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Terrill Welch has been at 18 events

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First Friday Art Walk660,867The last First Friday Art Walk of the year will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)December First Friday Art Walk2013-12-06 14:00:0029  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0050  
Google Art Project12,202,072Thursday *12 September at 11am ET*, join *Norman Rockwell Museum curators* Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller for a discussion of *the influences Norman Rockwell absorbed to become one of America’s most beloved illustrators.* They will look beyond the narratives of Norman Rockwell’s art to explore the deeper foundations of his paintings.  A creative force in 20th century American visual culture, Rockwell was an engaged observer of the world of art, and often called upon classic and contemporary masters for artistic direction and inspiration. This conversation reveals the depth of Rockwell’s interest in the art of other creators, and their impact on his imagery for the covers and pages of mass-circulation magazines.  *Ask your questions to the curators on this page* or by using  #Arttalks !Art Talk with the Norman Rockwell Museum: Norman Rockwell’s Influences and Borrowings2013-09-12 17:00:00363  
First Friday Art Walk660,867It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The September First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013. -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)September First Friday Art walk2013-09-06 15:00:0090  
First Friday Art Walk660,867It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The September First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013. -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)September First Friday Art walk2013-09-06 15:00:0038  
Google Art Project12,202,072To celebrate +The National Gallery’s current exhibition, ‘Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure’, watch a special #ArtTalk with National Gallery Curatorial Assistant Albert Godycki and Bojan Čičić, a violinist with the Academy of Ancient Music. The speakers will discuss the popular theme of music in 17th century Dutch painting, focusing on the Gallery’s two Vermeer paintings, ‘A Young Woman standing at a Virginal’ and ‘A Young Woman seated at a Virginal’. These stunning Vermeer paintings will be added to the Google Art Project in August. *Ask your questions* to the speakers on this page or by using the #VermeerTalk  hashtag!  *Albert Godycki biography* Albert Godycki provides curatorial support in the areas of Dutch, Flemish, pre-1600 and post-1800 paintings and assists in related exhibitions at the National Gallery, London. At the Gallery he assists in the research, care and presentation of the Dutch and Flemish paintings. Before joining the Gallery, he studied art history in New York, Cracow and Paris.    *Bojan Čičić biography* Bojan Čičić has been principal second violin of the Academy of Ancient Music since April 2012. He performs across Europe and Asia with a number of other orchestras, including his own group Suonar Cantando. He graduated with a diploma in modern violin from the Zagreb Academy of Music, and also studied at the Paris Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.Art Talk on ‘Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure’2013-08-23 13:30:00628  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013. ------------------------------------------------------ How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00130  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00105  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013. ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00229  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:* Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty! Also, please circle @103038056099487506311   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @104672614700283598130 and @107923530149758134024 May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00264  
Trey Ratcliff8,420,964This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00773  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The April #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The April First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, April 5 to 12 a.m. Saturday, April 6. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. April 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-04-05 14:00:57197  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The March   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The March First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, March 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. March February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-03-01 14:00:29146  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How it works:  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag @112105883502643929038 . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  and @112105883502643929038  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha VillenaveG+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00143  
First Friday Art Walk660,867The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again! *It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.*  The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2.  *San Francisco (PDT):* From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *New York (EDT):* From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *Paris (CET):* From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3.  *See starting and end times for _your_ local time zone on the event above.*  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311 , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0067  

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2015-06-07 20:16:32 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

An artist's Sunday morning spent with peonies and poppies...

A quick 12 x 16 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

#art #stilllife #sketches  

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2015-06-23 07:57:23 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

End of another Mayne Island Day. Well, that was then ;)

#sunset #gulfislands  

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2015-06-21 14:59:57 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Plein air painting at yesterday's Market...

Loving the quick loose patches of colour in the shifting summer light! A perfect day for painting and visiting on a Festival weekend with live music for the duration of the market.

Happy summer solstice, National Aboriginal Day and Father's Day today. It seems like perfect time to slow down a little and take stalk on what is good in life and what we can commit to doing better.

#art #nationalaboriginalday #summersolstice #fathersday #Canada  

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2015-07-06 01:38:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Today's work under a smoke-filled sky....

"New Lettuce Foxglove Farm" 8 x10 inch acrylic plein air sketch.

#art #pleinair #saltspringisland #gulfislands #painting 

Today's work under a smoke-filled sky....

"New Lettuce Foxglove Farm" 8 x10 inch acrylic plein air sketch.

#art #pleinair #saltspringisland #gulfislands #painting ___

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2015-07-01 16:12:31 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Happy Canada Day

I am sitting in a perch-like bed this morning looking out over a corner of Vancouver thinking about Canada and being Canadian. What does it really mean? I must admit as a country we have fallen short of my imagined trajectory over the past 20 years.

