Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Out of the Frying Pan ...

"Figure Study 1" from today, 40 minutes, closed grisaille
And into the fire. The plane landed (from Tuscon, Arizona) and a workshop with Lea Colie Wight, a super instructor from Nelson Shanks' Studio Incamminati Atelier program started at the Great Falls School of Art. So far, it's been two days (of five) of painting bootcamp for the lucky participants in Great Falls, VA. I'm enjoying being a participant (vs. teacher) and painting gesture after gesture ... and settling into some longer poses with a great model under the gentle and effective instruction supplied by Lea.

The five-day workshop is offered through Studio Incamminati as part of their "In Your Town" program. Having taken a couple of intensive workshops up in Philadelphia many years ago, I sure appreciate the ability to be at home and still get the benefits of the program's offerings.

"Figure Study 2" from today, 50 minutes
Tomorrow there is a new model ... with increasingly longer poses. Should be fun. Can't tell you how pooped I am ... however ... by the end of the day.

Figure Study 2 wasn't quite as strong as the one done right before, despite an extra 10 or so minutes. Blame a full day of painting.

Two Pieces In at the Art League
There are dual exhibits going on this month at the Art League in Alexandria, VA: "Small Works" and "Large Works" shows juried by two different judges. One piece of mine made it into each, so this month you can see "Sunflowers in My Studio II" (large works) and "Monkeying Around" (small works) there throughout November. 

"Sunflowers In My Studio II" in the "Large Works" exhibit
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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. 
American Women Artists 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition, November 2-25, K Newby Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Tubac, Arizona. "Honey Bunny" is one of 60 artworks chosen from around the country. 

Allied Artists of America 99th Annual Exhibition, November 9-18, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, NYC

More events are listed on my web site: www.JillBanks.com

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