The Face of s Saint / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches

Hmmm, this painting is based, loosely, on the face of a carved, polychromed antique Santo. But I can hardly resist thinking of it as a portrait of a young Oscar Wilde. Not exactly a Saint. What, or whom, do you see? At any rate, I thoroughly enjoyed pushing the paint around. If you know my work, you know I've spent most of my career covering my tracks, hiding and sublimating my brush strokes. I'm starting to feel like a painter!

Daily Painting Auctions since Sunday, August 01, 2010

Every day, John Farnsworth will post a new 6 x 6 inch oil painting to this blog. (Or, at times, a watercolor.)

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Bidding will close at noon MST on Aug 01, 2014.

How do I bid?

Starting Bid $200.00 (USD) by email to:

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).


A free 6 x 9 inch original watercolor will be awarded to the highest bidder during the month of july.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, just drop me an email at or call me at 505-982-4561.

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5 thoughts on “THE FACE OF A SAINT / Daily Painting #1358

  1. Another very interesting step into the future. I can see the fun you are having and so delighted when you finish a painting and come dancing into dinner, revealing your own delight with the finished daily painting!

  2. The saying, “If there is goodness in your heart, it will come to your tongue”. It fits. The eyes showing a deep concern. This painting really has a message. Love the way you show it.

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