Side trip to Illinois

My last art-related visit to Illinois was in late last September for the Port Clinton Art Festival. This time I am shepherding only one painting to Illinois, which will be on display in an exhibit titled “Windows and Doors” at Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest. Since I already wrote a descriptive piece for the exhibit, I’m going to cheat a bit here and repost the statement–

This painting was done several years back but has remained among my absolute favorites. Probably a bit useless to say, but it looks a lot spookier in person! I often wonder if I still have that creative touch today to completely change a color scheme through imagination. This one, and a few others I worked through the same way, are a totally different mind process than any of the Sky Pads paintings. The basic difference is that Sky Pads are almost completely randomly built around a skeleton of an idea. This one, on the other hand, is purposely carefully designed toward a specific effect.

Here’s another example, from basically flat white to raucous color:

From almost monochrome—
To a roiling blast of red, white and blue–

This one, titled “Red Wind”, as far as I know ended up in a Doral hotel in Illinois. It was sold a couple decades ago through an agent, and they don’t always tell you exactly who bought it. Kind of completing the Illinois circle for this style, maybe?

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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9 Responses to Side trip to Illinois

  1. Emma Cownie says:

    You do raise some interesting issues about changing colours (I was once asked to change a summer landscape to a winter one- it was hard work) – these paintings are beautiful!

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  2. jofox9973 says:

    Wow – “Red Wind” is just stunning!!!

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  3. rangewriter says:

    I am just fascinated by how creativity wiggles around in your brain and results in these magnificent transformations. The store looks so much more interesting seen through your eyes rather than through your lens. 😉

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  4. Kim says:

    Alli I appreciate your work with color and both of these pieces in the thought process that went into it. I look forward to seeing more pieces from you

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  5. Alli Farkas says:

    Thanks Kim! Your opinion is always appreciated.


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