Can’t believe we’re at 20

Sky Pads 20, background and drawing

The last time I did an extended series I wimped out at 16 paintings. I feel much more motivated about this series, probably because I still feel challenged by it too. This is a really nice subtle background. It’s a bit hard to discern the drawing, but enough of it is there to work with. My usual method is to make a pencil drawing, and when I like it I go over it in black ink so I can project the tiny (usually about 5″ x 7″) drawing onto a (usually) about 3′ x 4′ canvas. My rational is that I already drew it once, so I figure it’s not cheating to just project the drawing. Why torture myself twice trying to get all the proportions right? 😀

Oh, you were wondering what the challenge is? In this case, it’s what colors to use for the pads to make them really pop without looking garish. Will update you after some experimentation.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
This entry was posted in art, drawing, landscape, oil paintings, painting techniques, Sky Pads and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Can’t believe we’re at 20

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    It’s hardly “wimping out” when you did 16 of them!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Karin Bielefeld says:

    Hehehe! Sure!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.