Adding some illusion

Background wash with detailed rendering of lily pads.

Sky Pads 13, second pass with a few ripples and reflections


So, seriously, I am making a huge effort to keep this painting transparent and simple. This is not the final version, just one of a few more intermediate steps.


I was unsure how I wanted to accomplish the ripple pattern, but fortunately I had noticed a few weeks back when ice was melting on the pond behind my house that it was melting in some interesting horizontal patterns therefore took a few obligatory photos. So I superimposed a semi-transparent layer of the ice on top of my background wash photo and adjusted it till I got something I liked. After printing it out, the painting part became easy.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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3 Responses to Adding some illusion

  1. orijinalchris says:

    Gives it much more depth (:


  2. Yes! That was it, ties it all together. I had to click on these images to really see them – they’re both beautiful Alli.

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