Two sessions later

I think it’s finished, but I’m going to let it sit for a bit while I back up and start on #30. It’s a bit odd, but I find I like the third version much better when it’s sitting in minimum light. The photo was not in minimum light, so you can’t see how mysterious it looks when the brightness is toned down. If I can figure out a way to do that with paint so it looks deeper even in bright light I might go there.

In the meantime, here’s the background for #30. I have already put the drawing on it in white paint, so it’s ready for its next step. I intend to leave the background alone, although in future photos it may appear more blue-green depending on the light it gets photographed in and which camera I’m using (lazy phone or more complicated SLR).

The flowery field which was the background I posted a couple of months ago now looks more like water with maybe a bunch of stuff floating in/on it. Leaves have been drawn but I didn’t take a photo of that because they’re kind of hard to see.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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12 Responses to Two sessions later

  1. Kathy Noone says:

    The colors are beautiful Alli…just beautiful.

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  2. anne leueen says:

    I always love seeing your process from the background ,to the additions ,and finally the finished painting!

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  3. Nancy Powers says:

    Ah, I love the “morphing” photos of your amazing creations!

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  4. Emma Cownie says:

    Yes light conditions do really change how a painting appears. Wierdly some painting look their best in gloomy light. Lovely work as always.

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  5. There are parts of the first one that work better for me than in the third version – that some of the lighter leaves -especially bottom and bottom left – popped out more against the much lighter background. I put both in photoshop and flipped them into monochrome, hmm, I just feel more contrast would make the leaves pop. The one top middle on it’s own at the edge of the highlit area especially, get’s kinda lost. (You can ignore this observation if you don’t think it’s useful, I won’t be the least bit bothered!)

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      Not to worry! You are correct! I just have to decide if I want to do anything about that, or if I want to leave it so it looks intriguing in a dark space. It’s hard to show in a photo the effect of looking at it in shadow. One of those weird things where you think you should just construct a room especially for this one lonely painting…

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  6. Ann says:

    I would love to print these on wood trays! They are beauties!!!

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