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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Painting Newport Back Bay

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve represent approximately 1,000 acres of open space. Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve surrounds the Ecological Reserve. The park includes the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve totals approximately 140 acres. The Nature Preserve is made up of the bluffs surrounding the Bay. Here is a link with history of this Nature Preserve which I think you will find very interesting. Upper Newport Bay Intro

PAAR's locations chair found this wonderful place for us to paint and after meeting up with some other artists we have found out about more hidden treasures in the area that we will be returning to paint in the near future.

We left out around 8:30 from my house and met up with Lisa McDill at King of Frame. King of Frame is famous for their wonderful plein air frames. Pat Ford and I had each placed orders and thought we would stop by and pick them up on our way to Newport to paint. We each took some paintings to have Terri and Randy Higbee give us some help in framing. If you are in the need for frames this is the place to go. - Custom and Ready Made Frames, Plein Air Frames They will make the frames up while you wait. Since we had each placed such a large order, Randy suggested that we go out and paint and stop back by after to pick up our orders and he would have some wine and cheese for us to celebrate the day! Now this is the way to treat your customers. Pat, Kathi Scarpace and myself went out for lunch at a fabulous deli recommended by Randy, then headed out to the site to meet up with Lisa for an afternoon of painting.

I chose the above view because I loved the way the light reflections from the sun hit the water. It was amazing how when the tide went out, how different the whole location changed. That's when I knew it was time to call it a day. I am very happy with this little 9 x 12 painting, oil on canvas board. I feel I really captured the mood and the rhythm of the scene. Your comments are always welcomed.

A bit of exciting news. My painting "Overlooking the Crowd" Weekly Paintings by Terry d. Chacon: September 2009 which I painted at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium has juried in to the SoCal Artists Asso. exhibit in Laguna Beach, CA. The reception is Dec. 5, 2009.

Until next time, ENJOY THE ART! Terry d. Chacon


  1. Good vibes of the artistic kind in a super preserve accompanied by good friends...Just Beautiful, Terry.

    I can smell the fresh air and drink in the environment.

  2. damn,,,those are the cutest puppies...!


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