|"Francie Johnson: Face #74," oil, 12"h x 12"w, copyright Jill Banks 2011|
Francie also brought with her a retrospective catalog of Richard Schmid's filled with his beautiful portraits.
Susan Abbott who teaches how to construct journals combining textual and visual "memories" of her travels. Susan Abbott offers travel workshops through the Art League. Very cool to see. Inspiring for me before a trip coming up shortly to England.
Actually, Francie was inspirational all day long. Lots of extra ideas running around. She made me get that "I'm dying to paint that" feeling.
It was a little daunting to leave the art books and start painting Francie's face. Who knows how the vision will turn out?
I painted for awhile. We broke for some lunch. And I painted some more. Francie can definitely hold up her end of the conversation. All of it was interesting. I want to see her barn and horse. Her conversation allowed me to concentrate, too, on painting.
|"Sunflowers In My Studio" Found a New Home|
Thanks, Francie, for a great day!
100 Faces in 100 Days Project: www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project.html