36 x 24 in.
Oil on linen
Available through the artist
Jill Banks: While staying put at home, I sought to bring as much of that normal joy and inspiration of painting life as possible for myself and others. My favorite times of all, by far, are being at my easel with life playing out in front and around me ¬— enjoying the company of a wonderful subject or many.
When it wasn’t possible to attend open life or ask someone to pose for me, I joined virtual modeling sessions — and “Green Parasol” was created from one of those — while imagining this beautiful subject was standing there in my studio. Painting “Green Parasol” was pure joy. You can tell, right?
Capturing people is what makes me thrive. You can see just how crazy I am about all of you by touring around my website in the Places or Portrait/Figurative Galleries … or delving into my 100 Faces in 100 Days Project from 2011 which really launched my ability to paint people of all ages and moving around, from life.
I’m a signature member of American Women Artists, Women Artists of the West, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Until March 19, you will find my piece, “After Hours” in the 51st National WAOW Exhibition at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas. In April, I’ll be returning for the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Artist on Location juried plein air event and have work heading to Tucson for Settlers West’s Summer Show invitational.
Studio in Great Falls, Virginia – come visit by appointment. I can’t wait to see you!