British Columbia is burning. The wildfires have devoured a land mass larger than the province of Prince Edward Island. The fire season is not over yet. There might be a little rain on Sunday but it won’t be enough. Air quality warnings are frequent but unnecessary. I only need to breathe in next to the open window to know how many particles there are in each square inch of smoke-filled air. The sunsets are as eerie as they are beautiful.
No long hikes for me. A casual stroll to sit by the water is all that this week can offer.
I did manage to get out to do a small plein air painting though.
Hazy Morning Active Pass 5 x 7 acrylic plein air sketch
The painting sketch is now off on an adventure of its own – the eighth painting to do so this past five weeks.
But the Terrill Welch Gallery! Now it has enjoyed the soft light from outside through the feature window.
I will be there again on Friday at 10:30 to do a live recording on my Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page for the first Friday Art Stop feature. If you have a moment, drop on in. I did an introductory video, a sort of sample, for this new project that you may enjoy in the meantime.
I suppose today’s post is my best efforts to find my way forward during uncertain times.
How do you process things that you cannot change? Like wildfires? Like threats of nuclear war?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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