Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Honey Bunny" Still Life Painting Demo and Art Around Town

"Honey Bunny" work in progress, oil on linen, 24"h x 18"w, ©Jill Banks 2012
Still Life class started today for the Spring session. Since my subject choices sway with the wind (it seems), Easter and Spring are coming to the surface. Recently, right around Easter, Randy and I have been traveling. We've spent it in Florence, Venice, Rome and London, enjoying beautiful windows in bakeries, candy and toy shops decorated for the holidays. This year finds us at home. That's a big treat, too ... watching the leaves fill up the woods with Spring green. Cherry and dogwood trees are blossoming in the neighborhood. Actually, everything is.

For demo day for the first day of class, the bunny purchased recently in Savannah took the stage. After the class left (and after lunch), I worked more on this scene. I'll have to bring the egg back into shape and work on it a bit more tomorrow. (It looked great earlier. I promise to fix it.) The lily, leaves and carrots progressed.

"Lindt Gold Bunny," 8"h x 6"w, oil
And, this painting reminded me of another ... an Easter-timed inspiration. "Lindt Gold Bunny" is a little painting. Perfect for a table easel.

New: On Exhibit Today
"Classical Painting Atelier" on exhibit at the Art League this month
"Classical Painting Atelier" was accepted for the April All-Media Membership Exhibit at the Art League in Alexandria. "Torpedo Factory Dock" is in the Bin Gallery. Both can be seen this month at the Torpedo Factory, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA.

"Sunflowers and Gladioli" and "Cup of Tea" are on exhibit as part of the Great Falls Studios group exhibit at the Great Falls Library, 8630 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA throughout the month.

Exhibits and Events

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. Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2-5pm. More information to come (when I figure it out).

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