|"Trevi Fountain," 14"h x 11"w, oil on Raymar panel, ©Jill Banks 2012|
- Setting Up, Teaching, Cleaning Up: Still Life Class
- Presenting A Sketch for a Portrait Commission
- Painting on "Trevi Fountain"
- Blog about it
InfluencesOne of the new still life set ups for class includes a plaid scarf. During yesterday's portrait class, the conversation somehow turned to reveal that our model (husband of one of my students) owns two kilts. I already knew that he would be fun to paint (he was a great model in regular attire), but how fantastic would he be to capture in a kilt?
Five of my Still Life students are also in my Portrait class and they got the plaid scarf/kilt connection.
There were other influences in each set up. Stories everywhere.
Late afternoon I got back to "Trevi Fountain," a painting started early February. I have a couple of tweaks left but left the studio very happy with the day's work. It really does send me back to Rome. Not a bad thing. And, to return to the influences theme: one of my studiomates, John McCabe is currently working on a painting of a marble sculpture that just sings on his easel. That certainly must have had a role in what I chose to paint today.
|Ink wash drawing of Reston Town Center with Fountain|
On FountainsThere's something about water features that's just mesmerizing. Water with sculpture ... yea! I'd like to do more.
|"Chrysler Museum Memorial Garden Fountain," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©Jill Banks 2011|
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