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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Friday, August 10, 2012

Crystal Cove Cottages 2012

"Sunset from Crystal Cove Cottages" 9 x 12 oil on canvas w/ palette knife.

I was so excited to be able to paint this view.  Every time my friend Patricia Rose Ford and I paint at Crystal Cove we want to paint the cottages.   Not knowing where and how to get to that point we always ended up painting on the beach.   This time we had time to spare as we knew ahead of time we wanted to paint a sunset.   So we hiked up to the top of the hillside overlooking the rooftops of the cottages nestled into the mountain side and of course the beautiful ocean.    The office to rent the cottages was in this area and I told Pat, I they can say is NO!   We found this perfect spot in between two cottages at the top of the mountain and asked permission to paint there.  The man was so nice.  He was so happy that we had asked permission and said we could even drive up the hill to drop off our gear. 

"Ocean Play"   6 x 6 oil on canvas w/palette knife. 
I painted this little gem while waiting for the sunset to get just right for the first painting.   It was a very hot day at the beach and it was crowded.  I love the way the light hit the people, back lighting them with the sparkle of the sun on the water.   They were really enjoying the day.  

My friend Pat, took this photo of me painting up on the hillside over looking Crystal Cove Cottages.  What a fun afternoon at the beach.    Boy I sure love my job.

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On another note I finished another painting for my Dog Show Series.  Every year I have the privilege of attending the WKC in New York City.   A week of dog show greats, fun with friends and seeing some of the top dogs compete.    This is the winner of Best In Show at Westminster Kennel Club 2012, Madison Square Gardens.  Malachy the Pekingnese wins!  Owned by Iris Love and David Fitzpatrick. 

For your enjoyment a video about the show.

"Best In Show" 11 x 14 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon

Be sure to check out Fine Art America, where you can order prints on canvas or paper and fabulous note cards from images of my paintings.  Some of the Dog Show Series paintings are available, along with plein air, holiday and animal portraits.   If you have a favorite painting that is not available, please let me know.  I will see if I can put it up on the site.  

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A calender of my dog show series will be available in October.   Along with a new book.   Stay tuned.

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

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