Dez, part 2-1/2

OK, now I’m going to scare you. The initial post of my commission of Dez showed the horse and some willow tree branches on a delicately colored background. Here’s the next pass:

Whaaat??? Did it snow or something? Fog?? Why is the background now almost white?? Never mind. This was from 2 days ago. I’ve worked on it today and I’ll let you see what happened tomorrow.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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10 Responses to Dez, part 2-1/2

  1. Nancy Powers says:

    Oh, the anticipation!

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  2. Emma Cownie says:

    Are you painting in acrylics, I have learnt that I have to paint in a different way with acrylics to oils. So I understand, the building of layers, business.


    • Alli Farkas says:

      No acrylics. This one is oils. I can’t get the effect I want with the white paint if I use a dryer with it, so I have to sit around and wait for it longer than I would prefer. Normally all my oil paint gets mixed with a quick-dry medium.

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      • Emma Cownie says:

        That’s interesting. I am having to use acrylic at the moment – they drive me crazy but i am getting some good results.


        • Alli Farkas says:

          I find that acrylics dry in my brushes almost before I even have a chance to get them onto the painting surface. And once they turn to rubber in the brush it’s a lost cause trying to get it out. I used them when I was still in school because they were affordable (I think I may have mentioned that on someone’s blog before) and at the time I used some sort of extender to delay the drying. At some recent point someone mentioned that they behave much better now.


  3. anne leueen says:

    Well I still love this dear horse and I will no matter the background. But…I will be looking forward to seeing what you did today!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jofox9973 says:

    Ooo this sounds exciting!


  5. rangewriter says:

    I’m not a bit worried. Art emerges from twists & turns that are well beyond my understanding.

    Liked by 1 person

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