Saturday, January 2, 2016

"Back Story" Cityscape - First of 2016

"Back Story," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Happy New Year!

As I mull over my plans -- artistically, art business, life in general -- for 2016, this is what was on my easel. (Thinking and painting do go together -- particularly when you're thinking about painting.)

The title for my first painting of 2016 is inspired by conversations with two writers at a wonderful New Year's Eve party I was happy to attend.

What struck me is the interesting way artists of different ilks observe and participate in life. Their view of movies and life focuses on the story line. My view ... is the cinematography, the play of light and shadows and movement in and out of the theatre.
Classes Start Soon
I  am still hoping that more students enroll in my Tuesday Evening Paint class that starts on January 12. (We need you!)  Classes are taught at the Great Falls School of Art in Great Falls, VA. See below for links to classes.

Thanks for reading!


Phone: 703.403.7435

See the Events page for more info/updates

Winter classes are up on my web site. Take a look!  I'll be teaching a Portrait Painting/Drawing class this January (full with wait list) on
Sunday afternoons, Still Life Plus (Personal Painting Projects on Tuesdays - 10:30am to 1:30pm  (Only 1 spot left!) and Evening Paint on Tuesday nights - 6:30 to 9:30pm (still room!)through the Arts of Great Falls School in Great Falls, VA. Classes are filling. I hope you'll sign up soon and start the New Year 2016 off right -- with art.

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