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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Monday, October 6, 2008

Riverside Open Studio Tours-10-5-08

Yesterday a group of 6 artists from PAAR including myself were invited to paint at Tiffany Brooks studio, one of the studio's picked for the Riverside Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Riverside Art Museum. It started out very cloudy and cool and I was worried about rain. By the time we arrived at Tiffany's it was warm and sunny, great for a day of Plein Air painting, don't you love California weather! This was an inaugural event and I hope it will continue. For $25.00 you were treated to 5 working studio's in the Riverside area. Each of the studio's had guest artists and their own supply of wine and goodies for everyone to enjoy. Paulden Evans opened his lovely studio and sculpture garden as a closing reception at the end of the day with wine being served by Mark Schooley from Vintage Vaults and delicacies provided by Saffron Restaurant. It was a great day and if you missed out, be sure to sign up for the next one.
I was very excited to paint at Tiffany's as I had heard about her beautiful newly remodeled home & studio. Tiffany is also a new member of PAAR. I decided I should paint a front portion of Tiffany's home. When I received the post card (included at the end of this blog) in the mail announcing the event, there was a photo of each studio. In front of Tiffany's home was an artist painting her home. I took a double take and thought, this looks like me. With my memory I kept thinking and thinking of when did I paint this house. I just racked my brain and kept looking at the photo. I knew that only Luz, Louise and I have Soltek easels, and I knew it wasn't them. When I saw the Starbucks coffee cup on the easel, I knew it was me. But how did they do this, since I had never been to Tiffany's? Even the painting on the easel was Tiffany's house.....Then I started putting two and two together, that Micah, he must have done this. He is so talented on the computer and I had remembered telling him this one time when I had a meeting with him at RAM. Sure enough he superimposed another photo of me that Daniel Foster had taken and like magic put it on this postcard as if I was actually painting Tiffany's house. Yesterday, Daniel Foster and I had a good laugh about it, so he took another photo of me painting Tiffany's home. I will add that photo when I get it from Daniel. All in all it was a great day, saw many artists from the area touring the studio's, plus met some very nice people who appreciate the arts. A huge thanks goes out to Tiffany for inviting PAAR to share her studio for the day and for her great hospitality. Thanks Tiffany! Until next time, ENJOY THE ART! Terry d. Chacon
Tiffany Brooks home & studio by Terry d. Chacon. Notes and prints will be available from this piece. Contact Terry for prices.

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