Author Archives: Alli Farkas

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana

Foolproof braids

We’re in costume for our Hawaii 5-0 music themed quadrille at last weekend’s horse show. Charm has enough mane for two horses plus part of a pony, so it’s been a challenge to find a faster yet indestructible method for … Continue reading

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From Secret Agent to Pink Panther

A little notice: this embed from Facebook starts playing with sound muted. At this point I can’t change that, so you will have to turn on the sound by clicking on the little “speaker” icon in the lower right hand … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, one step back

Sky Pads #18 is waiting while its base layer of poured paint is getting good and dry. In the meantime, I’m working on the drawing, waiting for the paint on the framing material for #17 to dry, and took the … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just can’t wait

I haven’t finished 18’s predecessor yet but I couldn’t wait to start the next one because… Mainly the weather. I was hoping to get the same background effect as #17, so I had to take into account all the conditions … Continue reading

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Bouncing rider should have worn a Raggedy Ann costume

I’m going to cheat here with my tale of the weekend’s pas de deux. Mainly because I can’t recall ever looking so floppy as a rider–hence the rag doll reference. So except for the little movie clip at the end … Continue reading

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Speechless…(almost)

I know those of you who are regular readers are probably on the edge of your seats wondering if I’m going to obliterate all that lovely background. Nope. I haven’t touched it yet except to put some lily silhouettes on … Continue reading

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Poured paint surprise for Sky Pads 17

One of, or probably the main, reason I love pouring a layer of transparent paint on a blank canvas is just to see what happens if I leave it alone after it hits the surface. I have never had this … Continue reading

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