Terrill Welch

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River

  • Oil On Canvas
  • 16 x 12 x 0.75 in
  • Terrill Welch
  • Sold

These are my childhood trees – popular trees growing on the riverbank. They are my first subject of paintings. I cannot pick up a brush to render them without being transported back through time with its many stops before these trees. These are trees I met before there was even a field in front of them. These are trees I introduced my first lover and later others. Then much later my now husband. These are trees I walked beside while I carried my babies and then with them while they carried theirs. These are the trees that my mother and father have walked with me since they were younger than I am today. Painting the spaces of light and shadow in between is filled with the residue of many visits. It is a tall tale that gets taller with each telling. All I intended to do was to use up the paint leftover on the palette.

Includes simple wood frame and hanging wire if desired.

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River
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