Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Cupcake Painting: "Icing Meltdown"

"Icing Meltdown," oil, 5"h x 5"w, ©Jill Banks 2011
After carefully selecting four cupcakes at the Safeway for their "looks" -- I eventually retrieve one as my painting subject out of a complicated box. I couldn't figure out how not to damage the frosting while pulling it out (there was a collar contraption around it). But it didn't matter, since the frosting slid off about one minute after I turned a light on it. So here's a painting of an almost fully frosted Cherry cupcake that's seen better days. There was plenty more action in the studio than this ... and I apologize for the lousy photo ... put it's back to work now on my main project of the day.

"Icing Meltdown" will be one of small square paintings for sale during Studio Tour weekend next week. We're setting up a screen full of these little guys at the Artists' Atelier (1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA). There's no theme. Just small and square.

Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, Oct. 15&16, 10am-5pm
Artists‘ Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA

Out & About Norfolk Plein Air Painting Event, October 20-22 

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, October 4-28
"Cubanelle and Roses," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2011

The Art League's October All-Media Membership Exhibit,  105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA. My charcoal drawing of "Oscar" was juried in and will be on view through November 7. "Cubanelle and Roses" is in the Bin Gallery.

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC, Nov. 1-11
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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