Eye see you…

Oodles of teeny tiny pen strokes...and more to come

Oodles of teeny tiny pen strokes…and more to come

Here’s the horse’s eye I mentioned in my last post. It’s going well now after a somewhat dubious start–the photo my client sent me from Facebook wouldn’t open in Photoshop. Photoshop sent me some silly message to the effect that it couldn’t open the file because it couldn’t parse the .jpg data, whatever that means. Never mind that it was a .jpg file and that the all-purpose viewer on my laptop could open it just fine. The issue was that I needed to re-size it, which fortunately my wonderful Canon MB 5020 printer (can’t say enough good things about this printer!) did for me while thumbing its nose at Photoshop.

Anyhow, the point of this drawing/painting is to put the nice watercolor on the eye itself, and do the rest of the image in ink. You may be able to see the pencil lines indicating how the ink part may go, but they are kind of faint. Will post it again when it’s complete.

In the meantime, here are two of my paintings that will be going to shows this spring–

This is Sturtevant Falls, at the end of the trail by the same name in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California.

Sturtevant Falls, watercolor on paper, will be in the Dowagiac Dogwood Festival of Arts in May.

Echo Park I -- 36" x 46"

Echo Park I, oil on canvas, will be at Tall Grass Arts Association in Chicago Heights, IL also in May.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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5 Responses to Eye see you…

  1. jan fed says:

    the waterfall is magnificent! I am totally enchanted by this painting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alli Farkas says:

      It can be yours–even if it is going into a show. You’d just have to wait till after the show to take possession of it. This is one of those paintings that looks every bit as good in person as it does in the photo. It’s also already matted and framed…(wink wink)…framed size is 16″W 20″H. Image itself is 9″W x 14″H. Same price as Frosty. Maybe he’d like to look at it across the room?


  2. The eye will be absolutely enigmatic! It’s great already, really like the concept of mixing mediums like that.
    And Echo Park looks really nice! How much fun you’ve had 🙂


  3. you no doubt know about ‘patterning’, an exclusively human brain characteristic. well, in the eye painting, i see a mouth inside it! re the waterfall, i have to agree that it’s magnificent, enchanting–really floored me. and echo park 1 is gorgeous. frankly, this is the best i’ve seen in the emails.


    • Alli Farkas says:

      The patterns in the eye are reflections–I tried to look hard at it and see what was being reflected but couldn’t get much of a handle on it. Sometimes you can see actual clouds, trees, and even buildings in the eye reflection. I have one shot I took of my old horse Billy where I can see a horse trailer reflected in his eye!


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