Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Ladies' Lunch" Brogue Painting Resumed

"Ladies' Lunch," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
My Mom has a few birthday groups.  Each is special to her.

Here they are celebrating a birthday at the Old Brogue ... and thus I returned to a painting started on the spot with six (my mom and five friends) enjoying each others' company. Thoroughly.

The photo is lousy. Hopefully the painting will stand up to the test of morning light.

Tomorrow's the first day of my Portrait Painting class. A demo. I'll be painting 16-year-old Gabrielle. Fingers crossed. But not mine.

Great Falls School of Art Student Exhibition
The opening reception was a resounding success and SO MUCH FUN!  Juror Lori Goll did an amazing job recounting how she agonizingly chose the award winners from lots of deserving work. The Atelier was filled with joy. Just as it should be!

Come see the exhibit during open hours, Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm at the Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA.  Some photos and a list of award winners to come ... tomorrow night? Let's hope.

Think about signing up... for classes that start tomorrow! (or today ... depending when you look at this.)
My portrait class starts this coming Sunday (January 12). I'd love to have a couple more of you join the class. There's something extraordinary about capturing people. Come share the experience. Go to my web site, Classes page. It's not too late, but email me if you's like to join the class.

 Price Increases on February 1
February 1, prices on all my pieces are heading up. Take a look at the website and if one of those works is on your list ... consider purchasing it at pre-February 1 prices. More specifics coming up here and on my site.

Sign Up for Classes and Workshops that Start January
Still Life in Oils -- Tuesdays, 10am-1pm (Full with wait list)
Portrait Painting -- Sundays, 1:30pm-5:30pm -- please join us.
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.)

Phone: 703.403.7435

Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website:

January 10-28: Great Falls School of Art Student Exhibition, Gallery in the Artists Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066. Reception/Awards: Friday, January 10, 7-9pm. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon-4pm.

February: Flowers and Chocolates, Gallery in the Artists Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066. One of our best exhibits of the year. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon-4pm. Receptions, events to be announced

February: Jill Banks Solo Exhibit at Katie's Coffee in the Old Brogue, Great Falls, VA

More to come.

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