FACE OF A SAINT XXIX / Daily Painting #1441

Face of a Saint XXIX / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1441


Face of a Saint XXIX / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1441

This antique Santo has been around for a very long time, and she shows it. Candle smoke, incense, and years of devoted handling have all left their mark on her. See below to purchase. But first…

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.

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 18, 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.

12 thoughts on “FACE OF A SAINT XXIX / Daily Painting #1441

  1. You did it! It is fascinating to watch you create a painting. I knew watercolors were scary – now I have proof! How do you control the drips so everything works out exactly right?? Thanks for doing the video, John.

    1. Uh oh! Didn’t mean to scare anyone 🙂 controling the ink is the hard part. This pen that I’m using tends to leave splotches in unintended places, and it gets mixed in with the paint, causing some unexpected things to happen. But I keep using it, just because it keeps things interesting and challenging. I’ve really only been using preliminary drawing at all in my watercolors for a relatively short time. Thanks for watching and thanks for your comment, Peggy.

  2. LOVE THE OLD SAINT – BUT THE VEDIO GOT MY FULL ATTENTION. . .
    AMAZING HOW YOU LET THE WATER DO THE WORK. . .
    NO SOUND BUT VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH THE UNLIMITED PALETTE BLEND. . .
    I’VE GOT TO GO TRY IT –
    KEEP A WET BRUSH !

    1. Thanks Troy, don’t tell me you still aren’t using the (Un)Limited Palette!? Don,t feel bad; it took me some thirteen years to get up the nerve to try it! But once I did, I never looked back.
      My brush is wet, and my camera is running!

    1. Hi Gena, thanks for trying. I couldn’t get the image to link nor the video to embed, but it should work to click on the links inside the text. If not, try going to YouTube and searching for:
      Watercolor Demo No. 1 by John Farnsworth. Let me know if you still have a problem with it, eh?

    1. Thanks Peggy, glad you liked it. It was great fun to put together, but difficult and frustrating this first time. Also, there happened to be a lot of interruptions and distractions. I’m hoping it will be a lot easier now that I have the basics figured out. And that I will be able to add more to subsequent videos, like voice over, maybe some music, although my taste is probably way different than what anyone else likes :-). Maybe Lee Marvin singing Under a Wandering Star, for instance. Stay tuned.

  3. Yeah!! This was great. I love how you are able to discern and control values of colors. And NO NOODLING!
    I hope this is the first of a series. However, you should be PAID for this instruction.

    1. Thanks Cheryl! Now that is some trick editing, causing the noodling not to show. Haha!
      This is definitely the beginning of a series. And as for getting paid, that would really be nice. Anyone for ebooks, books, or DVDs? Wow, I need a room full of assistants and interns to do all the things I would like to do.

  4. Would say from studying her eyes she may have been the one to give orders to the other saints for the day. Interesting how you have conquered the water and brushes. Your gaining of knowledge, comprehension, and mastery never stops. Keeps getting better and better.

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