Still deciding

Maybe final?

Cantana – Maybe final?

I “finished” this a few days ago, but propped it up so I could evaluate it and decide if it was truly finished. I still haven’t decided, so I thought I would just publish it anyway since whatever revisions I might make would most likely be too subtle to show up in a photograph. So enjoy–I’m pretty pleased with it as is and should probably pick up my paint brushes and move on!

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to Still deciding

  1. Lisa Letts says:

    It deserves a big Blue Ribbon on the headstall. Fantastic!


  2. ilena holder says:

    gorgeous animal! Love all your postings. you create paintings, I create books and stories


  3. i was especially impressed by your astute use of focus, rendering as it did the background fuzzy, just like a photo.


    • Alli Farkas says:

      Well, actually, it does look like that in the original photo. The background, for once, turned out to be something that I could portray directly without having to create missing pieces.


  4. Hansi says:

    Deciding when a work is finished is not an easy task for an artist. there’s always something that may need a little more work, but then ya run the risk of re-ding the whole painting. Whatever you decide, so far so good.


  5. The final result – even if it ends up being not quite final – is really lovely. It’s a beautiful portrait of Cantana.


    • Alli Farkas says:

      Thanks Otto–I did decide to leave it “as is”. I’m happy with it and wasn’t particularly looking forward to fussing with it. When I go too far with something it usually takes a turn for the worse!


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