Pearly Gray Morning is an 8x10 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
Reluctant is probably not the best adjective here. I’m really not reluctant at all; I like tonalism. Two of my favorite painters, George Inness and James McNeill Whistler, were in the main tonalists.
It’s simply not my natural way to paint. My instinctive painting style tends to run the value gamut so it’s rather dramatic and to push color so its hues are not subdued.
But I also like to try things out, especially if I admire them; and I love the harmony, poetic feeling and atmospherics that tonalism can create.
My attempt at the tonal, Pearly Gray Morning, is a part of the Love the Lake show now on view from Friday, October 5, to Monday, October 8, at the
Nature Center 116 Otter Creek Road, Nashville,
Tennessee. Drop by the park and see the
show. A big chunk of the proceeds benefits Radnor Lake.
[For definitions of value and tonalism, please visit the Artful Definitions page.]