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A Brush with Life - Issue #14 West Coast Winter Paintings

What is a west coast winter like? Well, sometimes there are high winds, lashing and drizzling rains o
A Brush with Life - Issue #14 West Coast Winter Paintings
By Terrill Welch Gallery • Issue #14 • View online
What is a west coast winter like? Well, sometimes there are high winds, lashing and drizzling rains or fog and mist. Always, when you can see it, there is the low-angle of sunlight and on rare occasions snow - first in the mountains and then settling into the lower elevations. But since, snow is not a predictable occurrence on our part of the coast, I have only a few paintings of snow or almost snow and several of those are already in private collections. Still, I wanted to share them with you. It is the last day of November today and that time of year where we know winter has settled into the west coast. The SOLD paintings are marked as such and do not have a clickable link. The rest you are able to follow to the online gallery if you wish.
Enjoy the West Coast Winter Snow & Almost Snow 2nd virtual newsletter show!

West Coast Winter Virtual Show
“Oyster Bay Mayne Island BC with fresh snow” by Terrill Welch. SOLD.
“Oyster Bay Mayne Island BC with fresh snow” by Terrill Welch. SOLD.
Snow seldom reaches the shores of the Salish Sea and less often does it strike such beautiful contrasts between the land and sea. There is cause to stand for a long moment in its wonder, maybe even to celebrate its rarity in this quiet scene at Oyster Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia.
“Winter with the Old Fir on the Ridge” by Terrill Welch. AVAILABLE.
“Winter with the Old Fir on the Ridge” by Terrill Welch. AVAILABLE.
Note: this painting is so long and narrow at 48 x 24 inches that I have shared the image sperately. The online gallery link is below.
“Winter” by Terrill Welch. SOLD.
“Winter” by Terrill Welch. SOLD.
Deep veins of melancholy resist the golden glow of the low afternoon winter sun on sea and shore. While the gulls cry, we laugh and weep with equal tension. We tell ourselves it is a happy moment, a joyful bounty of abundance.
Last Days Before Snow Victoria BC by Terrill Welch  | Artwork Archive
Early March Snow Japanese Garden Mayne Island BC by | Artwork Archive
“West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea” by Terrill Welch. SOLD.
“West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea” by Terrill Welch. SOLD.
Simple abundance is an evening winter sea, wanting for nothing and entirely grateful for natural gifts. Brush strokes are challenged to create this lack of wanting as emotions shift toward inspired while waves swing into the sandstone with gusto.
Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island | Artwork Archive
“Point No Point Mid-Storm” By Terrill Welch. SOLD.
“Point No Point Mid-Storm” By Terrill Welch. SOLD.
The sea has its own reverence for the end of the day. Evening brings momentary relief in a four day storm as I stand just out of reach from the spray. Point No Point is on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Storm Coming Through by Terrill Welch  | Artwork Archive
Five of the nine paintings in this virtual show are still available and together with the sold paintings, they capture my experience of our west coast winters. These works were all painted between 2012 and the present. I hope you enjoyed your browse.
What says “winter” to you?
P.S. More Paintings In Private Collections
Since the beginning of October, eight works have left the Gallery and home studio - that is three more since my last newsletter two weeks ago! Each has gone to accompany a newsletter subscriber and art collector. For this I am most thankful! I deeply appreciate each and everyone of you sharing this painting journey with me whether it is as a serious fan or as a collector. I am sincerely by your company and support either way!!! If you like, you can see what has been chosen in the latest post on my website (it says seven but there are eight and the post is updated ;) ….
Seven More Paintings Gone | Canadian Contemporary Artist Terrill Welch
Enjoy the low-angle of winter light!
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