Tuesday, March 10, 2015

First Plein Air Painting of the Season

"Hot to Trot," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2015
At least it started en plein air. Yesterday I headed to Kidwell Farm (part of Frying Pan Park in Herndon VA) because the temps were suddenly warm enough to make painting outside a possibility. The quick thaw left the ground full of snow and mud and by the end of my excursion I had wet, frozen feet but had enjoyed the adventure nonetheless.

A young visitor told me "Hot to Trot" was the "most beautiful painting in the whole wide world." She'll make an outstanding art critic some day (I hope).

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Events and Exhibits
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Other Art Events:
February-March: The Art of Romance, Artists' Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA In the gallery and around my studio, still lifes with lots of flowers, an indoor picnic, cozy interiors.   See the show through the month of February, Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm.
May 2 & 3: A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square, Rockville, MD
May 12-16:  Wayne Plein Air, Wayne and Philadelphia, PA. Juried as one of 30 artists nationwide to paint the area.
June 5-7: Rittenhouse Square: The Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA
June 18-21: VA Beach Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA. Visit my booth right on the boardwalk.
June 29-July 5: Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO.  Juried as one of 32 artists who will spend the week painting this very cool town lined with Victorian houses, bustling street against a gorgeous mountainous backdrop.
July 11-12: Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, RI.
Jill Banks demo day one of Paint with Me in Italy
  • Paint with Me in Italy Plein Air Workshop: July 27 to August 2, 2015. Registration is now open. (This is where "Piemonte Lunch" was "born"!)
  • Ongoing: Visit the studio I share with 14 other artists at the Artists’ Atelier, Great Falls, VA open Wed. and Sat., 12 to 4pm
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