Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lots of Boats

"Grounded," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2013
Today's treat was visiting St. Michaels, MD -- my first time there. There were plenty of painters at the Maritime Museum -- with all of us for Hiu Lai Chong's workshop and the monthly outing of a Talbot County painting group.

Driving through the town en route made me really want to stop and set up my easel then and there. The town borrowed paint from Burano, Italy ... or so it seems. Forget convention. Paint it fun.

But I didn't stop there. After a great morning demo (and a lunch break), we spread out to find our spots. I picked inside the dark, worn boat museum ... related somehow to the Chesapeake Bay Crab Company with a bunch of ancient boats enjoying great views. Looking down through the uneven floor slats, water was lapping. Painting music.

My boat seemed to be reminiscing about days past ... gazing at the youngster out on the water outside.

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:

Artful August
4 paintings in this juried exhibit, including three award-winners at 1602 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg, VA -- August 14 to August 18.

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