It is here? Already? How sudden it seems to have come to close this fine painting year of 2015. In the studio or roaming the seaside, hillsides and trails, the artist’s brushes have done their thing, creating just over 50 original works including 28 oil paintings and 23 acrylic painting sketches. Some of these have been en plein air and others have been rendered from reference materials and memory. Regardless of their humble beginnings, each holds a short moment of a life lived. At first, only 10 works were going to be selected for the year-end roundup. But alas, the selection resisted such refinement. So here it goes, in no particular order, the artist’s selection of the best 15 paintings and painting sketches of 2015. Happy New Year! Enjoy!
April in the Japanese Garden 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting sketch (available)
Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)
Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)
Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)
Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)
June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board (available)
Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas (available)
Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord (sold)
Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)
Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas mostly plein air (available)
Spring Tea A Quick Study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch (sold)
The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 – 2015 (available)
Trail in the Arbutus Trees 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas (available)
West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea 16 x 20 inch (sold)
Winter afternoon Navy Channel 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel (available)
In this 2015 year, a total of 25 original works has left the studio into private collections. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to highlight all of the paintings here that are loved and were purchased this year by a long and growing list of international collectors. What we DO have is a sampling of some of the best work of the 2015. In making selections, there is an attempt to represent major themes and interests of the artist as well as style trends in her work. Therefore, if you do not see your treasured painting in this list, it is not because it is not worthy of recognition. It is! And it is yours to enjoy everyday. Instead, see if you can find a painting that is similar in theme and style to the one you have on your “Terrill Welch original” art collection. It was a good year for painting and 15 is just too small a number to capture all the best works!
These paintings and painting sketches are not linked to a specific online gallery because there will be further changes in the months ahead about where work will be available. For now, the best option is to browse the online galleries listed below or contact the artist directly about a painting or painting sketch you are interested in purchasing.
Note from artist Terrill Welch:
This year would not have been possible without each of you! Your support, shout outs, cheering and collecting of paintings that inspire and connect with your own wishes and daily life are all part of the success these pieces have experienced. Thank you! May you experience the richness of kindness, courage, love, curiosity and appreciation in abundance! All the best of 2016!
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