Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Artist And The Athletes

We Are Tar Heels!

These nice young men wanted a photo with a famous North Carolina artist and the artist was happy to be in the company of Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, and Marcus Paige. These are four UNC basketball players who excel in school and epitomize good sportsmanship on the court. I am proud to stand with them.

I have been painting very large paintings and commissions for Christmas gifts which I won't post because  that might spoil some surprises. I will offer my 2016 calendars later this week on this blog. Let me know if you would like to order some. 
Please know that I miss you all and your comments. I'll be back to daily blogging as soon as I can.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

On The Edge

On The Edge, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry


Here's another still life using the same objects and colors. These two glass items made nice reflections of their colors when I set them up in some bright daylight on the kitchen table.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Lemon With Glass

Colorful Glassware With Lemon, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry


I painted four paintings using these items a while back and I'm planning on doing some new paintings using glass. I think that the suggestions Carol Marine makes about how to paint glass will be very helpful. It's a nice challenge to continue improving skills in various painting subjects. I still have a couple more of this series to post.
Thanks for looking at my paintings on this blog.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Holiday Boutique at Franklin Square

Cocoa And Shimmer, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry

available soon at Franklin Square Gallery

It's not too early to work on some holiday paintings and my gallery in Southport always has an area of handmade gift items which has become very popular. I will be bringing some small paintings and my 2016 art calendars. The Holiday Boutique will open November 2nd.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Turnip Time

Time For Turnip Salad, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100 plus shipping

The color in these turnips is really bright and beautiful. This is a vegetable that I really disliked as a child but I was required to eat a small amount when they were served with dinner. Eventually I started to enjoy eating them, especially the way my dad cooked them. 
I love eating turnip greens and they are even better with diced turnips, hot peppers, pickled onions, and crumbled corn bread.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Colored Glass

Love the reflections of the glass colors on to the tabletop- it's so much fun to paint these colored glass pieces.

Monday, October 5, 2015


This is a 16x20" oil on canvas. I love painting these baskets and the flowers are fun, too. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Cours, Petit Lapin, 4 x 4 " oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry

$75 plus shipping
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I had fun painting this little rabbit and making it a tiny painting. It has been a while since I've picked up a four by four inch panel. Maybe I will make a few more small ones, they are finished quickly and look nice in the small frames I get from Franken Frames.
It is not raining today. It is cloudy and more rain is expected this afternoon and tonight. Lots of branches are down, but thankfully no damage in our area.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Tea And Candles, 6 x 6" oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry

This is one of my favorite paintings from the past that makes me feel warm just looking at it. 
This has been a chilly, windy week-end which completes two straight weeks of rain. I may have to make some hot tea just to chase away the cold and damp. I hope you are staying warm and dry. There  will be sunshine by Tuesday, according to our local forecast.
Thanks for stopping by.