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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bella Trattoria (Mission Inn Festival of Lights)
9 x 12 oil on canvas done in plein air by Terry d. Chacon

This festive spot of the Mission Inn Festival of Lights is on the north west corner of the Mission Inn. Bella Trattoria Mission Inn Hotel - Riverside California The new Bella Trattoria will tempt the palate with delicious Southern Italian Cuisine including brick oven baked pizzas, build your own pasta and pressed Panini sandwiches. Experience the flavors of Italy on their lovely patio dining.

We have eaten here many times and I can say the salads and pizza are some of the best around. I chose this area because of all the interaction with the people on the mall plaza, coming and going taking in the beautiful lights, plus one of my favorite places to eat. The entrance to the restaurant got brighter and brighter as the sky darkened. I especially love the huge nutcracker statues in each of the windows and the array of lights making up the outlines of nutcrackers that go all the way down the side wall. Every where you look is another painting, I now have 6 paintings of the festival of lights and hope to add more to the collection before the seasons end.

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

(notes and giclee prints are available of the Mission Inn Festival of Lights collections, contact Terry for more info)

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