Tag Archives: Billy

Only 12 days–maybe a new record?

So it’s done! And in slightly less than 2 weeks start to finish. I can’t recall doing a full size portrait that quickly, although since I’ve done so many of them it’s quite possible that I’ve forgotten. If there was … Continue reading

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Developing

Time to remind my readers that watching one of my paintings progress is like watching an old Polaroid photo develop very, v-e-r-y slowly.  

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Billy, version 2.5

This stage is about 2 1/2 coats of paint–some sections got a little bit more attention than others. I would have kept going but at this point I had to stop and wait for paint to dry, again. Otherwise I … Continue reading

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Billy’s portrait part 2

I have to laugh a bit when I look at the hay stems hanging from his mouth. I definitely wanted to leave them in the portrait because this was such a typical look from him eating from the gigantic round … Continue reading

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Something just for me

Here’s a pencil drawing on 16 x 20 canvas for what is most likely the last but most important (to me, anyway) portrait I will ever do of Billy. It’s from the photo at the top of a previous post … Continue reading

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“Billy Goat” Farkas 1991-2014

I had to put down my best buddy Billy last night, after a very long 24 hours trying to figure out what was going wrong.  Two vets, a trailer ride to the next county and lots of the usual colic … Continue reading

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Cheatin’ Bill gets honest

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything new to say about Billy. Probably not since he picked up a couple of blues at Intro level in the Willow Tree Dressage Show last July. My trainer Karin and I have … Continue reading

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