The winds had howled for days. It was the second storm in just a few weeks and though not as bad as the first we were still without out power for 36 hours. As the storm edged its way back from our shores I headed for the shores and gathered several images for later painting references. The breaking light was stunning and the waves were still smashing up against the rocks with gusto.
Now it is time to pull out a large 36 x 48 inch canvas for the first in what will likely be a handful of seascapes…
I often use no ground with these large wave painting because I want to take full advantage of the white of the canvas.
There is only one place to begin and it is to start adding paint.
Brushstroke after brushstroke the Canadian west coast seascape starts to develop.
Eventually the work is blocked-in and it is time to wash the brushes for today.
This morning saw me back in the gallery winter studio, brush in hand, palette knife at the ready to continue the work to a point of “resting”.
ALL IN ONE, REEF BAY, MAYNE ISLAND “resting” 36 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch
I will leave it for a few days now as I begin working on yet another canvas. Maybe a smaller one this time. Once I am satisfied that it is done and the canvas has dried to the touch, a final photograph will be take and the work will be release.
For now though, this is a wrap! All the best of a fine Sunday to you!
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4 thoughts on “All In One Reef Bay Mayne Island oil painting in progress”
Beautiful! So interesting to see how the painting evolved.
Glad you enjoyed the development Deborah! Each work has its own approach in someways but it is all chosen from a toolkit of choices.
Terrill — I never fail to be fully engaged with your “progression” type posts. Seeing a painting get “birthed” is fascinating!
Laurie, I often think about you when I am getting ready to post one of these “in-progress” snippets. You have inspired me to try and make it a practice, at least for the larger works. We shall see how it goes. Thanks for dropping by as always.