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West Point Lighthouse PEI by Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 30 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: oil on canvas
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch/west-point-lighthouse-pei

West Point Lighthouse is a story book gem complete with a resident ghost. Its compelling placement along the red sand shores and rather unique black and white facade give rise to fancy.

West Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada

#art #Canadianart #landscapepaintings #PEI #lighthouse
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New release "Rolling Spring Storms Rocky Point PEI"
Size (h w d): 20 x 40 x 1.5 in Medium: walnut oil on canvas
At: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch/rolling-spring-storms-rocky-point-pei

From the Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, Rocky Point captures the imagination as this distant shore does battle with sea and sky. Our smallness is often felt before we expand with the weather and stride purposefully along the boardwalk. Bit of weather out there today, someone will likely comment. Collars of light jackets will be turned up and tightened at the neck but the smiles, they tell us one thing - spring! Spring rains. Spring greens slicing the red banks with their brilliance as they catch a break in the clouds. What is not to love in the simplicity of a moment like this?

#art #landscapes #PEI #rockypoint #canadianart
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Today's work "resting" - Centuries of Seasons Heritage Road PEI - 24 x 30 inch oil on wood. Process recorded and posted at: https://creativepotager.com/2016/11/11/the-process-of-painting-centuries-of-seasons/
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The latest studio landscape painting that follows a spring plein air session on Prince Edward Island.

"Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI" - 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

While standing on a narrow slip of land reaching out into the Atlantic sea it is tempting to shout "Give it back! Give all that red dirt you have swallowed back to shore!" But the sea never listens to such demands or pleas. We must accept, make adjustments.

Full details at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch/cap-egmont-lighthouse-pei--2

In my southwest coast studio on Mayne Island it is grey and wet with mist rolling through our valley. I kind of like remembering the warm sun during the middle of May as I stood on this shore painting. Enjoy!
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For your Sunday viewing pleasure - the latest not-quite-so-large painting "On Edge At Cape Bear PEI" 28 x 24 inch oil on canvas at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch/on-edge-at-cape-bear-pei

Securing one's footing and leaning up to the edge of a Prince Edward Island red sandstone cliff that is tipped towards the sea is a good reminder of the eternity of change.

Cape Bear is on the eastern side of Prince Edward Island and this view is located where the Cape Bear lighthouse has been moved away from the edge of the eroding shore. It was spring when I was there with moody muggy weather enhancing a natural melancholy that comes with such a simplistic view.

#PEI #art #landscapeart #CapeBear #Canadianart #seascape
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I am pleased to present the latest in my East Coast Landscape paintings....

Charlottetown PEI Harbour 24 x 30 inch oil on wood
available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch/charlottetown-pei-harbour

There is a memory of cold, stiff fingers working a brush over a surface in the early spring morning air as I stand at the edge of the Charlottetown harbour. There is a sense of knowing exactly what is before me. Then, everything dissolves into fragments and reforms - though only slightly differently, the view is of an unknown time that is somehow more familiar than the present. Space and history merge. What is left is a quick glance up Great George Street to the St. Dunstan's Basilica from Confederation Landing in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

#Charlottetown #PEI #art #landscape #paintings #CanadianArt

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Today's work has resulted in bringing this large canvas to rest. It has taken its own sweet time but who can rush a meditation on World Peace!? More about the process later. For now the work must stand on its own....

Update: Read about the background for this work and see the finished painting at:
https://terrillwelchartist.com/2016/08/10/large-painting-of-blooming-point-pei-a-meditation-on-world-peace/

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas
‪#‎PEI‬ ‪#‎Canadian‬ ‪#‎landscape‬ ‪#‎worldpeace‬ ‪#‎oilpainting‬
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And so the journey continues...
No matter where we went, from North Cape to Cavendish to Summerside to St. Peters Bay, to East Point to Georgetown, to Murray Head to Rocky Point or just on the streets of Charlottetown, we were welcomed with exemplar Canadian kindness! Prince Edward Island has managed to cultivate the best of rural and urban living in its small province and it is a place that warms the heart and lifts the spirit. We will be back. We have made a promise to ourselves to have me come and work in the fall to early winter, maybe in 2017, to capture the landscape again in painting sketches and photographs during the autumn season. For now, I must go home and start working up the Prince Edward Island landscape onto larger canvases using the reference material I have gathered over the past seven weeks. I owe a huge thanks to all the islanders who have welcomed me and shared their favourite places and advice. There are too many to name but you know who you are! Thank you!!! Until we meet again!

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Today's work is admittedly more about this moment than the one used for reference. When we go on adventures and stretch ourselves beyond what is familiar, we never quiet fit into the self we were before taking these risks. So, when it becomes time to leave, there is this process of saying good-bye, not only to the place I am leaving but also to the parts of me that will be missing or changes from who I was before I arrived - if this makes any sense at all. Of course, this is all good and necessary but it is a process none the less.

I anticipate that this will be my last painting sketch while on Prince Edward Island though I still have some canvas paper left for Monday or Tuesday if I simply must paint.

Fogged In AT Basin Head PEI Study 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord
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