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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Monday, September 28, 2009

FINE DINING OF RIVERSIDE-"watching the party crowd"

Last night FINE DINING OF RIVERSIDE started restaurant week at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. You can read more about this group here: Riverside Greater Downtown Fine Dining Group The Art's were the theme of the evening and Tom Donahue invited some artists from the Plein Air Artists of Riverside to paint the event. Pat Ford, Luz Perez and myself arrived around 4:30 to set up. It was really hot upon our arrival. Luz said she would like to paint inside, but Pat and I thought as long as we were in the shade we could handle the heat. The light was so beautiful as it was hitting the building that I knew I would have to suffer until the night arrived, but I much prefer painting outside under natural light.
I quickly drew in the building and blocked in some warm and cool colors to capture my scene before the light changed. After 4 p.m. the light changes very fast and this was now closer to 5. Before long the people started to arrive. The band was playing and the mood was set. After finishing the building I put in the impressions of all the people standing around before the sun had fully set. The band was on the second floor and boy were they terrific, I don't remember their name, but they were really good and so enjoyable to listen to. I would say the food, the wine and the art was very well supported and the evening could not have been more perfect. Well, it could have cooled down, but all in all it was a wonderful day/night of painting. I would like to thank Tom Donahue for inviting us to paint at his GALA and I wish the restaurants who were there great success as the week continues.
If interested in this painting please contact me at "Watching The Party Crowd" is available also in notes and giclee's.
Until Next Time, ENJOY THE ART! Terry d. Chacon
Below are a couple photos taken at Gallery 225 where a couple pieces of my plein air works are on display until Oct. 4, 2009. Thanks to everyone who took the time while visiting NYC to go by and see the exhibit.

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