Category: Character Study

OLD MAN, JEREZ / Daily Painting #1269

Old Man, Jerez / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Just a quick character study tonight. Time to catch up on matters technical. Downloading, uploading, charging, etc.

had a great day, walked a lot, watched a lot of people, saw a lot of the city, got thoroughly lost at least once, finally got a large, delicious cup of coffee, and at long last, found my way to some excellent Flamenco after sitting in on about an hour and a half of a very interesting Flamenco class.

Now to the tech stuff.

¡Hasta Mañana!

 

FLAMENCO MEXICANA / Daily Painting #1266

Flamenca Mexicana / Painted on my iPad Air / Art Rage3

Still exploring the possibilities in the ArtRage app. I like this more traditional work, too, but I miss the lines of the other pieces. Because I again worked alla prima on this one, the few lines I used were either eliminated or absorbed into the painting as it progressed. In other words there simply was no separate line drawing layer. The drawing was almost entirely done with the paint.

Tomorrow is train day, back up to Sevilla, so I'd better get some sleep.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

FAUXTOGRAPHER / Daily Painting #1263

Fauxtographer / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Ah, the fauxtographer, you see them everywhere. Gearheads all. Thousands of dollars worth of cameras and lenses hanging from neck and shoulders, searching, searching. Yet seldom does the camera come into play. Are they waiting for the perfect image to appear before them? Are they too tired to see? Afraid that even with all that equipment they still might fall short of the perfect photograph?

Shoot I say! Shoot because by shooting you will learn to shoot better. Fail, because by failing and learning from your failures you will grow.

More processions again this evening.

I finally managed to transfer a couple of images from my camera to my iPad via wifi. The process is not for the faint of heart. At least now I know for sure that it can be done with the Lumix app that I already have. Just in time, too, as my sd cards are almost all full. Now to sort, delete, and transfer to make way for more.

I guess I'd better get some rest.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

HOMBRE DE PATZCUARO / Daily Painting #1231

Charles and Kay picked us up this morning and off we went to Patzcuaro. They wanted to pick up some chairs from a local craftsman, I wanted to revisit a favorite place, and Thea was ready to see a new one. We had a pleasant drive, roughly the same distance as Taos to Albuquerque, through the farm lands and fields surrounding Celaya, with a brief pit stop on the edge of Morelia, on past the lakes and volcanic hills surrounding Patzcuaro, up the tree lined road into the town and through some of the narrow, very narrow, and winding streets to the central Plaza.

 

It was almost like being in another country than in San Miguel de Allende. Far more crowded than I could have imagined, packed with tourists, but scant few Gringos. Here, the buildings are almost all white, with terra cotta tile roofs. All signage on the buildings is in the same style, black with red capitals. The main plaza is large and filled with tall trees and large fountains.

 

After a nice lunch among friendly, welcoming locals, and after a brief walk around the plaza, we went looking for our hotel. On the way, Kay stopped to ask a friendly car park attendant for directions. While they were talking, I managed to get a couple of shots of him, through the car window with my iPhone. What a face, and in the late afternoon sunlight, even better. I knew immediately what my subject for this evening had to be.

 

We settled into our nice, comfortable rooms (much colder, though, than we've grown accustomed to) and went back out for a stroll around the two plazas, exploring the shops, and chatting briefly with people on the street. We had a nitecap, then Charles and Kay headed back to the hotel, while Thea and I walked around a bit more, then stopped for a plate of pasta before returning to the hotel, ourselves.

 

Like everyplace we've been on this trip, little has changed, just a lot more people. And cell phones, and computers. But the same families and laughing, running, playing children everywhere, even late into the evening.

 

Altogether a great day on the way to and in Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

 

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MYSTERY KACHINA / Daily Painting #1186

Mystery Kachina / Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

OK, I'm stumped. At first I thought this was a Supai Kachina. Now I'm not so sure. I have a box of my Kachina Note Cards waiting for the first person who can properly and correctly identify him.

Time for another Confection. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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WICKENBURG DANDY / Daily Painting #1097

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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Here's a character study from last year's Gold Rush Days in Wickenburg, Arizona. There were parades, rodeos, cookouts, and a classic car show, so I got a lot of research material while I was there.

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FORT WORTH / Daily Painting #1045

Watercolor / 5 x 7 Inches.

This is number twenty six in the popular new “Confections” series. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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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.

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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.