Monday, November 7, 2011

"The Best and Brightest"

Island Music is a 24x12 oil by Shirley Fachilla.

Scottsdale Artists School calls its exhibit The Best and Brightest. Of course, the name alone is enough to make a participant love it.
And I will be participating in 2012's Best and Brightest Exhibit along with my good friend and artist, Jean McGuire. Back in the early spring we both were students in the Carolyn Anderson Workshop given in Scottsdale. We loved the workshop and loved the school (we already knew we loved Carolyn Anderson).
So when we were invited to submit work for a juried school show, we were delighted. Now we’re even more delighted that our work has been accepted into the exhibit.
My accepted painting is shown above.
I’ll write a little more about Island Music in a day or so. She has a story to tell.


  1. Tous mes compliment ma chère...
    Une peinture fraîche pleine de charme. De belles couleurs qui sonnent bien.
    gros bisous

  2. Congrats on being accepted to the show. Beautiful painting, love the lighting and her stance. You can hear the music.
    Pat O'Driscoll

  3. Your painting dances - good luck, thanks for your visit. Regards, John

  4. Oh Monhegan... and the artist who play their music in the evening. I'd recognize this place anywhere.

    Congrats on being accepted.

  5. Congratulations! Love all the little bits of the bright from her blouse repeated throughout.

  6. A very sensitive painting that effectively combines figurative and landscape elements. Love the 1:2 format you chose, too.

    Thanks much for the blog visit; I enjoyed visiting yours as well!

  7. Hi Shirly.
    Thanks for the kind comment on my art blog. Have gone through your work here and it is great.
    God bless and keep it up.

  8. congratulations and best of luck!! this is an incredibly beautiful painting. your lush, soft oils are so inspiring! beautifully done.


Is it too early to send an invitation?

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