paintings are currently available is to browse her online Artworks Archive Gallery.

In no particular order, these are the most recent eight paintings and painting sketches to go off on adventures of their own.

Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC. 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Sold.

The Bluffs Galiano Island, 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch. Sold.

Morning Sky Strait of Georgia, 7 x 5 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord. Sold.

Hazy Morning Active Pass, 5 x 7 acrylic plein air sketch. Sold

Early Spring Dinner Bay, 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch. Sold.

Arbutus Tree with a View, 8 x 10 acrylic study on gessobord. Sold.

Mount Parke Trail study, 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas. Sold.

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island, 8 x 10 oil on canvas. Traded for a work from an artist in Norway. More will be shared about this exchange about this in October at the Terrill Welch Gallery show “A Brush with Europe”.

These works were sold in the bricks and mortar galleries of Shavasana Art Gallery & Café and the Terrill Welch Gallery as well as in Terrill Welch’s online gallery listed below.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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