Yesterday, I had a small stretch of time to create. Randy had errands to run in Reston (VA) before we walked through our new residence-to-be (coming July 15) to take a closer look. I had him drop me off at Lake Anne (where three of my paintings are hanging including my Best in Show winner "On High") to sketch. I figured that fresh off of that win (at the reception the day before), I'd be inspired by the spot. I was. There's a peacefulness that falls on those benches, looking out over the lake and fountain. There's a peacefulness in drawing. It didn't matter that this time was squeezed in between decisions, errands, activities. Actually, maybe it did. Maybe I felt that much luckier to have found this time.
Like drawing the carousel in Central Park last month.
Or sitting down amid the crowds and drawing the "View from the Pantheon Steps" in Rome this April.
Or a view of the "Lake Anne Pharmacy" drawn a couple of months ago ... probably from the same bench in Lake Anne, but facing another way.
More experienced artists in drawing will learn more about keeping a sketchbook, materials, choosing subjects.
Painters, I'm going to address what this workshop holds for you in tomorrow's post. Or you can read about it on my Classes page on my web site.
Please register by Wednesday, June 30. Note new dates for Session D&E.
A: Saturday, July 17, 10:00am – 5:00pm, lunch 12:00-1:00pm, $95
B: Sunday, July 18, 10:00am – 5:00pm, lunch 12:00-1:00pm, $95
C: Monday July 19, 10:00am -- 5:00pm, lunch 12:00-1:00pm, $95
D: Sunday, August 15, 10:00am -- 4:30pm, lunch 12:00-12:30, $95 plus model’s fees
E: Monday, August 16, 10:00am -- 4:30pm, lunch 12:00-12:30, $95 plus model’s fees
Fee for 4 days: $350 + model’s fees (paid directly to instructor). Fee for all 5 days (three sessions): $425 + model’s fees. Please specify which sessions you plan to attend. Minimum class size for sessions 3&4 is six.
More info on my Classes/Workshops
Please email me with any questions. You're in for a great experience.
By the way, my drawings are for sale, too. I may include some of these in my upcoming solo show "Painting the Town" in July at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA. See more drawings on the gallery pages of my web site or take a look at the preview page for my solo show.
Top to bottom: "Lake Anne Fountain", (Lake Anne, Reston, VA) sketch&wash pencils, graphite wash and ink; "Central Park Carousel", (Central Park, NYC) ink wash and ink, pencil; "View from Pantheon Steps", (Sitting on the steps, Rome, Italy), sketch&wash pencils, graphite wash and ink; "Lake Anne Pharmacy", (Lake Anne, Reston, VA), sketch&wash pencils, graphite wash and ink. All four copyright Jill Banks 2010.