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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Monday, November 14, 2011

Segil Fine Art 9th Annual Small Works Show

Segil Fine Art Gallery
So very happy to announce that these 2 plein air paintings have juried into the ever popular
Segil Fine Art 9th Annual Small Works Show.
"Wave Watchers" 6 x 8 oil on canvas board palette knife.

"Spring" 9 x 12 oil on canvas palette knife.

Segil Fine Art Gallery
110 West Lime Avenue
Monrovia, California  91016

Opening Reception:  Dec. 3, 2012  5 to 7 pm
Show runs through Dec. 31, 2012

Gallery hours:  Tues. through Sat. 1 to 6 pm
Hope to see you at the opening. 

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

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Shopping Ideas

Christmas Cards available in packs of 4 for $12.00.   9 x 12 Giclee holiday prints $75.00 ea. 
The Comforts of Home

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

The Three Wise Men

Wait, I think I hear Santa

The Man In the Moon

The Night Before Christmas

Holidays Forever

He Knows if You've Been Good or Bad

Afghan Hound Jewelry

"Precious Metal"

Polished Bronze and Polished Sterling Silver, Sterling Silver in an antique finish, Jeweler's Bronze. Available in pendants, pins, lapel pins and tie tacs (smaller pieces).
More photos on my website:  Polished Bronze and polished SS prices are not on my website yet.  It is a new finish available.   Contact me for prices at:

Samples only, some of these pieces may be sold, but custom pieces can be painted from your photo or mine.  Pieces are limited so contact me ASAP.

Samples only.    Custom orders, any breed or animal painted.   Contact me for jewelry available for paintings.  Starting at $60.00 ea. 

Lost Wax Bronze Sculptures

View individual pieces on my website, contact me for prices.

Ceramic Sculptures

Music Box "Jingle Bells" Green Verdigris Patina

Music Box "Jingle Bells" Bronze Patina

Rolling Afghan Hound Bronze Patina

Rolling Afghan Hound Green Verdigris Patina

Miniatures Green Approx. 1 1/2 inch Verdigris Patina

Pet portraits in Oil 
   Working from your photo or mine.  
                                                    "Debbie and Tyson"

All size canvas available to suit your needs.   Contact me to discuss your next painting of your beloved pet.

Plein Air Paintings

  Originals available as well as giclee prints and note cards.  

Art Prints

Ceramic tiles from plein air paintings available on my website at:  Only a few left.

"Kimberly Crest"

Calendars: Plein Air Paintings and Dog Paintings

  $30.00 ea.   Order by Dec. 1.
(12 different paintings on ea. calendar, 1 per month)

My new book  
The Beauty of a Plein Air Painter
Summer of 2011
View the preview below, click on the link to order.

Mission Inn Paintings during Festival of the Lights.  
Christmas Note Cards 4 pk. $12.00, giclee prints and originals for sale.


"The Christmas Tree"

Locals please contact me at 909-798-0567 for an appointment to come by my studio to shop, the coffee pot is always on.

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

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Reykjavik, Iceland Trip Part 2


We were suppose to go to a glacier but they were having some earthquake activity so we had our choice of going horseback riding or whale watching.   We chose horseback riding.  I wanted to see the countryside and boy I was not disappointed.  
This little cutey met us at the front door to the barn where we were dressed appropriately  in rain gear.   Thank goodness, I don't think my wool jacket and jeans would have done the job.   After getting dressed we were greeted by our horses.   My horse was named Madonna.   Eddie's horse was an Icelandic name of which we could not pronounce so he called him buddy.  

The group waiting for everyone to mount their horses so we could start our trail ride.  

I think this little guy was wondering why he wasn't chosen for the ride.   He was not a happy camper as we pulled out.
I had a feeling the leader thought we were all very experienced riders.   She took off in a fast trot and I don't think she slowed down except to go through the river streams.   I held on tight to the reins and my camera.  

The rivers are plentiful, everywhere you look and she just kept taking us through one after another.  Those horses, thank god, were sure footed and didn't miss a beat as we kept trotting along.   Icelandic horses have 5 gaits.  I think we did all 5 at once.  

 Eddies horse seemed very thirsty, he stopped at every stream and got a drink, if we slowed down at all he ate grass.   They all had their own little personalities, we just loved them immediately.

The scenery was breathtaking.  

Well we held on tightly and we didn't fall off.  Thank goodness.  The weather was nice, then it poured rain, then nice and so on.   So glad we had rain gear for a horseback riding experience in Iceland. 

We headed back to the hotel afterwards for a little shopping downtown and then dinner at the Opera House.  We had a special guest that evening the Ambassador from the US Embacy, Luis Arreaga. 

The Opera House recently opened this year and it is a beautiful modern building on the water by the pier.

We had lamb and lobster for dinner as we shared our stories from the day.   Glad we didn't go whale watching seems most everyone got sick from the wild waves in the sea and not one whale was seen.

                                       (Terry and Eddie at the Opera House in Reykjavik, Iceland)

The following day we went to Icelandic Glacial Water for a tour of the facility.   Icelandic water was our hosts for the trips.  I want to thank them for treating us like royalty and showing us as much as they could in a short amount of time.   An experience of memories we will remember forever. 

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After the Glacial Water tour we were treated to the Blue Lagoon-a geothermal spa.

What a treat before heading to the airport for a 10 hour flight home.  

Glacier from the air.

The Icelandic people are beautiful people inside and out.  They sure know how to treat tourist and they are so very proud of their customs and their beautiful country.   We had a fabulous time and would go back in a heart beat.  

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

Christmas Shoppers you still have time to order your 2012 Christmas Calendars.   I will be shipping until Dec. 1.    The first one has 12 photos of recent plein air paintings the second one has 12 dog related  paintings from this past year.  The photos can then be framed for years of enjoyment.  Images are approximately 9 x 12.   Calendars are $30.00 plus shipping.  Hurry and place your order before my supply runs out.

Also my new plein air book would make a nice gift as well.  You can order directly from.

And for the Afghan Hound people around the world, here is a photo of some of my newest lost wax jewelry in polished bronze.   "The New affordable Gold" as everyone is calling it.  Only your artist knows for sure.