Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Striped Tablecloth

Standing Tall, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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This is one of the largest and brightest flowers in the garden. It seemed to want to stand alone, and not be in a group with the other Zinnias.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Worth The Wait

Zinnias In The Kitchen, 6 x 6" oil on gessobord, ©2013, Fay Terry

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Just returned from a big trip and all the Zinnias are finally living up to their potential, showing plenty of bright colors while singing 'summertime and the livin' is easy'.

I went to Paris with my husband and had the chance to show him all my favorite shops, restaurants, museums, and parks since it was his first trip to the city of light. I will be sharing more about Paris soon.
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these summer colors. 

Friday, July 19, 2013


 I am taking a brief summer break from my daily paintings, but don't worry, I'll be back in my studio soon!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunny Color

Gladiolas, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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These seem to be blooming everywhere right now, a flower that I never liked but am beginning to be a little fond of.
They are much more attractive in an arrangement than when they are growing outside. Their height is awkward and they seem to lean in every direction. I did have fun painting them and may buy some more in a different color.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pepper Party

First Of The Summer, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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This is the first of many bell peppers that will be coming out of the garden. All the rain has been wonderful, but I think the lack of sun has slowed things down a bit. I'll be using this tonight when I make dinner.  I love the shape and size of this one.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In My Garden

Balloon Flowers, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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Last year my Balloon Flowers did not come up after many years of blooming. This summer they have resurfaced in the same flower bed, but in a different spot.  I am happy to have them back.
Maybe someone moved them without telling me.
I had fun with all these greens and blues and had to go outside several times to look at them again.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Duck At Freedom Park, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry


The ducks at this park in Charlotte seem so content.  They have a beautiful lake with a stone wall around it, lots of grassy areas, and a never ending supply of admirers.
We were there a few weeks ago for an early morning walk and enjoyed watching a group of about eight ducks having a leisurely swim.  This duck seemed to be supervising the others.

This has been a relaxing Saturday. I hope you are having a great week-end!

Friday, July 12, 2013


Delicious Dinner, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry


This fish is also known as Hog Snapper and I have cooked it a few times at the beach.  It is a delicious and tender fish and is plentiful right now.
The colors on this fish are amazing and the skin glows. 
 I love to paint fish so let me know if you have a favorite that I might want to paint.

Have a happy week-end!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Beauty of Moths

Butterfly Of  Night, 5 x 7" oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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I am fascinated by moths.  There are many more species of moths than butterflies, which make up a very small percentage of the Lepidoptera order. Moths account for about 94% of the Lepidoptera order.
I think my interest in all this goes back to when I was a child and my dad taught me a great deal about insects.  I don't remember a lot of it, but it seems to be coming back to me. 

When I was about ten years old, the Raleigh Times newspaper interviewed me about my butterfly collection and put my photo in the evening paper. Those were the days when Raleigh had a morning paper, The News And Observer, as well as an evening paper.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sunshine Is Back

Poolside Sunglasses, 5 x 7" oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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These were definitely needed today to enjoy being in the sun. I used to misplace my sunglasses all the time but now I have a system so that I keep track of them.  There are few things  worse than being without  them. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beach Books

Good Beach Read, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2012, Fay Terry


The beach is my favorite place to read, especially in the late afternoon when most people are leaving.   After awhile, I look up and there is almost no one left and the light is gorgeous as the sun sinks lower in the sky.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Long Week End

Staying For Lunch, 12 x 6" oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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This has been a fun four days for me and my family as we got together at the beach.  My husband
made it for about twenty four hours since he was working most of the week-end. We had all three of our children and our two grand daughters, both two year olds.
We saw the Southport fireworks on the 4th, and the Oak Island fireworks on the 6th, and had a great time all week end, with really nice weather.
There were lots of people on the beach and the color of this cover up was a popular neon color for beach attire.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Five Friends

Easy Growing, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

These are possibly the easiest flowers in the world to grow. Just plant the seeds and watch how carefree they are.  They only require picking to produce more and more blooms.

Friday, July 5, 2013


The Turquoise Vase, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

These are some of my favorite Zinnia colors, but I love them all! This is one of the best things about summer---loads of flowers.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth Of July!

Slices Of Summer, 8 x 8 " oil on panel


I hope you"re having a wonderful fourth with family and friends. I can hardly wait to see the fireworks tonight from a nice spot on the beach.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Bouquet

 Flowers In A Jar, 6 x 6 " oil on panel

It's fun being able to pick flowers from the garden and have them in the house.

Contact me if you are interested in knowing more about this painting.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scent Of Gardenias

Favorite Flowers, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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I have always loved Gardenias with their heavenly scent. They bloom in June and sometimes keep going into the first part of July.  I will miss them when they finish supplying me with beautiful bright white blooms and filling the house with perfume.
Next up, Zinnias! Mine are almost flowering, they just need some encouragement from the sun, which we have not seen for awhile.

Monday, July 1, 2013