Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Building the "Menagerie" One at a Time

"Got Your Goat?" work in progress, oil, 60"h x 20"w, ©Jill Banks 2013
Today I pulled out a canvas that's been sitting in our storage closet for years. At 60"h x 20"w, it's a dramatic shape and just right for the subject of the day ... "Got Your Goat?" It did create a couple of challenges that will be the source of perhaps some sore parts tomorrow.  Because the canvas is so tall, I had to sit on the ground to paint the bottom of the canvas to keep it at eye level.

I'm getting ready for a number of shows and submissions including "Menagerie" -- the five-artist show of animal art in September at artSpace Herndon.

"Got Your Goat?" will be getting some friends.

See the Animal Collection on my website for more.  There are some in the "Serendipity" Collection also.

Artful August
Four of my pieces (out of four submitted) were juried into Artful August being held at 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg, VA, August 14 to August 18 at the Village at Leesburg. For more info, go to: http://www.villageatleesburg.com/info/artfulaugust.

Painting Ballerinas Demonstration Fast Approaching
I'll be giving a free painting demonstration on Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm ... painting two ballerinas from the School of Theatrical Dance at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. RSVP for this event through my website. Seats are limited and truly filling quickly. Non-RSVPers are welcome to come see the "Serendipity" exhibit (my solo show of 26 original oils) -- stop in -- just might not get a seat. View the full exhibit online. Guests may draw along with me with their own supplies or crayons/pencils provided ... or just sit back and enjoy the show.  The "Serendipity" exhibit is open during normal library hours through August 31. Check my web site, Events page for more

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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.

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 August 15.

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