Onward to part 2

I can’t remember ever showing a comparison of original photo to finished painting, so I thought it might be interesting to see some of the behind the scenes work that has to go on sometimes before a suitable portrait can even be started.

Original reference photo. Lots of possibilities, but not such a great background.

Original reference photo. Lots of possibilities, but not such a great background.

 

Final version of painting, cropped and edited to remove the lovely trailer.

Final version of painting, cropped and reconfigured to disguise the lovely trailer.

Will be starting on the companion painting to this one, another Appy named Lakota. You will soon see how the next one also provided compositional challenges and some background machinations via my best friend Photoshop™…

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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12 Responses to Onward to part 2

  1. laura geneve says:

    Alli,

    Glory looks just wonderful! Good luck with Part 2.

    Laura

    On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Alli Farkas Artist Adventures wrote:

    > Alli Farkas posted: “I can’t remember ever showing a comparison of > original photo to finished painting, so I thought it might be interesting > to see some of the behind the scenes work that has to go on sometimes > before a suitable portrait can even be started. ” >

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  2. Nancy Powers says:

    Great capture, Alli! Your portrait work just gets better and better all the time! Love it!

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  3. Clover says:

    Nice! Especially like the little hairs on his chinny chin chin! 👍

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  4. Fun to see the comparison. And the final result is gorgeous.

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  5. Gina Ayersman says:

    How sweet!! Love this!

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  6. Lovely. The cropping worked really well 😊

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