Monday, August 15, 2016

"Late Night Ice Cream Run" Summer Nostalgia

"Late Night Ice Cream Run," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2016 Jill Banks

All through painting "Late Night Ice Cream Run," I thought about participating in just such a scene ... so many times with our kids. It's summer.

Where does this painting take you?

Call for Artists:
September 7-10, 2016: Paint Great Falls Plein Air Competition, Great Falls, VA. Sign up now -- follow the link.
Lots of Art Events and News

August 27-28: Shadyside: the Art Festival on Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA
September 9-October 24: "Island Life" Exhibition of work by artists juried to paint in the inaugural Long Beach Island Plein Air competition, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ. (Those paintings are "under wraps" until submitted to the exhibition. Shhhhh. Except for four extras...)
September 17-18: King Street Art Festival, Alexandria, VA
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
September 30-October 29: Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Castle Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana. "Janssen's Market" selected for this prestigious show.
Sunday, October 2: McLean MPA Artfest, McLean Community Park, McLean, VA
October 14-16: Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, Great Falls, VA
Register for Fall Classes
I'll be offering three classes this Fall taught through the Arts of Great Falls School (Great Falls, VA.) Information is up and registration live on my two Tuesday classes. Check my classes page in the next week or email me at if interested in my Thursday daytime class. (More info to come on that shortly.)
Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm
Starting September 20
Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Starting September 20
Classes fill quickly.
All levels welcome. Media: oils. Is this your time to take a class?
Featured Artist for the Month of August:
Wonderful article spotlighting my work and inspiration just up until the end of August.To see the Featured Artist section, go to ... and click on Featured Artist on the top navigation bar OR you can access it directly here.
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