Arbutus by the Trail – small contemporary landscape painting

Low November light drifts across the large rocks from the south. The warm hues gather further visual warmth from the Arbutus trees beside the trail.

ARBUTUS BY THE TRAIL 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_11_16 007

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The loose and strong impressionist style brushstrokes of this study give a clear sense of the swiftly moving winter light in the briefest of moments. If we are to blink the moment the will pass and the forest would again be shrouded in the dull greys predominant during a west coast winter. This painting in a reminder that there are moments with dazzling magic in this winter rain forest. We just need to catch them.


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