Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adam, Age 8, is Face #32

"Adam: Face #32", oil , 12"h x 12"w, copyright Jill Banks 2011
Adam, age 8, came over this afternoon to sit to become Face #32 in my 100 Faces in 100 Days Project. Adam's sister, Rachel (age 10) was Face #2 and Adam felt like it was worth giving this sitting for an alla prima portrait sketch business a shot himself. (Alla prima means all at once, in one sitting.) He did great!

He sat for me in my home studio and discovered a slot machine we have in the next room... so that was a draw during breaks. He hit a triple crown result -- the best. (No payout though.)

Adam's favorite class is robotics ... but he also likes karate and art. Sounds like an interesting combination to me. He's personable and smart with an incredible memory. It's been a long while since I've spent much time around an eight year old, but wow! He recalled where he was when he played a slot machine before (the name of the hotel) and all sorts of details that I'd be chasing all through my brain. Ah, youth. He just seemed to have an awful lot together. One of his jobs at home is to find "things" that have gone missing. (I could use one of those sorts of helpers here.)

Anyway, it was a very enjoyable visit. I wasn't completely satisfied that I'd captured Adam when he left ... and did work on this afterward looking at some photographs taken during our session. Now, I think I've got it.

My still life class today was great. It seemed like everyone was rocking and rolling. Great progress. Yea!

Just Updated My Web Site's 100 Faces in 100 Days Project. I'll add Adam to the group in a few minutes ... but you can see all my faces so far and click on each painting to link to their blog post. Check it out!

Web: www.jillbanks.com
Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com
100 Faces in 100 Days Project: www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project.html
Email: jillbanks1@aol.com
Phone: 703.403.7435


Mary said...

Adam was so excited to show me your blog in art class this morning. He's quite the artist too!

Jill Banks said...

He told me he really enjoyed your art class. Adam was so much fun to spend time with ... and I loved that he was excited to try this experience out.