The Huffington Post puts "Be Nice. Period" at the top of its ten things the rest of the world can learn from Canada. I am guilty of saying sorry as much as any Canadian but I wish this "being kind" still extended to being recognized as a world peacekeeping nation. The Toronto Star reports in October 31, 2014 that in peacekeeping "no nation has fallen off as dramatically as Canada. Twenty years ago, the country ranked as world leader in troop contributions. Today, it is 65th among the 193 UN member states, an all-time low when UN operations are at an all-time high."

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Happy Canada Day

I am sitting in a perch-like bed this morning looking out over a corner of Vancouver thinking about Canada and being Canadian. What does it really mean? I must admit as a country we have fallen short of my imagined trajectory over the past 20 years.

The Huffington Post puts "Be Nice. Period" at the top of its ten things the rest of the world can learn from Canada. I am guilty of saying sorry as much as any Canadian but I wish this "being kind" still extended to being recognized as a world peacekeeping nation. The Toronto Star reports in October 31, 2014 that in peacekeeping "no nation has fallen off as dramatically as Canada. Twenty years ago, the country ranked as world leader in troop contributions. Today, it is 65th among the 193 UN member states, an all-time low when UN operations are at an all-time high."

Second on the Huffington list is "Families Come First" but this somehow doesn't extend to ending child poverty or implementing the benefits of national childcare. One in seven Canadian children live in poverty and we rank 15th on a list of 17 peer countries when it comes to successfully addressing child poverty.

The fourth thing on the list is "Equality isn't just for Straight People" but as recent as June 24th the Globe and Mail reports "Justice Bradley Miller, a critic of gay marriage, has been promoted to Ontario's highest court - the third such judge chosen by the Conservative government since December for the Ontario Court of Appeal"

Fifth is "Strength Through Diversity" but what does this really mean when a Canadian judge in explaining her ruling not to hear a woman wearing a hijab equates the head scarf with that of wearing sunglasses and a hat in her courtroom?

Next is "Bigger is Better when it comes to Nature" which is a strange statement for a country that could and should be leading the world in environmental practices and steps to address climate change. I sigh and wonder if I should even tackle this issue on what is a national day of celebrating Canada. But I will by sharing this short summary from Wikipedia:

Since 2006, the Canadian Conservative Party government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper has adopted few and gutted many environmental laws and policies dealing with rising greenhouse emissions, pollution problems and climate change.[1]

The Conservatives have also made significant budget cuts at Environment Canada, leading to criticism that it is undermining the ability of departmental staff to enforce remaining environmental laws.[2]

The Conservatives have also restricted the ability of government scientists to speak to the public, the media, and even other scientists, leading to criticism that they are trying to limit the debate on environmental issues by "silencing scientists".[3]

There are more things in the Huffington Post list of 10 things the rest of the world can learn from Canada but I think that is enough musing on this subject of being a proud Canadian this morning. Because I am you know - despite our conflicted, sometimes upside reflections on what it is to be Canadian I know it could be a lot worse. I also know we can do better. I know that we must do better. I trust and believe we will do better. Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians with special thanks to the Huffington Post for helping me set aside some time to reflect about how I feel about being Canadian.

#CanadaDay #HappyCanadaDay ___

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2015-06-30 16:48:44 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Something beautiful and cool for today....

June Evening on Brown Ridge Saturna Island -
There are places in the world where even a quiet sunset is spectacular. Such is Brown Ridge on Saturna Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Note: new release on in my Redbubble storefront this morning. Just let me know if you would like the direct link.

#treetuesday #landscapephotography #gulfislands  

Something beautiful and cool for today....

June Evening on Brown Ridge Saturna Island -
There are places in the world where even a quiet sunset is spectacular. Such is Brown Ridge on Saturna Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Note: new release on in my Redbubble storefront this morning. Just let me know if you would like the direct link.

#treetuesday #landscapephotography #gulfislands  ___

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2015-06-29 16:19:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Plein air painting in the shade of trees by the shore on a warm afternoon at Pebble Beach, East Point on Saturna Island. Sometimes I am grabbed so hard by a specific place that I return again and again for years. This is one of those places.

Second photograph is of just the quick sketch  "June at East Point" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board.

All the best of Monday to you!

#art #pleinair #landscape #seascape #paintings #sketches  

Plein air painting in the shade of trees by the shore on a warm afternoon at Pebble Beach, East Point on Saturna Island. Sometimes I am grabbed so hard by a specific place that I return again and again for years. This is one of those places.

Second photograph is of just the quick sketch  "June at East Point" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board.

All the best of Monday to you!

#art #pleinair #landscape #seascape #paintings #sketches  ___

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2015-06-29 14:04:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday +Google+ which was June 28th from what I gather. This album is from March 29, 2011 and I shared it again to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Google+. Yep! I have been here from before the official beginning ;) I tried to look up the exact date while using my iPad this morning and decided it must be in my settings someplace and so gave up hunting for the moment.

