Canadian Landscape Artist Terrill Welch Paints Montagne Sainte-Victoire

Canadian landscape artist, Terrill Welch, renders a contemporary modern-day classic of Cezanne’s Mountain morning and evening. The story begins when the artist travels to Europe in the spring of 2014 and finds herself on the painters’ ground in Aix-en-Provence.

The resulting work from this experience are two 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas paintings completed back in Terrill Welch’s studio on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada. One painting is of Cezanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire in the morning and the other in the evening.

on the easel Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_31 111

Though this complimentary pair or diptych illuminate each other and together comprise a distinct piece of art, they are available separately.

MORNING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

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EVENING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

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The story of the artist’s climb to the painters’ gound, being accidentally photographed by a professional photographer and completing a 20 minute plein air acrylic sketch for later reference, along with a handful of photographs, is told in her Creative Potager post “Aix en Provence with Cezanne and photographer Mme Miceli Brigitte on the Painters Ground

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Red Gate – Canadian contemporary landscape art

Released today…

RED GATE – 30 X 40 inch oil on canvas

On a rare snow day, the whites reach for colour through the fog over at the field with the red gate on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. Please do feel free to walk into this southwest coast contemporary landscape painting and stay awhile. The 1.5 inch edges of this work are painted and no framing is necessary.

Red Gate 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_09 014

Update July 18, 2014 : This painting is now in a private collection and no longer available.

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Sky and Sea in three west coast contemporary landscape paintings

These three recent paintings are mostly sky with the sea playing an important but supporting role in the landscape composition. Due to the similarity of subject and the orientation of the viewer, they are being released together.

The first contemporary landscape painting captures dusk on the winter west coast of Canada sea with clouds washed in colour.

ALMOST HOME 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Almost Home 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 104

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The second painting tells the story about how the fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts resulting in a poem to accompany the work.

PROMISE

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts
much above her knees on the island ridges.
We can’t really blame her.

After all, we have been gawking without shame,
seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and
sunlight between her cottony ruffles.

Today though,
within the deep winter quiet,
we are given brief moments of reprieve
from her dowdy grey garments.
It was not a dazzling display
but enough to leave us momentarily content,
hopeful even.

PROMISE 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

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The third and final painting renders a  storm as it breaks in the late afternoon sky leaving behind a rainbow mountain and pink sky.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PINK SKY 16 X 20 oil on canvas.

Rainbow Mountain Pink Sky 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 085

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Each painting has been approached to bring you into the landscape, experience its fullness and moment of wonder. Their simplicity of structure is purposeful and a deliberate intention to ask for your pause and reflection on the landscape as you pass through a time of contemporary busyness.

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Storm Watching – large contemporary seascape

The continuous motion of the winds and the sea stir sea-spray high up onto the cliffs above. I want that. I want that feeling of stirring and motion. With as few brushstrokes as possible on this large canvas, I want us to be slightly queasy from it as we are swayed in the waters and crash against the rocks within our viewing of this painting.

STORM WATCHING 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 003

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Contemporary as this painting is, if J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851) comes to mind you can be forgiven because, without any reference to the artist in my original post, his name appeared on the recommended tag list. I have therefore included a few links to his work in the related articles section below for your reading pleasure.

Also, there is a detailed in-progress post on my Creative Potager blog  HERE which includes reference images from my photography shoot that inspired this painting.

UPDATED OCTOBER 13, 2014:  Short video (less than six minutes) where Terrill Welch talks about this painting and the intentions behind her work.

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A Tall Tale of Autumn – contemporary landscape painting

On this Christmas Eve day off the southwest coast of Canada it seems the right painting to share and release as it is fa work filled with memories.

A TALL TALE OF AUTUMN STUART RIVER – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_24 003

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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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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