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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Arroyo Seco Park, Pasadena, CA.

"Arroyo Seco Park"  9 x 12 oil on canvas with palette knife by Terry d. Chacon
$750.00 framed

Yesterday we made a trip to the Arroyo Seco.   As an plein air artist I have always admired other artist who have painted this area and wanted to go there for a very long time.   We were going to Dick Blick to get our last minute art supplies for the upcoming Plein Air Artist of Riverside 6th Annual Paint Out.   More info:

Before we started out in the morning it was raining in the area and very cloudy on our end.  The forecast for the next few days is rain.   Great just what we want for the check in and beginning of the paint out.   We figured if it was not raining we would at least get in some good practice for cloudy, gloomy days with great atmosphere and color changes.   The Colorado bridge which you see in the distance was the main bridge to connect Los Angeles with Pasadena and the first freeway in the USA.

More info on the park.

Luck would have it, when we arrived it was not raining.   This place is so beautiful.  I wanted to include the "Colorado Bridge" in my painting, so looking north I set up along side the aqueduct.   The beautiful selection of trees lined the trail that many walkers and dogs were enjoying that morning.   I especially loved the atmosphere as the distance became more and more subdued.  

After a great morning of painting with met up with another artist Nita Harper for a great lunch at a Peruvian Restaurant with great conversation.

Then to Dick Blick's!   WOW this store is like a candy store for artist.   I have to thank the board of PAAR for giving me a wonderful gift certificate.   I used it and more, but I am ready for the Paint Out!

So for 9 days starting Sat. I will be painting at least one painting a day for the Paint Out.   We have some great locations, so stay tuned for updates.  

Until next time,  ENJOY THE ART!

Terry d. Chacon

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