|"Shelter Cove Harbor," oil, 14"h x 11"w, copyright Jill Banks 2012|
It's been a great visit and fun chance to seek out new spots day after day. We've eaten well. Relaxed when I wasn't painting. Had a chance to walk the beach. Enjoyed a fantastic production of "Southern Nights" at the Savannah Theatre -- my first time watching a live performance in a very long time. (You've got to go see this enormously talented cast!!!! The house should be packed ... all the time. Go and get the word out!) I took a ton of fantastic photo references of scenes I can't wait to paint. Unusually, too, we're going home with a couple of fun purchases... two of which are art-related. (One a painting by Mary Grayson Segars and the other a future subject of a still life.)
Thanks Mom and Dad for being hostess and host ... finding spots to paint and keeping me company and armed with iced tea during all those working sessions. It's been a real treat!!!
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. Reception, Saturday, March 17, noon to 4pm.
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 15-19, Wayne Plein Air Festival 2012, one of 34 artists juried to participate in a plein air competition and exhibit in and around Wayne, PA. Gala Preview and Artists' Reception, Saturday, May 19, 6-10pm at the Wayne Art Center. Exhibition to follow May 20-June 23 at the Wayne Art Center.
May 1-31, Solo Show, Katie's Coffee at the Old Brogue, Great Falls, VA. More information to come (when I figure it out).