Jamieson Creek

May 6, 2012

This little painting (6″ x 7.5″) is of Jamieson Creek, which is not even ten minutes drive from our front door.  This is a desert-like region, featuring its own local cacti (which I discovered by way of my hand), and is called The Sunshine Capital of Canada.  Water, while not scarce, has usage restrictions and homes are now being installed with water meters.

So to have the Jamieson splashing over and around rocks and fallen timbers is a great joy.  It is the epitome of the ‘laughing brook’ of literature, and compliments the broad, slow-moving Thompson Rivers which run through town.  Were it not for our rivers, Kamloops would be uninhabitable.  Right now the creek and rivers are swelling from the melt-off of  mountain snows.  Kamloops itself is some 4,000 ft in elevation, the mountain snows are up that much higher, and June is when the river level is at its peak.

 

“Up The Jamieson”, L & M Jones Collection

 

This painting was on the wall no longer than ten minutes before it was sold.  My colleague in art, Lynda Jones, thought it complimented her pottery so well she went with her impulses.  And that made my day.

 

 

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53 Responses to “Jamieson Creek”

  1. This painting is stunning!! So happy to have come across your blog, your work is amazing! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more!

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  2. Thank you Vanessa, very much for taking the time and offering encouragement!

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  3. dustybrush said

    Love the light and snow in this painting. Nicely done!

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  4. Selma, you are so encouraging–thank you so much

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  5. thank you Nonoy for your very supportive comments to me!

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  6. thank you Laz, so much

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  7. Many many thanks, Lynn–you are very encouraging to me!

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  8. Thank you so very much, Russell!

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  9. You are a wonderful support, and thank you for describing in more detail your love of art and of your dear mother.

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  10. Selma said

    How fantastic that it was sold only 10 minutes after being on the wall. I’m not surprised – it is gorgeous! Good on you.

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  11. Thank you again for being so supportive, Lisa. I am catching up in my visits, and love your flower photos. Superb is the word.

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  12. fabulous leading lines to the golden light in the distance – no wonder it sold so quickly!

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  13. We live backed-up against a mountain ridge and while talking I casually laid my hand on it, and promptly howled. They are very low to the ground and small, with great big yellow flowers if the Spring is particularly moist. And yes, not plentiful, but gifted in the thorn department. Thank you for stopping by.

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  14. I like the way you put it: “which I discovered by way of my hand.” I’m surprised to hear you have cacti way up there, though I imagine they’re a lot less common than in Texas.

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  15. how wonderful! thank you, Jane

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  16. Another stunning piece Lance. It is beautiful. I finally got around to taking your painting in to be framed. I’ll send you a photo when I get it back.

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  17. I only just now connected with your postings! I am falling so far behind in responding. These are such lovely sentiments, Saroja, thank you from my heart!

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  18. futlooz said

    Its not what you see but actually show to the world the way you see it, through your work and that I think is your biggest gift Lance! Am so proud of you 🙂

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  19. Thank you Shimon for telling me this

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  20. ShimonZ said

    I love this painting.

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  21. You are sweet, as always, nia–thank you again!

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  22. My pallet is very muted, which is why I love visiting you every day! Thank you again, Linda

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  23. Congratulations Lance – it’s a lovely piece! I fully concur with Francina’s comment. Cheers, Linda

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  24. niasunset said

    So beautiful painting… I loved the trees in the back and with their colours… You are such a beautiful artist dear Lance, it is not surprise for me too that it was sold very quickly… I love your watercolour paintings… Thank you, with my love, nia

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  25. Your welcome Lance 😉

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  26. George Weaver said

    Okay, not effusive this time. I like the tree roots. See, I LIKE.

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  27. nonoymanga said

    Lance water color is difficult to control. But these painting is highly develop. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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  28. Absolutely beautiful, Lance – not surprising that it sold quickly. What a talent you have!

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  29. The painting DOES compliment her pottery. Very nice.

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  30. Breathtaking work! I had written a long comment here and then went back to study the work a little more closely and lost the comment:( This piece is tremendously beautiful! I love the effect you achieve with watercolours. I am hopeful that someday I am able to achieve similar effects..with time perhaps. I learn so much by looking at your work and reading your comments. You are very kind to share your process with us. I have asked some others questions about their process and they are unwilling to share. You are an artist and a teacher Lance. Congratulations on your lovely work and your sale! Have a grand evening…..Lorelei

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  31. orples said

    Thank you. I hope they will do well, too. It’s hard to tell, since there is a delay in reports on royalties. I suspect it will take a while to get noticed though. I have two books out so far, and one more in the sequel coming out soon.

    My mother was a professional artist and did many fine paintings, in addition, she taught at the Adult Learning Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 17 years. I have an eye and a love for art, even though I never really pursued my own talents. Most of what I know about art, Mom taught me on the side. If she were alive today, I’d have probably asked her to illustrate my books. Thanks for rooting for me. Know, please, that I am doing the same for you. 🙂

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  32. a lovely thing to tell me orples, and thank you for taking the time to tell me about your mom and her love of painting. I hope your book is doing well these days!

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  33. orples said

    I envy your talent in watercolors. I never could do much with them, myself. My mother has done quite a few lovely paintings with them, and oils, too. So I appreciate fine art when I see it. It doesn’t surprise me that this little painting sold so quickly. It is a jewel.

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  34. oh my, that’s a wonderful encouragement, I have to tell you/ Thank you for being such a support.

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  35. ljr3 said

    She is right. It suits her pottery very well. I would be inclined to buy both her pottery and your art work together for that very same reason. Not to mention you both have fantastic art!

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  36. lovely comment from a lovely person.

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  37. magsx2 said

    Hi,
    It is a lovely painting, and it does not surprise me at all that it sold so quickly. 🙂
    What a lovely area to have so close to home, there is just something about a mountain stream/creek, the water is always so fresh and clean.

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  38. You just put a HUGE smile on my face. I am a great fan of your interpretation of the scriptures. You have such a way with washes and refined lines. Thank you so much.

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  39. that is a GORGEOUS piece, sir. The moment I saw it, I was grabbed by the composition. Those stark lines of snow reaching across the piece are the perfect finish. Thanks for posting!!

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  40. You always lift people’s spirits, Jen. It’s your wonderful gift.

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  41. How kind. Thank you so much, Lloyd!

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  42. Lloyd said

    Beautiful painting. Lynda has great taste.

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  43. You are a great painter
    I could dive in the painting
    All the best, Jenny

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  44. so thoughtful. thank you, francina, very much.

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  45. Francina said

    Congratulations, Lance! I can see why Mrs Jones acted on her impulses ,who would not? It’s a gorgeous painting! as many of your hand and indeed it compliments her pottery.
    Ciao, Francina

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  46. big smile 🙂 from the not-famous

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  47. Lynda said

    I’m thrilled to own another painting by the famous Lance Weisser. He’s so good.
    Lynda

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  48. I wish you could, too! But I wish I could see your area as well. thank you, rhonda

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  49. rhondablue said

    Makes me want to see it in person…Beautiful!

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  50. antiquityandadventures said

    stunning as ever great post

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