TAOS GATE / Daily Painting 1041

Back in January of 2011, I posted a photograph, made from a shot I had taken some years earlier, on my other blog, When a Painter Snaps.

My first daughter, Leah, left this comment:

JANUARY 1, 2011 @ 2:23 PM
This picture is Wonderfull !! It reminds me so much of the gates that I opened when I was a kid and the river was up and we would have to take the long way into town. I must be getting old, it made me cry!
Leah Hurst

Here is that photograph:

And here's a watercolor that I painted today, based on that image:

Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.

If you would like to own today's painting, Send your bid (Minimum $200) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

That is how I work. Some of the time. At other times, I work plein air, usually when traveling. Or I may work from brand new sketches or photographs. I like to keep myself guessing!

 

Currently, I'm wrestling with just how I want to continue this blog. As you may know by now, I have really loved and thoroughly enjoyed the daily 6 x 6 inch paintings. And the recent Confections have really been a blast. But I am missing the chance to do more of these full-fledged watercolors. I would occasionlly like to work larger, too.

 

So. here's my thinking at the moment. I'm thinking I will switch from the current format of always doing the same size and the same begining bid, or, as has been the case with the Confections, one price fits all, regardless of size or complexity, to a more varied approach. One that fits not only my love of varied sibjects and styles, but differing sizes and mediums, as well.

 

I will be offering everything from tiny sketches to full sheet watercolors, to both smaller and larger oils, and just about everything in between. I hope it will be more entertaining than confusing, and that you will all continue to follow along.

 

By the way, I hope to be traveling again, soon, and will try to make my verbal input more interesting as my adventures unfold.

 

I hope you will all help me with this. I would love to hear your thoughts. I so appreciate each and every comment, as well as your bids! Please, don't be shy, join in, let's make this blog as interesting as it can be, together.

Touch here to see more confections.

Touch here to see my daily photograph.

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.

 

6 thoughts on “TAOS GATE / Daily Painting 1041

  1. LOVE THIS WATERCOLOR – YOUR THOUGHTS OF CHANGING THE FORMAT IS INTERESTING – VERITY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE . . . I LIKE SEEING DIFFERENT SIZES AND MEDIUMS – WHAT ABOUT HAVING DIFFERENT OFFERINGS OR CATEGORIES WITH FIXED PRICES – WITH THE FIRST OFFER GETS THE PANTING.
    SAY :
    OILS
    CATEGORY “A” LARGEST DIMENSION 6″ – $_______
    CATEGORY “B” LARGEST DIMENSION 16″ – $_______
    CATEGORY “B” LARGEST DIMENSION 30″ – $_______

    WATERCOLORS
    CATEGORY “A” LARGEST DIMENSION 6″ – $_______
    CATEGORY “B” LARGEST DIMENSION 16″ – $_______
    CATEGORY “B” LARGEST DIMENSION 30″ – $_______

    PHOTOGRAPHS
    CATEGORY “A” LARGEST DIMENSION 6″ – $_______
    CATEGORY “B” LARGEST DIMENSION 16″ – $_______
    CATEGORY “B” LARGEST DIMENSION 30″ – $_______

    JUST A THOUGHT

  2. Yes. Your success was and is, due to following your sincerest feelings and beliefs and showing new interest. Can’t wait to see them. If and when you make a mistake don’t get mad take it as a lesson learned and move on with more knowledge.

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