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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lake Arrowhead Plein Air Workshop

Plein Air Workshop with Terry d. Chacon

Demo painting!  
Choosing a site for the workshop was very easy.  I had painted here a couple times last year and actually went back and painted here again last week. (painting photo below)  
 I thought the view offered many possibilities for my students to accomplish and finish a nice painting from the workshop.   The above painting with large shapes and not too much detail, gave them something to work from.   Since I paint with a palette knife/painting knife, and only one artist has had previous experience using the palette knife, I gave them the choice of using a palette knife or using a brush to do their paintings.  I was excited to see that all of them dove in head first and gave it a college try.   They all did great and all seemed to love the effect of the palette knife.  Maybe some of them will continue.   
"View from the Yacht Club"  9 x 12 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon

Artist painting!

Continuing to paint as the shade moved so did they. 

This artist found herself a wonderful shady spot and was able to sit and paint. 

We did a critique of the paintings.  Here is part of the group, sharing some knowledge with each other.

Janie enjoyed a different view. 


                                   Kathy found a cool spot to work on her painting.

                                         Mary working in a nice area by the lake.

Sue taking in the beautiful site and looking over some reading materials that I had brought for them.

I set up some paintings that I had completed in plein air at or near this site.  Some reading materials including my own books on art, some brochures and postcards.

A nice way to display on a path.  It worked out well, not only did the artist enjoy what I brought, but the folks visiting the area did as well.
Kathy showing off her body painting.  One thing about painting with the palette knife is it is very easy to get paint on you as well as the canvas.

The artist all did a wonderful job and were very excited to learn more about painting the great outdoors and about using a new tool.   Thanks to everyone who attended.  I look forward to seeing you at my next workshop in Oct. at the beautiful Mias Canyon!

Until next time, Please Enjoy the ART!    Terry d. Chacon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Capturing Catalina in Plein Air

"Capturing Catalina in Plein Air" will open August 20, 2013 through Oct. 14, 2013, at the New Banning Gallery in downtown Banning, Ca.  

Four artist who have painted on the island, some going back around 8 years have come together to show their beautiful paintings from Catalina.

Patricia Rose Ford, known for her beautiful pastel paintings, has studied with Albert Handel for many years, will show off her skills of painting rocks and trees.  You may see some of the island icons in her exhibit as well.

Nita Harper, known for her savvy designs in oil, has studied numerous times with Frank Serrano and Ann Pinkerton.   You will love the way she captures the island in her beautiful little gems.

Joan Coffey, has painted on the island with me every time for the past 8 years!  She has painted in watercolor and acrylic and will be showing off her wonderful paintings and how she captures the island in these two mediums.   Joan has also studied with Frank Serrano and Debra Huse. 

Terry d. Chacon, had a vision to bring Catalina Island paintings to the mainland in an exhibit as which you will see in Banning.   She sets the mood in her paintings by capturing light and color using a palette knife.  She has studied with Susan Sarback for many years continuing the legacy of Henry Hensche.  

Completing my first painting with my  palette knife, using my right hand!   It's been 3 months since my injury and it felt wonderful to be able to use the palette knife again.  This trip I complete 4 paintings using my right hand and 3 using my left.   Nice to know when one arm tires, I can keep going with the other..........

Thank you to Clidine Roper and the Banning Gallery for exhibiting the paintings and bringing the island to Banning.  I'm sure the Phineas brothers would be proud to see their island now in Banning. 

A reception to honor the Artist and their beautiful works from the island where the light shimmers will be held Sept. 7, 2013, from 3 to 5 pm.

Hope to see you there.    

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