Sweet sixteen

Sky Pads 16, first soupy paint wash

Yesterday it finally got warm enough (60 degrees) to go outside and pour some paint on the next Sky Pads canvas. It will be warm for another couple of days, which will make me a bit of a happier camper, but then back to snow. At least that’s what weather.gov says.

So this one looks kind of like what happened to the very first one–a big unintended but serendipitous circle of paint–

I know how this first one happened–there was a low spot where the canvas didn’t get fully stretched, so the paint settled there. On #16, however, it seemed to be stretched tight as a drum, so I don’t know how it decided to gather in a circle. The only downside to this is that if I wanted to do it on purpose it would just be a throw of the dice as to whether or not it happened.

So I’m going to try to go for simple and elegant for number 16. I believe I made some sort of predictive hint of that in a previous post. Anyway, I’m sure you readers will let me know if I’m getting too complicated. Meanwhile, I’m going to head outside and start digging up the vegetable garden while it’s still nice and warm out there.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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2 Responses to Sweet sixteen

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    I admire your patience with the Sky Pads. I want to get everything done today, or maybe tomorrow! Funny how your weather seems to be doing the same as ours, warm then cold again, when the Atlantic ocean divides us! It really does affect what sort of creativity you can do. I am not so bothered by short spells of poor weather, as we now have lots of daylight to paint by. I had to look yup 60 degrees F in Celsius, yes it was as warm (if not a bit warmer last week) but now we are back to 10 degrees (50F).


    • Alli Farkas says:

      While I think I would like to get everything done “today” too, the truth is more like, “it takes me so long because I don’t know where I’m going”. So the meandering portion adds a lot to the total time LOL!

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