Saturday, March 12, 2016

Taking My Time with "Tea Reading"

"Tea Reading," oil, 30"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks

But then again, I didn't have much choice. Complicated painting ... developed and conceived in stages. I'll mull it over for awhile now to figure out if more work is necessary. That's exactly what I've done with this painting for at least a month. Paint. Glance at it out of the corner of my eye. Paint. Repeat.

We've had beautiful Spring-like days that found me painting outside. Lots of paintings started. Not sure of their fate... but in any case, it sure is nice to be setting up my easel in the open air. Wonderful, regardless.

Nice article on my "Witness" exhibit in the Great Falls Connection, March 9-16, 2016
Coming Up - You're Invited!
Saturday, March 19, 1 to 4pm -- Free Painting Demonstration at 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA (Artists' Atelier/Arts of Great Falls School -- a couple doors down from the Katie's Coffee where you can view my "Witness" exhibit. RSVP to
New paintings will be on view in my Studio at the Artists' Atelier.  Stop in!

See the Events page for more info/updates

March 1-31: "Witness" Solo Exhibit, Katie's Coffee at the Old Brogue, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. View the exhibit online here. See Six Cool Ways to Visit the Exhibit ... Here

April 23-24: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival, Fairfax, VA

May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL

June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!

Sign up Now for Spring 2016 Classes Taught through the Great Falls School of Art in Great Falls, VA
Painting the Plein Air Landscape: Thursdays, 9:30am to 1:30pm starting April 21.
Still Life Plus: Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm starting April 5. ( first class only: demo starting at 9am)
Evening Paint: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm starting April 5.  
Get more info on my Classes page.

Thanks for reading!

Phone: 703.403.7435

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