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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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

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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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