75% there?

Waiting for paint to dry...

Waiting for paint to dry…

A couple of light transparent coats of paint on the horse now. Will have to wait for them to dry for a day before going over with more paint. If I don’t wait long enough, the new coats will lift off some of the paint underneath because each coat has a lot of painting medium in it to make it semi-transparent. That medium dissolves what’s underneath if I get at all aggressive with the brushwork before the undercoats have pretty much set up. Crazy, but that’s the way I like to do it to get lots of depth in the layers.

Lucky for me, I have a “painting day off” tomorrow because it’s the day for the opening reception of my solo show at the Gallery at the Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph, MI. I’ll be running around getting some things in order before I have to head off to St. Joe…

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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1 Response to 75% there?

  1. Clover says:

    Have a fabulous opening, Alli! Sell sell sell! This portrait is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to see the finished piece! đź‘Ť


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