Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"A River Runs Through It"



Okra and Zinnias is an 8x10 plein air by Shirley Fachilla.
The Chestnut Group, plein air painters for the land, is having another sale and exhibit for the Nature Conservancy’s work in preserving the Duck River. The show has a lovely name, A River Runs Through It. Above is one of my efforts for the event.
It's of a marvelous garden that perhaps could only exist in Middle Tennessee. The garden is enclosed in a beautifully crafted mortarless stone fence; inside, there’s a riot of zinnias on one side and orderly vegetable rows on the other. (The ones you can see are staked okra plants.) Where but in Tennessee would you find such a mix of elegance and down-home fixings!
A River Runs Through It is happening on May 18 from 10 to 7 and May 19 from 10 to 4 in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, Tennessee (one of the most beautiful old churches in the area).  My painting is one of 245! There’s a lot to see. I hope some of you can make it.

1 comment:

  1. Beaucoup de douceur dans cette peinture... J'aime son atmosphère et l'harmonie des couleurs. Beau travail.
    gros bisous

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