Friday, December 23, 2016

The Start of Something Big

"Fontana del Nettuno, Roma" work in progress, oil on linen, 30"h x 40"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Ideas for 2017 are percolating like crazy.  I'm determined to line up a year to remember and this start for "Fontana del Nettuno" translated as the Fountain of Neptune from Piazza Navona in Rome is a hint for what is yet to come.

Larger canvases will be planned, stretched and painted. There just might be a patron program (business and residential) for major works so you get something phenomenal and I have the joy of creating it. Stay tuned.

En Plein Air Texas has pushed me in a new direction -- to create much larger works plein air. That will take some practice, some different equipment and a new mindset.  Can't wait! May have to escape the cold weather to try that out pre-Spring.

I do have a solo show coming up in January in Great Falls, Virginia. A reception date is tentatively planned for January 28. I bet "Fontana del Nettuno" will be there.  Please make sure you're subscribed to my email newsletter on my web site: 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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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
Sundays, 1:30-5:30pm
January 31-March 7
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm
January 31-March 7
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Best in Show -- BoldBrush Painting Competition September 2016 for "Daily Special" -- Hip Hooray! More info here.  
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