Monday, September 29, 2014

Twenty Nine Of Thirty

Ă–lund, Summer Sheep, 6x8" oil on linen panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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Here is a painting that I have wanted to paint for quite a while; I spotted the sheep on a visit to Sweden. This was late on Midsummer's Eve. 
It never really got dark at all and when we finally got to sleep, the roosters began crowing about two a.m. It was one of the best stays on an island that I ever had. Midsummer was incredibly fun, especially dancing after the midsummer pole was raised.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Twenty Eight Of Thirty

Golf Cart Garage, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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I am back again to one of my favorite islands, Bald Head, with a painting of the golf cart garage of a home near Flora's Bluff. Palm trees have not been in my painting repertoire very long; I have found  that I love to paint them, it's such fun.
The main mode of transportation on Bald Head is by golf cart. Every home has at least one for going to the Maritime Market, the beach, restaurants, coffee shop, hardware store, etc.  Yes, people do walk but it is a long way to go sometimes and a cart is a must. The roads are all paved and wide so it's easy to get around.
Bald Head Island is one of the East Coast's most important nesting grounds for loggerhead turtles.
Above the door you can see the copper shape of the baffled light. BHI has had a lighting ordinance since 2001 to protect the female loggerhead turtles and hatchlings from dangers associated with exposure to artificial light. Lights must be shielded from horizontal view.

Twenty Seven Of Thirty

Smooth Sailing, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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I love watching sailboats and the great variety in the way they appear in the water. This one looks very laid back and dreamy. The afternoon was warm and the best place to be was out on the water in a boat or a kayak. 
I had fun playing with the colors on the house while the sun made the roof shimmer and look orange and pink. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Twenty Six Of Thirty

Before Breakfast, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This traditional wooden market umbrella reminds me of the one we had when I was about five years old.  My mom and dad would always bring it to the beach when we were living on St. Simon's Island.
I can almost visualize the striped pattern that it had but mostly I remember the wood frame under the fabric and how huge it seemed to me then.

It is still raining here in Pinehurst, our broccoli and collard plants are looking really good from the moisture they are getting. I hope you have a restful week-end and enjoy some time with friends and family.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Twenty Five Of Thirty

Costa Rica Sunset,  6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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Painting a subject that you have not attempted previously is often not what you expected. This is a dramatic sunset that I photographed in Costa Rica; I expected to spend a long time on it but I found that I did not want to disturb the strokes of paint that I put into the sky so I left it alone. Since the water had been painted first, then all I had remaining to paint was the sailboat and finally the sun.

I would like to try more of these but would like to be outdoors looking at the event as it happens and try to capture it. I guess it doesn't hurt to practice so I'll be ready next time I get a chance to paint the sunset.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Twenty Four Of Thirty

Walking To The Pier, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This was a very enjoyable painting to do, especially since this is one of my favorite spots on Oak Island. This was in the morning and it was already extremely sunny.  I usually only spend time on the beach before ten am and after four pm, to avoid the hot sun. 
This woman had a very dark tan and looked as if she spent a lot of time on the beach. She turned a few heads as she walked, looking great in her bright yellow top.  I loved it in combination with the rainbow of colors on the umbrella.
This will soon be going to one of my galleries at the beach so let me know if you are interested. I will also be glad to frame it for you for an additional twenty-five dollars.
Thanks for viewing my art and for all the great comments.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Twenty Three Of Thirty

Sightseeing, Campobello Island, 6 x 6 " oil on panel

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This looks like a fun way to see all of the island. This boat had just passed the lighthouse when I spotted it and liked the way it stood out from the others. One of the people in our painting workshop did try this tour and really liked it. Most of our free time was devoted to painting and I do wish I had visited more of the special touristy  things to see on Campobello.  Maybe next time I will.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Twenty Two Of Thirty

Island Gull, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This is one of the rather large Campobello Island seagulls looking as if he's thinking about taking off for the opposite shore. This is at the end of a dock where we painted boats a couple of times.
There were at least a dozen birds who spent the afternoon with us; each one had varied coloring, no two looked alike.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Twenty One Of Thirty

Approaching Sunset, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2014, Fay Terry

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There was plenty of light still left on this peaceful evening and the sky was soft with pink and blue. It would later become more dramatic while I sat on the porch at the Inn and looked up from my book once in awhile.
This was a magical summer with many great memories. Hope you have some of those, too.

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.