Monday, June 24, 2013

Painting, Painting, Painting

"Cafe Bords du Seine," oil, 12"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2013
It's a race to get ready to hang my new exhibit "Serendipity" on Friday.  Today was filled with lots of painting hours, plus some list making and playing with the exhibit layout/painting choices on the computer. My goal is to put the finishing touches (actually much more than that on some) on more paintings than I'm willing to admit at the moment.

One of the pieces I worked on today, "Cafe Bords du Seine" was painted on the sunniest and warmest day during our March/April trip to Paris ... right on the spot.  I wanted to add a little more definition to the characters who changed and moved while painting live.

You can take a look at it and other Parisian scenes (plus lots more) at the Great Falls Library (9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA) from July 1 to August 31.

100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Phone: 703.403.7435

On Location
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 .

Solo show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. July 1 through August 31. Over 20 original oils. Reception: Saturday, July 20, 1-4pm. Demo days, too. Check web site for more details.

Solo Show at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea
6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101
(703) 821-9501
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Spanish Steps," "Second & Pine Streets," and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Through June 30.

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