|"Hilton Head Happy Hour" at Scott's Fish Market's dockside bar, oil, 16"h x 20"w, copyright Jill Banks 2012|
I set up before the restaurant crew showed up, worried that I'd have to finish up before happy hour started at 4:30pm. Fortunately, I wasn't shoo'd away ... and painted while the tables were set and patrons settled in. It was the absolute perfect spot, with music in the background, nice visitors stopping by, beautiful weather. I could have stood right there and taken in the view in any direction ... with happy results.
This has been a group effort: figuring out those views all around that would lend themselves to paintings I'd want to capture. My parents have spent a few months here, and we wanted to squeeze in some nice visiting time before they head back home.
Pretty place. Great company. Lots of paintings to be.
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
Register for Spring 2012 ClassesPortrait Painting and Drawing, Mondays, 10am-1pm, starting April 2
Still Life Painting, Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, starting April 3
See Jill's Web Site, Classes page for more information, supply list and registration form.
Exhibits and Events
March 2-31, “Black and White” Exhibit in the Artists’ Atelier Gallery, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. Visit Saturdays, noon-4pm or by appointment or whenever an artist is in the studio. My entries: “Oscar,” “Quiet” and “Carpeaux’s Napolitano Fisherboy” charcoal, and “Market Street Bar & Grill” ink wash/pen and ink drawings. Come visit.
March 17-30, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s Member Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Award and opening reception, Friday, March 23, 6-8pm. “Hog Wild” and “Dining Alfresco” on exhibit.
April 14-May 4, Salon International 2012, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14, 10am-8pm. “Contrapposto”
May 1-31, Solo Show, Katie's Coffee at the Old Brogue, Great Falls, VA. More information to come (when I figure it out).