Allow me to mislead you

So here we have the first two passes in the ever-evolving Sky Pads series. The first one surprised me, even though I have previously poured thin paint over what now seems like countless canvases. I used paint thinner again, just like in #14, but this time the pigment congealed in vertical stripes! I suspect it settled in very slight indentations which did not get sufficiently smoothed out when I stretched this canvas. It came off an old roll that had been sitting around for some time, so–who knows? I have never been one to discard a first layer just because it did something illogical or unexpected. I just view it as another opportunity to be creative.

Anyhow, I do have plans for this one which if I am successful will be something quite unlike what the second pass seems to illustrate. However, since I never know ahead of time if I’m going to be successful it is quite likely that the finished product will surprise both you and me. The waiting game begins…

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to Allow me to mislead you

  1. This one is very soft.. calming. The first image with the ‘wash gone awol’ looks so much like a landscape w/the vertical treeline… it will be fun to see where this one takes you!

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  2. rangewriter says:

    I love the texture of the first pass. I would hang that in my home even though you don’t consider it finished.

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  3. anne leueen says:

    I like both of these. I think I am drawn to the softness that still holds details within.

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  4. I already like the one with just the second layer!


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