Friday, December 30, 2016

Longing For Italy

"Sanctuary," oil, 36"h x 36"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
I've a really bad case of wanderlust at the moment ... specifically for a trip to Italy.  As the season changes and cold settles in, it's tough to adjust each year from the freedom to head outdoors with my easel to figuring out what to do in the studio instead. So for the past two weeks I've been combining that longing for Italy with what's on my canvas. It's Rome.

"Sanctuary" could have been set closer to home, though, right? The other painting that has been alternating with "Sanctuary" up on my easel is "Fontana del Nettuno" (or Neptune Fountain) -- is from Piazza Navona in Rome. That one's just finished today. (I showed you it in an earlier stage on my blog post here.)

"Fontana del Nettuno," (Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy), oil, 30"h x 40"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Both will be included in my solo show at the Great Falls Library (Great Falls, VA) that we'll be hanging on January 3, 2017. More details to come once I figure them out. (I'm usually more prepared.)

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