Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shades of Downton Abbey

More Alike Than They Know is an 24x18 oil done from life by Shirley Fachilla.
I'm lucky enough to have an open studio available which poses models in interior settings and as you can see above, sometimes in costume.
It can be very challenging to paint such poses with suggestions of the surrounding interior in the limited time of an open studio. It's especially difficult with more than one model. But I'm getting faster and maybe a little better. Anyway it's a lot of fun to try to get an interesting painting from the mix.

[An open studio is a gathering of artists in the same studio to paint together without instruction; usually, though not always, the artists are painting the same subject.]   


  1. Congratulations on a beautiful piece, Shirley. !!

  2. Wonderful title and compelling painting! A lot of inference can be made by the viewer here. Excellent!

  3. I really like the simple values and shapes which make the colors extra lovely.


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Pieces by (clockwise from left to right) : Susan Harlan, Janet Garner, Shirley Fachilla, Mike Martino and Topper Williams. So many ...