Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lively Lovelies

Floral Convergence, 16 X 20, ©2013, Fay Terry

I have been working on some commissions for Christmas gifts and having so much fun doing it.
If you would like to have me do a special painting for a gift, please let me know soon. I can accept just a few more commissions.

I am so grateful to all of you who have been keeping in touch and sending me comments, buying my work, both online and in galleries, and making me absolutely certain that there is a great deal of magic in ART! I have met so many wonderful people this year  that I might not have gotten to know except through painting.

Thanks, Ya'll! You keep me excited about creating art.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Four Legged Friend

Chic Poodle, 5 x 7" oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

This girl loves dressing up, she knows when she looks stylish. I let her wear one of my favorite scarves for just a few minutes. She loves the tiny sparkles in the yarn, just like I do.
Camden is nine years old and one of the joys of my life, I think she can almost read my mind. She is named after two of my favorite places- Camden, near where she was born in South Carolina, and Camden, Maine. She loves to run, especially on the beach.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Remembering Beach Days

Big Hat, Little Girl, 6 x 6 " oil on panel © 2013, Fay Terry

This is one of my favorites and it was recently sold by Sunset River Gallery, which sells quite a few of my beach paintings. The seashore is a wonderful place to play. I still love to play in the sand and water, build castles, and "dig a hole to China". 
I was at the beach on Saturday and it was seventy five degrees and gorgeous. We even got to eat at our favorite waterside restaurant, which will be closing for the winter soon.
Hold on to those great summer memories to tide you over til it comes again!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Love Roses

Say It With Flowers, 16 x 20" oil on canvas, © Fay Terry, 2013


This painting is one of several larger ones I have been working on and I am pleased with the way it turned out. My husband gave me these roses on my birthday and I began the painting right away because I love painting roses before they open up. It's a good thing I took a photo as well because they changed so much each day and now their look is totally different.
The Han vase, patterned after Han dynasty examples and glazed in Chinese blue, was made by my friend Ben Owen III, from Seagrove, North Carolina.

This will be going to a gallery soon, so contact me if you are interested.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Granny Smith Apples

Sing, Piebird, Sing, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2013, Fay Terry


Someone wants an apple pie, just when I am trying to avoid doing any baking. I have so many paintings I am planning to do and I really want to spend all my time in the studio, not in the kitchen.

I am working on some commissions for Christmas gifts and will be accepting a few more up until the end of November. Please let me know if you have something in mind.

Did you notice the date today, 11-12-13?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sunlit apple

Not Enough Apples, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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It would be nice to make an apple crisp for a cool night like this but, as you can see...
We have been eating a lot of apples and other fruit so it's time to restock.

Have a happy week-end!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Coffee Time

Coffee Time, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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I just love painting stripes and this little yellow pitcher is a favorite prop for paintings.
My afternoon coffee time is becoming a necessity now that it's getting dark earlier, and I'm waking up an hour earlier than usual.  I seem to get sleepy about three thirty and need a little caffeine.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Different Day

Two Camellias, 5 x 7 " oil on linen panel,©2013, Fay Terry

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This was an early morning painting because I knew I would be out most of the day. I even cut these Camellias last night so I wouldn't have to go out in the morning to get them.
It has been a gorgeous day, with temperatures in the high seventies and my friend and I had lunch together and shopped, then had afternoon coffee. What a fun day it has been and tonight my husband is taking me to dinner. I will get back in my routine tomorrow but it's been nice to play for an entire day.

Thanks for looking at my art!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cheerful Morning

Cheerful Morning, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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This is one of the prettiest apples I have seen lately even though it is not my favorite variety.
Honeycrisp are the ones I like to eat, but they are not very bright in color.
 Granny Smith apples are my favorite for cooking and I am thinking about making an apple cake that was featured last month in "Our State" magazine. This will necessitate yet another trip to the grocery store, but will probably be worth it. I also like to paint these nicely shaped green apples that the recipe calls for.
If you are local and interested in this painting, let me know and I will deliver it to you.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vitamin C On Demand

Sunny Day Orange, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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This yellow bowl is another beautiful piece of pottery from Franklin Square Gallery in Southport. I highly recommend this co-op gallery as an excellent place to purchase gifts of locally made pottery and paintings, including some of my own.

I have been eating an orange every day and I love them as an afternoon snack before I start cooking dinner.  I'd rather eat my Vitamin C than drink it, and oranges have lots, but there are seven foods that have more. Papayas, red bell peppers, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, kiwis, and strawberries all beat the citrus fruits. Kale has the most, with a whopping one hundred sixty-one milligrams. I love all these foods so no more vitamin C supplements for me.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

State Fair Chicken

Tilly, 5 x 7 " oil on canvas panel, ©2013, Fay Terry

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This is a beautiful, happy chicken who enjoys watching people and strutting around. This will look great sitting on a little display easel in a kitchen. Need a Christmas gift for someone special?

I've been watching football today and I'm happy that we won the game in Raleigh.

Also happy that we get that extra hour back tonight and it won't be quite so dark when I get up in the morning. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy November!

Pottery With Pomegranate, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord panel, ©2013, Fay Terry
Today I felt much more focused on doing one thing at a time, namely, painting. The last couple of weeks I've had interruptions, and even though I was painting every day, it was not in large blocks of time. So today was fun. I spent a lot more time setting up this still life and making sure I was happy with the placement of the items before I dove into drawing and painting.

I took this photo indoors because it's raining here, making it nice and cozy in my studio.

I'm so glad November is here with lots of fun things coming up.