Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Morning Rooftops in NYC"

"Morning Rooftops in NYC," oil, 18"h x 24"w, copyright Jill Banks 2013
"Morning Rooftops in NYC" was started at daybreak last month from my hotel room in Chelsea. Only one morning to work on it ... since a busy October meant no extended stays.

It did become part of that pile of paintings I've been working to finish these last two weeks.  I loved the idea of this one and really wanted to work on the water towers in the morning light.  Pretty stunning.

Just started in my kitchen: "Thanksgiving," oil, 24"h x 30"w
What's Cooking In My Kitchen Tonight
For some reason, the closer turkey dinner approaches, the greater the urge to set up my easel in the kitchen. Of course it's in the way.

Yet, I've got a really interesting still life perched on the kitchen island. I was playing with the setup all afternoon -- trying to find the right view and have room to step back from the easel and see.  I liked this from so many different angles. It could be painted from at least four different views ... creating strikingly unique works.  I chose this view ... but had to move all the objects multiple times to accommodate both the view and my working space.

Wish me luck ... progress ... so that the counters are cleared come Thanksgiving Day.

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Mastering the Business of Art -- two-day workshop January 4 & 5
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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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