Detail from Island Music a 24x12 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
In August, my friends and I traveled from Tennessee to Maine and then to Mohegan Island.
Our arrival on the island was confused. We had traveled by boat for more than an hour to arrive at a very noisy, crowded dock. Possibly every vehicle allowed on the island was there, to pick up supplies or drop off things for the boat’s return trip.
We made our way from the dock and clambered up the steep road to the village, backpacks stuffed with our heavy supplies. On that road, we left the noise behind and found instead sweet music and a sweeping view. When I think of the island, I think of the violinist on her hillside with her notes flying across the waves.
Mohegan is a special place.
Jean McGuire’s Entry for the Best and Brightest Show
Time for a Break is a 20x16 oil done by Jean McGuire.
Above is an image of Jean McGuire’s painting destined for the Scottsdale Artists School exhibit. I remember when she did it in Open Studio.
And since my last post, I’ve learned that Abigail Gutting, artist daughter of my blogging artist friend Susan Gutting, will also have a painting in the show.