Here it is! The last painting, KEEPING WATCH, of the 15 that will be in my solo exhibition, STUDY OF BLUE solo exhibition opening June 30, 2011 is complete.
The painting started out in the usual Terrill-Welch-fashion with an underpainting ready to start working up into a painting.
The large upright canvas did not fit on my easel so I painted down in the sun room which is a deliciously bright place to work.
The canvas had held the movement in the scene from the beginning of the underpainting and I can see that one of my jobs will be to retain that energy right through to completion.
You may guess by now that I am painting my very most favourite arbutus tree overlooking the Strait of Georgia by the light house at Georgina Point. This tree will be featured in one of my photographs on the front cover of this year’s Mayne Island Community Chamber of Commerce brochure and be distributed up and down parts of the west coast of Canada and the United States.
The painting is now starting to breathe on its own, talking back quietly to me as I work.
Now I am close. It is not finished but I am undecided as to what to do next.
I let it rest for a few days and then I finish it up.
KEEPING WATCH 36 X 24 by 1.5 inch original oil painting by Terrill Welch
If you want you can use your inspection skills and see if you can discover what I changed. One change is particularly obvious. The others not so much so.
Please NOTE: I am taking a week off from blogging. The next Creative Potager post will be Friday May 27, 2011. It is time for a little creative downtime before shifting gears into the final preparations for the opening.
Sprout question: What does creative downtime mean to you?
STUDY OF BLUE solo exhibition opens Thursday June 30, 2011.
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