Author Archives: Alli Farkas

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana

“Starting a New Life”

This is the title of the mural in my town of Dowagiac, Michigan which I have been occasionally posting about all summer. It is now complete, and was officially dedicated to the city and accepted by the Mayor last Saturday. … Continue reading

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Oh oh oh–so excited!

Yes, me super excited. That almost never happens. But I’m 99.9% sure this painting is complete, and I won’t even go into all the second thoughts I had about it as I was working on it which led me to … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

Several more layers on this one, especially on the tree trunks and the house. Tree trunks probably have four layers–took that many to get a good “bark” look. Will be tackling the foliage next. I visited the cottage a few … Continue reading

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Sun dance vs rain dance

If you were to look back over several years of my posts about the Reins of Life benefit dressage shows, you would notice a consistent theme having to do with rain on show days. This year threatened to be the … Continue reading

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Part 2 of the 4-part journey

I decided to start the second of the cottage paintings more in the process I usually use. Which of course means that if you aren’t already familiar with that process you have no idea what I’m talking about. So, briefly, … Continue reading

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Round 2

Here we go, version 2 of Carroll Cottage is ready for paint. Still waiting for leaves to turn so I can get photos for number 3. Maybe in another week or so. I already scoped out the sun track–the third … Continue reading

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Miss Sassypants and the year’s final show

Charm and I went to our last show of the season yesterday. It was in the 90’s when we trailered there on Friday, but fortunately our ride time was 9:19 (yes, dressage shows are that precise) in the morning on … Continue reading

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