Thank you to all of you for being such steadfast friends and colleagues as I share my painting and photography processes and the results with you while hanging out and visiting just for fun in between. In this journey of living I feel that I have successfully integrated my physical and communities with my online world. G+ has very much been part of this process. I anticipate that my grandchildren will never likely feel this sense of stepping cautiously between virtual and physical space. I suspect for them, it will... more »

Happy Birthday +Google+ which was June 28th from what I gather. This album is from March 29, 2011 and I shared it again to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Google+. Yep! I have been here from before the official beginning ;) I tried to look up the exact date while using my iPad this morning and decided it must be in my settings someplace and so gave up hunting for the moment.

Thank you to all of you for being such steadfast friends and colleagues as I share my painting and photography processes and the results with you while hanging out and visiting just for fun in between. In this journey of living I feel that I have successfully integrated my physical and communities with my online world. G+ has very much been part of this process. I anticipate that my grandchildren will never likely feel this sense of stepping cautiously between virtual and physical space. I suspect for them, it will begin with an easy flow and an understandable predictability similar to the moving tides of the sea.

By the way, this painting of the Salish Sea is again in my studio and available for purchase. The previous owner has chosen a new work for his small place and so this one is going on the market again. I haven't got around to listing the work yet but just private message me if you want more information.

#art #workinprogress #HappyBirthday #Googleplus

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2015-06-28 20:29:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

From this morning during my time in Vancouver...
Hanging Man installation at 1000 Parker
#VancouverBC #art  

From this morning during my time in Vancouver...
Hanging Man installation at 1000 Parker
#VancouverBC #art  ___

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2015-06-28 19:09:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

From this morning's walk... Garden Piano

A bit of cloud cover coming in now but it was warm already before breakfast. #VancouverBC #communitygarden  

From this morning's walk... Garden Piano

A bit of cloud cover coming in now but it was warm already before breakfast. #VancouverBC #communitygarden  ___

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2015-06-27 23:36:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Sold! "Winter Cove at Canoe Pass" 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch from Saturna Island. This one is in Victoria already but will be going to live in Vancouver B.C. shortly. iPhone capture while travelling....

#art #gulfislands #Saturna #pleinair

Sold! "Winter Cove at Canoe Pass" 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch from Saturna Island. This one is in Victoria already but will be going to live in Vancouver B.C. shortly. iPhone capture while travelling....

#art #gulfislands #Saturna #pleinair___

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2015-06-27 17:18:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

As I pull away from Saturna Island for the next leg of my journey in Vancouver I am filled with thoughts of a peaceful time with a good friend. Taken with iPhone on Brown Ridge.

As I pull away from Saturna Island for the next leg of my journey in Vancouver I am filled with thoughts of a peaceful time with a good friend. Taken with iPhone on Brown Ridge.___

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2015-06-26 21:02:15 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Today's plein air painting session in three stages from Winter Cove on Saturna Island. Happy Friday to you! #art #pleinair #painting 

Today's plein air painting session in three stages from Winter Cove on Saturna Island. Happy Friday to you! #art #pleinair #painting ___

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2015-06-24 14:01:44 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

And she is off! Two weeks travel close to home on the southwest coast of Canada. Updates will happen from time to time but mostly I shall be on an adventure! My sweet husband is at home watering the garden and enjoying his solitude. So all is in order.

And she is off! Two weeks travel close to home on the southwest coast of Canada. Updates will happen from time to time but mostly I shall be on an adventure! My sweet husband is at home watering the garden and enjoying his solitude. So all is in order.___

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2015-06-23 18:18:16 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

momma 0rca and her baby at sunset

One of the many blessings about Gulf Islands life is seeing the orcas while traveling on the ferry. Often they are not particularly close and there is lots of context. As we were returning from Victoria on the late ferry last evening we had one of these moments. I didn't have my big lens on so this is pretty much what we saw with our naked eye as the sun went down.

momma 0rca and her baby at sunset

One of the many blessings about Gulf Islands life is seeing the orcas while traveling on the ferry. Often they are not particularly close and there is lots of context. As we were returning from Victoria on the late ferry last evening we had one of these moments. I didn't have my big lens on so this is pretty much what we saw with our naked eye as the sun went down.___

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2015-06-23 07:57:23 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

End of another Mayne Island Day. Well, that was then ;)

#sunset #gulfislands  

End of another Mayne Island Day. Well, that was then ;)

#sunset #gulfislands  ___

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2015-06-22 13:31:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Keeping it simple...

Dinner Bay after dinner - it was a perfect time to wonder the quiet bit of shore and sit on the warm sandstone as we were nearing the end of the day. The tide was coming in with a calm sea gathering pollen from the shore. We didn't wait for any dramatic show of colour in the sky. We sat until we had our fill and then meandered home.

This was Saturday. I can still feel that gentle sun on my arms cooled by a soft  whisper of a breeze.

All the best of Monday to you and the week ahead.

#Gulfislands #landscapephotography  

Keeping it simple...

