Looking great in light or darkness



Sky Pads 27, with a bit of light on the subject

Unlike the first two photos of this painting in a previous post (the background and the beginning of the pad formations) this one is a bit brighter. It is really close to what the painting looks like in good but not super bright light. I didn’t lighten any of the original background colors to get to this point, just got better light for the photo. However, the interesting thing about this painting is that if you see it in a somewhat dark space it looks like those first two photos and is still quite dramatic but in a more somber way. If that is at all possible!


Here are the first two photos in case you missed them. A lot darker, but more mysterious in a way. Cool to know you can see the painting this way now, too, if you just turn down the lights!

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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17 Responses to Looking great in light or darkness

  1. Nancy Powers says:

    Oh, this is my favorite! So colorfully different. Love, the light and the darkness.

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  2. chris ludke says:

    Yeah! that is great!

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  3. anne leueen says:

    I love the light. The pads are coming right out and I could touch them!

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  4. Eric Wayne says:

    Very nice. I love the variety of colors on the leaves, from magenta to fresh green. I have fish pots with plants in them, including a lotus and a water lily, so, I’m a connoisseur of these sorts of plants. I also like the Impressionist background, and how those more loose strokes are set off against the heightened detail of the water pooling in the upper right leaf. The only thing missing is my fish.

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      Thanks for your very observant critique! In the original photo, half of what is seen is under water but it’s hard to tell exactly what is and what isn’t except for the long stems reaching way up. There’s a lot of foliage under the water which I only hinted at. The pond does have fish in it, but they’re pretty uninteresting, mostly bass, bluegill, and way too many carp (the plain brown kind, not the lovely goldfish).

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  5. Emma Cownie says:

    This is quite stunning!

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      I’m rather ecstatic about it myself! I was never sure I could pull it off because 1) it was never going to look like the source photo so I wasn’t trying for that and, 2) I wasn’t sure what I did want it to look like. Now, sigh of relief!


  6. in says:

    excellent colors!

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  7. It’s coming together beautifully. I love the contrast and the soft details standing out from the dark background.

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