Friday, October 21, 2011

Once in a Blue Moon...

Under an October Sky is an 8x10 plein air oil by Shirley Fachilla.

It’s time for the annual Blue Moon event. Blue Moon is a fundraiser to benefit the Land Trust for Tennessee, an organization that preserves and protects the natural beauties of the state. Each year, Land Trust enthusiasts party at Glen Leven, a historic mansion and farm just minutes from downtown Nashville. And for the past couple of years, the Chestnut Group, Plein Air Painters for the Land, participate as well by painting land trust properties and offering them for sale during the event. Part of each painting sale goes to the Land Trust.

The Blue Moon is Saturday, October 22nd. On Sunday afternoon, October 23, the Land Trust will open Glen Leven for everyone to see. Drop by Glen Leven at 4000 Franklin Road, Nashville, this Sunday, see the mansion and perhaps find a painting to take home!


  1. Dommage que vous soyez loin de chez moi autrement je serais venue vous rendre une petite visite et j'aurais été ravie de pouvoir admirer votre travail...
    Une oeuvre aux couleurs fantastiques et un paysage dans lequel j'aimerais bien gambader...
    Gros bisous

  2. I love how you have that bit of purple near the yellow in this painting. Delicious! Catching up with your blog. Your "Band of Brothers" is exceptional too. Hope you enjoyed Maine! It's awesome if the weather is good.

  3. What a stunning painting. Simplicity speaks!


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Pieces by (clockwise from left to right) : Susan Harlan, Janet Garner, Shirley Fachilla, Mike Martino and Topper Williams. So many ...