Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"J & D Farms, Gadsden, Alabama" - plein air

"J & D Farms"
12 x 12, oil, plein air

Very honored that this painting was awarded the "People's Choice" award at the opening reception Sunday afternoon at the Gadsden Museum of Art.  I knew in my head the way I wanted this painting to turn out, and I didn't want to mess it up, so I kept getting up and walking away from it.  My friend John Guernsey, who was sitting a few yards away painting, asked me, "Why are you taking so many breaks?"  I told him I was trying to make every stroke count.  I have a tendency to "speed paint" somewhat... so my new approach is trying to really think out each mark before making it.

As always, thank you for following my work!


  1. Congratulations, Gina! I loved this painting when I first saw it published! Such a well-deserved award.