Move aside cotton fields, peanut bales and pecan trees there's a new agricultural muse in town! A short ride out side of Thomasville on a beautiful two lane country road in Ochlocknee Georgia sits a wonderful Citrus farm. I met owner Lindy Savelle several years ago when I joined a local running group and was introduced to the world of Citrus farming in Georgia. She spoke then of plans to open her farm to the public and I've excitedly watched her journey through social media. We showed up an hour too early (I should have checked the times) and our gracious hosts still allowed us to roam the groves. I managed to grab some awesome shots of what I hope to be many beautiful canvases in the near future while my son played hide and seek and drove all the tractors in the yard.
Thank you JoNina Farm!
This color palette! I have all the plans..
I know I spent way to long going through each picture. I'm just in love with the dark greens contrasted with the yellows and oranges. The textures of the peel, the glossy leaves... I love how they grow out like a radial halo around the bunches of citrus. And the pops of colors in the background! I want it all! Agriculture is the best subject matter; it never disappoints.
And theeeeeen... there's these gems!
It's been awhile but I've drawn or painted my fair share of tractors and automobiles. I'm inspired and if Christmas wasn't around the corner I would be picking a canvas right now. I adore rust and all the character of a well loved farm machinery. JoNina Farm has it all! I wish I would have taken the time to grab a shot of the house on our way out. It's what dreams are made of.
There's just so many "good ones" to share! I get all giddy looking back at these. I'm so excited to have yet another subject matter and to explore the possibilities with the images I grabbed today. Thanks Lindy and Mr. Perry for opening such a great experience to us Southern Georgians!
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