"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!