|"Pretty Girl Hen," oil, 14"h x 11"w,|
Two more paintings ("Blue" and "Portrait of Zoe") in my Feathered and Furry Friends series were judged as Meritorious entries ... meaning they made it through several cuts but were not selected as finalists for the exhibition. There's something special about these paintings of animals -- I've loved painting every one. Perhaps painting my 100 (human) Faces this year (check out my 100 Faces in 100 Days Project) put me in better tune to find the personality in every living being.
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.
American Artists Professional League 83rd Grand NationalSalmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC, Nov. 1-11
To read more about the 100 Faces in 100 Days project on my web site (www.jillbanks.com), 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): www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project.html
100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 2 (faces 55-100): www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project_2.html