Sunday, January 4, 2015

"Early Evening at the Town Center" Revisited ... Again

"Early Evening at the Town Center," oil, 22"h x 28"w, ©Jill Banks 2015

Finally rehung my studio space at the Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA
I returned to this painting that was started as a plein air piece created at the Reston Town Center (Reston, VA) last year. I think that it is just about "there" ... as in finished.  On location, I'd painted five to six hours straight -- from late afternoon into dusk -- way too long to be practical. Think how different the light was on the subjects. And, of course I liked the light best toward the end of the painting session when the street lamps came on and a pretty glow settled in.  Coming back to it so much later helps me evaluate it as a painting -- creating the scene in general vs. the particulars. 

I also got around to sprucing up my space at the Artists' Atelier. I'd robbed all but a few paintings for my Home Studio Collectors Show in December ... so it was very barren.  In just a week, I'll be hanging my "Warm Observations: People and Places" exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon.  Then, guess what our house will look like. Lots of hooks missing art.

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.
  • January 14 - 28: Great Falls School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Atelier Gallery, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. Reception: Friday, January 16, 7-9pm
  • See the Events page for more info/updates
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