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Terrill Welch has been at 27 events

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First Friday Art Walk660,250The 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 Walk660,250The 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  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   If anything you post is "Halloween" related, then use the tag #Halloween .  …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, Zazzle, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the market!   • Please use this tag only on weekends, on items posted within the 48 hour window.  • Don’t post multiple items at once.  Spread them out over the 48 hours.   • You must +1 and share the weekly Marketplace announcements and shared circles. • To gain greater visibility for the marketplace, please share 1 item from someone else for every item you post.   • The item listed on your G+ post must lWeekend Art Marketplace2013-10-05 00:00:0014  
First Friday Art Walk660,250The 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  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   If anything you post is "Back to School" related, then use the tag #BackToSchool .  …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, Zazzle, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the market!   • Please use this tag only on weekends, on items posted within the 48 hour window.  • Don’t post multiple items at once.  Spread them out over the 48 hours.   • You must +1 and share the weekly Marketplace announcements and shared circles. • To gain greater visibility for the marketplace, please share 1 item from someone else for every item you post.   • The item listed on your G+ posWeekend Art Marketplace2013-09-14 00:00:4837  
Google Art Project12,515,111Thursday *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 Walk660,250It 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 Walk660,250It 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 Project12,515,111To 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  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, Zazzle, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the market!   • Please use this tag only on weekends, on items posted within the 48 hour window.  • Don’t post multiple items at once.  Spread them out over the 48 hours.   • You must +1 and share the weekly Marketplace announcements and shared circles. • To gain greater visibility for the marketplace, please share 1 item from someone else for every item you post.   • The item listed on your G+ post must link to the item for sale, not something else. • Be helpful to other sellers aWeekend Art Marketplace2013-08-17 00:00:0120  
First Friday Art Walk660,250The 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 Walk660,250The 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 Walk660,250The 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  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, Zazzle, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the market!   • Please use this tag only on weekends, on items posted within the 48 hour window.  • Don’t post multiple items at once.  Spread them out over the 48 hours.   • You must +1 and share the weekly Marketplace announcements and shared circles. • To gain greater visibility for the marketplace, please share 1 item from someone else for every item you post.   • The item listed on your G+ post must link to the item for sale, not something else. • Be helpful to other sellers aWeekend Art Marketplace 2.02013-06-01 00:00:0831  
First Friday Art Walk660,250The 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 Ratcliff8,451,187This 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 04:00:00775  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • If you have between 50,000 and 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post two items per weekend.  ** • If you have more than 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post one item per weekend.  ** • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the marketWeekend Art Marketplace2013-04-27 00:00:3034  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • If you have between 50,000 and 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post two items per weekend.  ** • If you have more than 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post one item per weekend.  ** • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the marketWeekend Art Marketplace2013-04-20 00:00:4429  
First Friday Art Walk660,250The 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  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • If you have between 50,000 and 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post two items per weekend.  ** • If you have more than 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post one item per weekend.  ** • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the marketWeekend Art Marketplace2013-03-30 00:00:3325  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add +Matt Shalvatis to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  ** • If you have between 50,000 and 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post two items per weekend.  ** • If you have more than 100,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post one item per weekend.  ** • Posting hours are 6 PM your local time Friday to 6 PM your local time Sunday (48 hours). • Please use the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace  on all posted items.  This is how everybody can find you and the marketWeekend Art Marketplace2013-03-23 00:00:4134  
First Friday Art Walk660,250The 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 Walk660,250The 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 Walk660,250The  #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 Walk660,250The #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  
Matt Shalvatis34,195*Calling Photographers and Artists:  Join us at the Weekend Art Marketplace.* If you’ve posted in the marketplace already, just read the (NEW) section.  If you’re a first-timer here, please take a few minutes to read the whole post.  THANKS!   *(NEW) ->  New this week.* The marketplace will be open regular hours this weekend.  Friday 6PM (your local time) to Sunday 6PM (your local time). Until the end of the year, please also use the following tags when you post.   #Christmas   #ChristmasGift .  These should be popular and should draw extra attention to your work and the Marketplace.  PLEASE!  It’s very important to share this event.  You can either use the “Invite” function within this event, or share this event to your circles.   (NEW) ->  End of the NEW section.   …………………………………………………………………… *Just what is Weekend Art Marketplace?*   This weekend, November 30 - December 2, and every weekend thereafter, is the Weekend Art Marketplace.  So what is it?  It’s a time where G+ artists share their art with a worldwide G+ audience, and G+ art buyers can see what the community has to offer.  *Ooh, ooh, I’m an artist.  Can I participate?*   Yes, you sure can!   See the Rules for Marketplace Participation below.   *What kind of art is suitable for the marketplace?* Photography, Drawings, Digital Art, Paintings, Wood Carvings, Music, Sketches, Caricatures, Cartoons, Origami, Poetry, Books, and no doubt others.  It’s all good!  *Why participate in this marketplace?* Look at it this way.  If you’re not in a marketplace, you’re a lone seller on an empty side street.  When you join up with other artists in a marketplace, you’re in a big store on the main highway, where 100 times more people can view your work.  Is that enough of a reason?   *So, how do I participate?*   To list an item in the marketplace, do this: • Get the URL you want to display from your personal website, or from the website you sell from, whether it’s Zenfolio, Smugmug, FineArtAmerica, or another. • Go to Google Plus, go to your “Share what’s new” box.  Click the link icon, paste in the URL from step one.  Your artwork should display in the photo area.  Or for a better viewing experience, upload a larger version of the photo from the photo link.  Don’t forget to put the website address in the G+ post!   • If possible, just give your audience a bit more information about your art.  Information the viewer might find useful or interesting.  What are they seeing?  What was your inspiration?   • Feel free to create a Limited Time Promotion for your Google Plus viewers.   • Add the tag #WeekendArtMarketplace • Add @102239645172983099492 to your circles.  My name is for future updates and other features, like shared circles.   *Rules for Market Participation.* • Remember that you are not selling here on Google Plus; you must link to another website where you sell your work.   • If you have less than 50,000 followers here on Google Plus, you can post five items per weekend.  *Weekend Art Marketplace2012-11-30 15:00:0039  
First Friday Art Walk660,250The #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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2015-07-29 18:30:05 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Finding a quiet alley in Venice is not as easy as one might think. But over somewhere around the big fish market and then just a few more twist and turns and we are here. Window shutters slap open to the late morning while the clicking of shoes echo into the distance. The warmth softly radiates back to us off of the brick walls where the deep shade is still cool and welcoming. Venetia Italia how many have wander into this wabi sabi alley of yours?

