|"Garden Girl" work in progress - Day 3, oil, 42"h x 36"w, copyright Jill Banks 2012|
The canvas is big. The set-up is complicated (it's very easy to get lost). Yet, it's coming together. Good thing. The hydrangeas are beginning to droop and strawberries are turning. I'm doing everything I can to outpace the "fading" factor.
Randy has been catching up on my art inventory for a good part of the day -- with a ways to go. With lots of paintings going to their new homes over the past couple of months, that's quite a challenge. It also meant he came into the studio multiple times today -- while I was painting away -- and he didn't even glance at the canvas until the last visit. I was expecting some sort of reaction. When he did look at it, the comment was that I really might finish it someday.
Last night I sent out the December "News from the Easel" email newsletter. The gist of it was to urge folks to sign up for January classes and to share a look back at 2012 through the paintings created on various art trips. If you didn't get the newsletter, you can look at the archive on my web site: www.JillBanks.com and I'd love it if you would subscribe. The frequency is about one every two months or so.
|"White Dove of the Desert," oil, 12"h x 16"w, Jill Banks 2012 (sold)|
Registration is going on now at the Great Falls School of Art for classes that start mid-January. Make 2013 an artful one! Sign up now. Go to my web site: www.JillBanks.com, classes page for more information on my offerings. If anyone would like a weekly calendar of class offerings (there are sixteen in all for the Winter term), email me -- and I'll send you a pdf.
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
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Register now for Winter classes. See my web site: www.JillBanks.com, Classes page for Still Life Painting in Oils and Draw, Paint, Sculpt the Portrait -- offered through the Great Falls School of Art, Great Falls, VA.