Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Kitty": Borrowing Cats

"Kitty," oil, 12"h x 12"w, copyright Jill Banks 2013
When I want to paint them, it seems all the cats have gone missing. Weird.

"La Chien de Grange," oil, 30"h x 40"w, copyright Jill Banks 2013: also in "Menagerie'
Yesterday's trip to celebrate son Sam's birthday ... a nice dinner out followed by a great Angel Food Cake made by daughter-in-law Michelle ... also delivered my subject. Their cat. She wasn't much of a model. iPhone photos delivered a lot of blurred heads. But here she is, lying on their rug, figuring out her next move.

She's one of ten or more paintings that will be part of the "Menagerie" five-artist exhibit opening in September at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA. Join us for what WILL be a great show for the reception, Saturday, September 7, 7-9pm.

"Rainbow" from Kidwell Farm visits: part of "Menagerie"
Many of you have been there, but if you haven't (or you'd like to return), my "Serendipity" solo exhibit ends August 31. It's open during regular library hours (see my events page at www.JillBanks.com) at the Great Falls Public Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA.

That same events page needs updating -- but I'm still sorting out my calendar.  "Second and Pine Streets" (of Philadelphia's New Market area) will be hanging at the World Trade Center in Baltimore (juried into the "Top of the World" exhibit), pieces head to Nashville Tennessee and New York City.  I'll be hanging work as part of Artomatic Frederick (September to October) and getting ready for the start of classes, MPA's McLean Artfest outdoor show, the Great Falls Studio Tour and more.

Web: www.jillbanks.com
Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Phone: 703.403.7435

Solo show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. July 1 through August 31. Over 20 original oils. View the exhibit online.

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 25.

Lots are right around the corner ... take a look at the events page on my web site: www.jillbanks.com.

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