|"Seaside," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2014|
Plus, see a few dolphins swimming in the sea.
An 18th Century Soldier Saves the Day
My scheduled model for today's portrait class woke up sick ... leaving me scrambling for a replacement with little time to spare.
At 11:10 (for my 1:30 class), I got a yes from Julie Casso, the school director ... who said she would ONLY do this for me. Then came a string of texts offering her husband as a model instead. And that he could dress as an 18th Century gentleman or soldier.
How do you think that sounded?
|Portrait Class Today: 18th Century Uniformed Soldier, Modern Lights|
Mark was a fantastic model who brought along props, history lessons and his own chair and table to fit the period. What a treat!
He was also able, miraculously, to get right back into the pose perfectly after each break. Way to go!
Workshop in Italy This August
Come paint with me this August in the Italian wine country. Details coming very soon on this trip that I'm thrilled about. Hope you will be, too!
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.
Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website: GreatFallsAtelier.com
January 10-28: Great Falls School of Art Student Exhibition, Gallery in the Artists Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066. 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. I'll be there painting at least one day during the month. See my web site (or the blog) for updates.
More to come.