Last night I had the pleasure of doing an art demo for Temecula Valley Art League in Temecula, Ca. I love doing demo's and sharing with other artists my style of painting.
TVAL Demo 2012 9 x 12 oil on canvas board w/palette knife by Terry d. Chacon
(Early Evening after a Storm at Lake Arrowhead)
Although I am set up to demo inside and at night, my demo was about painting on location in Plein Air. I brought some paintings to show the late afternoon light. When I painted in Lake Arrowhead for their Plein Air paint out I had drawn on a canvas board a scene I wanted to paint, but before I knew it the light was changing so fast that I had to take a photo in hopes that someday I could capture the scene and the feeling I had when I was there painting.
Because I was set up under the trees, my camera made everything look very dark, but I was so impressed at the time of what I was seeing that I thought I could pull it off in a demo. But just to be sure I did a painting the night before in my studio. (below)
When you do demo's the art groups need to raise money for your fees. People bring raffle items to help with the costs. I decided to frame the studio painting and take if for their raffle. It was very well received and people bought lots of raffle tickets.
Starting the scene.
After the first layer of color I invite the attendees up to view the painting. At this point they are really confused, because it looks like an abstract painting with shapes of color.
Now we are moving forward and before finishing the painting I invited the group back up. Now they are understanding the technique.
Putting on the final details.
Sadly the flash took away the color on the painting.
This is Gabriele Baber, she was the lucky winner of the raffle for my painting.
I would like to thank TVAL, they were a great group of artists that asked the best questions and kept the demo informative and amusing. They also seemed very appreciative of my work and made the evening very enjoyable. And boy do they put on a spread of beautiful food. If you ever go to one of their meetings, don't eat before hand.
Thank you to Carol Landry who helped me with all the details. Love your accent, you do a great job as President of your group.
I definitely want to go back to Temecula in November to paint the beautiful wineries. And I was also impressed with Old Town. A new place to paint as well.
UNTIL NEXT TIME, Please enjoy the ART! Terry d. Chacon
I have put the demo painting on Fine Art America. There you can order prints and note cards. Also the painting is available For Sale. Here is the link: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/terry-chacon.html