|"Self Portrait," oil, 30"h x 24"w, ©Jill Banks 2014|
Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website: GreatFallsAtelier.com
Paint in Italy Workshop: August 3 - 10, 2014: Info
I've been trying to get back to this self portrait for some time now. Today was the day.
In 2011, during my 100 Faces in 100 Days project -- when I painted an alla prima portrait a day for 100 days of anyone who agreed to sit for me -- my plan from about halfway through was that my face would be the 100th. That was until I received a much better offer and Robert E. Simon, the founder of Reston, VA agreed to sit on April 10, 2011 as he turned 97 years old.
A few years later ... my turn. I must say that my company was not nearly as fascinating to me as was the rest of yours.
Events and Workshops
|"Irish Pub," oil, 18"h x 24"w is one of nine pieces on view at the Old Brogue|
Check out my "Here and There" exhibit online or in person at Katie's Coffee at the Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA.
February 1-28: Flowers, Chocolates and Romance, 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. I'll be in Saturday, February 8, noon to 4pm. Come see and say hello. Reception: Art Night Out!
Fundraiser for the Great Falls School of Art
Saturday, February 8, 6:30-9:00pm Art Night Out! Fundraiser for the Great Falls School of Art is on Saturday, February 8, 6:30 to 9:00pm.
RESERVE TICKETS for the Art Night Out! event online at www.greatfallsart.org
Paint in Italy This Summer: Read All About It and Register Now
|View from the Vineyard|
Go to my website's classes page for more info on the August 3 to 10 workshop I'll be conducting in the prestigious wine region of Piemonte. Honestly ... the itinerary, food, landscape, fun we'll have ... can't be beat. It's a dream I didn't even know to have, come true. From my website, go to ViewFromAVineyard.com for more info on the itinerary and to register.