|"Blue" wins Best in Show at Great Falls Studios Exhibit|
When I took my entries in this afternoon, the library was filled with birds in a wide range of media. They were terrific. Seems the artists in Great Falls wholeheartedly embraced all things birds. Stop by and see the show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066.
Other awards included:
Best of Eastern Bluebird (GF Town Bird): "Bluebirds" by Bill Garrett
Best Pileated Woodpecker: "Pileated Woodpeckers" by Walt Lawrence--Honorable Mention
Best Red-Shouldered Hawk: "Red-Shouldered Hawk" by Ben Cheshire--Honorable Mention
Best Great Blue Heron: "Heron" by Laura Nichols--Honorable Mention
Best American Goldfinch: "American Goldfinch" by Dean Souleles--Honorable Mention
Best Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: "Hummingbird with Passion Flowers" by Brenda Drake--Honorable Mention
Best Wild Turkey: "Turkey Gone Wild" by Jill Banks (me)--Honorable MentionSpecial Award for Originality: "Bird Food" by Jan Bender--Honorable Mention
"Blue" was also included in an article last week in the Great Falls Connection ... in news about the election of the town bird.
I was painting today on "Pick-a-Peck Peppers," but my camera was in Randy's car. Alas, no photos today. But, I bet I finish it tomorrow and I can't wait to hear what you think. I loved painting it ... and love ... it. So, come back tomorrow night and check it out. I'm excited to have a new market painting.
Randy asked me tonight what I would paint from London. My answer ... to him ... was the markets. Harrod's and Portabello Road and more. Maybe some interiors from the beautiful Chesterfield Mayfair hotel or other stops. These are the visions in my head.
100 Faces in 100 Days Project: www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project.html