Lighthouse Seas Trees and Snow depicted in new Canadian Landscape Paintings

From larger to small, oil paintings to painting sketch, five new works are being released. As you can see, the art studio has been a busy place since the beginning of 2017. Let’s start with the east coast of Canada first shall we?

West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island is a storybook gem, complete with a resident ghost. Its compelling placement along the red sand shores and the rather unique black and white facade give rise to fancy.

West Point Lighthouse PEI 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

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Now coming back to the southwest coast of Canada and starting with our gorgeous Arbutus trees rendered on a magnificent grand canvas.

The earth turns and the sun comes up. The earth turns again and the sun goes down. This is one simple measure of a day. What time will it be tomorrow morning when the first light reaches the eastern side of the island? At about what time this evening will it be too dark to safely take the compost down the stairs and under the trees at the edge of yard without a flashlight? When will the snowdrops start to bloom on the southwest side of the house? What difference does a day make, or even a few hours? These questions are possibly best answered by trees. At least, this is what I am musing about today as I continue my inner travels.

Storytelling Arbutus Tree Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC 60 x 40 inch oil on canvas

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To give you an idea of scale, here is a photograph taken in the warm pinkish light of the Spring Art Gala this weekend on Mayne Island. The window opening is about the same height as the painting at 5 feet tall.

It is definitely a painting a viewer can walk into, proceed down the trail and disappear into nature!

Next we have a smaller quiet seascape of Reef Bay on Mayne Island.

The moody violet mauve of a west coast winter afternoon resists the temptation to become bruised and pensive. Resting lightly on our awareness it holds us well within the confines of melancholy rather than just plain old miserable.

Melancholy Seas 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

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Following the winter’s late afternoon light drifts pass on its journey to the cloud bank quilting the Coastal Mountains. Our gaze crosses the Straight of Georgia and returns. We are called to the shore and sea as they perform a tango that is as old as as time.

Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC  18 x 24 inch oil on canvas.

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This winter has provided the southwest coast with a series of snowfalls. Here is a rare walnut oil quick plein air painting sketch of the Japanese Garden in the snow.

Early March Snow Japanese Garden Mayne Island BC 11 x 14 inch oil on gessobord

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In other studio news, one very large Canadian landscape painting and two painting sketches have left the studio on adventures of their own.

Sold! Seaside Mayne Island 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Sold! High Winds Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch

Sold! Strait of Georgia from Cotton Park 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch

Also, you may want to starting planning to attend spring group show in Vancouver B.C. and a solo summer show of Terrill’s paintings.

Art!Vancouver Fair May 25 – 28, 2017 at the Vancouver Conference Centre, East 999 Canada Place. Terrill Welch is the lead artist showing her paintings with three other Canadian artists in 30 feet of booth space sponsored by Artists in Canada.

Solo exhibition “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” at the Shavasana Art Gallery & Café, Mayne Island, B.C. from July 1st to August 15th 2017. More about this 150 year celebration of since Canada’s  confederation landscape solo show will be shared soon.

Of course, you can make an appointment to come by her studio if you find yourself on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada or visit the online gallery listed below anytime.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

Happy New Year with the best 15 paintings of 2015

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)

April in the Japanese Garden 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2015_04_08 151

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside  16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_08_02 062

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 091

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 013

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 050

June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board (available)

June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board by Terrill Welch 2015_06_25 403

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas (available)

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 066

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord (sold)

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_07 477

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 137

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas mostly plein air (available)

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

Spring Tea A Quick Study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch (sold)

Spring Tea - a quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 – 2015 (available)

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_12_14 011

Trail in the Arbutus Trees  24 x 24 inch oil on canvas (available)

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea  16 x 20 inch (sold)

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 253

Winter afternoon Navy Channel  11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel (available)

Winter afternoon Navy Channel 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel by Terrill Welch 2015_11_28 095

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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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Work in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

 

Northern California Contemporary Landscape Oil Paintings

Seven new landscape oil paintings of northern California by Canadian Contemporary artist Terrill Welch become available for purchase today. Using her plein air and photography sketches as well as her memory, these works are inspired from Terrill’s slow travel down and up the coast this spring.

The dynamic movement of the sea, sky and light at Arena Lighthouse in northern California mesmerizes and inspires.

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 013

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

Knowing what is coming and yet unable to decide whether to stay or to move forward or back from the surf as it builds its strength before coming ashore again. This is the first of three related northern California surf paintings.

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 066

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A vibration followed by the hard pressure of full impact. We know that the sea will wear at the stone repeatedly until it gives but in this moment of connecting we are fooled.

Northern California Surf Connecting 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Connecting 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 083

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There is a full-exhale as the surf releases all that it holds before gathering itself to return again. Moisture appears in small droplets on our bare skin. Only then is there an audible sigh. This is the third of three related paintings of the northern California surf.

Northern California Surf Released 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Released 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 027

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

The scent in the air changes rapidly as the warm light and cool shadows are rearranged overhead. New leaves and blades of grass unfold and push forward. Knowingly or unknowingly we recognize this ordinary spring day with rolling thunderclouds.

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 044

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Big fat fluffy clouds move swiftly across the early spring brilliant green of the Fremont Hills. The dark drama mirrored in the quarry lakes. A brief burst of rain did not reach the landscape until early evening.

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 050

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The haze and atmosphere are warm and rich – almost buttery, even in early spring. There is a constant taste of chalk with a hint of salt on the air in this drought-ridden geography. It is a private view for the viewer alone to savour. The road denotes a connection to civilization that does not intrude on the landscape.

Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle

Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_04_27 057

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

Note: at this time, purchasers can choose the colour for the edges of the painting they add to their collection.

If you are interested in viewing more landscape paintings by Canadian contemporary artist Terrill Welch go to her recent solo exhibit “West Coast Landscape as HomeHERE or the online gallery listed below.

Thank you kindly for stopping by and do feel free to contact the artist directly if you have any questions, want to make a purchase or would like to come by her home studio on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

Redbubble photography and painting prints and merchandise

Work in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.