Secret wait is over–yes, it was a Christmas present

Looks more like a waterfall, don't you think?

Here’s the original disguise, so long ago you probably scarcely remember it.

Here's Yoder, looking pretty good as a dog again.

Here’s Yoder, looking pretty good as a dog again. Watercolor on Aquabord™.

I had to be careful not to get the pink petunias into the disguised version as that might have given it away a bit. Anyhow, the recipient of this Christmas gift was super pleased to receive it as it is a tribute to a wonderful dog who left our world this year. I had donated a commissioned portrait to a dressage club fundraiser, and the lovely lady who won it could hardly wait to have this one painted for her husband. Everybody happy, even if a little bittersweet.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to Secret wait is over–yes, it was a Christmas present

  1. 8m33 says:

    I like it a lot, I had a black Lab for 13 years, smartest dog I ever owned

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  2. Brooks says:

    I am still in awe that you and Liz could pull this off for me. I had no clue. Now I know why she was always worried about me getting the mail if I got home before she did!

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  3. jan fed says:

    it is fantastic…but you had me looking at that background for the longest time – searching for some semblance of a dog🐾🐾

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  4. Beautiful portrait. 🙂


  5. i’m sure the recipient was very happy!


  6. orijinalchris says:

    Love the life in his/her eye, and the sheen on his/her coat.


    • Alli Farkas says:

      Yoder was a “she”. I was so lucky to get both the eye and the shiny coat just right. I never know till I’m done if it’s going to be spot on or not. That makes it more exciting, but it also promotes procrastination as I wonder if I’m going in the right direction or not.


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