Sunday, May 29, 2016

Granddaughter Emma, Month Two

"Emma, Month Two," oil, 8"h x 8"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Quick post ... but the Memorial Day weekend has been spent with lots of neat family gatherings and lots of granddaughter Emma time. Plus my Mom's 86th birthday celebrating! Plus Emma meeting her second cousin (?) Nicholas who is four months' old.

Mom and Dad with two of their great-grandbabies: Emma and Nicholas
I am painting a mini portrait of Emma each month for her first year. Today was her two-month birthday and she agreed to model for me this morning. How's that for timing?

A joy related to the monthly portraits is that Sam and Michelle are sending us (at my request) daily photos or videos of Emma. I have plenty of potential resources plus a reason to smile ... big time ... each day. Yea!

I hope you are enjoying lots of time celebrating with loved ones!

May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 22-June 3: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Salmagundi Club, NYC. "Seaside Sunset" awarded BEST IN SHOW -- the Board of Directors Award.
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.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!


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Dorry said...

Just so lovely and precious Jill.

Olivia Princess said...

I'll be sure to check back again real soon.
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