Tag Archives: Kachina

HEMIS KACHINA / Daily Painting #1288

Hemis Kachina / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Hemis Kachina performs in the Niman Ceremony, or Home Dance at the end of the Kachina season, when the Kachinam return to their home on the San Francisco Peaks southwest of Hopi, near Flagstaff. To learn more, click on Kachinas.

Being back in the Southwest, I am already drawn to the Kachinam as subject matter.

 

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PALHIK MANA KACHINA MAIDEN / Daily Painting #1265

Palhik Mana Kachina Maiden / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

I just had to do another kachina on my iPad. And who better than the beautifl Pahik Mana for my model. Unlike the Qõqõlo that I did recently, I wanted this one to have the sketch lines showing. I like this effect. I would love to hear your opinions.

On another note… Yipee! I have finally managed to get my Lumix Link wifi app working so I can move images from my camers to my iPad Air. I won't bore all of you with the details, but if any of you have questions abou this, just shoot me an email and I will be happy to help you any way I can.

Happy Easter, everyone. Monday marks the beginning of my revisit to the famous Pueblos Blancos. I think you're going to enjoy this. As much as I've appreciated this past week of rest and work and routine, it will be good to be moving again.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

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ZUÑI SHALAKO KACHINA / Daily Painting #1067

Watercolor / 9 x 12 Inches

Shalako is a series of dances and ceremonies conducted by the Zuni people at the winter solstice, typically following the harvest. The Shalako ceremony and feast has been closed to non-native peoples since 1990.[1]

The Shálako festival, on or about December 1, is a remarkable sacred drama, enacted in the open for the double purpose of invoking the divine blessing upon certain newly-built houses, and of rendering thanks to the gods for the harvests of the year. The exact date of the Shálako is fixed each year by a formula of the Zuni Bow priests, which traditionally was the 49th day past the tenth full moon, but has been altered to the weekend nearest the 49th day past the tenth full moon, as many Zuni people work away from their Reservation at jobs that do not allow them weekdays off. The official publication of the date is not made until the eighth evening before the event. The immediate effect of this announcement, which is given out by ten people in the principal plazas, is to quicken the easy-going life of the old pueblo into a bustle of industry. (Wikipedia)

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It’s time to start getting ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting together of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

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QALETAQA KACHINA / Daily Painting #1022

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Qaletaqa is a gaurdian of the Hopi People. He spins a bull-roarer to invoke thunder and rain, bringing moisture for the dry-farm crops of the Hopi.

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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TSANAYO / Daily Painting #991

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

The Tsanayo Kachina is not often seen. A Mongkatsina (Chief Kachina), he appears only occasionally during the Powamu Ceremony.

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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KOKOPELLI MOON / Daily Painting #970

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This little beauty is from the former Southwest Museum, now a part of the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. She is the female version of Kokopelli, or Kokopelli Mana. Interestingly, her role is always performed by a male, as are all the Kachinam. Here's what the musum has to say about her:

KOKOPÖLMANA Hopi, circa 1934

This Katsina represents fertility and zealously seeks out males to engage in actions mimicking sexual intercourse. She is not shy in her motives, so women protect the men from her advances. This action provides much laughter but is an explicit example of procreation.

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us.

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SIO SHALAKO / Daily Painting #937

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Two major shows of my Kachina paintings are currently in the planning stage. Details will be announced here when they are firm. Meanwhile, I'll be working on paintings, drawings and sketches for the shows, and any daily paintings featuring Kachinas will be done with the shows in mind. They are still available for sale, but collectors will be encouraged to make them available for exhibition, as will those already owning Farnsworth Kachinas.

This Sio Shalako doll represents a Hopi Version of the Zuñi Shalako, the Kachina that visits and blesses new and rebuilt homes. There are untold numbers of versions of both Kachinas, and they all seem to share an unusually arresting personality, whether the Hopi or Zuñi version.

I never tire of painting them.

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HOLI KACHINA Daily Painting #909

HOLI KACHINA

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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This Kachina appears in mixed dances and is named for the sound he makes, chanting Holi – Holi. With his eagle feather ears, carved in this example, like the rest of him, from the root of a cottonwood tree, he is one of my favorite Katsinam to paint. I have done many variations in both oil and watercolor. The stripe across the face and behind the eyes is said to represent lightning.

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LITTLE POT CARRIER KACHINA (SIVU-I-QILTAQA) Daily Painting #894

LITTLE POT CARRIER KACHINA

(SIVU-I-QILTAQA)

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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This little guy is much smaller than the Pot Carrier Man I painted previously. (#s 248 and 346) He's much the worse for wear, as well, with his red ears and corn tassel earrrings long gone. But his powerful presence remains, despite these losses.

I spent my third day inside the library, working on sorting and backing up my images, and tomorrow promises more of the same. I know I'm missing some beautiful weather, but this must be done before I fall any farther behind.

I did take about an hour to photograph the McDonalds Car Show at the Pavilions. Took almost 400 photos with my iPhone. Wow, that would have set me back a few bucks if I were still shooting film! To see one from the shoot…

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Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com

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HAPPY KACHINA Daily Painting

Do you know why this Kachina is so happy? My friend Jay Olson does. And I do, of course. Maybe I'll let the rest of you know when the coast is clear. ;~)

Meanwhile, I'm at Sammy's wood fired pizza in the Valley, enjoying not just a duck pizza, but a raclette, potato, and duck pizza!!! Nirvana.

Preceded, of course, by a “Farnsworth”. What the heck is that, you ask? Well, stay tuned and I'll spell it out for the uninitiated soon.

Yours,

Happy Johnny Juanderlust

 

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