Monday, November 24, 2014

Time To Paint

With Love From Pinehurst, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord panel

will be available framed at One Eleven Main, Aberdeen, NC

These are busy times with lots of fun things happening. I have a painting in the Fine Arts League Of Cary show and would love to see you at the opening reception on Sunday, December 7, from 2-4 at the 
Page-Walker center in Cary.
Also coming up is the first Friday artwalk in downtown Raleigh, from 6-9pm on December 5th. I have some paintings at Visual Art Exchange on West Martin St. I hope you'll drop by if you are in the area.

I am back to one of my favorites-painting pinecones. All of a sudden I realized there were none available as they have all sold. Time to replenish. Let me know if you want one with a special background color.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Purple and Gray

Picked Pansy, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry


Here's another Pansy that I painted a while back. I like the gray background and the soft edges of the flower. Glass jars are fun to paint, but usually challenging.
This has been a great week-end since we spent it at the beach.  It was cool, but sunny and we had a fun and relaxing time. I worked at the gallery Saturday afternoon; we were pretty busy and sales were brisk. 
I hope you had some fun with family and friends this week-end, and maybe some sunshine, too.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Makes Me Smile, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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What fun it was painting this Pansy and the tiny basket. 
We usually get the "Monet Mix" variety of pansies, this time we found some called "Tapestry" at Gulley's Garden Center that have a wide range of colors and patterns in the flowers. The thing I love about pansies is their hardiness throughout the winter and into next spring. If we have snow and ice, they slow down but always make a quick comeback. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Camellia Time

Unfolding, 6 x 6" oil on gessobord, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This is one of my favorite vessels to stick small fresh flowers into.  It came home with me from Provence when I went on a painting trip with a group of friends.  I have been busy painting, but not posting as often as usual due to traveling to a portrait workshop for several days last week. I plan to show you some photos soon and tell you  about the wonderful teacher we worked with.

When I arrived home on Saturday, I was thrilled to see my new art book which I pre-ordered many months ago. It is Carol Marine's new book, Daily Painting . Fantastically put together with lots of colorful photos and a complete sharing of everything Carol has learned since she began  painting, it is  the best  resource I have seen for artists who may wish to take up this practice or just learn to paint joyfully.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ready To Cook

Fresh Beets, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2014, Fay Terry

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These will make a delicious and colorful contribution to our dinner tonight.
I was late getting started on this painting and it is almost starting to get dark. It's hard to get used to the sun going down so early; there was just enough light to photograph.  I am pleased with the way this worked out since I wanted to capture the many hues of the beets and the greens.

I am taking a portrait workshop for the next few days and will try to post when I can.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pansy Basket

Sitting Pretty, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord,  Fay Terry


Tomorrow I'll be planting Pansies; we still have a couple of flats that have not made it into the garden yet.  This is a repost of one of my favorites from the past. I am so happy to be back in the studio after being away last week.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Prop

Sweet Pumpkin, 6 x 6" oil on gessobord panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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These red leaves are from a recent walk around the reservoir; I decided they would make a nice piece of "jewelry" for this pumpkin. I am very pleased with this little painting and hope that you enjoy it, too.  
It has been a really nice week-end here in the Sandhills, with plenty of sunshine and a touch of chilliness in the early mornings. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Delectable, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2014, Fay Terry

Available at Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC

The pears have such beautiful color and flavor this fall.  They really glow when light falls on them. The best part of setting up pear still lifes is getting to eat the fruit when I am through with them. These will pose a few more times for me, I think. 
This has been such an exceptionally fine fall week-end. We got back from the beach a short while ago and I had enough daylight left to photograph this after I finished, now it is dark.

Just a reminder, calendars are available now for 2015 and they are popular so let me know if you'd like one, or purchase below.  To see  the monthly art selections, please go to my post from October 13th.

My 2015 desk calendars are now available while supplies last.  Each
month displays a different painting from the past year. The calendars measure 4" x 8" and are
self standing.  Perhaps a stocking stuffer, hostess gift, or gift for a favorite 
friend or teacher?
$13.00 includes free shipping

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sweet Treat

A Few Good Grapes, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2014, Fay Terry

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These are the most delicious grapes I've ever bought. They are also beautiful so I just had to paint them. 
I am pleased with the way this turned out and how much fun I had doing this painting.
Have a great week-end!