The painting is done I think but will need its final photograph yet.

Wabi Sabi Alley in Venice 20 x 16 inch walnut oil on canvas

#Venice #Venetia #Italy #oilpainting #art #artwork  

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2015-07-28 04:38:38 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Margaret Atwood is an excellent writer and she's written a piece here that is beyond excellent...with superb illustrations. Please read and share and act on this in large and small ways. As she says, it's everything change.

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2015-08-01 06:06:34 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

For all the Blue Moon enthusiast out there...

Mayne Island Blue Moon rise


#bluemoon2015 #bluemoon  

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2015-08-03 15:19:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

An art share for today. Unfortunately, Eugeniy Zebek shares mainly to communities and hasn't changed his setting to not have the posts show up on his profile. The result is many repeats of the same painting before you can see another. But if you go into his photos then it is easy to flow through to other work. And it is worth the effort. All the best of Monday to you!

#art

,,Ilerleme''. 2012. 100 * 70. canvas.acrylic.Eugeniy Zebek.___An art share for today. Unfortunately, Eugeniy Zebek shares mainly to communities and hasn't changed his setting to not have the posts show up on his profile. The result is many repeats of the same painting before you can see another. But if you go into his photos then it is easy to flow through to other work. And it is worth the effort. All the best of Monday to you!

