ONE original oil painting by Terrill Welch

In a studying the shades of blue this painting of ONE has been the most demanding so far. It required the ability to work with four different blues to create the rich depth and reflections. I have little to say other than I am pleased with the results.

Palette for ONE

Beginning to work the underpainting

Working it a bit more.

Starting to get a feel for it.

Many hours later.

Making some minor corrections and time for a rest.

I came back to the painting the first thing the next day and finished it…. ta da!

ONE 24 X 36 inch cotton canvas original oil painting by Terrill Welch

This painting will be shown as part of solo summer exhibition opening at the end of June. If you are interested in purchasing in advance of the show please contact me directly via email at tawelch AT shaw DOT ca . The price of this work is $2,400 unframed.

UPDATE: Painting is now available in the ART OF DAY online gallery HERE.

Sprout question: What creative work is currently pushing you to the edges of your abilities?

NOTE: Last evening my original oil painting WHISPER sold to a couple in celebration of their wedding anniversary. I’m happy see it going to a most loving home.

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18 thoughts on “ONE original oil painting by Terrill Welch

  1. Terrill,

    I just love seeing and being with you in the process! Thank you so much for sharing this. The finished painting is wonderful, the rich blues and whites cause on almost to hear the spray splash the rock. Well done.

    Congratulations on the sale of “Whisper” !

    Creative work the pushes me to the limits of my abilities is writing about my creative process…

    I am Love, Jeff

  2. Oh man-o-man! I can practically FEEL the water. It makes me want to jump right in.

    Sprout question: What creative work is currently pushing you to the edges of your abilities?

    The creative work itself is done. It’s finding a literary agent for it that’s currently pushing the envelope. I’m fully aware, however, that every “no” puts me just that much closer to a “yes.”

    Have yourself a fantastic weekend! If I’m not mistaken, you’re going to visit Cohen and taking your camera along. I sure hope you’ll give us a peek next week.

    • Laurie knowing that every “no” puts you that much closer to a “yes” is a wise and inspiring reframe for events like finding a publisher, a job, an apartment and such. Nice one! And yes, I am visiting Coen right now as I type this. He is sleeping and so is mom. Both sets of grandparents are enjoying some relaxing time and a visit knowing that they are all tucked in getting some rest. So with any luck, I will be able to give you a glimpse on Monday or later in the week.

  3. Wonderful paintings, Terrill — both of them! I loved watching over your shoulder as you developed the painting ONE, the many different blues of the water, the reflections, the splash of the waves. Beautiful!

    Sprout question: What creative work is currently pushing you to the edges of your abilities?

    Answer: Simply thinking about the next big painting that I want to do, how to approach it. I’ve decided to rework a very large canvas that’s been sitting for a long time. A white-knuckle kind of thought.

    • Oh Martha now you have my attention! I can hardly wait to see what you are going to tackle. So glad you dropped in and thank you for the feedback. I do enjoy sharing the process and seeing how other artists like yourself create their work. I think each of us has our own process that is as different as fingerprints – even though we do recognize that we each have fingers.

  4. I’m looking forward to your solo show, Terrill. I hope I’m on island to enjoy it.
    In answer to your question…
    My Muse often demands that I peel back (my emotions, events, relationships) slowly layer by layer until I get to the core (what really happened, what did I real feel, who did I truly connect with). For me it’s deep theraphy for the soul. Yesterday I was blessed by yet another lesson…and it was truly magical.

    • Leanne what a wonderful contribution to the sprout question. This is so much about what creativity is like for me as well. It is where the emotion shows up in my work I think. I hope you are on island as well. More information to follow during the months ahead.

  5. Exquisite, Terrill. And WHISPER — oh my gosh. What a perfect title for that painting. You are a gift of the Universe, no doubt. Such an eye for color and movement. And for the SQ: well, most projects seem to push me one way or another. A short story is sort of on my radar right now … and it’s being quite challenging for some reason. More to come on that “story” … called Finding Hannah.

    Best for the weekend, may it bring you joy. With sun, Daisy

    • Daisy what an intriguing title “Finding Hannah.” You have captured my imagination already. We are having sun this morning and everyone has had a good night’s sleep as well. The beginnings of a beautiful day.

  6. Seeing the process move forward is quite a thrilling experience. I love the use of blue and the progressing movement. Another great one is on the cusp here Terrill.

    I am presently attempting to do a movie series at WitD that will require the writing of 50 essays, so I’d say I’m on the brink indeed! Ha!

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