Author Archives: Alli Farkas

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana

Never say die

I wasn’t impressed when I went with the first iteration of lily pads in yellow. It really looked like there was no “there” there. I consoled myself by remembering that this is what often happens on the first pass, even … Continue reading

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Best gallery show ever

Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan is a lovely building set on equally lovely grounds. I can’t find even the tiniest nit to pick with its presentation titled “Resiliency” and the reception they held for it on this past … Continue reading

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The age of forgetfulness

In all the busy-ness of the last few weeks I totally forgot I was going to let you in on the (almost) 30-year saga of one of my early paintings. I did Echo Park XI in 1990 as part of … Continue reading

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7-day backup!

Seven days ignoring all WordPress posts. That will put you way behind when you finally get enough of a breather to try to catch up on your reading. And I can’t even remember what all I’ve done since my last … Continue reading

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Jumping ahead (no, not the horsey kind)

The title of this post just came to me out of nowhere, but I had to laugh because it reminded me of what my biggest fault was when I used to jump horses–it was called “jumping ahead” and it meant … Continue reading

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The school of unintended consequences

I don’t think I could ever get anything like this again, even if $1,000,000 depended on it. Let me list the ways this thing defied me: The paint colors (blue, magenta, yellow) did not mix in any manner that I … Continue reading

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Even better than déjà vu

Déjà vu is defined as a “feeling” of having experienced something before–this last weekend was even better. It was real. Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana put on a superb version of their always superb Taste of the Gardens event … Continue reading

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