Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Painted Ladies" Painting Victorians in Wayne

"Painted Ladies," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2015 -- available for purchase through the Wayne Art Center (Wayne, PA) through June 27, 2015
Not much time for this post ... but someday I'm REALLY going to let you in on my life as an artist.  It's full/interesting/varied.

"Painted Ladies" was created Saturday morning, the last official painting day of Wayne Plein Air 2015.  By then I had a history with both of these houses and their owners. Hopefully, my future posts will reveal that.  Otherwise, this would be like a bad novel, moving forward in time and forgetting to backtrack.

Painting affords me the luxury, privilege of learning all the time. So many lessons, many from just the day before went into this one. I love it.  It's also not in the main gallery at the Wayne Center, due to when it was turned in ... but if you go there, this one is definitely worth seeking out. Right?

There are lots of art events coming up ... right around the corner and I don't want you to miss out. If you are a painter, sign up for Paint Great Falls (see below for details). If you are a collector, May 30 & 31 in Great Falls, VA is the weekend for you. I'll be under a tent with 20 other artists in the Village Centre. More of my work is in the gallery and my studio a stone throw away. And, I'll be participating in the Quick Draw right there on Sunday morning, 10am to noon -- where you can watch the work develop. Please email me if you need info. Sign up for my newsletter on my website for the next issue (tomorrow?).

Call for Artists
So if you, too, enjoy plein air painting, consider registering for Paint Great Falls! (Great Falls VA) to capture the town from May 28 to 30.  Registration is now open at (This is in addition to the Quick Draw on May 31.)

Thanks for reading!


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See the Events page for more info/updates

May 30-31: Art on the Green and Paint Great Falls, Outdoor Art Show (under a tent) and plein air competition and exhibit, Great Falls, VA
June 5-7: Rittenhouse Square: The Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Sunday, June 7: I'll be the official demoist at the show at 1pm.
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
July 18-19: Westport Fine Arts Festival, Westport, CT
August 8-9: Mystic Seaport Outdoor Art Festival, Mystic, CT
September 20 & 21: Alexandria King Street Festival, Alexandria, VA
December 3-6: One Of A Kind Show & Sale, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

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