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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Green Earth Day Dos Lagos 2008

Yesterday the Plein Air Artists of Riverside Dos Lagos Collection group was invited to paint at the 2nd annual Green Earth Day event at Dos Lagos. We arrived around 7:30 a.m. to set up our booth which were were sharing with PAN and the Riverside Art Museum. Some of the artists brought paintings to hang and sell and each artists was obligated to spend 30 minutes out of their day manning the booth. We had a great day, 3 artists from PAAR sold paintings. This is what we have been working for this past 3 years. We want to be a recognizable group where the public is interested in purchasing our paintings at different events. The artwork was well received by the public, lots of questions were asked, so it was a good day. 30 Artists set up around the festival and painted. I set up around 10 a.m. and painted the painting above. I really was not interested in painting the festival itself, I did this last year and still have the paintings hanging around in my studio. I wanted to paint something that would draw interest from my customers. I walked around and could not keep my eye off the hills behind the tents and the floral garden around the walk way next to the lake. So I took artistic license and cut out the festival and put in what I thought would make a nice painting. After completing the painting, a few other artists were finished also and wanted to go see about getting some lunch. Debbie Kotaka said she found a place in the shopping center that had sweet potato fries and I said, that sounds good to me. Helga, Jordan, Louise and myself walked up to Counters and indeed everyone had the sweet potato fries. Louise and I shared a hamburger as we had dinner reservations that evening to celebrate the day with other artists and didn't want to over indulge ourselves. I was really tired by this time. So I chose to go back and sit at the booth for the afternoon instead of doing another painting. It was nice talking with friends and sharing about our group to interested folks. The Corona Art Association group was set up next to us and they are always a fun group to be around. We closed up the booth around 4 and headed to Fridays with a group of artists. Had a nice casual dinner, talked about the day and our many future events and celebrated the artists who had sold their paintings. Congratulations Judy Schroeder, Joan Coffey and Durre Wasseem. Until next time, ENJOY THE ART. Terry

This painting is for sale, if you are interested please contact me.


  1. This is my first visit to this blog. I love viewing the art and enjoyed reading your newsy commentary. It appears that you are all building up a lot of experience and good work together.

  2. Terry, I enjoy reading your narrative of events surroundings the paintings. Thanks, great work, Pat


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