Friday, November 29, 2013

"The Kitchen Caper"

"The Kitchen Caper," oil, 24"h x 30"w, ©Jill Banks 2013
So this is the painting of the scene on my kitchen island this past week. It needed to be finished before all the Thanksgiving prep could begin. Thus, this past Monday, I painted on it in the morning as the man tiling an upstairs bath squeezed by my easel with supplies (over and over again) and as Greg Staley headed over to the house to photograph the 32 pieces gathering downstairs. Now it's hanging in my kitchen, close to its origins.  "The Kitchen Caper" reminds me of this week -- certainly Thanksgiving with all its bounty, the variety and colors that autumn brings, and the remnants of a party. Sort of like our kitchen last night.

The rooster in the lower right ... a beanie baby ... is making his second appearance in one of my paintings.  Anyone know his first?

Family is still gathered ... in the next room. There is so much to be thankful for ... family, friends, home, good cheer, food lovingly prepared and shared. And I'm thankful for you, for your interest and welcoming my work (and me) into your lives.

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Mastering the Business of Art -- two-day workshop January 4 & 5
Still Life in Oils -- Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
Portrait Painting -- Sundays, 1:30pm-5:30pm
All taught through the Great Falls School of Art (1144 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls, VA).  See the Classes page on my Web site: Don't wait! (Please. I don't want you to miss out.)

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See the events page on my website.  Thanks!

"Garden Girl," oil, 42"h x 36"w, ©Jill Banks 2012

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. Squares is up until the end of December -- with work in a variety of mediums from members of Great Falls Studios. We had a great turn-out. Come see!

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!

1 comment:

Dorry said...

Oh indeedy, I know exactly which other painting the beanie baby rooster appears in. I'll look forward to seeing his second pose as he seems to be sharing some space with a favorite color of mine.