Newest culinary sensation–cranberry lily pads

Sky Pads 22 with the first pass of brushwork over the poured background.

Well, it looks a bit cranberry-like at this point but I do have a plan in mind. It just took me a really long time to come up with a plan because the oddball paint pour that turned out to be mostly brown threw me for a loop trying to decide what colors would blend well with it. I can guarantee that this strong magenta will mostly disappear but will still leave its influence on the finished painting. In the meantime, new lily pads are beginning to peek out of the pond water by my house, so I am keeping an eye on them to wait for just the right moment to get some new photos.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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5 Responses to Newest culinary sensation–cranberry lily pads

  1. Mangiardi, Paul says:

    Hi Alli,

    Great to hear from you. How have you been?

    Are you planning on coming to IL anytime soon?

    Would like to meet with you or go out for lunch.


  2. chris ludke says:

    The background color looks good because they grow in shallow muddy water where you can see the bottom. And the cranberry color will make the greens look like they’re sitting on top of the water. Nice choice! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished painting!

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  3. anne leueen says:

    I always like to see how your paintings progress.


  4. Emma Cownie says:

    I just love the Cranberry-ness of this, the pink is very exciting to me.


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