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Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 4d ago

Telluride and Bucks County Plein Air: Here I Come!

"Riding High," oil, 24"h x 12"w, ©2015 Jill Banks Telluride Plein Air 2017Yay!!!!I'll be heading back to Telluride Colorado this Summer as one of 20+ artists selected to paint for the week i...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1W ago

"Persimmons in the Kitchen" Wins Best in Show and Two Other Big Treats

"Persimmons in the Kitchen," oil, 20"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks won Best in Show at the "There's No Place Like Home" juried exhibit of work by Great Falls Studios artists on view at ArtSpace Hern...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1W ago

"There's No Place Like Home" Reception: Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm at ArtSpace Herndon

Quick reminder ...Part of the art that greets you in the entryway to ArtSpace HerndonI just saw the Great Falls Studio exhibit "There's No Place Like Home" at ArtSpace Herndon and it looks g...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1W ago

Ice Cream and Snow

www.jillbanks.com One of the many blessings of being an artist is that each day, for awhile, we can create our own world and make fonder memories spring back to life.Outside today, the wind ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2W ago

Snow Day ... Painting My Backyard

"Winter Garden" work in progress, oil, 11"h x 14"w, ©2017 Jill BanksHopefully the snow will still be there tomorrow so I can clarify the color and put some finishing touches on this from lif...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2W ago

Remembering Paris: The Travel Series?

"Parc à Paris," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2017 Jill Banks"Parc à Paris" was started plein air on a cold, cold, cold day in the park behind Notre Dame.  I finally took it out to finish those thought...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 3W ago

Giving Myself A Kick in the Smock

"Corner Bistro," oil, 8"h x 10"w, ©2017 Jill BanksOccasionally, I'll run into a streak of time that no ideas come to me ... there's nothing calling to me to paint.  There are many potential ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

Granddaughter Emma at Nine Months

"Emma at Nine Months," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©2017 Jill BanksI'm going to miss these monthly portraits of this little girl. She's coming to visit this weekend ... in honor of her Yoyo's birthday....
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

A Peek Into My Portrait Class

Seven painted views of Neal including six "extra" heads and a hand surround today's model, my nephew, Neal BanksYou know it's been a stellar class when we surround the model with easels fill...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

"Big Oil" and a Grand Opening

Just finished: "Big Oil," oil on linen-lined panel, 12"h x 16"w, ©2017 Jill BanksI've been painting all day ... just a little on "Big Oil" featuring a very large bottle of Colavita Extra Vir...