|"Peacock Blue" work in progress, oil, 24"h x 18"w, ©Jill Banks 2012|
While painting it, I was wondering how peacock blue could ever be considered one color. Look how many blues there are! I haven't captured them all but it was fun trying.
Something accomplished today was to make the peacock stand out as a three-dimensional being. That's one of those magical results possible in paint.
"Peacock Blue" needs a little more fine tuning but today's schedule wouldn't allow it this session.
Today was the last day of Still Life class, but Spring classes at the Great Falls School of Art (1144 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls, VA) start soon ... and they are filling rapidly. See the link below for more info. I hope you can sign up!
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).