Author Archives: Alli Farkas

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana

Breaking the museum barrier

THIS JUST IN! Sky Pads 34 has been accepted into the Midwest Museum of American Art 44th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition. I previously had applied 4 times, was accepted twice and rejected twice. My goal was to break the tie … Continue reading

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I have not been missing in action

It only seems like I have disappeared, but now that I have a painting, some sales, and an art fair out of the way, I can actually sit down a while and write something. I finished Sky Pads 36, but … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy…

Once again I had to set aside my painting for a bit in order to get a few other things accomplished. Actually it was more like one big all-consuming project with a deadline. Cass Area Artists, of which I am … Continue reading

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That’s not really green

Here we have the third pass for Sky Pads 36. It looks like there’s quite a bit of green in the picture now. The truth is, it’s a kind of soft navy blue (if there even is such a thing) … Continue reading

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Yellow be gone…some of it anyway

I managed to get truer colors in this photo, which shows the second pass of transparent paint over the poured paint background. Now I will direct my efforts toward working more of the background colors into the lily pads. And … Continue reading

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Sky Pads 36–let’s dream a bit

It won’t stay this way long. The colors didn’t photograph well, and I have too much else to do right at this moment to futz with it. Let’s just say that it won’t always look this yellow. The large yellow … Continue reading

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Maybe yes, maybe no

I meant to have this finished by the end of June. I had a plan. The plan went awry. Basically, I was going take a trick I had done with Sky Pads 34 and apply it to #35. Major fail, … Continue reading

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The plea is working…and so is Sky Pads 35

My last post’s plea for donations to the 501(c)3 organization that I helped found and of which I am treasurer has been heard and acted upon. Not necessarily by a coterie of readers of my blog, but enough to get … Continue reading

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An update and…a plea (first, the plea)

If you read my last post, most of the first part of this one will be familiar. But in case I have some new readers I will summarize just for their benefit😂. I’m going to assume that most of my … Continue reading

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No, I have not left the planet

I just noticed my last post was sometime in March. I do look at and comment on bloggers posts I follow, but there hasn’t been much going on in my studio except waiting and a little bit of painting. Somehow … Continue reading

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