Sunday, September 20, 2015

King Street Kindness ...

"Late Night Saloon" found a great, new home.
By the numbers, six of my paintings headed to five new homes this weekend at the Alexandria King Street Art Festival.

But the purchase of art is a warm, not-a-numbers affair. The first purchasers of the weekend selected "Late Night Saloon" -- after a huge hunt throughout the festival for the piece to add to their home. A revisit came when the search was narrowed down to three booths. On Saturday, we delivered "Late Night Saloon" only to see it hung, the company it was keeping, and enjoying a home-cooked meal in its new home.

Another couple took home "Street Lights" -- a major painting, major commitment in a mini Cooper. I know they will love seeing that painting every day. They do, too. Both sides of that transaction were amazing.

Four more purchases included:
"League Shop"
"City Lights" -- a nocturne of Cumberland, MD created during Mountain Maryland Plein Air -- a painting that reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night."
"League Shop" -- a favorite of mine from Wayne Plein Air headed to a new home with a companion -- "Like Colors" painted plein air in Burano, Italy.
And, the last painting selected this weekend was "Water Towers," painted on Friday right along the shore of the Potomac in Old Town of the gazebo there.

These are mutual "big deals" in our lives.

The weekend was so much more amazing than this tribute to it. That has something to do with lots of work and lack of sleep.

Thank you so much for all of you who visited, enjoyed and made the leap to embrace art into your lives.

Thanks for reading!

"Street Lights," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©2015 Jill Banks. At a new home.
Phone: 703.403.7435

September 1-30: "Along the Way" Solo Show, Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. Reception: Saturday, September 12, 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Great Falls Library AND the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
October 4:  McLean MPA Artfest, McLean Central Park, McLean, VA
October 16-18:  Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, (I'll be at the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066). Self-guided tour of the home or group studios of 50-60 Great Falls artists.
December 3-6: One Of A Kind Show & Sale, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

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