Some people go on vacations. They want to kick back and relax. A holiday from the grind of their real life they say. Not me! My real life is already scrumptiously engaging and meaningful. Though a little sunshine in just the right place never hurts.
When I leave home, I usually want to do more of what I do already in an ordinary day.
I therefore call these gallivants-into-the-unknown, adventures! This latest six-day trip was to Chesterman Beach over on the wildest of the wild west coast in southern Canada, Tofino.
There is nothing like rain in a rain forest. Just put on that rain gear and go for it! Neither the giant trees nor you will mind in the least.
Or maybe the weather breaks for a few moments so you head for the beach again to… dig a hole, or play in the creek, or maybe you want to practice your clambering skills? Definitely a life-long ability worth refining in rough terrain. You just never know when you might want to climb straight up a hillside for a better view or down over some rocks to get that perfect angle.
Or, how about a little plein air painting? Five years old
or fifty-seven years old, it is all good!
If it is crazy unpredictable weather, go anyway. Get out there and stretch those limbs!
Sun, rain, hail or high seas you will love it! I am as sure of it as these three are.
But, for a landscape painter, that isn’t the last of it is it? The adventure continues back in the studio. Here are two of the latest Tofino oil paintings.
On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas
and Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas UPDATE: SOLD April 8, 2016
These will be available in my online gallery along with other work if you care for more information.
Now that is an adventure! My deepest thanks to the O family for inviting me along.
Stay tuned for the next traveling artist trip which will be to the East Coast of Canada for seven weeks on Prince Edward Island. Estimated time of arrive is late April.
Where is your next adventure going to take you?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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