Gossip overheard in the artist’s studio this afternoon…
Standing on end and shouldering themselves into a rough order along the curved hallway, these landscape paintings whisper loudly to each other.
“What are we doing here? I don’t even have my edges painted yet!”
“Me either but I hear that is happening tomorrow. Apparently, we have a big gig coming up for September and October.”
“Yeah, I heard eight of us large ones will be showing in Victoria, BC ” says Seaside Mayne Island, as he heaves himself to a slightly better angle to be heard, without actually shouting, from the great room.
Then Evening And The Arbutus Tree leans over the railing from the loft.
“She told me that she wants to call the show ‘Above The Stacks’ because we are going to be in a new library and most of us will be way up high above the books. I said she had to add ‘Land and Sea’ to the title or no one will know that it is going to be us.”
Long Beach Vancouver Island sighs as the tide recedes farther up her midriff.
“You know” she comments patiently while stretching out one long sandy leg, and then the other “it is way too soon to be getting excited. There are still a couple of weeks to wait. No use wearing out all our shine in the studio.”
Then she winks and the light sparkles off of her sea “I do believe Emily Carr is somehow involved again.”
All the paintings in the studio start whispering at once. In fact one little fellow gets so excited that he falls over flat on his face in the magazine article he had been trying to read upside down.
Sea and Sun Cox Bay Tofino BC grumbles “You had to go and wake the little ones didn’t you!? You know they are too small to go in this show.”
“There will be other shows” Long Beach Vancouver Island replies. “After all, there are not many place that can handle the eight of us.”
The late summer afternoon warmth starts to make all the paintings drowsy – large ones, middle-sized ones and small ones. Sssshhhh!
The studio is quiet.
What are you whispering about today?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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