29 is 27 on steroids…

Here’s a huge clue as to what the rest of Sky Pads 29 will look like.


And below, here’s what 27 looks like, just in case you’re new to my blog, or, God forbid, have already forgotten what you saw a couple of months ago😂.

Sky Pads 27


As you can see from 29’s lonely white lines still waiting for their own colors, Sky Pads 29 is about half way to the finish line. I had a novel experience projecting the drawing onto this canvas. Sky Pads 27 was a snap, the white lines shone brightly over the dark background and I was done in a trice. For some reason, which I had better figure out pretty soon if I want to keep painting in this style, the lines I projected onto 29’s even darker background were barely visible. I could see them if I looked way over from the side, but even then I had to keep the original drawing in my hand to make sure I didn’t misinterpret them or miss something all together.

Sky Pads 29 is taking its time, but I have no other excuse to offer than if you have a lot of time on your hands (pandemic) whatever tasks you have set for yourself will expand to take up all the time available to them. When you have no time, you get them done faster. I guess this is a good time to refresh an old saying–“patience is a virtue” (to which as a kid I always used to add “which I don’t have”).

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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16 Responses to 29 is 27 on steroids…

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    It is beautiful, as are all your sky pads works. There is such depth to them. This one may be my favourite so far!


  2. Fabulous, the colours just sing


  3. anne leueen says:

    WOW! I await the finish!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Alli Farkas says:

    This is for Emma Cownie–somehow I was in the middle of replying to your comment and managed to make it completely disappear forever! Anyhow, thanks for hinting that this one might end up your favorite! I always have trouble with favorites because I tend to like the latest painting the best. But I think in this case, this one may stick around as #1 a bit longer than the appearance of any successors.


  5. rangewriter says:

    Oh I love that really dark background for 29. The leaves just pop and look almost magical.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Nancy Powers says:

    Gosh, Alli, I love that crispness…is that a word…lol! I’m sure there is an artist’s word for it. The pads really just jump out.


    • Alli Farkas says:

      “Crispness” will do. Whatever works, you know? I never thought about an official artist’s word for it, but if I were discussing it I would probably say something like “detailed” or “defined”. However, I think “crispness” is right on the money.


  7. So pretty! Your work is really beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. zannyro says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

    Liked by 1 person

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