At the Edge of the World is an 18x30 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
This is a big painting done from the small plein air I posted here. I wasn’t going to try for a larger work from my small seascape. I was chicken; I knew how hard I tried to capture that ever-changing tide!
Then I was looking through my digital photos and found one of the same scene but with a person in it. That figure made me remember how vast it was and how small it made me feel. Small, in both a liberating way (think Leonardo and Kate at the prow of the Titanic) and in a daunting way (think
looking for Columbus ). India
So I painted it again with a very small person and a very big ocean. This work along with its little study will be in our August in Maine show. The reception is Saturday, April 7 from 6 to 9 at the Tennessee Art League, 808 Broadway in
. My friends and I would love to see you there. Nashville
And yes, I have two shows very close together (see my last post) and yes, I’m getting a little anxious!