Oh oh oh–so excited!

Yes, me super excited. That almost never happens. But I’m 99.9% sure this painting is complete, and I won’t even go into all the second thoughts I had about it as I was working on it which led me to be ecstatic that it turned out so well.

Just so nobody loses confidence in me, it’s a regular occurrence for me to think I don’t know what I’m doing right in the middle of a painting. That they turn out fine in the end doesn’t mitigate future anxiety in the least. Every painting is an adventure for me, even if (or maybe especially if) it’s similar to one I’ve done before. I always forget how I got some neat effect and then have to reinvent the wheel. In this case I forgot which brushes I used to get those nice overhanging trees. I did figure it out before I got past the point of no return, though.

So, here you go! Carroll Cottage #2:

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to Oh oh oh–so excited!

  1. Clover says:

    Alli, the dappled light is spot-on! Beautiful painting!!!

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  2. I love it! So nice with the light!

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  3. jofox2108 says:

    Beautifully done – I especially like the shadows!

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  4. buen trabajo! you did a great job – it’s a setting one would like to magically step into and take a little mini holiday – then return to the normal life!

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