One step at a time

Roofscape takes on some color

Roofscape takes on some color

The wash is still showing through after I put the first layer of paint on over it. To me, this is what makes this way of painting so interesting. Each step of the way is a distinct process resulting in a distinct interpretation. I’m (almost) always really delighted after I’ve laid on a coat of color and could (almost) stop right there and consider the painting finished except for the fact that I am unable to make myself stop so early in the game.

The watercolor-like look of the early stages is quite appealing on its own, but has a flat feel to it. I personally prefer more depth, which will gradually appear as more layers are added.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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2 Responses to One step at a time

  1. kseverny says:

    this is good.
    it has a light tone that i like


    • Alli Farkas says:

      For some inexplicable reason I never visited your blog until now. Inexcusable! You do some fabulous work, and I certainly wouldn’t worry about the “non-schooling” aspect of your artistic life. I personally think schools are for the least creative among us. The folks who feel compelled to do what they do because they love doing it will almost always find a way to get the knowledge and experience they need on their own. Mainly because they can’t handle spending time being obligated to learn things (such as in school) which don’t interest them or don’t pertain directly to the stuff that does interest them. Carry on–you’re going in the right direction.


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