Short dive into the pond

Footnote: how annoying it is to see the background change (it hasn’t, by the way) depending on time of day and quality of light in the very same space each photo was taken. The middle photo is probably closest to reality.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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10 Responses to Short dive into the pond

  1. chris ludke says:

    I love the background! Looking forward to seeing this finished!

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  2. Clover says:

    Lookin’ good! Particularly liked the pour in this one.

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      It’s strange but the background pours are so unpredictable that all I can do is toss paint on in the general direction I hope it will go and live with what happens. I like this one too!

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  3. anne leueen says:

    Well the background may have its own idea of how it should look. I have no idea why I said that but… I always like to see how your paintings evolve.

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      I always wait till the final coat of paint to get the photo that is closest to the color of the original. It’s just too time-consuming to do it for a short update. Every once in a while I get lucky and most of the in-between shots come out looking the same. But that would have to assume that the light coming into my studio is the exact same daylight every time! If I can’t get it right in daylight I have to set up lights in my studio at night when I can block out all the other light. That’s a chore, so that’s why I put up with the backgrounds deciding for themselves what colors they prefer LOL!

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  4. Emma Cownie says:

    It’s quite a challenge to take photos that give a good impression of a painting at the best of times! I can see that no.2 gives a good impression of the “background” that’s in no. 1. I usually forget to take work in progress types of shots!

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      I sometimes forget to take the intermediate shots too. There are times I find them useful for other than blog reporting. I can look them up later if I’m trying to reproduce an effect and can’t quite remember how I got there LOL!

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  5. The colors change depending on the time of day because of the ‘color temperature’ of the sunlight (photography classes). I was long ago advised to take the photos of the artwork around noon, in open shade, as being the best daylight to give the correct colors (art business class). Of course these were without reference to digital media and photoshop, but I hope that helps!

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      When I lived in California I had the perfect “bright shade” spot on the north side of my house and always got superbly lit and color-rendered photos. Now that I’m in the Midwest the climate conspires against me so when time is of the essence for great lighting and color I set up my indoor photo lighting and do it that way even though it’s more work. Also, it’s better than waiting for a suitably bright day (can’t remember when we last had one—everything’s been gray and temps in the 20’s-30’s seems like forever now). You are right on the money with your procedure though. Works great for me in the summer 😃

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