Friday, November 15, 2013

"Blue Cats:" The Porcelain Kittens Return

"Blue Cats," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©Jill Banks 2013

That pile of unfinished paintings are gradually turning into a framed and hung collection of new works ... in time for a Thanksgiving full of family and a collectors home studio show to follow soon after.  All that painting plus infrequent blogging means that I had plenty to choose from for today's post. I picked the one that photographed the best.

Those blue cats appeared before in a much larger painting, "Two Kittens," 30"h x 40"w
Yet, you could have seen another NYC painting started from my hotel room window at sunrise (not in the shower this time -- just a window), or a successful return to the painting started in Paris on a super cold day of "Fountain at Place des Vosges." Or a new street scene started in Warrenton, VA.  Some of those will be appearing here soon. Others will wait to be Collectors Open House surprises.

"Blue Cats" was started as a demo for my Still Life class ... a good while ago. Nice to bring it to fruition.

Come visit me during open hours at the Artists' Atelier,  noon to 4pm, tomorrow (Saturday, November 16) at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA.  Hope to see you then!

Phone: 703.403.7435

Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website: 

See the events page on my website.  Thanks!

See me at the Artists' Atelier, the studio I share with 14 other artists at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm and whenever an artist is in. Exhibit from Studio Tour up in the gallery through November 20.


Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15, 10am - 5pm both days. 35 artists exhibiting at a new location: Wolftrap's Education Hall, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182.  I'll be there! No refreshments this time ... but plenty of art and good cheer!  Please help spread the word!

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