Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Grey Poupon, Please" Still Life Demo Today

"Grey Poupon, Please," oil on Centurion linen, 12"h x 15"w, ©Jill Banks 2013
This is the second demo worked on today ... honoring a request to show the class how to start a painting twice. It benefited from my being fully warmed up and more enthusiastic over the subject material (always a help!). This one was fun! I loved painting the Grey Poupon mustard jar. The bag on the left contains Herbs de Provence -- one of very few purchases made during our Paris trip. We ate oranges just like this.  Okay, so I'm a bit obsessed at the moment.

Time to stop painting and start relaxing. Tomorrow's my first day teaching a Plein Air Landscape Painting class.  Something new, different, challenging. We're not meeting in the classroom -- but instead going to different spots fairly close to Great Falls, VA to paint.  One of these Wednesdays you may see us around town.

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Events and Exhibits
This coming Thursday, April 12, there's a coffee at the Artists' Atelier (the studio I share with 14 other artists at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA)  at 9:30am sponsored by Celebrate Great Falls, the group that brings together five big community events throughout the year. Come get to know that group and enjoy our Windows and Doors show in the gallery. Nice treats, too!

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