#art

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2015-08-02 18:53:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas

This is the point where I almost wish I hadn't shown you the process from beginning to completion. The agonizing psychological conclusions of holding and then wiping out hundreds of years in a few dry brushstrokes while adding a dash of drama is almost too much. But there it is. The naked results. I am finished with it. Yet my eye keeps wandering back and contemplating - what if we were different? What else would be different if we were? Silly questions that forced my hand and are unanswerable.

Would you have been happier with just the end result?

#art #painting #Italy #Florence #countryside  

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas

This is the point where I almost wish I hadn't shown you the process from beginning to completion. The agonizing psychological conclusions of holding and then wiping out hundreds of years in a few dry brushstrokes while adding a dash of drama is almost too much. But there it is. The naked results. I am finished with it. Yet my eye keeps wandering back and contemplating - what if we were different? What else would be different if we were? Silly questions that forced my hand and are unanswerable.

Would you have been happier with just the end result?

#art #painting #Italy #Florence #countryside  ___

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2015-08-01 22:59:13 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 7 "resting" 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

If you are walking from Florence south via del Podesta which is part of the old road to Rome take via del Portico to the right that is above Galluzzo. It is the medieval Chiesa di Santa Lucia in the foreground. The church has two bells from the 14th century. The Monastero della Certosa del Galluzzio founded by Niccolò Acciaiuoli in 1342 is on the hillside in the background. Today there are cars and freeways running lengthwise between these two places but from this view one can imagine there being only foot traffic moving along the narrow roads between stone walls from one place to the other.

#art #history #Florence #paintings  

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 7 "resting" 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

If you are walking from Florence south via del Podesta which is part of the old road to Rome take via del Portico to the right that is above Galluzzo. It is the medieval Chiesa di Santa Lucia in the foreground. The church has two bells from the 14th century. The Monastero della Certosa del Galluzzio founded by Niccolò Acciaiuoli in 1342 is on the hillside in the background. Today there are cars and freeways running lengthwise between these two places but from this view one can imagine there being only foot traffic moving along the narrow roads between stone walls from one place to the other.

#art #history #Florence #paintings  ___

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2015-08-01 06:06:34 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

For all the Blue Moon enthusiast out there...

Mayne Island Blue Moon rise


#bluemoon2015 #bluemoon  

For all the Blue Moon enthusiast out there...

Mayne Island Blue Moon rise


#bluemoon2015 #bluemoon  ___

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2015-07-31 21:16:18 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

My paintings don't just appear on the canvas with each bit perfectly formed. They are coerced, poked and enticed into existence. I start with an idea about how I want to handle a particular subject and gradually it starts to take shape as the layers of paint and brushstrokes are moved onto the canvas. Bell Towers of Florence Countryside – 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas has been more than a year in the musing and thinking process. It is getting close now but not yet finished. I thought you might enjoy the work-in-progress shots along the way. I will add one or two more photographs to this album as I finish up.

#art #painting #workinprogress  

My paintings don't just appear on the canvas with each bit perfectly formed. They are coerced, poked and enticed into existence. I start with an idea about how I want to handle a particular subject and gradually it starts to take shape as the layers of paint and brushstrokes are moved onto the canvas. Bell Towers of Florence Countryside – 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas has been more than a year in the musing and thinking process. It is getting close now but not yet finished. I thought you might enjoy the work-in-progress shots along the way. I will add one or two more photographs to this album as I finish up.

#art #painting #workinprogress  ___

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2015-07-31 05:36:43 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Once in a blue moon on Mayne Island...

Technically this was taken about 6.5 hours before the second full moon in July know as the a blue moon. But I a positive it won't be this pretty at 3:00 am tomorrow morning. At least, I am pretty sure. Enjoy!

#bluemoon #landscapephotography #westcoast  

Once in a blue moon on Mayne Island...

Technically this was taken about 6.5 hours before the second full moon in July know as the a blue moon. But I a positive it won't be this pretty at 3:00 am tomorrow morning. At least, I am pretty sure. Enjoy!

#bluemoon #landscapephotography #westcoast  ___

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2015-07-30 14:26:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

From yesterday's early evening walk with the trees next to the sea on Mayne island. It is an ordinary life with extraordinary moments.

