Canadian Contemporary Artist Terrill Welch solo exhibit and auction

Twenty-two of Terrill Welch’s paintings open in a solo exhibit today in the International Fine Arts Collaborative (IFAC) ZEN Gallery Facebook Page curated by Sukhee Kwon.

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Collection: T E N D I N G . T O . T H E . O R D I N A R Y
Artist: Terrill Welch

 IFAC Zen Gallery Solo Exhibition 12 Terrill Welch

This solo exhibit has now ended.

Intro: Terrill Welch is internationally recognized. Her paintings are sold to art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, Norway and Switzerland. Since 2010, more than 50 of her paintings have found their way into private collections.

TENDING TO THE ORDINARY is a selection of paintings chosen for their moments of engagement with our everyday world. The brushstrokes render the light, shadow, movement, smells, sounds and emotions I am experiencing as I paint. The resulting paintings are my complete sensory experience, expressed.

Also, to celebrate Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page receiving more than 1,000 likes Terrill is auctioning “Summer Market” 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on hardboard by Terrill Welch. Auction ended 7:00 pm Sunday, January 18th PST. Thank you for your interest.
Summer Market 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 117

This was a rare opportunity. Mostly, Terrill Welch’s quick painting sketches are not released for sale and remain part of the artist’s reference materials.

Thank you as always for your support and enthusiasm!

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Best 14 Paintings of 2014 Happy New Year

We are swiftly moving into 2015 but as promised, here is the best fourteen of 2014 paintings as selected by the artist Terrill Welch. This year there are several painting sketches included from the three-month European travels as well as finished paintings. The paintings and painting sketches are organized in no particular order and shared here for your viewing pleasure. A few words accompany each painting or painting sketch to provide some background into their creation and a window into the influence of everyday life in the work of the artist.

Please note that scale of original work is difficult to convey in this type of post. Close observation of the size information is recommended.

1. Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy – 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block.

The gondoliers are often in convoys swinging their way around the canals of Venice with enchanted passengers. I watch from the top of a bridge someplace deep in the fish-shaped city. I love to watch their progression, yet have little desire to take a ride. Earlier today I heard someone say “Venice is slowly decaying with a declining population and is on life-support of tourism.” May the canals continue to fill with gondoliers and smart-phone videoing guests – living their dream of Venice.

Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block by Terrill Welch 2014_04_19 005

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

2. Breezy Bay Morning – 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy. I leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. I leave you within the warmth of our common dream.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

3. Evening with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This evening painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the morning as well.

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

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

4. From the White Room Aix-en-Provence – 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch

From the vantage point of the white room in Aix-en-Provence,France, I often stood and observed the interactions and comings and goings of locals and tourists as they passed on the streets below. It was a delicious bird-like view for painting where few looked up and noticed my prying inquires.

From the White Room Aix en Provence 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_05_18 069

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

5. Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. Canadian landscape art is imminently present in this view.

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

6. Morning by Pont d’ Avignon – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

The Pont d’Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

Morning by Pont d' Avignon 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_07_03 150

The original sketch is now in a private collection . Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

7. Morning with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This morning painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the evening as well.

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

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

8. Oyster Bay Late July – 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas

This plein air of Mayne Island’s Oyster Bay 12 × 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape.

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

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

9. Promise – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

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 by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

10. 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 rural landscape painting and stay awhile.

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

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

11. Stuart River Kicking Leaves – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

12. The Olive Tree – 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and my memory from traveling this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas.

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

13. Trail Along the Ridge – 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind our house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened. I want to laugh and clap my hands and do a little gig along the trail.

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

14. What is Left in Avignon France – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board

There comes a time when every traveler must pack up and move on. Tomorrow is the day we leave Avignon France. This still life is a collection of basic foods that are left and represent the richness of our experience in this warm beautiful city. Mostly the painting sketch is about exploring the idea that we can divide our lives up into pieces and moments but it really only makes sense as a whole.

What is Left in Avignon France 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board by Terrill Welch 2014_06_013 041

This painting sketch is now in a private collection in France. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

If you would like to glance back at last years collection they can be found at “Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

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New Release – August Morning Reef Bay landscape painting

With November winter weather settling it, this landscape is a pleasant escape.

The harsh summer late morning light has the ocean and distant islands playing second fiddle to the dark dank seaweed-draped sandstone reefs. Yet, the music of a summer sea is played with its usual robust notes.

AUGUST MORNING REEF BAY 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas

August morning Reef Bay 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_08_14 194

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Started as a plein air painting this work was finished in the studio.

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Chasing October Sun by the Sea – an en plein air oil painting

There is a warm October sun down by the sea. We stay and watch as it drifts along the shore. No regrets.

plein air Chasing October Sun by the Sea 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_06 051

CHASING OCTOBER SUN BY THE SEA is a 12 x 16 inch Plein air painting with 1.5 inch painted edges. No framing necessary.

Chasing October Sun by the Sea  12 x 16 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_18 176

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

There is more background and work-in-progress information about this painting on the Creative Potager blog HERE.

This will be one of the paintings featured at my November 9th & 10th Open Studio event.

