Saturday, September 20, 2014

Twenty Of Thirty

Queen Anne's Lace, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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The shadows and the Queen Anne's lace at the foot of the tree are the things that drew me in. This road was almost always full of people walking, but I was able to catch it when no one was in the road, although it would have been fun to paint a figure in the distance.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nineteen Of Thirty

Down At The Dock, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This building looks very different on the two sides not shown here. One side serves as a place to put notices about things going on and opportunities to rent houses or take boat tours.
This was how it looked to me about five thirty one morning; the light was very pink and the sky was already a sparkling blue.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eighteen Of Thirty

Chairs With A View, 6 x 8 " oil on linen, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This is another painting from my trip to Monhegan in August. The house is the last house on the way down to the dock.  One afternoon while I was there, many of the oldest homes on the island were opened for a tour which was a fundraiser for the historical society. We visited about ten homes where we could walk through the entire house with a docent providing a complete story of the home.
The house in this photo did not happen to be on the tour, but I know that it is one of the oldest buildings.
I could not wait to paint these bright blue chairs which actually are in the yard next door on the edge of a hill.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seventeen Of Thirty

Seagull Watching, 6 x 8" oil on linen panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This is a scene from Campobello Island. You can't tell by the painting, but the gulls there are larger than  most. I loved the shape of this building and the way the bird was watching it so intently and did not move at all. Maybe he was waiting to meet a friend.
I am learning a lot from this thirty day challenge and love seeing all the wonderful paintings every day.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day Sixteen Of Thirty

Older Brother, Younger Sister 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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These siblings were so cute together at the beach on Oak Island and big brother was very protective of his sister. I felt as if I were back on the beach while I was painting this. I love painting ocean scenes.
The waves were high and the beach was full on this early September morning. Summer is my favorite time of year but I am happy that we have four different seasons to enjoy.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fifteen Of Thirty

Nestled Behind The Dunes, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry


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The Sea Oats on our beaches are making a big difference in the amount of erosion we are seeing. There are several other grasses growing very well now and the dunes are becoming larger and more stable.
This house is oceanfront and has some good protection as long as we don't get a large, strong storm.
I love the bright orange life rings at every beach access on Bald Head Island. Hopefully they will not be needed by anyone in serious trouble in the ocean.
This was fun to paint; we all need a painting like this to remind us of summer as we move toward the cold weather months.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fourteen Of Thirty

Swedish Cottage, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This lovely island is in the Baltic sea, not far from the capital city.  The Stockholm archipelago is the largest archipelago in Sweden and second largest in the Baltic sea.  The archipelago extends from Stockholm about forty miles to the east.  There are about thirty thousand islands and islets. 
In 1719 this area had about 3,000 inhabitants, mostly fishermen.  Today this archipelago is a popular holiday spot with about 50, 000 vacation cottages, mostly owned by Stockholmers.
Some years back, my husband and I traveled around Sweden with my son and his fiance to meet her family including her wonderful grandmother. Hampton and Kim are now married and expecting their second child in November. Needless to say, we are very excited.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thirteen Of Thirty

Old Baldy, 11x14 oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

The great thing about islands is that many of them have lighthouses; the light on Bald Head Island is one of my favorites which  I have painted  many times from different angles.
I am fortunate that my good friend Teej invites me to visit her there and I usually get  a lot of painting done while on the island. It is a painting paradise.
The light is always referred to as Old Baldy. The first lighthouse was built in 1795 and was pulled down and replaced using many of the same bricks in 1817. It was covered with a plaster mixture of sand and lime. Old Baldy was built to light the mouth of the Cape Fear river and was not meant to illuminate Frying Pan Shoals, a dangerous area for ships, which is eighteen miles southeast of the island.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Twelve Of Thirty

View From The Lodge, 6 x 12" oil on panel ©2014, Fay Terry

These trees made quite an impression on me on a recent visit to Sea Island, Georgia. We arrived  just in time for lunch and were seated facing this view. The shadows on the grass and the long expanse of the ocean made me want to paint this scene.
Every evening between six and seven a bagpiper stood in the shade and played the pipes. He gradually moved from one end of the lawn to the other.  It was a beautiful sight and the music was well suited to the early evening atmosphere with nice breezes coming off the water.
I really enjoy painting long rectangular paintings once in awhile; they are a nice change from my usual square daily paintings.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eleven Of Thirty

Buoys On The Corner, 6 x 8 " oil on linen panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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Monhegan Island seems to be getting most of my attention during this challenge although I do have many other islands to show you. This was spotted on the steep walk up to the lighthouse. Dappled light and buoys are two of my favorite things to paint.

I was in Southern Pines this beautiful morning and passed the fire station which had a simple and beautiful tribute honoring those who serve and those who lost their lives. When I got to the center of town the main street was lined with U.S. flags. I felt thankful for living in this town, this state, and this country.