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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fine Art America

"Summer Fun"   available on Fine Art America.   

This painting and more are available on Fine Art America.   You can purchase prints and note cards of any of my images and some of my paintings are also listed for sale.   If you have a special image of a painting that is not on the site, please let me know I will be happy to put it up so you can purchase prints or note cards from it.

This is a new venture for me and already I have sold a print to Malasia using this service.  

If you press on the title to this post Fine Art America, or the link on my blog, it will take you to the site.

Happy ordering......

Until Next Time, PLEASE ENJOY THE ART!     Terry d. Chacon

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

"The Player" Saluki Bronze

"The Player"  Saluki shown in Plasticine ready for the foundry.

6 inch by 8 inch long

Adding to my collection of Sighthound Bronze Sculptures this beautiful playing Saluki Hound "The Player" is now available.
Reservations are being taken for a limited edition of 15.
The sculpture will be finished in a black bronze patina and come displayed on a black marble base.

Please check out my other award winning bronze sculptures on my website.

The saluki is perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. As a purebred type, its history can be traced back almost 7000 years. The earliest known findings of the saluki are on carved seals from the Tepe Gawra region in what is now Iraq. [1] [2] A study published in the May 21, 2004 issue of Science confirms the Saluki's antiquity through DNA analysis identifying it as one of the earliest breeds to diverge from wolves.
Widely admired for its beauty, speed, and endurance, the Saluki historically traveled throughout the Middle East with nomadic desert tribes over an area stretching from the Sahara to the Caspian Sea. As a result, different Saluki subtypes, varying mostly in color and coat, can be found across this widely scattered area.
The Saluki is a sighthound bred especially for grace and speed. Although the greyhound is widely viewed as being the fastest dog breed with a top speed of around 45 mph, the Saluki is said to be faster, with top speeds of 48 mph. Testing this has proved difficult as Salukis show no interest in electric hares and won't race Greyhounds on a track. However, in as much as their original use was for hunting desert gazelles with top speeds of over 43 mph, the speed claim could be true.  (Webster's Dictionary)

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Until Next Time, PLEASE ENJOY THE ART!    Terry d. Chacon for more info on this beautiful new bronze sculpture. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ford Park-Redlands, CA

"Cloudy Morning Ford Park"  9 x 12 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon in plein air.

Ford Park is in Redlands, CA. and one of my favorite spots to paint.   I chose to go here on a cloudy day to get a gloomy painting of the water reflections and the beautiful scenery surrounding one of the ponds.   The sun kept going in and out, a little drizzle from time to time, but I managed to complete the painting.

As an update the following painting, painted on location at Kimberly Crest in Redlands, CA won 2nd place at the Redlands Plein Air Show.  

Thank you to judge and artist Elin Pendleton.  From the judge's critique she gave the following:
Second Place-Southside Entrance, Kimberly Crest-Terry d. Chacon
What caught my eye immediately was the excellent use of values coupled with the innovative color choices that are just far enough from the traditional palette to separate this painting from its competitors.  Nicely balancd, it evokes a sense of timelessness and peace.   

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

(Both of these paintings are available, please contact me at for more information)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Leaving On a Jet Plane

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"  6 x 6 inch oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon

One morning in Feb. we left very early back to Los Angeles from Newark Airport.   As we were sitting for our plane to get the go ahead to leave, the sun was starting to come up and was the most amazing sight.  I quickly grabbed my camera and was able to get the photo reference for this painting.   The Empire State Building was in full brilliance along with the beautiful Manhattan skyline.  The train was on it's way to the city, the plane in the foreground was on it's way some place and I got to see it all, sitting in my seat on the plane waiting for take off!

Always have your camera close by, you never know what you will capture.  

Until Next Time, PLEASE ENJOY THE ART!   Terry d. Chacon

(this painting is available