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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Newport Back Bay & ASATDS

"Canoers at Newport Back Bay" Jan. 2010 by Terry d. Chacon

Yesterday a group of us from PAAR went on a field trip to visit King of Frame and to paint at Newport Back Bay. As I was painting my painting I was excited by the canoers in the bay and knew I had to get them in my painting. I was so happy when they came along again the sun had made this fabulous sheen across the bay and the canoes were just in time to be painted into the painting. I could hear the canoers laughing and having the best time in the water. It was such a joy to paint them and when I think about it, it brings a smile to my face! This is a 9 x 12 painting, oil on canvas board done completely with a palate knife. If you are interested in this , giclee prints or note cards, please contact me at

Terry painting in the bushes at Newport Back Bay! Thanks Patricia Rose Ford for the photos!

On another note, 2 of my pieces were juried into the Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, Kansas.

"Home Alone" 16 x 20 oil on wrap around canvas by Terry d. Chacon

"Playful Spirit" Lost wax bronze by Terry d. Chacon

This is the 24th year of this annual exhibit for dog artists around the world. 195 artist submitted works to this show and I was lucky to have 2 pieces chosen. The exhibit starts Mar. 3 through April 7 at the Foyer Gallery and the City Arts Building then it is moved to the Kansas Coliseum for the Sunflower Cluster Dog Shows April 9 through April 11, 2010. I am pleased to have my work accepted into this exhibit and if I win awards it would be icing on the cake. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Puppy Love"

16 x 20 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon

Just finished this commissioned painting today. Oh what fun this has been to paint. I loved the photo that the new owners of this painting sent to me. The dynamic light on the mom's nose and in parts of the painting, the puppies loving and climbing all over mom and the little guy in the back who almost looks like a shadow because he is so dark and in the shade. I enhanced him a bit to make him part of the pack.

I am sure any of you who breed dogs or have bred dogs have seen this scene and can appreciate this, which is why I was so excited to paint it. It brings back wonderful memories.

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

PS: "A Fool for Love" my new bronze sculpture is at the foundry. As soon as it is complete I will post a photo for you to see. Very exciting!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Fool For Love

I am excited to introduce "A Fool For Love".

Limited Edition Lost Wax Bronze 25, now taking reservations

11 inches long by 6 inches at the highest point

Will come on a marble base.

Reservations are now being taken at:

Looking forward to comments on this fabulous new piece. As most of you know I have a wonderful greyhound named "April". She was a wonderful model for this new piece. I know sometimes she really got tired of me feeling here and there to get the proportions and structure correct. Then making her run around and get excited so she would do this pose and I could sculpt! The pose is one of my most favorites that she does. She has many more, but this one is truly hers.

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

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Carriage Horse

"The Carriage Horse" 9 x 12 oil on canvas board in plein air by Terry d. Chacon

Last night Jan. 3, 2010 a few plein air artists from the PAAR were out painting on the last night of the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside, Ca. City of Riverside, California - Festival of Lights I have from day one of starting my collection of paintings from this historic event always wanted to paint the beautiful white horses pulling their Cinderella carriage.

We set up on the Northeast corner of Orange and 5th street and I quickly sketched a scene that I had in mind. Using the back drop of the Mission Inn and the arch way that goes over 5th street, I waited for the carriages to make their move. Once they start coming they come around every few minutes, so I was able to capture the moving carriage. Amazing the way the lights that are so plentiful just light up the street and the carriages as they come around.

After painting we met up at one of my most favorite restaurants "Las Campanas", it is located in the Mission Inn Hotel. Mission Inn Hotel - Riverside California It has the most beautiful outdoor seating of any restaurant I have ever been too and with the Holiday lights it is truly special. We sent a friend Marsha who is here visiting from Kentucky over to make reservations for us. During the festival we have tried to get in to eat a couple times, but the wait was usually over an hour. Marsha was kind enough to check it out while we painted and able to get us in. We toasted the new year with our margaritas and listened to our friends ada m. passaro and Ron talk about their early connection to the Mission Inn. Amazing place with so much history, but to hear the behind the scenes story was incredible. Afterwards we were treated to a wonderful carrot cake for desert at Ada's home. What a wonderful evening, so sad the Festival of Lights is over, but I look forward to next year and I cherish the experience I had this year.

I now have seven paintings of the Mission Inn Festival of Lights in my plein air collection. All images are available in giclee prints and note cards. Contact me if you are interested. You can purchase one at a time to build your own collection or purchase them all at a discounted price.

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