Monday, September 24, 2012

Finishing ... a Painting at a Time

"Ride 'Em Cowgirl," oil, 30"h x 24"w, copyright Jill Banks 2012
Normally, I have a number of paintings in progress at one time. At this moment, there are a a boatload of them. It's overwhelming. They are everywhere.

So I'm taking hints from the tortoise (of Tortoise and the Hare fame). Slow and steady, one painting at a time ... should help me cross the "finish" line.

After class, there are hours of recovery time. Finally, I made it into my studio and chose "Ride 'Em Cowgirl" as the subject for finishing touches. While the wheels were what needed some help, I painted on a lot more than just them. It is done.

Many of these paintings will make it -- hopefully -- to my tent at MPA's McLean Artfest (Sunday, October 14, 10am-5pm in McLean Central Park, McLean, VA) and/or the Great Falls Studio Tour (where you can find me in my shared studio, the Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA on October 20 & 21, 10am-5pm). That's the goal.

Check out "Ride 'Em Cowgirl" along with other still life paintings in that collection on my web site:

Events and Exhibits
September 8-30, Visiting Artist Program Exhibit, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA. "Rainy Morning Breakfast" and "Dining Alfresco" are on view.

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

More October and November events are listed on my web site:

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