Another quick dip

The last pass will be pretty quick. There are only a few dark areas that I want to emphasize even more. They will be in purple instead of the mars red I’ve been using so far. Then we wait. The paint has a dryer in it, so hopefully in less than two weeks I’ll be able to varnish it. Framing will happen in a snap since I do it myself. Don’t have to send it out and wait. So it’s looking really good at this point to find this painting on my display wall at the For the Love of Art Fair in South Bend, Indiana in early March!

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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12 Responses to Another quick dip

  1. Clover says:

    Looking at both images, I get the sensation of adjusting my “lens” for a clearer picture! Really going well, Alli!

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  2. Nancy Powers says:

    Can’t wait to see that purple… my fav color! I love this! Would be so fun to see a collage of pics of all the sky pads.


  3. jofox2108 says:

    It amazes me how you manage to get these effects with the paint! Great job!


    • Alli Farkas says:

      Thanks! The process isn’t really amazing once you know what it is. I use transparent oils (mostly Phthalo blue and green, dioxazine purple, indian yellow, mars red and black, and quinacridone magenta). They are all thinned a lot with a glossy medium. If I need a color that isn’t transparent, such as cad red or yellow ochre, or even white, I thin it with the medium until it becomes transparent. Once these colors are place over one another in thin glazes they begin to shimmer and in time you can see several layers underneath.


  4. Angelilie says:

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