#mayneisland #landscapephotography #westcoast #treesphotography  

From yesterday's early evening walk with the trees next to the sea on Mayne island. It is an ordinary life with extraordinary moments.

#mayneisland #landscapephotography #westcoast #treesphotography  ___

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2015-07-29 18:30:05 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Finding a quiet alley in Venice is not as easy as one might think. But over somewhere around the big fish market and then just a few more twist and turns and we are here. Window shutters slap open to the late morning while the clicking of shoes echo into the distance. The warmth softly radiates back to us off of the brick walls where the deep shade is still cool and welcoming. Venetia Italia how many have wander into this wabi sabi alley of yours?

The painting is done I think but will need its final photograph yet.

Wabi Sabi Alley in Venice 20 x 16 inch walnut oil on canvas

#Venice #Venetia #Italy #oilpainting #art #artwork  

Finding a quiet alley in Venice is not as easy as one might think. But over somewhere around the big fish market and then just a few more twist and turns and we are here. Window shutters slap open to the late morning while the clicking of shoes echo into the distance. The warmth softly radiates back to us off of the brick walls where the deep shade is still cool and welcoming. Venetia Italia how many have wander into this wabi sabi alley of yours?

The painting is done I think but will need its final photograph yet.

Wabi Sabi Alley in Venice 20 x 16 inch walnut oil on canvas

#Venice #Venetia #Italy #oilpainting #art #artwork  ___

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2015-07-28 15:24:58 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Seaside Mayne Island (60 x 36 inch oil on canvas) is hanging out on the island for a while. It is available for purchase. Just ask and I will provide a link with the details. iPhone capture.

Seaside Mayne Island (60 x 36 inch oil on canvas) is hanging out on the island for a while. It is available for purchase. Just ask and I will provide a link with the details. iPhone capture.___

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2015-07-28 04:38:38 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Worth the read regardless of your current views...

Margaret Atwood is an excellent writer and she's written a piece here that is beyond excellent...with superb illustrations. Please read and share and act on this in large and small ways. As she says, it's everything change.___Worth the read regardless of your current views...

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2015-07-27 22:01:33 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Well, time for a break I think....

There is so much more to Venice than light and shadow. But how do I capture this signature essence when Venice creates itself faster in my imagination then the radiating heat off the walls of the buildings or the echoing footsteps in my immediate physical presence? Dear old Venice is trapped in romanticism and my brushes finally had to give in to its stories.  

Wabi Sabi Alley in Venice  "resting" 20 x 16 inch walnut oil on canvas

#art #workinprogress #alleys #venice  

Well, time for a break I think....

There is so much more to Venice than light and shadow. But how do I capture this signature essence when Venice creates itself faster in my imagination then the radiating heat off the walls of the buildings or the echoing footsteps in my immediate physical presence? Dear old Venice is trapped in romanticism and my brushes finally had to give in to its stories.  

Wabi Sabi Alley in Venice  "resting" 20 x 16 inch walnut oil on canvas

#art #workinprogress #alleys #venice  ___

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2015-07-27 17:38:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Back in the studio blocking in a new painting this morning while I mentally roam the wabi sabi streets of Venice as I begin working on the European series again....

Back in the studio blocking in a new painting this morning while I mentally roam the wabi sabi streets of Venice as I begin working on the European series again....___

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2015-07-26 15:45:17 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Dressed in black and under the spot lights at the largest juried annual exhibition in the region, the Sooke Fine Arts Show, until August 3rd. If you are in the neighbourhood, do drop in and say hello. This is an amazing show overall and well worth at least a 60 minute browse though I recommend staying for lunch or coffee and going through the works more than once.

#art #artshow #Sooke #VancouverIsland

Dressed in black and under the spot lights at the largest juried annual exhibition in the region, the Sooke Fine Arts Show, until August 3rd. If you are in the neighbourhood, do drop in and say hello. This is an amazing show overall and well worth at least a 60 minute browse though I recommend staying for lunch or coffee and going through the works more than once.

