Orange strikes again

"Michigan Orange Freeze"--oil on canvas, 46" x 36"

“Michigan Orange Freeze”–oil on canvas, 46″ x 36″

The third entry in the “Michigan Orange” series, making its appearance. It took way longer than it should have to do this painting, even considering its rather large size. That’s what happens when you think you have a simple plan and then it doesn’t work out. This painting was a fighter, resisting me at every turn. I must have gone over the sky at least three times, and maybe even more for the trees and the field. This painting just didn’t want to be born. It was one of those which many years ago I would have simply tossed–but I  have learned that there is a lot of value in pushing on through to the success side. For one thing, you learn a lot! And for another, it’s a great feeling of reward to see that you won!

If you’re curious to see the other two paintings in the series, click here or here.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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5 Responses to Orange strikes again

  1. ronald maxson says:

    very beautiful, alli.


  2. orijinalchris says:

    Well worth the struggle (:


  3. I’m glad you won the tug-of-war. Great painting.


  4. munchow says:

    It’s a wonderful painting – well worth fighting for. And I think fighting for something one believes in, will always been rewarded. It could be the actual result, as in this case, or the learning process itself, as you point out. Well done!


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