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Randy and I arrived back home yesterday afternoon from our ten-day trip to Paris. Right now I can't wait to start to put all that inspiration to use in paint.
As wonderful as the trip was, it is good to get home. We ate dinner with my parents -- who we haven't seen for months -- as they returned from Hilton Head while we were away. I missed them!!!
Today, I did get to paint a little of Paris ... capturing one of the statues near the Louvre's glass pyramid -- replete with a seagull on top. This is painted on a brand new purchase: Centurion's Deluxe oil-primed linen canvas pads that sell 10 sheets to a pad. (Work will need to be mounted onto a surface to be frameable. You can purchase the same linen already mounted on panels or as stretched canvas.) It's a fantastic surface. I highly recommend it. (To purchase through Jerrys Artarama, go to: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/canvas-and-boards/canvas-pads/centurion-deluxe-oil-primed-linen-pads.htm.)
|"French Horseman," oil on Centurion linen, 8"h x 6"w, ©Jill Banks 2013|
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Events and Exhibits
Don't miss out. Sign up now for Spring Classes that start April 9 (Still Life in Oils -- but you can work on your own projects from reference materials in this class as well, Tuesdays, 9:30am-1:30pm, $375) and April 10 (Painting the Landscape, Wednesdays, 9:30am-1:30pm, $375 -- full of plein air adventures) offered through the Great Falls School of Art, Great Falls, VA. Go to my web site: www.JillBanks.com, click on Classes for supply list and registration info. You need to be pre-registered for classes -- especially for landscape -- to know where each class will be held. Class size is limited. I hope you can join us!
More events and exhibit info available through my web site.