Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Potomac Shores" Old Town Alexandria Painting

"Potomac Shores," oil, 30"h x 24"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
Perhaps another short warm spell influenced my putting "Potomac Shores" back up on the easel today.  I'd painted on it at the park in Old Town Alexandria (VA) two days toward the beginning of November, right before we were heading into a cold front.

Gorgeous day.

I was spooked, both days, by this one squirrel who was much too forward, friendly, nosy ... too close for comfort. At home, he made it into the painting. So this is sort of like "Where's Waldo?". Can you find the critter?

See "Potomac Shores" along with other landscapes in the Places Gallery on my website. (If you'd like.)
Events and Exhibits
  • November 3-December 1: Large Works Show, Art League, Alexandria, VA. "Garden Girl" chosen as one of 16 works for this exhibit (out of 80 entries). Small Works Show, same gallery ... "Circle of Truth."
  • December 13&14:  Great Falls Studios Holiday Show and Sale, 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday, Wolftrap Education Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
  • Ongoing: Visit the studio I share with 14 other artists at the Artists’ Atelier, Great Falls, VA open Wed. and Sat., 12- 4pm
  • January 13-February 22, 2015: "With Easel, Will Travel" Solo Exhibit, ArtSpace Herndon, Herndon, VA. Reception: Saturday, January 17. Painting demonstration: Saturday, January 31. RSVP for painting demo.
  • See the Events page for more info/updates
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