A slightly different approach

Sky Pads 33, original paint pour with the beginnings of lily pads.

This one has been sitting around with its background done for quite a while, amid various vague promises from me that I would be doing something with it soon. So yeah, it’s got the early stages of subject matter started.

I usually paint a thin layer to start with, then go over it several times until I get all the shading right. I decided that since I couldn’t see the drawing very well in a lot of areas I would just work on it in sections, completing (or nearly completing) one section before moving on to another. If I tried to lay in the whole canvas at once I was afraid I wouldn’t pay attention to decisions I had made way back in the earlier stages. That would mean an invitation to more than my usual number of mistakes.

In case I forgot to mention it, my motto is that every painting will have at least one mistake. Sort of a trademark. But no need to up the ante!

Hopefully the next chunk of subject matter will appear soon.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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2 Responses to A slightly different approach

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    You know those “mistakes” are only things you see, don’t you?

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