A Seascape as a Place to be on Saturna Island

East Point on Saturna Island is a fine place to be in almost any weather but a warm end of June just brings out its best.

From the little fog house that is….

The Little House That Is by Terrill Welch 2015_06_23 002

to the sight of Mount Baker sitting grand and surprising on the far shore.

Mount Baker A quiet surpise by Terrill Welch 2015_06_23 005

Trails past the wind swept Garry Oak and Ocean Spray tell a story of another kind of day.

wind swept Garry Oak and Ocean Spray by Terrill Welch 2015_06_23 007

But it also keeps the secret of a hauntingly beautiful cliff that can be viewed from below.

East Point Cliffs by Terrill Welch 2015_06_23 025

I eventually head across the field looking taking a thoughtful look back over my shoulder and think – does it get any better than this!?

a place be by Terrill Welch 2015_06_23 011

In answer to my own question, the next day when we return the sea and sky are both pale blue in the warm sun. It does, yes it does get better. I spend the afternoon on Pebble Beach with a friend and collector of my work who is traveling with me. I paint while she starts to notice the changes in light and shadow on the landscape as I work. It was as if watching the process of plein air painting gave her fresh eyes.

June afternoon East Point en plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_06_25 393

Shall we finish up with this wee 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch “June at East Point on Panel Board”? Why not!

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

There is more but this all for now as I am still traveling.

When was the last time that you found yourself seeing with new fresh eyes?

Note: You may notice that most of my photographs lately have a watermark. I have reluctantly gone to this method due to the ease with which images are downloaded and shared with no easy ability to reference to the photographer. This way the photographs can always be traced back to me if someone has a desire to know. My apologies for any distraction this may cause.

© 2015 Terrill Welch, All rights reserved.

Liberal usage granted with written permission. See “About” for details.

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

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9 thoughts on “A Seascape as a Place to be on Saturna Island

  1. Terrill — I love that you’re sharing — in vivid color! — your current traveling adventure here with your readers. And you’ve taught me something valuable in this post, as well:

    As you know from following my blog, I’ve long used a copyright watermark on my photographs. But… it’s brilliant that you use your website address as the watermark! I may well implement that practice myself.

    • i think this may work well for you Laurie. The website address seems like the most sensible thing for me as I want to draw people into the rest of my work. A name copyright just adds an extra step for someone who is looking for me. Glad you enjoyed the shared adventure.

    • You are most welcome Patricia. It seems so long since we were by to visit in the late winter or very early spring. I think about that afternoon and evening often. You would enjoy Saturna Island I think as well.

  2. The specter of Edward Hopper hangs over some of these paintings – I think the ones I am alluding to are obvious, but in the end this is pure Terrill Welch artistic bliss, which as always celebrates nature and the wonders that are always at the fingertips of the inspired and observant artist. These are utterly magnificent. Lately I’ve re-discovered some films, one thought to be lacking with an entirely new perspective!

    • Sam it is so great to have you drop in again! I know your time is precious as it is for us all and I am honoured to have you here. Thank you so much as always for your thoughtful and kind words.

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