Wednesday's Art Review...
THE NURSE’S PLACE CLINTON BC
Art Review Comments by Laurie Buchanan
Laden with grays, greens, and yellows — the beauty of this mostly plein air oil painting lay in it’s rich texture and the unpretentious curve of the tire-rutted lane that leads to “the Nurse’s place” at the southern tip of the Cariboo Plateau in the village of Clinton, British Columbia. This small 9” x 12” canvas conveys large thoughts.
If not for the hand-hewn wood fence flanking the overgrown track, directing the onlooker’s gaze — beckoning — it would be easy to miss “the Nurse’s place,” spare and plain, nestled among the lush landscape.
The world is incomprehensibly intricate, yet it’s abundantly clear that the meadow and forest make simple sense in the heart of Canadian artist, Terrill Welch, as her deft brushstrokes in this impressionist oil painting suggests litter-fall on a forest floor — twigs, seeds, needles, bark — and the pungent smell of nature’s compost.
A rise here, a dip there, the unsparing canvas hints at resting — chin to knees — on a hillock among the bones of ancient trees. It whispers, “Lift your gaze past the grey-green stillness that’s settled mantle-like over the landscape. Look to the sky.” It’s easy to imagine a momentary gust of wind with a sprinkle of rain; never amounting to anything more than that. Just enough to glisten one’s face as they cultivate tranquility in the surrounding environment of THE NURSE’S PLACE CLINTON BC.
* The tagline “Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing” of writer and coach Laurie Buchanan tells us what we need to know most her. Laurie is an anchor writer for Sibyl Magazine. She is also a contributing writer for Evolving Your Spirit magazine and a contributing writer for Power of Positivity. Laurie can be reached through Facebook and also her blog, Speaking from the Heart, at http://tuesdayswithlaurie.com/
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