Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Reverence" Revisited

"Reverence," oil, 36"h x 36"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
...for some very fine hours today.  This is the church in La Morra, Italy that even though I'd painted right outside and witnessed gatherings there while eating dinner in the restaurant right across the cobblestoned road from it -- I almost missed entering. What beauty.

"Laundry Day," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2014
A little painting from a different trip to Italy -- this one in the Spring -- was painted yesterday.  I loved this alleyway in Venice with its painting perfect light.

I'm treasuring looking around the house with paintings hung with care that remain from my Home Studio Open House. Soon the walls will be considerably barer as paintings get gathered for my "Warm Observations: People and Places" and I get back into my Great Falls studio at the Artists' Atelier -- making it pretty, too, once again. I'll miss them.

Events and Exhibits

  • 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: "Warm Observations: People and Places" 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
Thanks for reading! Merry Christmas!


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