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Fir with Lupine

Teresa Smith
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Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


14" h x 18" w x .75" d |1 lbs. 0 oz.

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In this painting, Teresa Smith draws on a memory of a quiet spring afternoon overlooking the Salish Sea. The work represents both a real memory, and the need as an artist to change certain elements to create a strong picture. Teresa explains "I always start my paintings with an underpainting, usually gold, red or magenta. As I build the layers I leave part of the underpainting peaking through. I find it gives the painting life and sparkle. This painting has red underneath. The lupines were blue purple at one point but I had to change them to magenta because the blue clashed somehow. I have lupines of this color in my garden, so they do exist."

Teresa Smith

Friday Harbor, Washington

Teresa Smith captures the soul of the west coast landscape in her contemplative oil paintings. Teresa gathers impressions of the land around her remote island home on horseback rides accompanied by her Irish wolfhound. Her works capture the light coming through the trees, a richness of color, and the interconnectedness of nature. Her subjects emerge through lyrical brushwork, sometimes with light streaming as if through a stained glass window. Her major influences are Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr, and the Canadian Group of Seven, the latter of whom pioneered a distinctive style defined by a direct connection with nature. In addition to painting, Teresa is a master gardener, and she grows food year-round in her garden and volunteers in the community to educate and diagnose plant problems. She works from her studio on the top floor of a barn overlooking the pond and trees, where deer walk by and ducks swim. According to Teresa, "much of today’s art is based on concept. That is, the artist has an idea, then uses their art to educate and inform. I do contemplative painting, which is different. For me, it is allowing the painting to unfold in a contemplative or meditative way."

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K Gillen purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"12/12/2022 | 9:22 PM

In the picture above, the color looks blue. In reality, the lower portion of the painting is very teal in color and the colors are darker than how they appear above. It is not what I expected and I picked this painting because of the colors, especially because I thought it was blue. I was disappointed. The composition is appropriately depicted. My husband thought it was suitable to keep. It will not hang in our foyer like we wanted. I will be leery to purchase online again because it is obviously hard to represent colors online like it appears to view in person. I do like the painting itself, but the colors are not accurate.

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E Ben-Haim purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"4/28/2021 | 1:24 AM

What I love about this painting is that it gives the feeling of being in the forest, more than a description of it. I’m very pleased with the artwork.

Teresa Smith 9/9/2019 | 5:35 PM

Hello Kathy, thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate that. And by the way, I lived in Colorado for 13 years. Love the high country. As long as there are lakes and trees I am happy.

K Campbell style="color: #000000;"9/8/2019 | 1:12 PM

Hi Teresa, I just purchased your "Lake in the Woods" because while it is a lake in Canada, the painting captures so much of what I love about Colorado. You evoke for me the emotions I feel when in the high country. I had a hard time choosing among so many of your wonderful works. Kathy C.

  • What I love about this painting is that it gives the feeling of being in the forest, more than a description of it. I’m very pleased with the artwork.

    - E Ben-Haim


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