Wednesday, January 7, 2015

From Gift to Painting: "Serenade"

"Serenade," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©Jill Banks 2015
For Christmas, my parents gave each family member something that they have loved owning -- but that isn't going with them to their new home. Each object starts a new chapter with us. My gift was the Lladro clown and since Christmas, I've wanted to paint him. It's special to me that the objects already have a history. He's serenading a beautiful, shiny ornament, another gift from my parents.

This was a joy to paint. Simple, glowing, quiet, peaceful.

 Events and Exhibits
Scene from my 2014 Paint with Me in Italy workshop.  Join us this Summer!
  • 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
  • Paint with Me in Italy Plein Air Workshop: July 27 to August 2, 2015. Registration is now open.
  • See the Events page for more info/updates
  • Ongoing: Visit the studio I share with 14 other artists at the Artists’ Atelier, Great Falls, VA open Wed. and Sat., 12- 4pm
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