|"At the Barre" work in progress, Demo pose #1, oil, 20"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2013|
|Starting the painting "At the Barre" at the Great Falls Library (Great Falls, VA)|
|"At the Barre" on the Easel with Sydney and Dylan modeling, pose #1|
The first painting was not done (maybe it's halfway there?) but I wanted to take advantage of this setting, my two models and the choreography of Theresa to start another. This time -- given sore feet and limbs -- we went with the "ballerinas on break" theme. It was a group affair -- putting together the pose. A gray wing chair was found in the hall outside the meeting room by Christine -- and it was perfect. I loved this pose!!! My
|"Ballerina Break" in progress, pose #2, oil, 16"h x 20"w. I can't wait to see it finished.|
I'll give these two paintings a little break before returning to them. They will be finished -- maybe partially from memory and photo references -- but also with some more time spent with Sydney and Dylan. Who wouldn't want to do that live?
Today I got to paint two beautiful people. I got to do that surrounded by all the
|Looks like fun, doesn't it?|
There are some great photos -- to be posted tomorrow maybe? But here are some to get you started.
I really didn't want the day to end. Wow.
My "Serendipity" exhibit at the Great Falls Library (9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA) continues until August 31. It's open during normal library hours. (Closed Sundays.) For more information see my Events page on my website. Don't miss it ... if you can help it. You can also view it online.
The inspiration for the day came from two of the paintings in the show: "Ballerinas I" and "Ballerinas II" created in Franklin, TN of ballerinas from the Nashville Ballet Company. I'd never painted ballerinas before. Now I know what I was missing.
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Solo show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. July 1 through August 31. Over 20 original oils. Painting Demonstration (Painting ballerinas!!!): Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm. RSVP -- yeses only -- to the painting demonstration through my web site. View the exhibit online.
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Spanish Steps," "Second & Pine Streets," and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Through August 15.
Lots are right around the corner ... take a look at the events page on my web site: www.jillbanks.com.