A back road detour

I’m taking a little detour away from the horses temporarily, in order to explore a landscape. I was forced to take an actual detour on my way home one day last fall, and along the way I discovered a little creek apparently flaming in autumn gold. I won’t show you my original photo for comparison because I’m not attempting to do a realistic version of it. This little (5″ x 7″, as usual!) watercolor on Aquabord™ is a study for perhaps a large oil painting on canvas.

"Orange Float"--I can't help myself, I was desperate for a title and this punny one came up in reference to all the golden reflections in the water.

“Orange Float”–I can’t help myself, I was desperate for a title and this punny one came up in reference to all the golden reflections in the water.

It reminds me in a way of another of my creek watercolors (I have a lot of them!) from a trip to Ohio. This one is much later in autumn–Thanksgiving week in fact– so no gold but lots of luscious violet and green–this one did become an oil painting.

conkles hollow creek

Conkles Hollow Creek, watercolor sketch

Both sketches are available; Conkles Hollow (7″ x 10″) is $100 unframed, $200 framed in solid maple, and Orange Float is $50 (Aquabords don’t need to be framed–another reason I like them so much). If you’re a fan of waterways you can see a collection of them on my website, www.allifarkas.com

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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6 Responses to A back road detour

  1. Hansi says:

    Wow…very nice landscapes. Orange float appeals to me the most, maybe it’s the color scheme


  2. munchow says:

    Both sketches are beautiful, but I think my favourite is Conkles Hollow Creek. There is something very special with the light and reflections in the creek.


  3. terrimiller says:

    I love the values, the play of dark and light in the Conkles Hollow Creek painting!


  4. Mandaly94 says:

    Oooh, I could just sink into that setting with the orange landscape. No water pun intended. It’s very relaxing though.


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