Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Passing the Mighty Midget" and the Brown Portrait

"Passing the Mighty Midget," oil on Raymar board, 8"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2012

Quick post ... because I'm working still on the portrait of Lou and Carolyn Brown in anticipation for just a few more hours "live" tomorrow before they head home. The rest of the finishing will be done with photo references.

Lots of progress today.

"Passing the Mighty Midget" was finished last night ...  and started a week and a half ago ... plein air in Leesburg, VA. There are some good stories to go with it, too. Just not now.

New Web Site
A new drawing was added ("St. James Park" from London) to the Drawing Collection on my web site today. Go to www.JillBanks.com. Sign up for Fall classes, now listed. Please join my email list for the latest art news. Thanks to those of you who already signed up! (Oh, and subscribe to this blog for more frequent updates.)

Exhibits and Events (Now look at this on the Events page at www.JillBanks.com)

August, Visiting Resident Studio Artist, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA, Studio #333. See regular hours/days, reception, demo dates on the events page on my web site. Reception: Thursday, August 9, 6-9pm (2nd Thursday Art Night receptions throughout the Torpedo Factory). Portrait painting demos: Sunday, August 12 and August 19, 1 to 5pm with a great model. Open: Thursdays, 2-9pm; Saturdays & Sundays, noon to 6pm; Mondays, 10am-5pm. Other events/times will be listed on my event page on my new web site. I hope to see you there!

July 7- August 31, Artists' Atelier, "Water, Water, Everywhere" group exhibit, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA.  Open Saturdays, noon - 4pm. 

 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

Web: www.jillbanks.com
 Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com
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1 comment:

Introverted Art said...

Jill, these are beautiful.