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Plein Air Painting From Felix Jack Road Mayne Island

A view that surprises as the viewer emerges from thick forested road. I pondered and mused until one morning I just through my easel and paints in the back of Red Rosie, drove over and parked on the side of the road to paint.

side of Felix Jack Road by Terrill Welch 2013_05_24 181

A predominately plein air painting with minimal edits back at the studio…

FROM FELIX JACK ROAD MAYNE ISLAND – 14 x 11 inch oil on canvas

From Felix Jack Road Mayne Island 14 x 11 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_28 267

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Sister oil paintings of Tulips on the Springwater Deck Mayne Island

Two new bright 20 x 16 oil on canvas sister paintings of the luscious tulips on the Springwater Deck are ready for your perusal.

The first is a plein air painting which had a few minor edits back in the studio to bring it to completion.

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK MAYNE ISLAND

Tulips Springwater Deck Mayne Island  20 x 16 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 3013_04_25 166

This Painting is now SOLD and is going to a private collector in British Columbia Canada.

There is more about the plein air work-in-progress including a short video on my Creative Potager blog post “Tulips on the deck of the Springwater lodge en plein air” Though a fine representation of the subject and a painting I am happy with I had this deep desire to experiment further with this great subject.

The second is a studio work of the same subject on the same size canvas. My intention with the second painting was to explore the relationships between the various elements of the scene. I wanted to capture the shifting temporariness of the moment. I wanted to feel the sun, the breeze and the smells of the sea as we view the tulips on the large pot on the deck.

TULIPS SPRINGWATER DECK II

Tulips Springwater Deck II by Terrill Welch 2013_05_03 008

This Painting is now SOLD and is going to a private collector in Saskatchewan Canada.

Now let’s have a look at them side-by-side because I am afraid these sister paintings will always be compared. It is just a human trait we have to want to compare things that are similar.

sister paintings Tulips Springwater Deck by Terrill Welch 2013_05_04 065

Though obviously sisters, each painting has its own personality and character. In early comments from viewers there seems to be not much of a preference for one over the other.Though there are some who definitely like one more than the other. As the painter I am ambivalent about a preference as each means something to me and neither is perfect but both are alive.

What about you? Do you have a preference for one painting over the other? If so which one and what is it that has it being your favourite?

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Oil landscape paintings – three new releases and three to ship

The studio continues to be a busy place this spring with the ninth Canadian landscape oil painting this year purchased by a collector yesterday. But let’s start with the three new paintings being released this morning before I share with you the other three I must get packaged for shipping next week.

Holding the tension between the west coast land, sea and sky….

Speak To Me esquisse – west coast Canadian landscape 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Speak To Me esquisse west coast Canadian landscape 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

(Detailed view and purchase information HERE)

Leaving the Japanese Garden with an imagined landscape where the plum tree first bloomed….

Plum Tree Pink  – 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch wood cradle

Plum Tree Pink 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013 04 13 020

Update October 27, 2014: This painting is now SOLD and is in a private collection in British Columbia.

An Art Commentary by Laurie Buchanan about this painting can be read HERE.

This third painting is the second work from last Sunday’s painting outing.  The previous photograph posted is the reference.

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013  – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Active Pass Spring Morning 2013 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_19 047

Update August 23, 2013: This painting is now SOLD and is in a private collection in Victoria, British Columbia.

More about the day that inspired this painting in the Creative Potager blog post “Springwater Lodge en Plein Air

Also, the plein air painting from this day Sold yesterday to an art collector in Alberta, Canada

Spring at the Springwater Lodge Mayne Island – 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas plein air

Spring at the Springwater Lodge Mayne Island 11 x 14 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2013_04_14 154

I like the idea of transcribing earlier photography and memory notes of a moment with paint. It is never exactly accurate but maybe possibly enough of a translation to be understood. This is of course Reef Bay on Mayne Island with its sandstone beach and winter seaweed resting on the stones. But the details are not as important to me as my desire to render the feeling of timelessness I experience in this particular place. This is what I am after. The sensation of being part of the moment rather than an observer.

Secured by its new owner about mid painting process and is on its way to California, U.S.A…..

Transcribing January’s notes from the sea – 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Transcribing January's notes from the sea 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_15 006

Finally, we have a wee painting that is going to a family member in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Each of our eight children has been gifted a painting for one of their birthdays. I am not able to do everyone in the same year so the painting gifts are staggered over a few years. The person receiving the gift may choose any painting, regardless of size or price, that is available in my collection. After much thought and deliberation, this is the painting of choice for this individual.

End of Today – 5 x 7 oil on canvas

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

So there we have it – three new paintings released and three waiting to be packaged for shipping.

May your week be filled with simple abundance!

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

© 2013 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.

SUMMER MORNING MIST

Original 10 X 10  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional clear finished wood floating frame. SUMMER MORNING MIST

(This painting is no longer available and is now in a private collection)

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery 

GRAY ON GRAY

Original 12 X 12  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional unfinished wood floating frame. This painting has been revised and is now GRAY ON GRAY IN BLUE and is as shown below

Update August 2012: This painting is now SOLD to a private art collector in Ontario Canada.

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery 

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

SKY CLEARING

Original 10 X 10  inch 0il painting on quality cotton canvas with optional unfinished wood floating frame.

SKY CLEARING

En plein air painting that is part of new series “Squared to the Sea”

View current paintings that are available by  Terrill Welch at her Artsy Home online Gallery