Dinner Bay after dinner - it was a perfect time to wonder the quiet bit of shore and sit on the warm sandstone as we were nearing the end of the day. The tide was coming in with a calm sea gathering pollen from the shore. We didn't wait for any dramatic show of colour in the sky. We sat until we had our fill and then meandered home.

This was Saturday. I can still feel that gentle sun on my arms cooled by a soft  whisper of a breeze.

All the best of Monday to you and the week ahead.

#Gulfislands #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-06-21 14:59:57 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Plein air painting at yesterday's Market...

Loving the quick loose patches of colour in the shifting summer light! A perfect day for painting and visiting on a Festival weekend with live music for the duration of the market.

Happy summer solstice, National Aboriginal Day and Father's Day today. It seems like perfect time to slow down a little and take stalk on what is good in life and what we can commit to doing better.

#art #nationalaboriginalday #summersolstice #fathersday #Canada  

Plein air painting at yesterday's Market...

Loving the quick loose patches of colour in the shifting summer light! A perfect day for painting and visiting on a Festival weekend with live music for the duration of the market.

Happy summer solstice, National Aboriginal Day and Father's Day today. It seems like perfect time to slow down a little and take stalk on what is good in life and what we can commit to doing better.

#art #nationalaboriginalday #summersolstice #fathersday #Canada  ___

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2015-06-20 21:43:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

One of today's two plein air sketches...

"Festival Weekend at the Market" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board

A little warm by 1:00 pm on the grounds but a fun day with live music for most of the market time.


#art #painting #sketches #markets  

One of today's two plein air sketches...

"Festival Weekend at the Market" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board

A little warm by 1:00 pm on the grounds but a fun day with live music for most of the market time.


#art #painting #sketches #markets  ___

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2015-06-19 18:41:47 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Calling this one done! Getting and keeping that dynamic movement of the sea, sky and light makes a landscape painter want to jump up and down shouting yes, Yes, YES!

The latest off my easel completed this week...

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Not released yet but you can private message if you are interested. Can even choose the colour of the edges if you act quickly ;)

All the best of the weekend to you as I head into a Saturday of plein air painting at our local Farmers Market.

#art #paintings #California #landscapepaintings  

Calling this one done! Getting and keeping that dynamic movement of the sea, sky and light makes a landscape painter want to jump up and down shouting yes, Yes, YES!

The latest off my easel completed this week...

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Not released yet but you can private message if you are interested. Can even choose the colour of the edges if you act quickly ;)

All the best of the weekend to you as I head into a Saturday of plein air painting at our local Farmers Market.

#art #paintings #California #landscapepaintings  ___

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2015-06-17 19:46:08 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

News from the studio...

These two paintings have been accepted in the 29th Sooke Fine Arts Show July 24 to August 3, 2015. This is the largest juried event in the region, representing Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands artists. The competition is fierce and jury selection rigorous. I am honour to be included. There are 375 pieces selected and the event attracts more than 8000 visitors, tourists and art patrons throughout its 11-day run. I am thrilled to have these two works represented this year and I'm looking forward to the show. If you are in the neighbourhood during this time, I highly recommend going to this premiere event. There will be some outstanding work to satisfy the artistic appreciation in everyone. Just let me know if you need more of the details.

Note: Trail Along the Ridge (30 x 24 inch oil on canvas) and The Olive Tree (40 x 30 inch oil on canvas) paintings... more »

News from the studio...

These two paintings have been accepted in the 29th Sooke Fine Arts Show July 24 to August 3, 2015. This is the largest juried event in the region, representing Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands artists. The competition is fierce and jury selection rigorous. I am honour to be included. There are 375 pieces selected and the event attracts more than 8000 visitors, tourists and art patrons throughout its 11-day run. I am thrilled to have these two works represented this year and I'm looking forward to the show. If you are in the neighbourhood during this time, I highly recommend going to this premiere event. There will be some outstanding work to satisfy the artistic appreciation in everyone. Just let me know if you need more of the details.

Note: Trail Along the Ridge (30 x 24 inch oil on canvas) and The Olive Tree (40 x 30 inch oil on canvas) paintings will only be available for purchase at the Sooke Fine Arts Show between now and August 4, 2015.

#artshow #landscapepaintings #westcoast #gulfislands #art  ___

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2015-06-16 20:47:40 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

I need a break so I thought you might like to take a look...

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast "resting" 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Really it is me that is "resting" but that is often the case ;)

#art #workinprogress #Californiacoast

I need a break so I thought you might like to take a look...

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast "resting" 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Really it is me that is "resting" but that is often the case ;)

#art #workinprogress #Californiacoast___

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2015-06-16 17:19:56 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Time to start a new painting this morning... another California coast painting. This time it is the Arena Lighthouse landscape that has my attention. It is cool and fresh in my studio this morning with the wind pushing its way gently between the tall firs. I am a long way from this particular chunk of coast. But only geographically. With four reference images printed as guides I find myself standing on an outcrop of the shore breathing with the sea. Here is the second image and possibly the composition I will use. More later.... enjoy!

