|"Charles and Lee," oil, 16"h x 12"w, copyright Jill Banks 2013|
There were tons of professional and hobbyist artists that started along with me at 9am -- addressing their canvases -- and ended promptly at 11am.
A very tough decision was what to paint. The "Charles" of "Charles and Lee" is Charles Dickinson who had already set up his umbrella facing the opposite direction to me. It was that umbrella that formed the perfect counterpoint (in my opinion, anyway) to the marble base of the General Robert E. Lee statue. Unaware that I was painting him at the time, Charles approved of my use of him and his gear as co-subjects. He was painting this past week as part of the 35 artists juried from around the country. Charles came to Richmond from St. Augustine en route to many artistic adventures up the East Coast.
|That's me (Jill Banks) with painting in progress this morning|
Last night's reception for the "On Location" exhibit of work from my Plein Air Landscape class was great fun. Work met with much well-founded appreciation. You can see that exhibit during open hours Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm through June 29 at the Artists' Atelier Gallery at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. Thanks to all who came!!!! It wasn't until the last guests left that I
|We put our easels up with the wet paintings, framed, titled, priced right at 11am|
Happy Fathers' Day tomorrow to all the Special Dads out there! I love you, Dad!
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Exhibit of Artwork created by students in my Spring Plein Air Landscape painting class taught through the Great Falls School of Art. Come see some great work done under challenging conditions. Reception: Friday, June 14, 6-8pm at the Artists' Atelier Gallery, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA .
Participating as one of 30 juried artists from around the country to paint Allegheny and Garrett Counties in Maryland, May 29 to June 1. Exhibit of Artwork from Mountain Maryland Plein Air continues June 1 through June 16 at Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD
Solo Show at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea6839 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.