#art #artshow #Sooke #VancouverIsland___

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2015-07-24 16:40:40 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

It is raining FINALLY this morning on Mayne Island. We haven't had much to speak of in the way of falling wet stuff for about three months. Thought I would share one of my northern California paintings as I know this is another area that could use some rain. This is one of seven new paintings released this week at:
http://terrillwelchartist.com/2015/07/22/northern-california-contemporary-landscape-oil-paintings

Enjoy and all the best of Friday and the weekend to you!

Big fat fluffy clouds move swiftly across the early spring brilliant green of the Fremont Hills. The dark drama mirrored in the quarry lakes. A brief burst of rain did not reach the landscape until early evening.

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

#northerncalifornia #landscapepaintings #oilpainting #paintingsforsale  

It is raining FINALLY this morning on Mayne Island. We haven't had much to speak of in the way of falling wet stuff for about three months. Thought I would share one of my northern California paintings as I know this is another area that could use some rain. This is one of seven new paintings released this week at:
http://terrillwelchartist.com/2015/07/22/northern-california-contemporary-landscape-oil-paintings

Enjoy and all the best of Friday and the weekend to you!

Big fat fluffy clouds move swiftly across the early spring brilliant green of the Fremont Hills. The dark drama mirrored in the quarry lakes. A brief burst of rain did not reach the landscape until early evening.

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

#northerncalifornia #landscapepaintings #oilpainting #paintingsforsale  ___

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2015-07-23 20:09:26 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A great opportunity offered by my colleague +Lena Levin . Well worth checking it out. As a collector of her work I know first hand what it is like to have her beautiful paintings in my home.

Good morning, dear friends, and fair time of day. I have some news -- over the last month, I've been working on creating this opportunity for you to have an original painting of mine in your home with your budget barely noticing it. All the explanations of how it works are on my main Patreon page linked below!

The set of paintings participating in this first experimental stage is limited, so please check it out NOW if you are interested -- it's all first-come, first-serve. 

And please share this post if you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity -- it will be greatly appreciated!___A great opportunity offered by my colleague +Lena Levin . Well worth checking it out. As a collector of her work I know first hand what it is like to have her beautiful paintings in my home.

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2015-07-22 20:26:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Yippee! They are all up... ta da! High five! Leprechaun kick!... Oops! just about fell over there...  ‪ #paintings‬   & more #landscape   ‪‬ and #seascape   ‪paintings. New ones are of northern California. Have a browse if you like...

Now to do the website post. La, la, la.....

#originalart  

Yippee! They are all up... ta da! High five! Leprechaun kick!... Oops! just about fell over there...  ‪ #paintings‬   & more #landscape   ‪‬ and #seascape   ‪paintings. New ones are of northern California. Have a browse if you like...

Now to do the website post. La, la, la.....

#originalart  ___

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2015-07-22 16:39:44 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I am in the process of releasing all seven of my northern California paintings. It may take me all day and part of tomorrow to get them up with their specific description and then a website post linking to each specific work. So for now I shall start you with the first or rather the last once the others are added. Here is 1st of several releases to come today "Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California" 18" x 24" that can be viewed in detail at my Artsy Home online gallery at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Early-Spring-Muir-Beach-Overlook-California

#northerncalifornia #muirbeachoverlook #landscapepaintings #art  

I am in the process of releasing all seven of my northern California paintings. It may take me all day and part of tomorrow to get them up with their specific description and then a website post linking to each specific work. So for now I shall start you with the first or rather the last once the others are added. Here is 1st of several releases to come today "Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California" 18" x 24" that can be viewed in detail at my Artsy Home online gallery at:
http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Early-Spring-Muir-Beach-Overlook-California

#northerncalifornia #muirbeachoverlook #landscapepaintings #art  ___

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2015-07-21 19:13:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Today, as I gather a few things from my small gardens I think about what a treasure it is to wake and drift out into the world while still a little sleepy and grab the watering can. We have been dry for a while now so the produce is struggling some and yet, well.... there is enough for tasting and appreciation. A kohlrabi is ready along with a second picking of small tomatoes with a handful of green ones for frying. There are a few pea pods left and I dug another hill of beautiful new potatoes. The sage is lovely and the rosemary and onions powerful. A couple of calendula flowers will be used to liven up the tomato halves with sprigs of basil. Life is good, plentiful and filled with abundance. May your day be filled with your own simple pleasures of noticing.

