Come In She Said

Come In She Said

Big news!!  Join me live for a zoom talk on Saturday at 3 pacific time. Here is the zoom link:  Zoom link to my art talk

Island As Sanctuary oil on canvas 30″x48″


I have several paintings in a show at Winchester Galleries in Victoria BC.  Back to my Canadian roots with my paintings. Such an honor. Take a look here: Winchester Galleries

I have new work at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor. See them here WaterWorks Gallery

“A Path In”_60x48

 

And…please…. come and visit me for this years studio tour. As always, first weekend in June. Here is the link for map etc Studio Tour It will be wonderful to see you and show you what I have been working on.

“Come In She Said”_30x24

 

Bug In The Woods

Bug In The Woods

I paint a lot of large landscapes. ‘Bug in the woods’ point of view. I will add a picture to the end of the list of paintings to show you what I mean). In the last few weeks, however, I have zoomed out. More like- me standing on a hill with view in front of me. Also, a lot smaller. I will go back to the big zoom but for now….
Which style do you like better?
Email be back and let me know!!

 

“Across The Bay”_16x20

“Westside”_12x16

“Coastal Rocks”_5x7

“Lupin”_16x20

“Descending Sun”_9x12

 

“Through The Woods”_30x40_ Bug In The Woods

If you are interested in any of these paintings let me know. They may be in my studio or in a gallery. I will give you all the details you need!

Come In She Said

Latest Work

The year keeps plodding along and so do I…
The days are getting shorter and shorter as we enter the dead of winter. Don’t you love that? Everything goes dormant. I want to go dormant.  Alas, it is completely cozy around the fire.

No matter the goings on in the world, and  blowing cold rain outside, I paint. Every day I pick up a brush. First thing. The days go by and the weeks and then I look at what I have done.
Here is my last few weeks – through the election, the pandemic, planting 110 trees,  and moving my studio into my living room to keep warm.

They say it is the small things you do everyday that make a difference. And so….I do the small things day after day. Here are some small paintings. And some big ones, going into the dead of winter.

Into The Woods

“Into The Woods” oil on canvas 30″x40″ Sold

“Through The Woods” oil on canvas 30″x40″ Available!

“Madrone” oil on board 5″x7″ available!

“By The River” oil on board 6″x8″ available

“American Camp” oil on board 5″x7″ available!

“Little Island” oil on board 5″x7″ available!

For something totally different!! 48″x72″ oil on canvas sold

 

If you are interested in any of these paintings please email me: teresa@teresasmith.com
or text 303-246-3208

Thank you!!

 

Mood And Mystery – November 5-28

Mood And Mystery – November 5-28

A memorial of mood and mystery from the last seasons reflection and discovery.
Step into my world. Waterworks Gallery. November 5-28th. Reception Nov 5th 4-7pm.

Island’s west side and a mid-summer sunset late in the day. Gold light against Madrone. Colors of turquois, blue and green. All the shades of red. Background chatter of campers and sightseers.  Smells of bonfires and barbeques. Festive and warm. People on holiday. Happy summers eve.

Sun shining through cedar as it reflects off water.  Last time I get to see this day. The sun is gliding away. I am meditative and mesmerized by the glitter on the water. All the colors bouncing with glimmer.  I am glad to be alone. Just me and all the sparkles.

Fall drifts in and mist rises in a thin veil as if illuminating an alternate world.Distant hills shrouded with mystery. Contemplative and moody. The light is not quite as bright and the dark more of a gray. Subtle and sweet. Soft and comforting.

In my studio I recall shapes, colors, lines and form. I remember smells and sounds, memorialize the place with paint. I begin with thin layers of oily warm transparent hues, mutating into thick painterly brush marks. Each layer stamps the recollection of that days’ time in the woods, the pieces unfold in a contemplative divinatory manner.

The finished piece is a mosaic of light, weaving and interlacing patterns and color.  Like stained glass, they represent the mystery beneath the surface, the layer woven between worlds. I paint this island as sanctuary.  A woodland temple and shelter from the storm.

Mist -30×48 – oil on canvas