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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chef's Table

"Plating"  11 x 14 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon
During Westminster Week in New York City, my friend Abbe Shaw and I were invited to sit at the Chef's Table with Canine Chronicle group Tom and Amy Grabe.  Gordon Ramsay's Restaurant at the London in NYC is definitely the place to be.   A five hour experience of being wined and dined  by the best chef in NYC. 
 Here are some photos that I took of some of the plates offered to us.  Each plate was paired with a special wine to compliment the taste.  

"Sunchoke Panna Cotta with Cucumber, Raddish

Salmon, cucumber, lobster

Confit Hudson Valley Foie Gras

 Braised Sturgeon

      Roasted Colorado lamb, smoked eggplant, turnip confit, lamb bacon

Cocoa Nib Souffle, Grapefruit Sorbet, Cucumber Meringue, Gin Inniskillin, Vidal Gold Ice

Apple Tart and homemade icecream-the desserts just kept coming

                                                                     Truffle Plate

                                                                         "The wine"

                                                                 This was our group!  I think we were all very happy by the time this photo was taken.   10 pairings.   

This was our chef.  He came from London where he worked with Gordon Ramsay for years.   He is the head chef at London in NYC.  
Until next time, please ENJOY THE ART!    Terry d. Chacon
Prints of "Plating" are available at: 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SALE-Large Giclee Prints

Print SALE
 (starts today ends Friday Mar. 1, 2013)
Giclee prints on canvas and paper.  I only have a few left, first come first serve.   I will no longer be carrying a print line of my work on my website.  Instead you will be able to make future purchases of my images through Fine Art America. They can offer so much more than I can, quality work at affordable prices.   Canvas, paper, note cards.
But for now, I will offer the images I have at discount prices. Some of these will not be offered again.     ENJOY! 
(Stretcher Bars are wooden bars that have already stretched the canvas for framing, I would not suggest these for my out of the country collectors.  16 x 20 boxes will cost a fortune to ship, I suggest you purchase the flats that can be rolled into a tube) 

"Deep Purple"
   11 x 14 on canvas (flat) reg. price $125.00  now $50.00 while they last.

"Lazy Boy"   16 x 20 on canvas
Flat- reg. price $250.00 now $100.00
Stretcher Bars- reg price $325.00, now $150.00

"Yesterday and Today"
16 x 20 on canvas
Flat- reg. price $250.00 now $100.00
Stretcher Bars- reg price $325.00, now $150.00

16 x 20 on canvas
Flat- reg. price $250.00 now $100.00
Stretcher Bars- reg price $325.00, now $150.00

"Yep, I'm Special"
16 x 20 on canvas
Flat- reg. price $250.00 now $100.00
Stretcher Bars- reg price $325.00, now $150.00

"Puppies by the Sea"
16 x 20 on canvas
Flat- reg. price $250.00 now $100.00
Stretcher Bars- reg price $325.00, now $150.00
"California Poppies"
16 x 20 on photo luster paper  reg. $160.00  now $75.00

"Come Out and Play"
16 x 20 on photo luster paper  reg. $160.00  now $75.00

"Three of a Kind"
12 x 24 on photo luster paper  reg. $160.00  now $75.00
16 x 20 on photo luster paper  reg. $160.00  now $75.00
Please contact me directly at for questions and to make purchases.   First come first serve.   
Until next time, PLEASE ENJOY THE ART!   Terry d. Chacon  to view more of Terry's artwork. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dog Gone Art Magazine

"Best of Winners"   11 x 14 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon

In January I was contacted by Anne Marie Rasmussen  the editor/publisher of Dog Gone Art, an arts and literary magazine for the dog lover to be their featured artist for Winter 2013.   I must say I was very surprised and excited for such an honor.  This magazine is a digital magazine that has raving reviews from the fancy.  As much as I love a hard copy of a magazine, I too love the immediacy of digital magazines, the idea that I am able to look at it anytime I want and share with my friends and family around the world.     Anne's magazine examines the world of dog art and also those who write about them.  Fact or fiction, the past and the present, a world review of our beautiful dogs in art.   
Her magazine DGA is up for an award through the Dog Writers Awards which will be awarded this coming Sunday at the prestigious event in New York City.  I wish you good Luck Anne!       

Now the article about my dog work was exciting enough, but you can imagine when I found out one of my paintings "Best of Winners" would be on the cover.  WOW!   This painting was commissioned by Karen Larsen of her beautiful bitch Kayln.   Karen's sister took the photographs that I used for reference material.   I knew this was going to be a great painting from the beginning so I asked Karen for the use of it in my upcoming exhibit Dog Show Scenes.   She has agreed.   It is nice to know that others see the potential in this painting as well.   So the year is starting out great!