Today, as I gather a few things from my small gardens I think about what a treasure it is to wake and drift out into the world while still a little sleepy and grab the watering can. We have been dry for a while now so the produce is struggling some and yet, well.... there is enough for tasting and appreciation. A kohlrabi is ready along with a second picking of small tomatoes with a handful of green ones for frying. There are a few pea pods left and I dug another hill of beautiful new potatoes. The sage is lovely and the rosemary and onions powerful. A couple of calendula flowers will be used to liven up the tomato halves with sprigs of basil. Life is good, plentiful and filled with abundance. May your day be filled with your own simple pleasures of noticing.___

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2015-07-20 18:07:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Sunset and the Arbutus Tree
Wisps of a warm breeze off the Strait of Georgia seem to carry the summer sunset as it lightly brushes against a lone arbutus tree. Fragrant with solitude, the moment holds today and tomorrow within the sandstone and the deep roots of upheaval.

Georgina Point, Mayne Island, British Columbia

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Prints and products available from Redbubble at:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch/works/15633258-sunset-and-the-arbutus-tree

#gulfislands #pacificwestcoast #westcoast #arbutustree #sunsetphotography  

Sunset and the Arbutus Tree
Wisps of a warm breeze off the Strait of Georgia seem to carry the summer sunset as it lightly brushes against a lone arbutus tree. Fragrant with solitude, the moment holds today and tomorrow within the sandstone and the deep roots of upheaval.

Georgina Point, Mayne Island, British Columbia

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Prints and products available from Redbubble at:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch/works/15633258-sunset-and-the-arbutus-tree

#gulfislands #pacificwestcoast #westcoast #arbutustree #sunsetphotography  ___

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2015-07-19 23:42:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The Watchman's Hut, Machu Picchu

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in May of 2002 it rained heavily in the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu. Months earlier he had shown me a picture in a travel magazine of the watchman's hut and said "this is where we will be staying" I thought "rather rustic but we can make it work." Then we traveled. As I stood, drenched beneath my raincoat and steam rising off me from the climb, the damp mystery of this place settled into my bones for keeps. Today it is his 70th birthday. I made this image a painterly print for a gift. Possibly it will find its way onto a canvas of its own soon. We shall see. Memories are like that - surfacing from an unexpected trigger and then sashaying across my present day with a mind of their own. This is a good memory, revised and massaged many times from frequent visits.

#machupicchu ... more »

The Watchman's Hut, Machu Picchu

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in May of 2002 it rained heavily in the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu. Months earlier he had shown me a picture in a travel magazine of the watchman's hut and said "this is where we will be staying" I thought "rather rustic but we can make it work." Then we traveled. As I stood, drenched beneath my raincoat and steam rising off me from the climb, the damp mystery of this place settled into my bones for keeps. Today it is his 70th birthday. I made this image a painterly print for a gift. Possibly it will find its way onto a canvas of its own soon. We shall see. Memories are like that - surfacing from an unexpected trigger and then sashaying across my present day with a mind of their own. This is a good memory, revised and massaged many times from frequent visits.

#machupicchu #memories  ___

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2015-07-19 14:58:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

My photograph of "June Evening on Brown Ridge" is featured in a sweet landscape water collection today. Thought you might enjoy the browse as a part of a quiet Sunday reflection (pun intended).

My photograph of "June Evening on Brown Ridge" is featured in a sweet landscape water collection today. Thought you might enjoy the browse as a part of a quiet Sunday reflection (pun intended).___

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2015-07-18 20:28:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Yep! Releasing a few of these new and revisited paintings today, seven in total. Enjoy!

#art #paintings #summer  

Yep! Releasing a few of these new and revisited paintings today, seven in total. Enjoy!

#art #paintings #summer  ___

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2015-07-15 18:17:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

After a few hours in front of the easel this morning...

A rather dramatic junk of land and sea that I just couldn't resist seeing if I could render in paint.

