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Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1d ago

Plein Air Richmond ... It's a Wrap!

"Orange Umbrellas," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©2017 Jill Banks -- my Quick Draw from Saturday of the newly opened The Pit and the Peel cafe in Carytown (Richmond VA) Get more info about each paintin...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2W ago

Bucks County Plein Air: Quick Draw and Sale

"Garden Subjects," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2017 Jill BanksI've got to be quick ... Today I received an Honorable Mention for my one-and-a-half hour painting "Garden Subjects" at the Bucks County ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 4W ago

Three in Almost a Row: Bucks County PA, Richmond VA and Telluride CO

I currently think my plein air brushes are a little rusty at the moment.  By mid-July, they'll be anything but."La Cote D'Or Cafe," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©2017 Jill Banks"La Cote D'Or Cafe" was ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

The Garden Angel

"Angel Wings," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©2017 Jill BanksLast week's plein air class was held in one of my student's garden. Tom's wife spends countless hours tending the garden (her canvas) and she ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

Last Day of Class -- Painting at Lake Anne

"Lake View," (with Marisol and Margaret) oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©2017 Jill BanksWhile I need the painting time, I'm sorry to see this session's plein air class come to an end.  It was an unusuall...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

Last Full Day Painting in Charleston

"Meeting and Queen," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©2017 Jill BanksThe week ended on a high note, with a painting that cooperated with my vision for it, friendly and complimentary folks stopping by all ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

"Wade Away" In Progress -- Fountain at Waterfront Park

"Wade Away" in Progress, oil, 24"h x 24"w, ©2017 Jill BanksI'm finishing this one from Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC at home ... so more paintings can get started (and perhaps finished) ...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

"Hitched" in Charleston SC

 www.JillBanks.comOkay, that's perhaps a little misleading ... since husband Randy an I got hitched (married)  a whole lot of moons ago in Bryn Mawr, PA."Hitched," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©2017 Ji...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

"Like Apple and Oranges" (With an Owl) and First Friday Art Walk

"Like Apple and Oranges" (with and owl), oil, 20"h x 16"w, ©2017 Jill Banks"Like Apple and Oranges" has  already had a rough ride to fruition.  I worked on a very different version of this y...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2M ago

Two Art Festivals This Weekend: April 29 & 30

"Spanish Dancer," 36"h x 36"w, oil, ©2016 Jill Banks ... will be at the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA this weekendI've been scurrying around getting ready for a busy wee...