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Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2W ago

The Unexpected Water Trouble in Sedona ... Tales of the Plein Air Painter

"Tlaquepaque Fountain," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2017 Jill Bankswww.JillBanks.com One of my favorite paintings from my Sedona Plein Air Festival adventure was this fountain piece, captured on loca...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2W ago

Happy Halloween and Last Day to See "Farm to Table"

"Apples and the White Gourd," oil, 12"h x 24"w, ©2017 Jill BanksI've painted plenty of pumpkins and gourds over the years -- but "Apples and the White Gourd" is my latest off the easel, star...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 3W ago

Capturing the Colors of Cacti -- Sedona Plein Air

"Cactus Colors," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©2017 Jill BanksPainted the last day of the Sedona Plein Air Festival, "Cactus Colors" was just fun to bring to life.  The 28 invited artists were to pain...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

First Days in Sedona

"Southwest Sunset," oil, 12"h x 24"w, ©2017 Jill BanksVery quick post ... because the Sedona Plein Air Festival starts tomorrow (October 14) and I would like to be ready.This is my first tim...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

New NYC Street Scene HOT Off the Easel and "Farm To Table" Is Up!

HOT off the Easel: "About Town," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©2017 Jill Banks"About Town" will be heading with me to the Bruce Museum Outdoor Art Show in Greenwich CT this weekend (October 7 & 8) wher...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

"Parade Day" Times Two and a Conversation

"Parade Day II," oil, 24"h x 30"w, ©2017 Jill BanksWhile participating in Telluride Plein Air this summer, I painted a 10" x 8" canvas of this scene ... watching the parade watchers from m...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 1M ago

The Old Market -- New Painting and News from the Art Trail

"The Old Market," oil, 24"h x 36"w, ©2017 Jill BanksThere were many sights during our two-plus week Italy trip that couldn't be captured there ... for one reason or another.  In Lucca, I hun...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2M ago

Alexandria King Street Fine Art Festival This Weekend!

You're Invited!Alexandria King Street Fine Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VASaturday, September 16, 10am to 7pmSunday, September 17, 10am to 5pm200 Juried Artists in a Variety of Medium...
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 2M ago

Lessons from the Road: A Weekend with My Folks

"Porch Light On," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2017 Jill BanksI'm so behind on blogging ... with stories from Italy, a trip to Shadyside, and my first solo show opening in Charleston SC (last night) ....
Life as an Artist: Jill Banks · 3M ago

Night in the Piazza and More to Come...

"Night Owls," oil, 12"h x 24"w, ©2017 Jill BanksIn my last post, I mentioned soon leaving my home away from home in Italy and heading off to paint a nocturne.  "Night Owls" is what followed....