This book is a compilation of my plein air (painting on location in the open air) artwork from the summer of 2011. It is an 8 x 10 landscape in beautiful color.
As an avid plein air artist I wanted to paint as many coastal and waterways along the California coast that time allowed . I hope you will enjoy the paintings as much as I have enjoyed traveling to each location and painting them.
Artist Terry d. Chacon
Terry is from Redlands, CA and a national award-winning artist. Terry's artwork is in private collections in over 15 countries. Art has always been a part of Terry’s life. As a breeder of top winning Afghan Hounds for over 35 years, her dogs have been her inspiration in her paintings and her sculptures. She interjects whimsical qualities in her artwork, capturing the spirit and the almost human like qualities of her animals in real life situations. Terry is an avid plein air artist and one of the founding members of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside. Fascinated with impressionistic style paintings like those of Monet, she sought out to learn a style of painting that would enhance her abilities by adding color and light to her subjects not only in her studio but on location as well. Capturing the light is the most important part of her paintings. "Painting in plein air has given me a new way to see light and capture it in my paintings."
Capturing Catalina Island in Plein Air Published September 02, 2013
The Beauty of a Plein Air Painter (Canyons and Lakes) Published September 19, 2012