Author Archives: Alli Farkas

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana

A slightly different approach

This one has been sitting around with its background done for quite a while, amid various vague promises from me that I would be doing something with it soon. So yeah, it’s got the early stages of subject matter started. … Continue reading

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33 cued up, with a postscript on 32

I went ahead and posted an “inaccurate color” photo of Sky Pads 32 yesterday because I was in a hurry to finally get it out there. I loved the fake gold-orange tones (created by bad lighting) floating down from the … Continue reading

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New record for longest time to complete a painting

Sky Pads 32! It only took a little over half a year to finish 😯. Can’t blame my commission for Menemsha Harbor for that—it was only about a 2-month interruption. Pandemic delay??!! Covid fatigue??!! Paint shortage??!! Take your pick—I’ll go … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Chicago

The SO (Significant Other), who has been camping out at my place in Michigan since the inception of the Great Pandemic, had occasion to make the trek to Chicago for some business so I tagged along to our other campsite … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Reward

The “unboxing” as it’s called today. Flawless arrival in Massachusetts.

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It’s a long way to Martha’s Vineyard

Because it took me an exceptionally long time to complete this commission, I’m going to attempt to give you as many details as possible so you can suffer along with me. It all started quite innocently when a long-time friend … Continue reading

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Christmas in April

I am a patient person. This blog post should prove it. Never one to nag, just suggest…and it finally happened. My promised Christmas present from two Christmases ago finally took an actual physical form: What finally got the designer (I … Continue reading

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A good line…or two

The previous owner of the barn where I board my horse stopped in yesterday to say hi. ME: You look GOOD! HIM: (after a sly pause) I’ll pay you later. ME: (with a sly smile) I don’t come cheap. HIM: … Continue reading

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Sunshine to the rescue

It’s been cold and snowy, wet, dreary–way too long here in Michigan. I’ve had drawings completed and canvases stretched for the next three Sky Pads paintings prepared and waiting for weeks now because I need warm sunshine to get the … Continue reading

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A little New Year’s surprise

Way back in 2017 I blogged about a photo of one of the small Aquabord™ paintings I do while I’m in my booth at horse shows or expos. I like to do that so I can attract people to watch … Continue reading

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