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Roughed in on the easel today...

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California - 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas in progress.

My guiding question for this work is "What texture is the scent of traveling light through storm clouds?"

I was up a good part of the night with some kind of stomach bug or something so decided it was definitely the more open walnut oil paints for me today. I have a couple of poor photography reference images and a much stronger plein air acrylic sketch and the memory of standing in front of the this landscape early in the spring with fellow painter and friend +Lena Levin. This is her country and she graciously took me out to one of her favourite close-by painting places. It is a good kind of remembering for today and the question I have posed for myself lifts me out of any immediate details. May you also be doing something you deeply enjoy this afternoon!

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Oh, we'll do it some day... :) For some reason, I feel quite sure of this. 
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I was just bought breakfast by the couple in front of me in appreciation for my art. How cool is that?

On my way to Vancouver where my paintings are being represented at an international art fair Art! Vancouver by Artists In Canada. Should be fun!
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Have a great day!
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From this morning in the community garden after the watering was done...

in dreams
and in wakening...
the colour of the iris

by Shushiki (1668 - 1725) Apparently known as one of the foremost Japanese women haiku poets of her time.

#NatureIsCalling #haiku #iris  
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You too Theresa! 
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Sometimes my paintings receive gifts that are all their own. This one is from a good friend and writer +Laurie Buchanan . Enjoy!

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The sun, barely ripe on the bay’s horizon, offers the promise of warmth later in the day. The morning is still cool with a hint—an afterthought, really—of remaining mist. Hugging oneself in the mut...
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Thanks Marie, Aglaia and Theresa and you are most welcome :)
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Some Saturday reading for you about the most important thing in the world... :)
What is love? Believe it or not, I had never really thought about it till last week. Or if I have, it was more about how language shapes and constrains our understanding of love —…
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A little drama on the ferry ride home tonight ;) ...

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No Jo-Anne this home is on Galiano Island which is right next to Mayne Island. I was on one of the Southern Gulf Island ferries when I took this. We live almost at the center of Mayne Island and have a very private pastoral valley view. 
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From yesterday's walk in Boundary Park, Tsawwassen...

Redwing Blackbird

Good to be home this morning, gardens to water and blinking slowly awake into a quiet Monday morning.

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Darron I agree! :) 
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My Sunday morning recommended read...

"The study of silence has long engrossed me. The matrix of a poet’s work consists not only of what is there to be absorbed and worked on, but also of what is missing, desaparecido, rendered unspeakable, thus unthinkable. It is through these invisible holes in reality that poetry makes its way — certainly for women and other marginalized subjects and for disempowered and colonized peoples generally, but ultimately for all who practice any art at its deeper levels. The impulse to create begins — often terribly and fearfully — in a tunnel of silence. Every real poem is the breaking of an existing silence, and the first question we might ask any poem is, What kind of voice is breaking silence, and what kind of silence is being broken?" - Adrienne Rich
"The impulse to create begins -- often terribly and fearfully -- in a tunnel of silence. Every real poem is the breaking of an existing sile
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A constellation of sea stars as seen during yesterday's low tide nature walk...

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You are welcome Theresa :)
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From my walk today... "lavender afternoon" and "lavender honey making"

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Beautiful pictures
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Here is another view of the Orcas as we went through active pass on the Mayne Queen ferry yesterday. The image is available as a photography print, tote, iPhone skin, mugs and more in my redbubble store at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch/works/14861800-orcas-surface-in-active-pass-gulf-islands

The waters were heavy with the long weekend water traffic. So with this post I am including a comprehensive set of guidelines for viewing whales and other wildlife that is published by the Whale Watch Operators' Association Northwest (WWOANW) on their website

Tips:
Whales orient themselves to their surroundings, to food sources, and to each other, primarily by their sense of sound. Boat noises are much louder underwater than through the air.

Fast turns, accelerations and decelerations make very loud noises underwater. Go slow around whales. Avoid speeding toward whales or trying to intersect their course.

Take your time. Gradually slow your boat to idle speed when you are within a mile or so of whales. The whales may be miles apart from each other. There may be other whales much closer than the ones you last saw.

Try to approach slowly, from behind and off to one side, in a course that will gradually bring you parallel with them and at least 100 yards away from them.

Avoid jumping from one group of whales to another, and avoid "leapfrogging" directly into their path. You are just as likely to see whales when they surface if you remain where you are or continue on the same course and speed when the whales dive.

When it is safe to do so, the best whale encounters may be experienced with the engine turned off. If you have a hydrophone, drop it into the water and listen to amazing orca conversations.

When you leave a whale or group of whales, wait for them to surface safely away from you before crossing their path behind them.

Such a pleasure to share the waters with these fellows.

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Oh! That's so lovely! The surrounding mountains are beautiful too! and a very useful information!
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Wild columbine spotted on my walk in the woods and captured with iPhone. Usually the deer see these flowers first. So this is a rare glimpse on Mayne Island of a common plant in other parts of B.C.. Have a great long weekend! I am also giving notice that posting will be sporadic until fall. This happens every summer doesn't it? :) #NatureIsCalling
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It is off to a good start Oksana
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    As an artist, photographer and writer, I am a woman living a life of simple abundance.
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As an artist, photographer and writer, I am a woman living a life of simple abundance.

I do not live with a dog, a cat, nor rabbit or mouse. All my plants are of the outdoor variety and many are taller than a four story building. I do have a collection of 8 grown children and 5 grandchildren. But mostly, my sweetie and I live a very quiet life on a rural island off the southwest coast of Canada. My studio is in the loft of our strawbale timberframe home. I often do not leave the island for six to eight weeks at a time. My creative subjects are most often about where I call "home." You are welcome to come by if you are ever in the neighbourhood. It is always a pleasure to have studio visitors... or just good company for tea :) 

My paintings and photography are profiled at:

Terrill Welch Fine Arts G+ PAGE

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Born in the village of Vanderhoof in north-central British Columbia, Terrill Welch’s art training came at an early age and continued more in the European style of mentoring and tutoring.

Terrill Welch’s work, in water mixable oil paints and photographic prints, showcases the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast of Canada. Though locally appreciated, Terrill Welch is internationally recognized.

Since 2010, more than 50 of Terrill Welch’s paintings of various sizes and significantly more of her photography prints have found their way into private collections. Many of these paintings have sold while still work-in-progress or resting wet on the easel.

Her paintings and photographs are sold to art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, Norway and Switzerland.

Terrill Welch is named as one of 21 Artists to watch for 2011 by Skinny Artist in its world-wide review.

Terrill Welch's work is in collections that also include such renowned Canadian landscape painters as Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris.


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