A little Appy happiness




This is the little Aquabord™ commission I picked up at Richland Park a week ago. I haven’t painted an Appaloosa since 2009 when I first started this whole horse portrait adventure. The original photo showed a halter on the horse, but I was lucky and the owner had a lot of pictures without the halter so I could see all the spots that were covered up by it. There was also a barn and a hitching rail and a large diameter lead rope that had to go. This horse has a LOT of spots!!! Took (seemed like) forever to get most of them–I skipped the pea-sized ones–arranged in their proper place. Hoping to finish in a couple of days, then it’s just UV protection and varnish and it will be on its way home.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
This entry was posted in Aquabord, art, drawing, horse portrait, horses, new horse portrait, painting techniques, Richland Park, watercolor and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to A little Appy happiness

  1. can hardly wait to see the finished painting!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.