Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Z Is For Zinnias


This oil painting recently sold at the gallery in Calabash on the very same day that I planted my zinnia seeds for a wonderful 2015 crop of my favorite summer flower. I ordered the seeds from Park Seed Company in South Carolina because their seeds are always the very best. I looked at them this morning and the seedlings have emerged from their bio-sponges indoors in the bio-dome planter. I hope to paint many colorful paintings of them this summer. The sponges with the seedlings go directly into the ground. Zinnias love the sun and the heat, and we always have plenty of that.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Working On This

9 x 12" oil on Raymar panel

I spotted these Rhododendrons in downtown Southern Pines and could not resist painting them. I only had time this morning to mass them in so I will finish them in my studio and show you the result tomorrow. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Growth

New Growth, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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I love the wonderful colors seen in this sky behind the Forsythia. It was a wonderful breezy day of bright sunshine.
Please remember all 6x6" paintings are 15% off through April 30th. If you see one you want to purchase, email me and I will change the paypal button to the sale price for you. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

State Flower

State Flower of  N.C. , 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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If you love Dogwoods, I'm sure you are enjoying seeing all the beautiful trees in bloom.
The pink Dogwoods are especially pretty and it would be hard to pick a favorite of the two colors. I think every yard in our neighborhood has Azaleas and Dogwoods blooming right now. We are all big on gardening so there are many pretty yards.

Below is a photo I took this afternoon in the rain. I hope we get a little sunshine soon.
There is a small Koi pond in front of the tree and I think maybe its roots draw water from it
so that it is always the best bloomer.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Golden Beauty

Sun Worshipper, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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There was no sun today, only heavy rain, so I decided a bright sunshiny painting was in order.
This is one of the few daffodils that bloomed; I think the squirrels have eaten all the old bulbs and it's time to plant new ones next fall. Everything in the landscape seems to be in bloom right now and the Dogwood trees, both the white and the pink,  are magnificent.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

spring painting sale

Wave Petunias, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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My spring SALE begins today and I am offering all my 6x6 paintings with a 15% discount. Let me know if one you love has the full price shown and I will change the paypal button for you. I am also including free shipping. These two great deals will continue through the month of April. I hope you will take advantage of this chance to have one of the paintings you have admired at a bargain price!

I am planting vegetables and flowers in the garden and having fun getting an early start.  These pink petunias really were bright in a shiny hot pink pack of six plants. I love these longer days when I feel as if I am getting so many things accomplished. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cool Morning

On The Fence, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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This is a scene from Charleston where the Wisteria was growing very close to the street and climbing a wrought iron fence.  It was early morning on the day of the Cooper RIver Bridge Run. What a gorgeous day it was! 
I hope your week end has been wonderful. Thanks for following my blog. I would love to hear from you.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Open To Spring

Sweet Scented Cascade, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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This is the completed painting that I was working on when I posted yesterday. I am pleased with the way it turned out. It was difficult to photograph and the dark areas are not as black as they appear in the photo. I am going to keep painting Wisteria for a while longer, I still have not completed my series.

Have a great week end and thanks for all your comments and interest in my work.
I received  a sweet note from a collector who purchased one of my paintings at the Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse. You all really make my day sometimes!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

On The Way

WIP, flowers coming soon

I know, this doesn't look like Wisteria, but hopefully the next time you see it will be quite a different look.  It is almost as much fun as painting pine cones, like putting a puzzle together. I used blue acrylic paint to tone the panel, and now I am using oils. There will be some adjusting when I get the petals in.
Thanks for following my blog!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Big Bowl

Home Grown Lettuce, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2012, Fay Terry

This is a favorite painting from the past, now hanging in a Southern Pines kitchen. I went to the garden, picked all of this, and decided it was so beautiful I had to paint it in my large walnut salad bowl which was a wedding gift many years ago.
This year's lettuce is growing well so I expect a great crop.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April Flowers

In Full Bloom, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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This painting has lots of impasto which is a change for me, I usually don't apply paint thickly. I wanted to give this some texture and dimension so I made the petals using lots of paint. Those of you who follow my blog know that I am painting lots of Wisteria right now. It may take a week or more to dry enough so that I can ship it to you.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Blooms

Dangling Branch, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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I love the colors in this one! Hope you like this gorgeous glimpse of Wisteria as much as I do.
It looks very delicate, but is such a strong plant, quickly claiming its territory on trees and trellises.  I will probably be painting a few more of these sweet scented blooms so stay tuned!

In other news, if you are in Charleston, SC, I hope you will visit the 2015 Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse. You will see many of my small daily paintings for sale upstairs in the boutique.  The house, located at 50 Hassell Street is the St. Johannes Lutheran Church Parsonage.  It was built in 1846  and has recently  undergone an amazingly gorgeous makeover. It will be open through April 19, 10-4 Monday-Saturday & 1-4 Sunday so don't miss it.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Two Friends

Fluffy Chick and Wooden Bunny, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Growing Wild

Beautiful Climber, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, © Fay Terry, 2015

The Wisteria is just beginning to bloom here but is still not as profuse as what we saw in Charleston last week end. One of my favorite spots to paint this lovely vine was recently ripped out by the town and was blocking the view of traffic near an intersection. I will find some new places to paint it; but just in case, I took some nice photos of it thriving in South Carolina.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Searching For Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt, 6 x 8 " oil on Raymar linen panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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This little bunny is having fun in the grass and I sure had fun painting him. We have had lots of rabbits in our yard and I love watching them as they usually come in groups of two or three. 

Wishing you all a Happy Easter, and I thank you for all your comments and interest in my paintings!
You make it so much fun for me to write this blog and post my artwork!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trying something new

Watermelon Radishes, 6 x 6 " oil on archival panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

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The watermelon radish is an heirloom Chinese Daikon radish.  It is a member of the Brassica (mustard) family along with arugula, broccoli, and turnips. I stopped at Whole Foods in Cary because I love their salad bar, and they had these beautifully sliced watermelon radishes. They are delicious and very mild so naturally I headed over to the produce department after lunch and bought some to bring home. They are my new favorite snack. They ranged in size from golf ball to tennis ball size and I chose small ones
thinking they would be more flavorful than the big ones.

They really are a very pretty vegetable.  I'll be planting these in the garden next year- too late to start from seed now because it usually turns hot by the beginning of May if not sooner and they are a cool weather veggie.