The Long Light is an 8x10 plein air oil by Shirley Fachilla.
“The long light shakes across the lakes
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
Blow, bugle; answer echoes dying, dying, dying.”
by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tennyson is no longer a popular poet. He’s often thought of as too easy and not intellectual enough.
I agree that he’s not particularly cerebral, but I don’t think he’s easy. His poetry seems easy because it flows beautifully, the very sound of it echoing its meaning. And though his meanings may not be intellectually challenging, they are universal. For instance, the poem quoted is about much more bugles and echoes. Read it and see.
My painting, The Long Light, was done at
in the golden hour just before twilight. It’s destined for the Love the Lake
Art Show to benefit Radnor Lake .
The show happens October 5 through 8 from to (except the last day which ends at 3) at
Lake Visitor Center 1160 Otter Creek Rd., Nashville,
If you can, come see the show.