Time out for horses


Mac and Jacques, painted from Mary Landry Decker’s original photo.

Mary was a long-time client of my barn manager Wendy, and they are still great friends. So when Mac crossed the rainbow bridge to join Jacques a few weeks back, Wendy wanted a painting of them together for Mary. Fortunately for me, one of Mary’s beautiful photos (she’s a pro) of them running together has been hanging in our barn office for years. The photo was originally of a trio, the third horse being one of Wendy’s favorites. So I worked the composition a bit to remove the third horse and push these two a tiny bit closer together.

I had to wait for the gifting to happen before I could post, and Wendy reported back to me yesterday that I did a good job–meaning Mary cried when she received the painting. That’s probably the only time sadness paradoxically makes me feel good.

This one is an 8″ x 10″ oil painting on 3/4″ cradled Gessobord™.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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8 Responses to Time out for horses

  1. Kathy Noone says:

    Wonderful painting! What a special gift.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rangewriter says:

    Alli, this is beautiful! What an amazing gift for your friend. Just reading this post nearly brought tears to my eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary Decker says:

    I teared right up! You did a great job. I will treasure this piece forever!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jofox2108 says:

    Oh that is beautiful! Very well done!

    Liked by 1 person

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