As we approach the end of the calendar year, I again select my artist's choice for the best paintings. For 2017, I have decided on five out of a slightly smaller collection of 26 new works that have been released. Here is the first and likely the public favourite...
Storytelling Arbutus Tree Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 60 x 40 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
The earth turns and the sun comes up. The earth turns again and the sun goes down. This is one simple measure of a day. What time will it be tomorrow morning when the first light reaches the eastern side of the island? At about what time this evening will it be too dark to safely take the compost down the stairs and under the trees at the edge of yard without a flashlight? When will the snowdrops start to bloom on the southwest side of the house? What difference does a day make, or even a few hours? These questions are possibly best answered by trees. At least, this is what I am musing about today as I continue my inner travels.
Trees and particularly arbutus trees have been a consistent subject this year. When I have finished selecting all five paintings for the best of 2017, I will post them together on the TerrillWelchArtist.com website. In between now and then, each one will be posted here for your enjoyment between holiday activities.
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