Michigan Orange Juice!


“Michigan Orange Juice”–30″ x 36″ oil version of the small (5″ x 7″) Aquabord titled “Orange Float Redux”

It’s been a while, so there are probably very few of you who recall from my last post that I was going to power ahead on making a large oil painting from one of the Orange Float Aquabords. You can revisit the Aquabord™ version here. So I figured I would devote my energy to that for a while and let the blog snooze.

My one requirement for this painting was that it had to turn out absolutely “smashing” so I could enter it in an upcoming juried show. The other requirement was that I was not allowed to let myself get bogged down in detail. In order to accomplish its “smashing-ness” and also put a “no fussiness” umbrella over it, I decided to abandon paint brushes and go with only a palette knife. This required some true letting go on my part. It’s not like I’ve never done that before, but I was never ecstatic about the results.

This time, I can say I really love this painting. That doesn’t mean it will get into the show, but I am practically dancing around my studio today after putting the finishing touches on it.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to Michigan Orange Juice!

  1. Nice. You did a great job and I like the rich warm colors. I think the palette knife gave it a lot of depth.


  2. JiMao says:

    Michigan’s burning!

    You can’t do too little detail. More painting less detail.


  3. Hansi says:

    Very nice. You should love it, it’s well done. i think every artist knows when they’ve done something exceptionally good, and enjoying that is okay.


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