#californiaphotography #lighthouse  

Time to start a new painting this morning... another California coast painting. This time it is the Arena Lighthouse landscape that has my attention. It is cool and fresh in my studio this morning with the wind pushing its way gently between the tall firs. I am a long way from this particular chunk of coast. But only geographically. With four reference images printed as guides I find myself standing on an outcrop of the shore breathing with the sea. Here is the second image and possibly the composition I will use. More later.... enjoy!

#californiaphotography #lighthouse  ___

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2015-06-15 17:16:26 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Good morning from the southwest coast of Canada!

I had at least 100 things I could have been doing this morning besides fishing with a heron, dreaming with the lazy seals in the sun and watching a ferry headed for the mainland. Those things waited.

#mayneisland   #Oysterbay #BCFerries #canadaphotography  

Good morning from the southwest coast of Canada!

I had at least 100 things I could have been doing this morning besides fishing with a heron, dreaming with the lazy seals in the sun and watching a ferry headed for the mainland. Those things waited.

#mayneisland   #Oysterbay #BCFerries #canadaphotography  ___

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2015-06-13 02:27:10 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Working late tonight and have a shiny reworked painting in progress on the easel. It was a study in white and is maybe less so now.

Pitcher Apples Pears revisited resting (or maybe waiting for recycling - hard to tell yet ) 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

#art #stilllife #workinprogress  

Working late tonight and have a shiny reworked painting in progress on the easel. It was a study in white and is maybe less so now.

Pitcher Apples Pears revisited resting (or maybe waiting for recycling - hard to tell yet ) 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

#art #stilllife #workinprogress  ___

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2015-06-11 14:57:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Muddy old Fraser at Sea

If the winds and tides are just right this time of year our blue sea turn a soft emerald jade in the Strait of Georgia. The culprit is all the silt traveling in the waters of the Fraser river as it exits into the Strait. Not surprisingly I suppose this often brings with it thoughts of home. All the best of Thursday to you!

For those that are unfamiliar with this river, the Fraser River is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at Fraser Pass near Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1,375 kilometres (854 mi), into the Strait of Georgia at the city of Vancouver.

Muddy old Fraser at Sea

If the winds and tides are just right this time of year our blue sea turn a soft emerald jade in the Strait of Georgia. The culprit is all the silt traveling in the waters of the Fraser river as it exits into the Strait. Not surprisingly I suppose this often brings with it thoughts of home. All the best of Thursday to you!

For those that are unfamiliar with this river, the Fraser River is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at Fraser Pass near Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1,375 kilometres (854 mi), into the Strait of Georgia at the city of Vancouver.___

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2015-06-09 17:21:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

What can I say? Sold! That is what :) I shall be packaging this painting sketch from Sunday for travel later today. The work found a most appreciative home with a new collector late Monday evening. There are a links for prints and other studio news in this Page post. The flowers in the jug are starting to look a little sad today. I will heave a wistful sigh as both the sketch and these once stunning beauties leave the studio. Enjoy and all the best of today to you!

#art #stillife #paintings #sketches #peonies #poppies  

SOLD! Peonies and Poppies Still Life 12 x 16 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord and shown here while still on the easel. This is another of those quick turnarounds that sometimes happens with "a Terrill Welch" oil painting or acrylic sketch. Pretty heady stuff! The flowers were purchased from the Mayne Island local Farmers' Market midday on Saturday. The sketch was completed on Sunday morning in my home studio. Then Monday evening the work was sold to a watchful new collector who saw a social media post for an infrequent purchase offer for one of these acrylic sketches. Usually these quick alla prima works remain in my private collection for later reference. Sometimes though, I let them go upon request or because I feel I have done what I set out to do in the sketch and don't anticipate doing an oil painting later on.

The painting sketch shall be in its new home in north central British Columbia within a week - about the same time as the new owner's own peonies bloom. Now how cool is that!?

Prints and products of this sketch are available at:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch/works/15147290-peonies-and-poppies-still-life

In other studio news keep an eye out for new releases over the next week or so that will include some of the triptych oil paintings of the California surf. Or you can browse my online Artsy Home gallery for current original oil paintings that are available at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/author/terrillwelch

#art #acrylicpainting #sketch   #artstudio #flowers #peonies #poppies #stilllife  ___What can I say? Sold! That is what :) I shall be packaging this painting sketch from Sunday for travel later today. The work found a most appreciative home with a new collector late Monday evening. There are a links for prints and other studio news in this Page post. The flowers in the jug are starting to look a little sad today. I will heave a wistful sigh as both the sketch and these once stunning beauties leave the studio. Enjoy and all the best of today to you!

#art #stillife #paintings #sketches #peonies #poppies  

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2015-06-08 14:46:47 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Yesterday's painting sketch... Update: Sold!

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord. Generally, these acrylic sketches  stay in my private work for reference. This one though I think I have done what I intended and I am prepared to release it. There is no online gallery for these pieces but it is available for $400 including shipping. Just private message me to purchase.

