Late Afternoon at the Cowpasture River (Original Art by Jinx Constine)

Winning Bid: $385.00

Item condition: New



Late Afternoon at the Cowpasture River.

Oil Painting. Framed. 12″ x 18.”

Retail Gallery Value: $650.

Minimum Bid:  $310.

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About the Artist:

“My desire is to create art that captures the viewer’s attention, allowing them to escape, if only for a moment.”


Jinx Constine has been creating art for as long as she can remember.  Born in New York, her family moved to Richmond, Seattle and Chicago before returning to Virginia in the 1970’s. Her father, an advertising executive and watercolorist, and her grandmother, a decorative painter, introduced Jinx to the world of painting. She studied art history, graduating from the University of Virginia. After graduation, she took a different road as an investment professional. During this time, art was relegated to the back burner, although never far away. Classes taken at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and workshops with local Virginia artists such as Nancy Witt, John Morgan, Diane Detamore and Shelly Bechtel Shepherd, kept her artistic education alive. Years later, Jinx realized that art needed to be a bigger part of her life. Between summer workshop with Laura Loe and workshops/classes with Jane Joyner, Henry Issacs, and David Tanner, Jinx realized that she wanted to focus on landscape painting.  


Recently, she has been trying her hand at plein air painting. While she has found plein air painting challenging, Jinx is hooked on painting outside, finding the benefits of capturing the light of a rapidly changing environment adding a clarity to her art.  She credits the plein air workshops she has attended with Tennessee artists, Lori Putnam and Anne Blair Brown, and Utah artist, John Poon, with helping shape her approach to outdoor painting.


“As a contemporary landscape painter, I want my paintings to help transport the viewer to a place that takes them away from their everyday cares, a place that might be special to them, be it a memory, a real place, or somewhere they would like to visit. While the scene I paint might be real, I try to paint the impression of the scene rather than the actual spot. Painting for me is like meditation – an escape from reality. It is so easy for me to get lost in a painting before I realize that hours have passed. My desire is for the viewer to experience a similar feeling.”


In addition to landscape painting, Jinx loves the freedom creating an abstract piece brings to her creative practice. “When I start an abstract painting, I typically have an emotion or energy I want to convey. I find the beginning of the process exhilarating – I love the possibilities of a blank canvas or piece of paper. I start with a color combination in mind and the painting begins to paint itself and I just follow, looking for areas to balance or contrast colors or textures with rhythmic brushstrokes.”



University of Virginia, BA Art History


Workshops and classes

Studio classes in painting, oil pastels:VMFA Studio School,

Plein Air Painting: John Poon, Anne Blair Brown, Lori Putnam, Laura Loe

Figure Painting: David Tanner, Tommy Van Auto

Classical Drawing, Indirect Painting: Lisa Johnson 


Gallery & Art Exhibitions

Four Friends Show, Richmond, VA 2017-2019

On the Waterfront Gallery, New Zealand Trip Exhibit, Apalachicola, FL, 2017

ShoreDog Gallery Café, Richmond, VA 2016

Crossroads Gallery, 2012-2019

Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show June 2014

 Culinary Meets Canvas, Sterling Gallery, Richmond, VA – February 2014

 Sterling Seasonal Show, Sterling Gallery, Richmond, VA – November 2013

 Artists Support Child Savers, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA – October 2010-2017

 Jane Joyner Studio Show, Richmond VA – April 2011, Jan 2012, May 2012, April 2013

 The Colors of Life, The Gallery at UNOS, Richmond, VA – March 2013

 Crossroads Gallery, Member Show, Richmond, VA – May 2012

 Crossroads Gallery, Mixed Media Juried Show, Richmond, VA – May 2012

 Size Doesn’t Matter, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA – Jan 2012

 Landscape Paintings, solo hanging, Java Depot, Nellysford, VA – February 2010

 Holiday Art Show, Crittenden Studio, Richmond, VA – December 2008

 Studio Workshop Artists Show, Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, VA – January 2008

 St. James Holiday Bazaar, Richmond, VA – November 2007

 Virginia Landscapes, Crittenden Studio, Richmond, VA – June 2007

 Crossroads Gallery, Richmond VA, Juried Show, Jan 2007


Charitable Donations

 Area Congregations Together in Service, Richmond, VA 2014, 2016-18

Henrico CASA Auction, Richmond, VA 2016-17

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Starry Night Gala Program Design, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Starry Night Gala, 1998 – 2018

James River Foundation, Richmond, VA, June 2010 – 2015

St. Andrew’s School, “Learn to Dream Celebration”, Richmond, VA – 2009 – 2014, 2016

Benefit for John & Katie Cyrus, St. Stephen’s Church, Richmond, VA – May 2008

St. Catherine’s School, Auction

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was:

Date Bid User Auto
September 17, 2023 5:58 pm$385.00
September 17, 2023 5:33 pm$360.00
September 17, 2023 5:27 pm$335.00
September 6, 2023 8:42 pm$310.00
September 1, 2023 6:00 amAuction started