|Commissioned Portrait, oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©2016 Jill Banks|
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Husband Randy, my Mom and Dad and daughter Sarah went on a one-day roadtrip to visit granddaughter Emma who was celebrating her first Christmas. What a joy to be with all -- including son Sam, daughter-in-law, Michelle and Michelle's family. Doesn't get much better than that.
En route and while there I was getting messages that all those gifts that I'd painted were being so joyously received.
The commissioned portrait of a young boy was one of those gifts ... given by his aunt to the boy's mother.
Another couple ... who have quite a few of my paintings ... now have two more with the husband and wife buying (secretly) each other an original piece. One ("The Water Tester")
|"The Water Tester," oil, 12"h x 24"w, ©2016 Jill Banks. Private collection|
|"Campo Santa Maria del Giglio," oil 12"h x 16"w, ©2016 Jill Banks. Private collection|
I loved being part of it.
|"Tea Reader," oil, 30"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks. Private collection.|
More painting starts are under way. Fun in the studio!
SOLO SHOW - JANUARY
I do have a solo show coming up in January in Great Falls, Virginia. A reception date is tentatively planned for January 28. Please make sure you're subscribed to my email newsletter on my web site: www.JillBanks.com to get word and hopefully, you'll pass it on. There won't be a snail mail postcard this time and the reception date will not be finalized until late January. You'll get other news about the exhibit here.
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Stay safe and warm out there! Thank you for reading and your support...
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
Classes Start in January -- Ho, Ho, Ho
Three to Choose From ... I know you're busy now but hope you'll sign up for my Evening Paint and Portrait class. Make 2017 the start of something big for you!
Painting or Drawing the Portrait -- January 29-March 5
January 31-March 7
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm
January 31-March 7
Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30 pm
Click on links for more info and to register. A GREAT gift! ALMOST FULL!
Best in Show -- BoldBrush Painting Competition September 2016 for "Daily Special" -- Hip Hooray! More info here.
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