Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two From Italy

"San Gimignano," oil, 11"h x 7"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
I'm finally heading toward humanhood, after a cold stuck me in lazy mode for a week.

"Piazza di Michelangelo," oil, 30"h x 24"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
Two Italian paintings returned to my easel -- one from San Gimignano and another from Florence. It's funny when I decide to make changes. First it is one part that bothers me ... the reason why I took it out of the frame for touch-ups in the first place. Then, magically, all sorts of other areas call out for attention, improvements. I will say that fortunately, both paintings turned out much better after "surgery."

That is a relief. You never know.

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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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    1 comment:

    Debby Bird said...

    I think both of these are very beautiful. Lovely work!