New homes for Art and other studio musings

Yes, a handful of  new photography prints and original paintings  have found homes recently. Let’s have a look at a few of these and just for fun, you can use the voice of the auctioneer as the gavel is slammed down if you like…

SOLD! Extra Large 20 x 26.6 inch Lustre photography print of “Arbutus Strait of Georgia

Prints continue to be available at redbubble HERE.

SOLD! To the lovely buyer in Ontario Canada the 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas seascape “Gray on Gray in Blue.”

SOLD! To the nice couple from British Columbia Canada the 12 x 16 inch canvas print of “Orange Sun on the sea” paintography image.

Prints in various formats continue to be available on redbubble HERE.

Okay, now for the big one. Drum roll please!

SOLD! To the lucky buyer in British Columbia Canada the 36 inch or three feet square “Sea and Clouds” oil on canvas painting by Terrill Welch.

It often takes awhile to find the perfect home for my larger paintings as they are in the thousands of dollars to purchase. But it does happen, eventually. This is the largest in my series of “Squared to the Sea” series and was completed a little over a year ago. I will be sad to see it go but I am happy that it has found the perfect home.

Other paintings currently available can be viewed at the Artsy Home online gallery. And do try out the magnifying glass that is available. Most fun.


The past seven weeks have seen me away for from the studio for more than thirty days. My attempted solution of a new iPad with keyboard did not result in keeping us up to speed here at Creative Potager. My apologizes.

Thank heavens for Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus!  Which brings me to some musing and contemplation about the purpose and future of this blog. So many regular Creative Potager readers are also connected to my work on these other social networking platforms which leaves me asking myself this – what unique purpose of intent does Creative Potager fill that is not happening on these other sites? Here are three observations I believe to be true:

1. Posts are easier to find and have a longer shelf-life on Creative Potager.

2. Images are more quickly and likely to show up in an image search when posted on Creative Potager so there is greater exposure of the work for new viewers to find.

3. Creative Potager offers a more friendly platform for longer posts and to profile new work, projects or initiatives.

But the most powerful pull to Creative Potager is it that pleases me to post here! I have a chance to engage with all of you in what feels like a more relaxed-tea-sipping pace than on the other platforms.

So we shall continue in a rather loose, as desired, kind of posting pattern. Yes, subscribing might be best if you don’t want to miss anything. For example, I am starting to plan a new version of the Salish Sea Sunday Savings events to begin before the end of October. These events are not to be missed as they only come around for a few weeks a each year – kind of like these golden plums in a new painting that was released today in the Artsy Home online Gallery…

FRUITS OF LABOUR  is a 12 x 12 inch oil on mounted gessobord – available HERE.

For me, this still life holds the sweet warmth of summer sun and fresh pick fruit. One of my photography clients had asked that I photograph their farm and I have been observing and capturing the golden plums in this painting since they were blossoms on the plum tree. Though I primarily paint land and seascapes, still life and even some figurative paintings will sometimes show up in my work. In fact, expect to see more small still life studies in the months ahead. They offer a nice change from the cooler shades of the sea.


SPROUT:  What creative musings are colouring your autumn foliage?


All the best of a Canadian Thanksgiving holiday Monday to you!


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21 thoughts on “New homes for Art and other studio musings

  1. Terrill – CONGRATULATIONS on the sale of your lovely works of art – especially since each of them has made its way to a perfect home.

    You said it best when you said about your Creative Potager blog, “…in what feels like a more relaxed-tea-sipping pace than on the other platforms.” My head is nodding in enthusiastic agreement.

    SPROUT: What creative musings are colouring your autumn foliage?

    I can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet…

    • I am looking forward Laurie to when the cat is released and comes screaming across my stream knocking the daily doldrums in all directions with lightening speed. I will be the first to shout – YES! Go Laurie GO! Thank you for dropping by to celebrate with me and you are so right – perfect homes have been found for all these works… except the newest one of course 🙂

  2. I am glad that you intend to maintain this site. I enjoy your posts, there is a tranquility about them that is rarely found elsewhere. Here, I can linger for as long as I want without feeling the pull to run off to respond to other messages. Most importantly, congratulations on the sales.

    • Oh good Charles – I feel this way when I am here as well… the desire to linger and respond more deeply tho those that comment on each post. And thank you for celebrating these sales with me. I would create regardless but it always warms my heart when a work finds its own perfect home.

  3. Congratulations on all the sales, Terrill. So delighted for you.

    Creative musings run from pairings of wine and food (I just posted a poem in the comments of today’s TweetSpeakPoetry post) to Poetry at Work (also at TweetSpeak) to autumn colors (new poem will be up tomorrow).

    • As I do so like poetry Maureen I just had to go collect the live link for TweetSpeakPoetry Now I can go take a closer look after a long walk this afternoon. The day is still fall-sunny and gorgeous out but it will get dark too soon and then I will be ready to read some poetry 🙂 Thank you as always for stopping by Maureen and particularly for commenting on today’s more celebratory post.

  4. OH Terrill I am so excited about your sales and of course your good work. I am asking for the apple blossom work – I think on the stretched canvas but I could not find it today….my family is rallying but had to pause to assist me in getting a working cellphone for my birthday and since they chose a iphone5 that took many dollars and lots of effort – I appreciate it and being able to get on facebook and my email from nearly everywhere…For 3 days I have enjoyed it very much 🙂

    I hope your trip was pure pleasure and I loved all your connections on facebook. My partner is finding his ipad a great way to keep posted with the green architects in China…a good way to keep working but remain out of the public eye, because the folks here think China is a monster and so polluted…they are not moving as fast as Vancouver BC but they are moving the whole country faster than the USA

    Zip and I were walking while you were gone and went by a favorite garden and met the new resident, who had a visitor from BC…Coral Barclay is an artist who has her studio at 8120 central Rd. HORNBY Island BC…. She is going to live here for a few months with her friend…I gave her your blog address and she was very excited. She seemed very quiet but readily got me her business card.

    Maybe she is the competition? I don’t know, but I do think artists make the world a lovelier place to be and they delight my eye

    • Well do say “hello” from me Patricia! Competition is only a matter of perspective. I like to think about is a great pool of work to enjoy 🙂 And unless you want the print larger, the 5 x 7 inch original framed is $145.00 directly from me. A small (8 x 11.8 inches) canvas print is $136.00. If it was me choosing I would go for the original but it is up to you. The original is not listed in any online gallery at the moment and is safely in the studio waiting for that perfect home 🙂 All the best with your iphone5. I hear it has a panoramic picture taking mode. Have you tried it yet?

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Terrill. And congratulations on the sale of your lovely work. Well I’m so close to finishing my current manuscript that I can taste. Maybe that’s why my muse started playing with a new story idea. And so, you guessed it, I abadoned one to play with the other. I see that Author Kristen Lamb has a post on focusing on her blog. I think I’ll go read that.
    All the best,

      • Terrill–
        Great to see you back on the boards my friend! And thrilled to hear you had such a memorable travel swing! Congratulations on the sale of more of your treasures. As I scrolled down taking in your sumptuous canvasses and stunning photography prints I couldn’t decide which one I love best. Safe to say each one was visually intoxicating, and I can only envy those who have beautified the walls of their homes!

        The opera season has begun, so I am planning on some late fall musings on my experiences!

        • It is good to be back Sam. Things are still in “catch-up” mode here at Creative Potager but we are getting there. Thank you as always for your kind words. Means a lot. Best of the week to you!

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