So Ready to Party is an 10x8 oil done plein air by Shirley Fachilla.
artist Tim Horn to be a very different sort of landscapist. His paintings have such
a crisp contemporary edge. You would never mistake one of his pieces for a 19th
century work; both style and subject (even when it’s a cowgirl on her horse)
So I was delighted when the Chestnut Group invited Tim to give a workshop this fall. I was even more delighted when the workshop began because I felt I spoke Tim’s language. He said many things that I have been thinking but hadn’t put into words. And his emphasis on composition and color is where my art has been going (at least, I hope so!)
One of Tim’s favorite subjects, vintage cars, was not on my radar. But following his example, I decided to give it a try. I must admit I mostly wanted to paint this orangey red Jeep because of those fairy lights draping the building behind. But once I got started, the car showed me its personality (I saw it as basically a party animal) and it became the star of my piece.