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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Friday, July 27, 2012

Real Quick (an update)

Making it's debut this week was the painting I did for Skyline Dog Fancier's of San Mateo County.   This is the 3rd in a series I have painted for the the Kennel Club that holds their event in Oct. with the Del Valle Kennel Club in Pleasonton, California.  

The painting will be on the cover of their catalog, used for their trophies including Best In Show.   A 4 by 6 foot banner of each of the paintings hangs in the convention center along with all the cover paintings done for Del Valle by Heidi Martin.  

The Club chooses the dogs for each painting.  I do the design and the painting. 

(see below the 3 paintings I have done so far for the series)




Another update is my painting "Home Alone" was chosen for the summer cover of  "Topknot News" put out by the Afghan Hound Club of America.  

Thanks to the kennel clubs who are commissioning me to do their covers for the catalogs.  It is such an honor.    Also thanks to the AHCA for choosing my artwork for their Topknot News that goes out to all of their members.  

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

For those who might be interested in a print of  "Home Alone", they are available at:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Santa Barbara Kennel Club painting 2012

(Ad courtesy of Dog News)

   "Dog News" a national dog magazine at is a weekly magazine put out for the dog fancy.  It is always a pleasure to see my artwork adorning one of the pages.  Santa Barbara Kennel Club has commissioned me for eight years to do a painting of each group recognized in the Breeder's Showcase and the last painting will be a Best in Breeder's Showcase.  Each year the club has auctioned off the painting at the Breeder's Showcase.  The image of the painting are used for the catalog cover, posters to publicize the event in the Santa Barbara area and items to sell at the show including:  (sweatshirts, tote bags and beautiful greeting cards are available at the Santa Barbara tent)   This year a framed print will be offered to every Best of Breed winner.    As a longtime member of SBKC and a dog show person,  I was excited to take on the task. 

Every  year I have gone to the event with my camera in tow and snap photos during the weekend and of the Breeder's Showcase.  Last year the one thing that excited me most was the beautiful sunsets each evening that came over the arena where the groups and Best In Show are held along with the Breeder's Showcase.   I definitely wanted to capture that in my painting. 

The Breeder's Showcase sponsored by Purina is for the Breeder's.   Each Breeder can enter two dogs that they have bred, shown by anyone and the prize money is great.   Each exhibitor, judge and patron is invited to attend the free dinner, and watch the dogs showing in the event.  It is night
  I have added the two previous paintings for your viewing pleasure.  

2012 Breeder's Showcase The Working Group

2011 Breeder's Showcase  The Herding Group

2010 Breeder's Showcase  The Hound Group

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay

50 Plein Air Artists will display hundreds of plein air paintings for a 2 day Art Show and Sale.  Newport Bay Conservancy and Orange County Parks will host the biennial  event at the  Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center on Sat. July 21 and Sun. July 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. 35% of all sales will benefit the Conservancy.   

Take a break from the heat and go to the Back Bay.   

Each artist accepted into the show could submit 2 Newport Back Bay Plein Air Paintings to be juried into a Friday night Gala to kick off the event.   Judge Scott Prior has chosen 60 paintings for the event and will judge them in person on Friday July 20, followed by a reception at the Interpretive Center.  I am excited to announce that both of my entries have been accepted into the show and will compete for awards.   Keep your fingers crossed for me.  

"Summer Light"  8 x 10 oil on canvas board/w palette knife by Terry d. Chacon

"Winter Light"  11 x 14 oil on canvas board/w palette knife by Terry d. Chacon
have both been accepted into the competition and will be offered for sale at the event. 

The following plein air Newport Back Bay paintings plus 12 more plein air paintings of different locations that I have completed recently  will also be available during the 2-day show and sale.  

"What a Beauty"  6 x 6 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon.

"The Bank"  6 x 12 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon.

"Sunset" 8 x 16 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon

"Late Afternoon" 9 x 12 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon

"Afternoon at the Back Bay" 6 x 8 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon

"Sunny Day" 10 x 10 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon

All of my paintings will be expertly framed by Randy Higbee King of Frames.  

I hope you will consider coming to the event.   My booth # is 28.   

Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is located at:
2801 University Dr., Newport Beach, Ca.

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

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