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove resting 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on re-purposed and textured canvas

#art #workinprogress #oilpaintings  

After a few hours in front of the easel this morning...

A rather dramatic junk of land and sea that I just couldn't resist seeing if I could render in paint.

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove resting 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on re-purposed and textured canvas

#art #workinprogress #oilpaintings  ___

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2015-07-15 14:53:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

A whale of a time out there last evening...

Never tire of seeing these orcas surface. #gulfislands #orcas #westcoast  

A whale of a time out there last evening...

Never tire of seeing these orcas surface. #gulfislands #orcas #westcoast  ___

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2015-07-14 20:56:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

New work blocked in...

Canoe Pass Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas work-in-progress.

Whenever I am absolutely befuddled with the appropriate direction to take with my work I make a decisive step towards the easel and squint at a canvas with my brush full of paint. To muddled, fuss or muse is useless. There is only one solution that has proven worthy of consideration - I must paint my way out onto the next outcrop of satisfaction. Tenuous as this footing might be I trust it shall be enough.  So here we are with these a few tentative forms pushing their way into shape. Now on to the next brush mark and then the one after that and so on....

#art #workinprogress  

New work blocked in...

Canoe Pass Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas work-in-progress.

Whenever I am absolutely befuddled with the appropriate direction to take with my work I make a decisive step towards the easel and squint at a canvas with my brush full of paint. To muddled, fuss or muse is useless. There is only one solution that has proven worthy of consideration - I must paint my way out onto the next outcrop of satisfaction. Tenuous as this footing might be I trust it shall be enough.  So here we are with these a few tentative forms pushing their way into shape. Now on to the next brush mark and then the one after that and so on....

#art #workinprogress  ___

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2015-07-13 16:46:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Completed and set aside now to "rest" and allow the oil shiny wetness to dissipate... Getting that tension just right between dusk's stillness and the quickness of settling light as the earth turns away from the sun is tricky business. The view is looking south over the islands from Saturna's Brown Ridge. The setting sun is to our right and almost behind our shoulder allowing it to cast a glow on the top of the trees. The photography references did a poor job of capturing these subtleties which our eye willfully delights in while sitting here at the top of the ridge. A knowing viewer will wonder if there are feral goats just out of view on the trail slightly below our sight-line. I can confirm that there is. I wanted the painting to be not just any sunset but one that is specific to this location in late June. I feel I have accomplished this task. A quick glance at the painting and my... more »

Completed and set aside now to "rest" and allow the oil shiny wetness to dissipate... Getting that tension just right between dusk's stillness and the quickness of settling light as the earth turns away from the sun is tricky business. The view is looking south over the islands from Saturna's Brown Ridge. The setting sun is to our right and almost behind our shoulder allowing it to cast a glow on the top of the trees. The photography references did a poor job of capturing these subtleties which our eye willfully delights in while sitting here at the top of the ridge. A knowing viewer will wonder if there are feral goats just out of view on the trail slightly below our sight-line. I can confirm that there is. I wanted the painting to be not just any sunset but one that is specific to this location in late June. I feel I have accomplished this task. A quick glance at the painting and my internal registering system recognizes this place. I hope you enjoy siting on the grass with me as the day comes to a close. Sunset on Brown Ridge resting 10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood with .75 inch edge.

F.Y.I. the list price for this work when it is released will be $1,100 including shipping.

#art #paintings #landscapepaintings #sunsetlovers  ___

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2015-07-12 23:13:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

today in the studio....

Evening on Brown Ridge work-in-progress 10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood

today in the studio....

Evening on Brown Ridge work-in-progress 10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood___

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2015-07-12 15:48:07 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and Canadian Thistle

This morning I am reminded of this looping butterfly that I watched a couple of weeks ago when visiting Saturna Island. Today is one of those delicious self-directed days where nothing in particular needs to be done. I mostly likely will flutter from this to that savoring bites as I go - a butterfly kinda day. Enjoy your Sunday :)

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and Canadian Thistle

This morning I am reminded of this looping butterfly that I watched a couple of weeks ago when visiting Saturna Island. Today is one of those delicious self-directed days where nothing in particular needs to be done. I mostly likely will flutter from this to that savoring bites as I go - a butterfly kinda day. Enjoy your Sunday :)___

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2015-07-10 15:17:36 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Art Collector has small 8 x 10 inch plein air painting sketch professionally framed of Neskowin Beach Morning on the Oregon Coast.

