|"Chameleon," oil, 16"h x 12"w, copyright Jill Banks 2013|
I'd attended last Saturday's open life session at the McLean Community Center -- but 25 minutes late -- which meant that the spot for my easel seemed like a mile away from the model. Okay, that's an exaggeration. My place would have been okay if I was painting the whole figure, but the distance made capturing a portrait much more difficult. Still, I was going to try. So, last Saturday's model was inspiration #1.
Then, one day this week I read Nancy Boren's review of a workshop taken with Milt Kobayashi. The upshot of the post was that Milt takes his inspiration from the model -- but then lets his imagination and interest take it from there. That's what happened last night -- just in time to take this painting, along with five more to be photographed professionally to this morning's shoot. Inspiration #2 and the deadline that made it happen.
|"Nigerian Beauty," 24"h x 18"w, by Jill Banks, private collection|
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Imagine Gallery, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064
"Sunflowers in the Studio II" juried into the exhibit that runs April 19 to May 20.
Solo Show at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea
6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Spanish Steps," "Second & Pine Streets," and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Through June 30.