Thursday, May 12, 2016

A New First: A Four Portrait Day

Portrait 1: "Bryce," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Today I was an Artist in Residence, meeting and hopefully inspiring four classes of art students from grades fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth ... creating portrait sketches within each 45 minute class period.

Portrait 2: "Caitlyn," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks

Portrait 3: "Kevon," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
I'm posting the four portraits but please check back at later (maybe tonight ... maybe not ... with in progress photos and pics with my sitters with the painting and me).
Portrait 4: "Morgan," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
To say the time flew would be an understatement. A few minutes were subtracted from each 45 minute period. I'd like to have spent more time on each, without a "bell" to beat but the downside of that would be not having the opportunity to meet and paint all four.

Big thanks to Brad Keim, all my sitters and students in each class and Rhonda Ross and crew with the Artist in Residence program for Art on the Square in Belleville, IL. Bryce, Caitlyn, Kevon and Morgan -- You were terrific!!!!

Hope to see some of you this weekend at Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival from May 13-15!

May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
More of my Belleville booth setup.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!


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