Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Lots of Peppers" Today

"Lots of Peppers," oil on linen, 24"h x 36"w, copyright Jill Banks 2011
It's finished ... but needs a signature.

For this entire painting, I've been covered in paint. I squeezed out huge piles of paint ... my entire palette and then submersed myself. Paint in hair. Red paint on my face. You get the picture.

I had fun with this one ... minus maybe the tedium of painting a checkered tablecloth. (I love the result.) The colors and textures of peppers are right up my alley. I believe that the first oil painting I ever sold was of peppers. And, plenty of them have popped into many of my still life paintings over the years. Loved them then, too. The colors are irresistable.

See more of my market series paintings on my web site. 

I met with Terri Parent today ... to discuss if (and what) I would want to teach this Summer. (I was thinking of taking the Summer off.) But, I'd love to hear from any Washington DC local folks what you might be interested in learning and when.

I'll come up with some possibilities and ask you to weigh in. Or suggest your own.

Time to rest.

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1 comment:

Jerry Stocks said...

I don't think you know how to rest. You could have painted one or two peppers. Instead you painted dozens. Great painting!!