Note: this is about 1/3 of what one of my oil paintings of the same size lists at. So just letting you know in case you are interest in this infrequent opportunity.

#art #stilllife #paintingart #flowerslovers  

Yesterday's painting sketch... Update: Sold!

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord. Generally, these acrylic sketches  stay in my private work for reference. This one though I think I have done what I intended and I am prepared to release it. There is no online gallery for these pieces but it is available for $400 including shipping. Just private message me to purchase.

Note: this is about 1/3 of what one of my oil paintings of the same size lists at. So just letting you know in case you are interest in this infrequent opportunity.

#art #stilllife #paintingart #flowerslovers  ___

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2015-06-07 20:16:32 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

An artist's Sunday morning spent with peonies and poppies...

A quick 12 x 16 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

#art #stilllife #sketches  

An artist's Sunday morning spent with peonies and poppies...

A quick 12 x 16 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

#art #stilllife #sketches  ___

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2015-06-07 14:31:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

There is a land far, far away with an island where a Farm Gate Store has the sweetest strawberries that are just right for a picnic in the park with a lighthouse.... Happy Sunday :)

There is a land far, far away with an island where a Farm Gate Store has the sweetest strawberries that are just right for a picnic in the park with a lighthouse.... Happy Sunday :)___

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2015-06-06 19:59:08 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Market Day Flowers from Hardscrabble Farm on Mayne Island. A bright spot in an already stunning June sunny Saturday.

#stilllifephotography #flowersphotography  

Market Day Flowers from Hardscrabble Farm on Mayne Island. A bright spot in an already stunning June sunny Saturday.

#stilllifephotography #flowersphotography  ___

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2015-06-05 20:05:25 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

On the easel today...

Fremont Hills California Early Spring resting 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

A compilation of plein air sketches done with fellow painter +Lena Levin  , some photography sketches and memory. Those big fat storm clouds were moving so fast it was enough to make a person dizzy. The next task was to capture that quick drama on a canvas. I will likely do a few edits but mostly I think it is there.

#workinprogress #landscapepainting #art  

On the easel today...

Fremont Hills California Early Spring resting 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

A compilation of plein air sketches done with fellow painter +Lena Levin  , some photography sketches and memory. Those big fat storm clouds were moving so fast it was enough to make a person dizzy. The next task was to capture that quick drama on a canvas. I will likely do a few edits but mostly I think it is there.

#workinprogress #landscapepainting #art  ___

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2015-06-05 18:04:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Here is another for #GoogleFirstFriday I hope the building doesn't crumble before you get a chance to have a look ;) #art #painting  

Chinatown Building
oil on canvas
6'4" x 6'4" (193 cm x 193 cm)
2015
#firstfriday  #GoogleFirstFriday___Here is another for #GoogleFirstFriday I hope the building doesn't crumble before you get a chance to have a look ;) #art #painting  

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2015-06-05 16:09:16 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

How about NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF CONNECTING - 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas for today's #GoogleFirstFriday This is one of three works in a triptych that hasn't been released yet. Soon though. Edges still need to be painted you know ;)  #art #seascape  

How about NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF CONNECTING - 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas for today's #GoogleFirstFriday This is one of three works in a triptych that hasn't been released yet. Soon though. Edges still need to be painted you know ;)  #art #seascape  ___

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2015-06-05 12:40:46 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Happy #GoogleFirstFriday I thought you may enjoy this painting by +Carla Strozzieri on this G+ filled #art hosted day by +James Day

My contribution to today's #GoogleFirstFriday  is Misty Morning, a painting I released earlier this week. 

Misty Morning 
oil on panel
16 x 20 in / 40.6 x 50.8 cm
© Carla Strozzieri ~ all rights reserved

#oilpainting   #carlastrozzieri  ___Happy #GoogleFirstFriday I thought you may enjoy this painting by +Carla Strozzieri on this G+ filled #art hosted day by +James Day

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2015-06-04 17:42:09 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

If you want, come and join me for a few minutes for a quick tour of my home studio this morning. I promise if you came to visit all the backwards facing paintings would be turned around ;)

Now I am off to paint.

#artiststudio  

If you want, come and join me for a few minutes for a quick tour of my home studio this morning. I promise if you came to visit all the backwards facing paintings would be turned around ;)

Now I am off to paint.

