The color orange

More orange

More orange

Here’s a preview of my latest landscape-in-progress, this one to be titled Michigan Orange Frost. It’s the fourth one in the Michigan Orange series and even though it’s still quite preliminary I’m pretty jazzed about it. I particularly like the movement I’m seeing–there’s such a sweep that leads the eye across the canvas. The white space will be a treeline, but at this point one could easily imagine gigantic waves hovering over the hill of a sandy beach.

So far this one has been done mainly with just a small palette knife, even though the painting’s size is 32″ x 26″. I did do a thin transparent blue glaze over the sky with a huge brush, but everything under that glaze is palette knife. I probably said previously at some point that I really like painting with a palette knife because there’s nothing to clean up afterward–you just wipe it off!

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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3 Responses to The color orange

  1. Sabri Caye says:

    It’s beautiful even at this stage! Excited to see the final result! 😉


  2. seems like a good beginning. looking forward to the finished work!

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