Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Painting Campobello Island

This is the beautiful spot where we painted today!

I am taking a workshop in Canada on Campobello Island with Michael Chesley Johnson.
He is an excellent teacher and his demos are amazing. I have learned so much already.
We have had gorgeous sunny weather.
I am staying on the other side of the bridge in Lubec, Maine at the Artist Retreat Studio and Gallery which Michael and his wife Trina Stephenson have recently started. Trina is also a fabulous artist.

It is a very short distance over to the island but interestingly the time in Lubec is Eastern Time and the time on Campobello is Atlantic time which means it is one hour later across the bridge.

Here are a few more photos I took today.

Michael's demo painting this morning

A close up of Raccoon Beach down below where we were painting
What a beautiful spot it was!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sun And Shadow

Sunloving, 8 x 8 " oil on panel

This painting just sold at the Sunset River Gallery at the beach.  It is framed in a wide gold wood frame and is one of my favorites (aren't they all? just like children). I am pleased that it will be making someone happy.

In other news, I am in Maine, loving every minute, especially the ones that include lobster.  Yesterday I had a wonderful day and got to meet two of my favorite blogger artists. I'll share that when I can post again.
I hope you have missed me, because I miss ya'll.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Reach For The Sky

Jaune Tournesol, 8 x 10 oil on canvas panel, ©2013, Fay Terry


There are two large sunflowers blooming now and I couldn't wait to paint them. I painted this yesterday and decided to change the background color this morning. I am very pleased with it now.
I no longer take blue skies for granted after this rainy and cloudy summer so it sure is nice to see some Carolina blue up there.

I did not miss a day of painting and posting in 2013 until July, just before my travels began. Soon I will be going to Maine and Canada to do some painting so will post as often as I am able. Looking forward to Lobster!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Garden Produce

Handpicked, 6 x 6 oil on panel, ©2013. Fay Terry

These were picked from our garden the other day and I set them up in my studio to paint.  Sunlight was coming from the skylight creating a strong shadow on my tabouret where they were lounging on a red checked napkin. They are the most beautiful color and will be part of dinner very soon.

I am excited about all that is coming from our vegetable plants right now-lots of tomatoes, peppers, okra, and eggplants. It's almost time to start the Fall garden.

Thanks for viewing my art , I love hearing from you.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Just In Time

We arrived in Paris just before the final day to see this!  Saturday morning, July 20th was the morning of our arrival and we spent a full day going from place to place on the metro nursing our jet lag by staying busy. 
We had been looking forward to seeing the Boudin exhibition for quite awhile so we set out early the next day for the Musee Jacquemart-Andre,  arriving thirty minutes before the museum opened. We saw the beautiful sign in the picture above on the stone wall outside (along with a rapidly growing line of people). The line began moving at 10:00 am and in no time we were inside. 

Boudin was born in Honfleur, France in 1824 and was a marine painter, one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. He was an expert in rendering the sea and anything along the shore.  He urged his young friend, Monet, to come to Honfleur to see the light and paint there with a group of artists who had begun painting at the beach.  When Monet finally visited Boudin, he understood what he had been talking about and years later still claimed to owe much to his friend Eugene Boudin.

After enjoying the exhibition, we had lunch in the elegant cafe inside the museum. It seemed only fitting to order the "Honfleur Salad" with shrimp and crabmeat. It was delicious!