Author Archives: Alli Farkas

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana

An unplanned pause

The slide show lets you see the gradual progression to a more subtle look. I would have posted this many days ago had I not lost complete use of my right shoulder and its attached arm. I could not pick … Continue reading

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Adding some illusion

  So, seriously, I am making a huge effort to keep this painting transparent and simple. This is not the final version, just one of a few more intermediate steps.   I was unsure how I wanted to accomplish the … Continue reading

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The (temporarily) abandoned baby

So who remembers this one–from almost a month ago??!! I didn’t completely forget about it; it was staring at me from my work table every day. But as I produce more and more of these the challenge increases to find … Continue reading

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A Saturday date with Charm

This past Saturday I took temporary leave of my senses and rode Charm in the first of Karin Bielefeld’s two annual spring dressage clinics at Willow Tree. These events are valuable because they give you practice riding with an audience … Continue reading

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Lucky 13 on the Ides of March?

I am so-o-o waiting for spring (or at least spring-“like”) weather so I can quit pouring turpentine-loaded paint in my basement and just let all the intoxicating fumes float to heaven outside. A lot of it found its way outside … Continue reading

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You win some, you lose some

Preliminary results are in from Harbor Shores– News from Harbor Shores, a couple of sales and a nice artist’s reception! The crowd was really great, and I truly love talking to people who want to know about my art. I … Continue reading

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Suddenly salad…I mean…Sky Pads 12

Yes, all those carefully crafted lily pads are still underneath the top coats, but you do have to look for them. I’m just enjoying the color layers and the depth of this painting, so I hope you do too. It’s … Continue reading

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