#artiststudio  ___

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2015-06-03 16:36:31 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Are you as often surprised by what others see when they look at you as I am? Like most people, I run around reasonably oblivious about how I might appear to others. I seldom take selfies and usually only look in the mirror to make sure I have no paint on my face before going out in public - most days this strategy works. But every once in a while someone asks if they can take my photograph and I say yes. This one was taken by Bill Maylone while I was doing a live painting session at the Camassia Café​ on Mayne Island in April. I like the image though I am not sure I truly recognize that round grandmotherly looking woman under the hat. She doesn't seem to show up in the mirror the same way ;)

Are you as often surprised by what others see when they look at you as I am? Like most people, I run around reasonably oblivious about how I might appear to others. I seldom take selfies and usually only look in the mirror to make sure I have no paint on my face before going out in public - most days this strategy works. But every once in a while someone asks if they can take my photograph and I say yes. This one was taken by Bill Maylone while I was doing a live painting session at the Camassia Café​ on Mayne Island in April. I like the image though I am not sure I truly recognize that round grandmotherly looking woman under the hat. She doesn't seem to show up in the mirror the same way ;)___

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2015-06-03 02:07:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

New phone friendly window dressing on website - what do you think?
May have to go with a different online gallery I am thinking as it is not so mobile friendly. Though it is fine on iPad and website. Technology - always changing.

New phone friendly window dressing on website - what do you think?
May have to go with a different online gallery I am thinking as it is not so mobile friendly. Though it is fine on iPad and website. Technology - always changing.___

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2015-06-02 17:36:17 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

It is that time of year...

Warm summer air mingling with the sent of roses and the sea that is just out of view. It is a day to smile for no reason.

RED ROMANCE BY THE SEA 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas with 1.5 inch painted edges. No framing required

Detailed viewing and purchase information available at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Red-Romance-by-the-Sea

#art #paintings #roses  

It is that time of year...

Warm summer air mingling with the sent of roses and the sea that is just out of view. It is a day to smile for no reason.

RED ROMANCE BY THE SEA 12 x 12 inch oil on canvas with 1.5 inch painted edges. No framing required

Detailed viewing and purchase information available at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Red-Romance-by-the-Sea

#art #paintings #roses  ___

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2015-06-01 16:34:25 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Findings in the attic area of the studio loft. In my private collection - three of my watercolour paintings. I was moving work around in a big way this morning trying to decide the best way to give me a little more room to work. These three pieces were under the eaves in the far corner of the loft. I stopped for a moment lost in memories from 19 and 20 years ago. I worked in watercolour paints for a long time but there are very few pieces left. I could tell you that I chose these for a particular reason but the truth is these are the ones that are left. All the others are in private collections somewhere. I didn't do as good a job of record keeping in those days. I thought I would remember. So anyway, back to work. The red table still needs to be moved and everything swept and dusted before I pick up the paintings not sold to collectors from the solo exhibit this evening.

#artstudio  

Findings in the attic area of the studio loft. In my private collection - three of my watercolour paintings. I was moving work around in a big way this morning trying to decide the best way to give me a little more room to work. These three pieces were under the eaves in the far corner of the loft. I stopped for a moment lost in memories from 19 and 20 years ago. I worked in watercolour paints for a long time but there are very few pieces left. I could tell you that I chose these for a particular reason but the truth is these are the ones that are left. All the others are in private collections somewhere. I didn't do as good a job of record keeping in those days. I thought I would remember. So anyway, back to work. The red table still needs to be moved and everything swept and dusted before I pick up the paintings not sold to collectors from the solo exhibit this evening.

#artstudio  ___

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2015-05-31 17:35:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Yep, I am feeling just a tad sassy today and I am guessing if you are quick it could be to your advantage. Just saying - first and final notice of upcoming price increase on all my original paintings in the next couple of weeks. So now is the best time...

#art #artcollecting #landscapepaintings #artcollectors  

Yep, I am feeling just a tad sassy today and I am guessing if you are quick it could be to your advantage. Just saying - first and final notice of upcoming price increase on all my original paintings in the next couple of weeks. So now is the best time...

#art #artcollecting #landscapepaintings #artcollectors  ___

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2015-05-30 22:04:37 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A bit of a cool breeze in the full sun often has a different kind of #NatureIsCalling   request for me - freshly washed laundry to hang on the line! Today it was my collection of scarves and shawls. They are all dry so best go gather them in before putting the potato salad together. Happy Saturday to you!

A bit of a cool breeze in the full sun often has a different kind of #NatureIsCalling   request for me - freshly washed laundry to hang on the line! Today it was my collection of scarves and shawls. They are all dry so best go gather them in before putting the potato salad together. Happy Saturday to you!___

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2015-05-29 20:40:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Unexpectedly, I ended up with an old fashion lazy Friday that came out roses, local and right from the farm gate stall. I could do many things but you know, doing nothing seems about right for the moment. Enjoy your summertime weekend :)

Unexpectedly, I ended up with an old fashion lazy Friday that came out roses, local and right from the farm gate stall. I could do many things but you know, doing nothing seems about right for the moment. Enjoy your summertime weekend :)___

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2015-05-27 23:36:07 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

That is it for time in the studio today...

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California "resting" - 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas

I will let it rest a day or so before taking a final photograph. By then it won't be so wet and shiny. But do you remember my guiding question? It was - "What texture is the scent of traveling light through storm clouds?"

