A FARNSWORTH A DAY

Daily Paintings by John Farnsworth

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Season’s Greetings

 

A GUEST POST FROM THEA

FACE OF A SAINT X, FRAMED

What a thrill to pick up this beautifully framed daily painting from TAOS CRATING AND FRAMING today!


As I completed my errands I shared it with several folks who were all delighted to see this fine Farnsworth watercolor so perfectly framed. I knew John should see it before the shipper sent it off to our friend and long time Farnsworth collector.

Congratulations Lucile for submitting the winning bid and adding this little jewel to your collection!

I have a very nice inventory of daily paintings in stock. Even though John is taking a break from daily painting, bidding is still open on in-stock daily paintings. Biddding starts at $300 each; just shoot me an email bid (farnsworthgallery@newmex.com) and we will let you know if the ones you would like are available.


These daily paintings sell in galleries for $600 plus frame, so our special A FARNSWORTH A DAY followers can easily build a beautiful collection.

By the way, his beautiful frame, including Museum glass, cost just $113.00

Thea

 

Hello again…

Hi friends, just a quick note to let you know I haven't forgotten you! I'm still inolved in my brief sabbatical, but hope to back soon with daily paintings and more.

Meanwhile, I would like to share with you this image of an early painting of mine of some roping steers, or corriente cattle, currently being featured in the 7C's of Arizona exhibition at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Museum's Terminal 4 gallery. October 4, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Don't forget, you can scroll back through the daily paintings, and, if you see one you would like to own or give as a gift to someone special, give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or drop her a line at farnsworth at farnsworthgallery@newmex.com. Chances are it is still available.

Also, if you see one of the dailies that you would like to commission a larger version of, let's talk. You just might find me extra agreeable during this Unpaid Sabbatical!

Larger available paintings may be found on the website http://www.johnfarnsworth.com

Ciao for now,

John


 

Saint Francis

I've decided to take a short break from the daily paintings. I'm amazed to find out how upsetting it is to miss a couple of days! But I need to make some changes, and there are some other matters that require my attention just now. Please bear with me.

Meanwhile, in keeping with the Saints' theme, here's a shot I took with my iPhone a day or so ago, while showing friends the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, here in Ranchos de Taos.

Thank you for your patience,

John

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXVII / Daily Painting #1449

Face of a Saint XXXVII / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1449

Here’s another from Dwellings Revisited in Taos. I’m not entirely sure this one is considered a Saint. A Santo? Maybe, I don’t know. Does anyone out there know? I’ll bet everyone knows who it is, though.

To own today’s painting, send your bid in now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 30, 2014.
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it’s up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXVI / Daily Painting #1448

Face of a Saint XXXVI / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1448

The Angel Santo inspiration for today’s image is also from Dwellings Revisited, the shop of our dear friend, Cam Martin, on Bent Street, here in Taos. Cam’s is a great little store jam-packed with I want ‘ems. Thanks again, Cam!

To own today’s painting, send your bid in now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 29, 2014.
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it’s up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXV / Daily Painting #1447

Face of a Saint XXXV / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1447

My apologies for this late post. Technical problems combined with busy but thoroughly enjoyable serial visits from family and friend houseguests for the past several days (weeks?) are partly responsible. As am I, of course.

The Santo inspiration for today’s image is from Dwellings Revisited, the shop of our dear friend, Cam Martin, on Bent Street, here in Taos. Cam’s is a great little store jam-packed with I want ‘ems. Thanks, Cam!

To own today’s painting, send your bid in now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 28, 2014.
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it’s up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.


FACE OF A SAINT XXXIV / Daily Painting #1446

Face of a Saint XXXIV / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1446

This is from an email I received yesterday:

QUESTION:

John,
I have enjoyed all of your art but I adore your ink and watercolors. You mentioned that you have a new palette. Does this mean you are no longer mixing the 3 M. Graham primary colors? Are you painting on wet paper in your demonstration?
I will send you a photo of a watercolor I just finished to show how your class in Ruidoso inspired me. Thank you.
All my best,
D H

Scroll down for my answers…



To own today's painting, send your bid in now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 27, 2014.
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it's up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.


ANSWERS:

Hi D,

Nice painting. It would be very difficult to make such a painting, with so many colors, without ending up with a lot of mud, when using a more complicated palette.

No, I haven't changed. I meant to say that I bought a new paint box. The pigments I fill it with will still be the same.

As for purple, it is the one most difficult color to acheive with this palette. But it can be done. Try this for practice. Divide a sheet of paper into 25 or 50 swatches. Using clean water, and a clean brush, be very careful not to allow any yellow at all into the mix. Start with a lot of water and just a little pigment and work your way up to a lot of pigment and not much water. Start with a pale pink, then add a very small hint of blue. Then a tiny bit more and so on. Then try starting with a pale, pale blue and adding small amounts of red. Explore all the different combinations that are available. Learn the possiibilities, practice, and you will do fine.

I don't generally wet my paper first. However, if you can slow down the video, you will see thst there are areas in which I sometimes paint wet into wet, wet over dry, and so on. All that just comes with practice, really; I don't give it much conscious thought when I'm painting.

When doing the above swatches, you might also want to try wet into wet, wet over dry, dry into wet, dry over dry, etc

Paint, paint, paint, that's the key.

John

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXIII / Daily Painting #1445

Face of a Saint XXXIII / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1445

I decided since I was so late with yesterday's post I should try and get this one out to you a little bit earlier. And I think I should maybe get to bed a little bit earlier.

To own today's painting, send your bid in now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 26, 2014.
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it's up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.

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