Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Studio Tour: Day Two

"Rainy Morning Breakfast," oil, 20"h x 16"w -- under new ownership
Sunday's crowd at the Artists' Atelier was bigger and it was busier than ever. The studio looks beautiful ... still ... so if you missed the big weekend, please come by during our open hours, Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm to see our most extensive exhibit of the year (at the Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA). There won't be the same crowds and treats ... and some of the artwork has gone to new homes, but there is still plenty to see.

During the weekend, four of my paintings found new owners. For those of you following the blog, there's been a lot of that lately. Funny thing: If you're selling something that you don't "manufacture," there's no worry about replacing your inventory. This year, much of my time has been dedicated to  portrait commissions -- that means I'm not creating as many new works. What I do create is more likely to find a home more quickly.

"Rainy Morning Breakfast" is one of the paintings purchased on Sunday by returning collectors. Like the others chosen this weekend, it's a favorite. I painted it as part of Wayne Plein Air this Spring during the first day of the competition. That's husband Randy as my breakfast-eating at the Wayne Train Station model. I love the feel of rain upon the paned glass and light pouring in through the window.

The next days are dedicated to completing two major projects. Beautiful new still life objects from Randy's mom and dad's condos are waiting to be woven into paintings to be. There is a big glass bottle with dust inside, a vibrant pink cloth, tarnished silver goblet, compass, metal scale, African sculptures, pretty pots ... all filling our kitchen table.

Web: www.jillbanks.com
Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Phone: 703.403.7435

Events and Exhibits
Atelier Open Hours, Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066

October 2 through November 30, Greenberry's Coffee & Tea, 6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA. Solo show of seven oil paintings celebrating coffee, friends and family and food.

More October and November events are listed on my web site: www.JillBanks.com
There are a LOT!

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