When the collector brought this framed painting by to show me I asked if I could take a quick photograph for sharing. I rarely frame my work and when I do it is with simple show frames that are intended to be temporary. The reason for this is that a frame is the bridge between the work and its ultimate hanging location. There are always many options that will work but there are only a few that are ideal to address the art collector's tastes, that fit with their other work and enhance both the work and the room that the piece will be hung. This is a decision best made by the collector and a professional framer. However, it is always a treat to see pieces of my work stylishly framed. This small, quick sketch has been dressed with forethought and care. I decided you... more »

Art Collector has small 8 x 10 inch plein air painting sketch professionally framed of Neskowin Beach Morning on the Oregon Coast.

When the collector brought this framed painting by to show me I asked if I could take a quick photograph for sharing. I rarely frame my work and when I do it is with simple show frames that are intended to be temporary. The reason for this is that a frame is the bridge between the work and its ultimate hanging location. There are always many options that will work but there are only a few that are ideal to address the art collector's tastes, that fit with their other work and enhance both the work and the room that the piece will be hung. This is a decision best made by the collector and a professional framer. However, it is always a treat to see pieces of my work stylishly framed. This small, quick sketch has been dressed with forethought and care. I decided you just had to see for yourself. All the best of the weekend to you.

#art #framing  ___

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2015-07-09 14:49:21 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

summer time...

summer time...___

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2015-07-09 14:39:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Smokey Sunset Dinner Bay

Last evening I slipped down to the water for a bit as the tide was coming in. The night before the smoke was so thick that the sun disappeared before it got this close to the horizon. People and dogs wadded in the water beside me as I sat on a log and enjoyed the close of another day.

#landscapephotography #sunsetphotography  

Smokey Sunset Dinner Bay

Last evening I slipped down to the water for a bit as the tide was coming in. The night before the smoke was so thick that the sun disappeared before it got this close to the horizon. People and dogs wadded in the water beside me as I sat on a log and enjoyed the close of another day.

#landscapephotography #sunsetphotography  ___

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2015-07-08 18:11:37 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Heading home last night....

Disappearing sun over Galiano Island

There is an eerie peacefulness as the ferry murmurs its way across the still Salish Sea with its islands pressing up against a smokey sky. The view is beautiful and haunting at the same time.

#landscapephotography #gulfislands  

Heading home last night....

Disappearing sun over Galiano Island

There is an eerie peacefulness as the ferry murmurs its way across the still Salish Sea with its islands pressing up against a smokey sky. The view is beautiful and haunting at the same time.

#landscapephotography #gulfislands  ___

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2015-07-07 15:31:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Time with family and friends drawing to a close. I will be home tonight after almost two weeks away. During that time I stayed on two islands and in one city while being within a ferry ride or about 30 miles or much less from home. Photos still need editing but here is an iPhone capture of East Point Cliffs on Saturna Island for today.

#gulislands #vacation #Canada

Time with family and friends drawing to a close. I will be home tonight after almost two weeks away. During that time I stayed on two islands and in one city while being within a ferry ride or about 30 miles or much less from home. Photos still need editing but here is an iPhone capture of East Point Cliffs on Saturna Island for today.

#gulislands #vacation #Canada___

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2015-07-06 21:22:20 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Another quick sketch from Foxglove Farm...

"The Log Cabin" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on gessobord. #art #sketching #painting

Another quick sketch from Foxglove Farm...

"The Log Cabin" 8 x 10 inch acrylic on gessobord. #art #sketching #painting___

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2015-07-06 01:38:06 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +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, 26 +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."

Second on the... more »

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, 27 +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, 17 +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 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +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, 24 +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, 16 +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, 30 +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, 36 +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, 27 +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, 29 +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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