|"White Dove of the Desert, in Pink," (of the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, AZ), oil on linen-lined board, 12"h x 16"w, copyright Jill Banks 2012|
|"Purple Mountain Majesty," oil, 12"h x 16"w, Jill Banks 2012, sold|
So, here it is, my plein air attempt modified to get closer to what it was at least at one moment in time.
Two other paintings from the trip are "Purple Mountain Majesty" (sold) and "Desert Garden." Painting there required a completely different palette. These three are unusual for me ... but I loved the colors and light there. Something to somehow weave into scenes and set ups closer to home. Or, maybe I need to visit there again.
|"Desert Garden," oil, 12"h x 16"w, Jill Banks 2012|
Also, tomorrow -- Wednesday, December 19 -- I'll be in the Artists' Atelier for open hours, noon-4pm -- the last "sure" day to be able to shop for art or cards or artful gifts there before Christmas. (We will be open on Saturday, December 22 as well -- I just won't be there then.) I hope you can come for a visit. 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA.
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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.