Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Dreams of Sicily"

Dreams of Sicily is a 6x6 oil by Shirley Fachilla

A little less than two years ago, my husband and I went to Sicily. We circumvented the island and also traveled to the interior. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever experienced. It possesses great natural beauty. Its hills, cliffs, beaches, sea are spectacular. And the buildings left behind by the eleven or more invasions and subsequent populations are enormously evocative and beautiful.

This little painting is of some rooftops in Palermo. As you can see in the painting, the weather wasn’t always glorious. But the island always was.


  1. L'Italie et la Sicile... la Sardaigne aussi!... Que de beaux spectacle en perspective...
    Celui de cette peinture me laisse songeuse... effectivement un doux rêve comme tu le nomme si parfaitement bien...
    Je te souhaite une agréable fin de journée.
    Gros bisous
    Merci pour tes gentils messages.

  2. It is my pleasure to be the first to comment on this wonderful work of art.
    Love everything about it! Especially the colors. Thanks for posting it for all to see.

  3. I love your description, both with the brush and the keyboard. I want to go there..

  4. Beautiful, Shirley! Love the composition. Love the colors, the oranges in the blue sky, the blues in the oranges of the buildings. So soft it almost looks like watercolor. A pleasure to look at.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!!

  5. Lovely painting, Shirley! Peter and I went to Sicily in 2009 and loved it! His father and mother were from St. Agata di Milletello, Messina in Sicily. It is absolutely one of the most gorgeous places that I have ever visited. We hope to go back someday!

  6. Beautiful, Shirley! Love the composition and soft colors!

  7. Very enchanting. My dad was born in Bologna.

  8. beautiful painting Shirley. Brilliantly painted. Also your Portraits are fantastic. All the best Shirley.


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