I thought about this question often as I painted - the smell of the air changing as rapidly as the warm light and cool shadows were changed by the sun coming through the fast moving storm clouds. if we spend enough time wandering around in a landscape, we record this information. But seldom does it come to our conscious awareness - at least not often anyway. If walking, running or even cycling you may have noticed the pockets of scent between shadow and sun in the landscape. But not so... more »

That is it for time in the studio today...

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California "resting" - 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas

I will let it rest a day or so before taking a final photograph. By then it won't be so wet and shiny. But do you remember my guiding question? It was - "What texture is the scent of traveling light through storm clouds?"

I thought about this question often as I painted - the smell of the air changing as rapidly as the warm light and cool shadows were changed by the sun coming through the fast moving storm clouds. if we spend enough time wandering around in a landscape, we record this information. But seldom does it come to our conscious awareness - at least not often anyway. If walking, running or even cycling you may have noticed the pockets of scent between shadow and sun in the landscape. But not so often do we notice these changes as we sit or stand in one place as the clouds move overhead. These changes in scent we frequently attribute to having arrived on a breeze and sometimes this is true too. But not always. So in this painting I wanted us knowing or unknowingly to recognize this aspect of an ordinary day with rolling thunderclouds. I attempted to capture that cellular level excitement - it is spring, early spring because we can smell it in air!

#landscapepaintings #art #California #workinprogress  ___

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2015-05-27 18:13:54 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Today isn’t like this – random thoughts from a Gulf Island artist.
 
Today isn’t like this with harsh, hazy sunshine slamming up against the smooth, sensual sandstone. This is yesterday during a meandering, reading kind of late afternoon adventure at the lighthouse. Today is dark chocolate with pungent sea salt cresting the still shores of emerald lumps huddled at a precarious angle from a past shift in the earth’s surface at Reef Bay. I left with only my iPhone to attend my plot at the Community Garden. The wee phone cannot do justice to this moment. I tried. Heaviness weighs across the bay like damp wool hanging on a rod over a claw-footed tub. Filtered light off on the horizon isn’t revealing much about rain or the sun this afternoon. We have a scheduled power outage to put in new hydro poles. I have a wet painting half finished on the easel. The gardens are watered. The spinach isready to b... more »

Today isn’t like this – random thoughts from a Gulf Island artist.
 
Today isn’t like this with harsh, hazy sunshine slamming up against the smooth, sensual sandstone. This is yesterday during a meandering, reading kind of late afternoon adventure at the lighthouse. Today is dark chocolate with pungent sea salt cresting the still shores of emerald lumps huddled at a precarious angle from a past shift in the earth’s surface at Reef Bay. I left with only my iPhone to attend my plot at the Community Garden. The wee phone cannot do justice to this moment. I tried. Heaviness weighs across the bay like damp wool hanging on a rod over a claw-footed tub. Filtered light off on the horizon isn’t revealing much about rain or the sun this afternoon. We have a scheduled power outage to put in new hydro poles. I have a wet painting half finished on the easel. The gardens are watered. The spinach is ready to bolt. I picked lettuce and greens for supper. My bacon, egg and tomato sandwich called a “Handy Gal” has been finely finished with fresh roasted coffee I brought in my thermos. Bruce makes the best egg sandwiches. They are always good but his are great with extra care given to crispy English muffin and the bacon while the egg is delicate and softly folded. If you are ever on Mayne Island I highly recommend stopping by the Sunny Mayne Bakery early and sampling one for yourself. On the way here I saw my first fawn of the year. Yesterday it was Canada geese goslings and three young mink. I know where there are a nest of kingfishers. I have recovered mostly from my stomach ailment though my ribs next to my backbone are still complaining if I laugh – no laughing required on this rich melancholy morning. I suppose I best put on my painting apron and settle in.

#NatureIsCalling #GulfIslands___

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2015-05-26 20:06:37 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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... more »

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!

#art #landscapepaintings #workinprogress  ___

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2015-05-25 14:41:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

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.

#natureIsCalling  

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.

#natureIsCalling  ___

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2015-05-24 15:55:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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

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___

2015-05-22 17:39:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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!

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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2015-05-21 19:23:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

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  

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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2015-05-20 15:13:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A constellation of sea stars as seen during yesterday's low tide nature walk...

#NatureIsCalling #GulfIslands #starfish  

A constellation of sea stars as seen during yesterday's low tide nature walk...

#NatureIsCalling #GulfIslands #starfish  ___

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2015-05-19 13:42:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Sometimes my paintings receive gifts that are all their own. This one is from a good friend and writer +Laurie Buchanan . Enjoy!

#art #paintings #gulfislands

Sometimes my paintings receive gifts that are all their own. This one is from a good friend and writer +Laurie Buchanan . Enjoy!

#art #paintings #gulfislands___

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2015-05-17 02:42:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

From my walk today... "lavender afternoon" and "lavender honey making"

#NatureIsCalling  

From my walk today... "lavender afternoon" and "lavender honey making"

#NatureIsCalling  ___

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