|"Grazing on Buttercups," oil, 20"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2012|
They'd go away ... to stand in the cool of their lower level stalls ... and I'd concentrate on the grass, or trees or sky.
Painting outdoors is still a messy, challenging business. Inevitably, a gnat flies in your eye. Bugs land on the painting. Stuff happens.
Yet it was a wonderful day ... enjoying the company of horses. After painting, Francie and I watched her husband sail his model boat in the swimming pool while the dogs relaxed on the lawn.
There is so much to paint there. Lots to inspire.
Dinner was in the Snuggery (what Katie's Coffee becomes at night) at the Old Brogue. That's the third dinner there this week ... and the second time with the paintings from my "Out & About" solo exhibit surrounding me. It's fun to be in there with the paintings on display. Pretty cool. See details about the exhibit below.
Exhibits and Events
May 1-31, "Out and About" Solo Show, Katie's Coffee at the Old Brogue, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2-5pm. Preview the exhibit here.
100 Faces in 100 Days Project