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Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

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TAOS CHURCH, AGAIN

iPhone4s / PhotoForge 2 / Photogene

Here's another shot of the church featured in yesterday's blog. This one is also from my former daily photo blog, When a Painter Snaps.

Here's what I wrote at the time:

Five days ago, I posted an image of Thea and our friend, Jay Olson, in front of the Church at Ranchos. Admittedly, it was more snapshot than photograph. This is called When a Painter Snaps, after all.

Today, though, I decided to post my latest photograph of this beautiful building that has drawn both artists and photographers ranging from Georgia O'Keeffe to Anselm Adams. As for photographers, it's been shot with 8×10 and 4×5 cameras, 35mm cameras, and everything from pinhole cameras and Kodak Brownies to, as in this case, an iPhone.

Hasta mañana.

 

VEJER FOUNTAIN / Daily Painting #1273

Vejer Fountain / Painted on my iPad / ArtRage3

A quick sketch of the fountain where I had my breakfast this morning, after spending the night in Vejer de la Frontera.

When I first saw Vejer twelve years ago, it was from the highway as we passed by below the village. The driver, from Hacienda Dos Olivos, told me it was one of the Pueblos Blancos, a term I was not familiar with, but that intrigued me instantly. Vejer was so striking, perched atop a hill covered in green trees and fields, sparkling in the afternoon sunthat I swore to return someday.

A few days later, I rented a car and started my first tour of the Pueblos Blancos, and spent the first night and the next day in Vejer.

Breakfast, by the way, was a delicious tapa of Smoked Eel cooked with black butter and capers on a bed of roast sweet potato on rye toast!!! Mmmmmm!

And on that note, I believe I will go to sleep, now, and dream of smoked eel.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

ESQUINA / Daily Painting #1233

Esquina / Watercolor / 6 x 6 Inches

Another slow start day. Am I seeing a pattern, here? This hotel, Refugio del Angel, has the best shower I've in a long time. Quite large, and with lots of very hot water in a powerful stream. But leave it I did, finally, to join the others who had long since had their breakfast, on the corner opposite the plaza for a cup of coffee and a pastry.

Then, off we went to the mask museum that I've been trying to photograph in since 1973. There were some great displays, but the masks were in storage.

So we took another enjoyable drive, out to the village of Zirahúen and an interesting Marina with beautiful little cabins for rent. A big weekend resort, it was pretty well abandoned on a Tuesday. I think I got a couple off good photos, though.

Back at the hotel we had a drink in the lobby, where the –staff built a welcome fire for us in the fireplace, then we went to Lupita's on Quiruoga for a very fine dinner. I had a delicious trout from Lake Zirahúen, and Thea had a jicama salad that I had to help her finish. Oh darn!

And so ends another lovely Patzcuaro day.


¡Hasta Mañana!


HOW TO BID: (see below)

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop.

PATTERNS / Daily Painting #1228

Damn! Don't know what I did, but somehow managed to dump tonight's well crafted, thought provoking, terribly interesting post, just as I was ready to publish it.

Well I'm not going to redo the whole thing, so here's the short version:

We all stayed home today, swam, read, rested. I worked a bit on images and gear. Thea did Kayce's hair. She looked great when we all six went to Pegaso for dinner. ( The fried rabbit was as good as any I've had.)

I'm the last one up, but not for long.

¡Hasta Mañana!

HOW TO BID: (see below)

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop.

PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES EN LA NOCHE / Daily Painting #1212

Palacio de Bellas Artes en la Noche / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Here's the watercolor version of the Palace of Fine Arts in the Night, in Mexico City, that I promised you yesterday.

HOW TO BID: (see below)

The day was spent mostly on various chores, such as currency exchange, finding and buying a sim card for my iPad, finding our way around, discovering how out of shape we are, having a couple of nice meals, etc.

Speaking of the iPad, I finally bit the bullet and am now traveling with only the iPad. No laptop, notebook, netbook, just my iPad. It really is all I need and then some. Truth is, it's virtually all I use at home. About the only use I have for anything more is access to my terabytes of saved images.

Here's something I wrote recently about using the iPad:

TYPING ON AN iPAD

This is a typing test. Why a typing test? Because, although I feel fine with typing on the iPad, I keep reading blog posts, etc, claiming it's impossible to do any amount of serious typing on an iPad.

Are they kidding? They should go out to a junk store, by an old manual typewriter and try some really serious typing. Or even an electric typewriter.

I was fortunate to grow up typing on a “portable” that weighed about as much as my last desktop computer.

I became a fairly fast and quite accurate typist. I could type around fifty words per minute, and if I made a mistake, even at the end of a page, I would tear it out and start over. I soon learned to make very few mistakes.

However, when writing something original, as opposed to just typing, I often resorted to two finger typing. This slowed me down a bit, of course, but it also gave me time to think about, consider, and plan what I was writing.

My first computer came with a noisy, clackety keyboard. I loved it. It was a great bridge between the old and the new. I still have it, and, if I ever again have need of a full size keyboard, I look forward to clacking away on it.

I have owned several laptop and notebook computers. I have never liked typing on any of them. Their keyboards all felt squishy to me.

Now I have an iPad. My third, actually. I usually type with two fingers. I've gotten used to the light touch required, compared to the pounding the old typewriters required. Those old timers usually had keys that required varying amounts of pressure, too, which made typing on a different machine difficult at first.

Some of you readers may remember, as I do, the terrible annoyances of stuck keys. (If you went too fast, several keys would arrive at the platen simultaneously, and get stuck together like comedians in an elevator door. And the carriage return. My eternal thanks to Gates, Jobs, and all the others who have freed me from the annoying bell and the need to stop in the middle of a sentence, the middle of a thought, to throw the carriage back to start a new line. Too light a touch, and your line would start as though indented, too much effort, and the damn thing could go shooting across the room. Oh, and that one, uneven, often clogged, or partly missing font.

There is one thing I do miss, though. Not the ugly green plastic keys of my portable, but the beautiful, steam punk, brass rimmed, gold lettered on a black background keys of the old standards and uprights. In fact, I first started using the Blogsy App to prepare my posts because of their beautiful logo!

Well, I just typed this little rant on my iPad, and I could go on for pages more, but lunch is calling. So let me just say that I have no desire to go back to typing on a typewriter, standard or portable, nor on a desktop, OK, maybe with my old clacker keyboard, on occasion, not on a laptop, a notebook, or a netbook.

And I don't plan on getting an external keyboard for my iPad. Simplicity rules, and that is one less thing to carry.

PS So far, I don't use a stylus, either. I prefer to work digitally. One for drawing, two for typing, though sometimes one will do, or even three or four. Digits, that is. Digits, get it? Ah, never mind. 😉

There. A little over six hundred words and no external keyboard need apply.

HOW TO BID:

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

CHEVY / Daily Painting #1202

CHEVY / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

HOW TO BID:

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

ADOBE INTERIOR / Daily Painting #1181

Adobe Interior / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

HOW TO BID:

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

OTTO’S / Daily Painting #1175

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

When I first saw this little part of a large Hacienda, right in the heart of Lima, while teaching a workshop, I thought what a great little studio it could be for a month or so. Who knows? If I ever get down that way again I just might give Otto a call and see what my chances are.

HOW TO BID:

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

CAMARGUE / Daily Painting #1166

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

HOW TO BID:

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest wbid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.