It is leaf kicking time! I am heading north for better than week to visit with family. With a bit of luck, I will come back with at least few photographs of brilliant autumn colours. I can’t make a promise but I can assure you that there is a good possibility.
In the meantime, I have been busy with a large stack of administrative work with little time to paint. But I do have a new large 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas resting called SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND
It is not released yet and still needs a final photo shoot. I will also do a full work-in-progress post for us sometime in early October. Regardless of its newness and still “resting” status, I placed the painting in a prominent location last evening for a dinner we hosted with good friends and collectors of my paintings and photography.
The hit of the evening, after SEASIDE MAYNE ISLAND of course, was a new still life painting…
AUGUST STILL LIFE WITH CEZANNE AND MATISSE
36 x 24 inch oil on canvas
There are distinctive elements of Paul Cezanne‘s work that go far beyond his use of colour to represent form. He had a way of presenting different viewpoints in his compositions that was and is exciting. This is something that Henri Matisse continued to explore while allowing the paint to become colour fields of flat surfaces. At one point in the of the development of this work I had a choice. I could continue to build up the colour fields or I could continue to follow the light and movement within the landscape. Matisse of course was arguing for letting paint be paint in its colour and simplicity. Cezanne was slowly working his way into the tension of form and structure of the still life using colour as his guide. I observed. I thanked the masters. Then I picked up my brush and continued to paint the light and movement between the forms until the painting came to rest. Edges are currently unfinished and can be completed to meet your needs.
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Where might be your favourite Leaf-kicking stroll when the golden light is shining low through the trees?
Psst! I have also started working on my second art book. The working title is ANYTHING BUT NEUTRAL: Mayne Island in paintings and photographs, Volume Two. I have about 57 of the estimated 80 pages completed in draft form. Tentative release will be early November. I shall keep you posted as it progresses 🙂
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
For gallery and purchase information about Terrill’s photographs and paintings go to http://terrillwelchartist.com
- August Still life with Cezanne and Matisse (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Golden Plums An Apple And A Green Vase Still Life Painting (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple Still Life Painting (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Seaside Mayne Island oil painting study by Terrill Welch (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Recent sales of Terrill Welch oil paintings and pending price increase (terrillwelchartist.com)
- Golden Plums Summer Flowers with Rilke Cezanne and Matisse (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
- Morning In The Kitchen – Small Abstract Painting by Terrill Welch (terrillwelchartist.com)