If you love dogs, you will want to subscribe to this magazine at  $15.00 a year, new issues are presented quarterly.   There are two ways to view the magazine digital and pdf.   You can also purchase past issues for $5.00 each.  

Here is a link to the Winter 2013 issue. 

Once a member you can download and print out the issues.   And you can always share by emailing the link to everyone you feel might be interested in knowing and seeing more about dogs.   

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

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Painting the Beautiful Zion National Park in Winter

"Eagle Crags"   9 x 12 oil on canvas board, plein air with a palette knife.  

When my artist friend Patricia Rose Ford asked if I would like to join her for a painting trip to Zion, I was a little hesitant because I was worried about the cold weather.   Well it was cold, but on the sunny days it was worth every bit of freezing for the opportunity to paint the beautiful vista's of the brilliant Zion National Park.  

I arrived on Sunday afternoon.   Artist friend Nita Harper who also joined us, was waiting for me to go paint with her as Pat  was involved in the Zion Home Studio Tours at her brothers studio in Rockville, Utah.   Robert Ford is a photographer and he certainly lives in an area where he has the opportunity to expand on his creativity.   Every where you look there is a photo or a painting.  

Bob took us up the hill from his home in Rockville to show us a few views that we might be interested in painting that afternoon.   When I saw the Crags, I know this would make for a very interesting painting.   The light was incredible and the Crags were in full view.  Known for their gnarly, spiny look, where  eagles land, nest and live.    

After a nice dinner in town, we came back to the McBrides and turned in for the night.  When I awoke in the morning the view from the McBrides was incredible.   It was 16 degrees and a very clear winter day.  We decided it might be good to paint close to the house, that way we could go in for coffee breaks and get warm.   It worked out great. 

As I started to paint this beautiful horse came over to say hello.   He stayed all day.  At times he would chew on the fence as if to say "remember me"!   He would come back periodically just to take a look at the paintings.   We became good friends.  
"Virgin Valley View"   12 x 16 oil on canvas, plein air with palette knife
The pond at the McBrides was frozen and we decided it would make for a fun painting.  

"McBride's Frozen Pond"   9 x 12 oil on canvas, in plein air with palette knife.

My new found friend watching me paint the frozen pond.
The next morning we were out the door early and headed up the canyon through the tunnel to the other side.   We were about 7000 feet.   Still quite a bit of snow, but the sun was shinning and it was comfortable painting, as long as you forgot about your frozen finger tips and toes.  

"On the Side of the Road/Zion"   9 x 12 oil on canvas, in plein air with palette knife.

My artist friends Nita Harper, Patricia Rose Ford and me.   Painting snow....what fun!
I have always wanted to paint snow.  I finally had my chance and I love it.   I had often thought about how I would handle the white powder, and now I know.   Of course it doesn't hurt to have an exceptionally beautiful scene surrounding you to bring it all together.    
After a nice lunch at the Zion Lodge we headed down by the Virgin River.   The view below was so interesting starting with the Virgin River with the different grades all the way up to the famous Watchman.   I did this on a 8 x 16 inch canvas to show the height of the scene.   The sun setting in the west made for some very dramatic light on the red and orange rocks.     

"Look Up"  8 x 16 oil on canvas en plein air with palette knife 
A beautiful afternoon painting the Watchman above the Virgin River.
Well we knew the sunny days would probably come to an end.  Wed. morning it was misty and cold.  Rain was in the forecast but we managed a morning of painting in overcast grey skies.  

"Sage Brush in Winter Light"   6 x 12 oil on canvas board in plein air with palette knife. 

"Towers of the Virgin Valley"   6 x 8 oil on canvas with palette knife
It was so cold outside!   But we managed to do a couple paintings.
After a great burger at Oscar's, the sun started making an appearance.   We located ourselves at the visitor's center amphitheatre.   The "Watchman" was once again calling me.   The light was amazing.

"Red Ridge" 9 x 12 oil on canvas in plein air with palette knife. 
I would like to thank my friend Pat for inviting me for a wonderful painting trip and taking photos, especially since I forgot my camera.  Thank you to the McBrides for hosting us at your lovely home and views.  Another thank you to Bob Ford for his expertise of Zion and great stories about the area.   A great place to paint, one I will have to go back to again.
Until next time, please enjoy the ART!   Terry d. Chacon
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