Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Painting, "Peonies In June"

"Peonies in June" work in progress, oil, 20"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2012
There's a toss-up between my favorite flowers ... sunflowers, peonies, sunflowers, peonies. Lots of  others bring a smile to my face, but these two touch my heart somehow. With the peony season lasting about two seconds, it seems I've missed out on them ... at their peak often.

So, a visit to Trader Joe's today raked in a big-time bonus. Peonies in June. I figured that was just the inspiration I needed for some time at the easel after an extended recuperatory break.

Here's my good start on them. Hopefully, more tomorrow. I know they won't wait for me.

My start for "Peonies in June"
Exhibits and Events
May 20-June 30, Wayne Plein Air Exhibition 2012, one of 34 artists juried to participate in a plein air competition and exhibit in and around Wayne, PA (May 15-19). 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.  Eight pieces for purchase/on exhibit.

August, Visiting Resident Studio Artist, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA, Studio #333

August 1-10, "Quiet" in Salmagundi Club's Annual Photography and Graphics Exhibition held at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC.

Sunday, October 14, MPA Artfest Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, McLean Central Park, McLean, VA

Saturday and Sunday, October 20&21, Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, visit artists in their studios throughout Great Falls on a self-guided tour. I’ll be at the Artists’ Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066

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