Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Last Picture Show... for the Chestnuts... this year

My city is blessed with an array of urban parks, one very special one is Radnor Lake. It's in a rather ritzy residential area and is protected enough from the city so that once you enter its grounds, you enter a quiet zone. Sounds heard are forest noises plus the occasional voices of others enjoying the park along with you.
For years, the Chestnuts (plein air painters for the land) have painted pretty pictures as a fund raiser for Radnor. The Radnor/Chestnut show is happening this coming weekend. Nashvillians can support their park by purchasing a reminder of its beauty to hang on their wall. Paintings will be on display Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7, from 8 to 6 daily at the Radnor Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, Tennessee.
Just a Walk in the Park is an 10x8 oil. Most paintings in the show will be of the very lovely lake itself. 


  1. Your paintings always make me feel like you have lightness in your heart. This conveys a wonderful feeling with the dappled sunlight and common experience. Is it still warm in the Nashville area? We are experiencing more winter weather and the ski resort has opened!

  2. There is a nip in the air but yes, you'd find it warm around here. Can't believe it's already ski weather in your neck of the woods.
    Thanks for the kind words Christine.

  3. Wonderful little narrative piece here Shirley!

  4. Thanks, Dana. The big guy was actually chatting on his cell phone!

  5. Great composition and good colors in the shadows Shirley! I hope someone was paying attention to traffic ;-)

  6. The only traffic on this street are the two and four legged kind. Thanks, Mark.


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