Thursday, August 25, 2011

Roosters and a Hen Painting, Continued

"Watcha' Doing?" work in progress, 24"h x 20"w, oil, ©Jill Banks 2011
My current title for this one is "Watcha' Doing?" My brother Phil's title for it is "Fowl Buddies" and I'm tending to agree with him ... but definitely think the rooster is making a pass at the lady who is pretending not to notice. Right? Wrong?

Phil wrote me an email that he was looking forward to my return to roosters and hen and so as I was mulling over just what to paint today ... I took the suggestion. I'm just really enjoying painting this for its colors and composition and reminder of all the posturing that took place in the rooster/hen house. It was a day filled with wild sights and sounds.

I'm not done, but I'm making progress.

August 3 - 31: "100 Faces in 100 Days" on exhibit at the Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. Open hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12:30-6:00pm.

August 3-September 5: 'Scapes Exhibit at the Art League, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA. My entry, "A New York State of Mind," won Honorable Mention.

Thursday, September 8, 7:30pm: Demo for the Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA. More details to come.

Sunday, October 2, 10am-5pm: MPA McLean Artfest, juried outdoor arts festival, McLean Community Park, McLean, VA

Saturday and Sunday, October 15&16, 10am-5pm: Great Falls Annual Studio Tour. Major weekend long event with 47 artists from Great Falls Studios participating in a self-guided tour. I'll be in the Artists' Atelier, the studio I share with 14 other artists at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls. Last year, the tour drew 7200+ visitors from throughout the DC area. Don't miss it!

To read more about the 100 Faces in 100 Days project on my web site (, go to the 100 Faces Project Pages 1 and 2 where you can see all 100 of my volunteers. Click on the paintings, and go to my blog post for that person's sitting.

100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 1 (faces 1-54):
100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 2 (faces 55-100):
Phone: 703.403.7435

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