A Brush with Life

By Terrill Welch Gallery

A Brush with Life is the good bits! Insider stories, discoveries, snippets, opinions, new works and shows for fans and art collectors of Terrill Welch Gallery paintings. Published every 2nd Friday.

A Brush with Life is the good bits! Insider stories, discoveries, snippets, opinions, new works and shows for fans and art collectors of Terrill Welch Gallery paintings. Published every 2nd Friday.

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#117・

A Brush with Life - Issue #117 Change is Always in the Wind

The Terrill Welch Gallery pod has a new show with additional works showing exclusively online for your browsing and purchasing pleasure between November 3 and November 28, 2022. “For the Love of Trees” includes a selection of Terrill Welch’s tree paintings an…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #116 Finding Small Beauties while at the Easel

Above, a small work is drying beside the large Arbutus tree painting with freshly painted edges. This minimalist feeling painting is another work for my Red Line Series even though the red line is not visible.

 
#115・

A Brush with Life - Issue #115 Red Line Series Featured in New Show

This new series is showing in the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod opened October 6 and is showing through to October 31, 2022. Self browsing is available in person from 11-4, Thursday through Monday, at 428 Luff Rd., Mayne Island British Columbia. Or the work can b…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #114 More Sunshine During a Volatile Time

Did you guess that painting edges is what I would be doing with all that sunshine we have been having? I sure didn’t. I did manage some hikes and long strolls. But getting the edges painted is what held my attention. There is more about both in the two separa…

 
#113・

A Brush with Life - Issue #113 Late Summer Gold

Now resting, the painting still needs the edges painted and a final photograph before releasing “Arbutus and Salish Sea” but here is the story about its development…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #112 The Terrill Welch Gallery Pod Is Open

There are smaller paintings near the entrance…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #111 Over The Moon

I was out chasing the Sturgeon Moonrise on the evening of August 11th at Bennett Bay here on Mayne Island in British Columbia. Tell me, how did you like your super moon? It is the last one for 2022.The weather was a bit hazy for any detail but a lovely evenin…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #110 Art Is Long

The studio painting started out as it usually does. There was a ground and some marks in relation to photographic and plein air references.

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #109 Deep Shadows in Midsummer

Above and below is a small study of a lovely local garden that caught my attention during the Mayne Island House and Garden tour recently.

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #108 Just Breathe

I love summer afternoons reading in the coolness of our new bedroom with the breeze from the valley swishing through the house from all the screened open windows. Sometimes I even manage to stay awake for several pages. Often though, the deliciousness of a sh…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #107 Loafing Around

We had to make an unexpected trip to Victoria and once the one urgent task was completed found ourselves with several hours until we could catch the late evening ferry home. This new painting is from references gathered while we were waiting. The canvas is la…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #106 Hints of Summer and New Painting

I have a couple of new grounds painted this week with the large 36 x 40 inches set aside for a seascape.

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #105 Artist Road Trip - part two

A few of the mountains seen today on our way to Lake Louise and then once we arrived in the village. It was a gorgeous drive and I probably should have stopped more for references but I didn’t. Here are a few of my favourites...Grotto Mountain just before Can…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #104 Artist Road Trip - part one

The first day saw us go from a damp 10 degrees on the southwest coast to a gorgeous warm and dry 20 degrees in Hedley BC. We saw snow still at the edge of the road as we went through the mountains but it was a perfect traveling day along fast running rivers o…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #103 Mixing Things Up and Still Mixing

Two new small Terrill Welch paintings have been release to add to the ISLAND TIME ART room. The frames shown in the room view above are not included but rather shared for an art collector’s inspiration.

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #102 Art Studio Organizing

I hope you are nodding because he has already come and gone. I will let you know if anything interesting is published. Interviews and having my photo taken are not my favourite things to do. Still, they need to be done and I tried not to think too much about …

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #101 OPEN - ISLAND TIME ART

ISLAND TIME ART is located at 492 Dalton Drive on Mayne Island in British Columbia. The petite gallery room is in the blue building with Dragonfly, just above the ferry terminal. It is open to walk-in visitors 10-5 Wednesday through Monday and closed on Tuesd…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #100 Within An Ordinary Day 100 Times

I woke one morning two weeks ago today to geese landing onto the field in the valley below. We have a window slightly open to listen to the frogs at night. So the geese were loud! I lifted my head off the pillow and looked out the window into the side yard an…

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #99 Moments of Abstraction

Wet on the easel, this work is inspired by Etel Adnan (1925 - 2021) who started painting in San Francisco in the 1960 where she taught the Philosophy of Art at the Dominican University of California. In the beginning she often limited herself to four colours …

 
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A Brush with Life - Issue #98 Sunflowers, Peace Doves and New Paintings

The day before I had posted the painting above with the colours of the Ukraine flag and these words:Sunflowers are the national flower of the Ukraine and many artists have been posting their sunflower paintings in support of Ukraine. However, there is more to…