Sky Pads 30, final version. A bit more depth, a bit more contrast.

Below is the previous version for comparison. I guess your preference would be determined by your appreciation of floating versus more grounded. In the previous version everything was more or less untied from any kind of anchor. In the final one you can see somewhat more clearly where the water line is as the stems reach out of it, and below the line the stems disappear into the murk with a sense fading into it. Although I love purple, there was too much for my comfort in the semi-final, so adding some transparent blue and yellow took care of that.

My goal was to finish this one by the end of 2020. Done! Now all I have to do is frame it. Wood is painted and ready, so, any time will do.

Second to last version, original background plus vegetation…

Since we’re at the end of the year, here’s a look backwards at the very first paint pour for Sky Pads 30–If you have a sharp eye, you’ll notice that I ultimately decided to turn it upside down.

Sky Pads 30 background. Mostly blue and yellow.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to G–O–A–L-L-L!!!

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    Both version are lovely but I agree that the final version is the best! It has more gravitas!

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  2. Nancy Powers says:

    Love it, Alli! It is a departure from the other “Pads”…starting anew with #30. Refreshing!

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  3. rangewriter says:

    I love that you brought out a more vibrant color for the water. The lily pads themselves really pop from that background. Well done.

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  4. Congratulations with the finished painting, Alli. It looks lovely. I do like better the one with the more floating lilies, partly for that but also for the more distinct colouring in the final version. Beautiful.

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  5. jofox2108 says:

    Amazing – well done!

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