JUST ANOTHER NEW MEXICO SUNSET

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BEGINNINGS / Daily Painting #995

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Dandelions in a Mexican shot glass; a center piece on a table in the early days of Café Renato, Taos, New Mexico.

Now, for a different kind of Lion:

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If you would like to own this painting, just send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

 

HAVASU EVENING / Daily Painting #989

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Two fishermen on the calm waters of Lake Havasu, Arizona, at the end of a peaceful, relaxing day. This was the view from Betsy as I camped just outside Lake Havasu City back in February.

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If you would like to own this painting, just send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

 

SHARK’S TOOTH / Daily Painting #975

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

When driving into Taos from Santa Fe, Taos Mountain looms on the horizon, and off to the left is this jagged rock outcropping, looming above the valley of the Rio Hondo. My good friends, Cousins Gari Smith and Kayce Verde refer to it as the Shark's Tooth. What's your pet name for it? Does anyone out there know its real name?

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

 

WEST ON 10 / Daily Painting #961

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Freeways are something I avoid whenever I can. Between Tucson and Phoenix, I much prefer the Pinal Pioneer Parkway, a more leisurely drive; scenic, and lined with giant Saguaro and Ocotillo Cactus and other beautiful desert flora.

Occasionally, though, time constraints find me driving up Interstate Ten. Usually boring, for the most part, it can be a more exciting and beautiful drive during the rainy season, when the skies take over. Especially toward day's end.

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us.

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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

 

AT HOME AMONG BLUE MESAS / Daily Painting #957

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

For the story behind this painting, a photograph from the same day that inspired it, and a potential new series,…

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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

 

LA BAJADA / Daily Painting #949

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

One day, after driving Thea to Albuquerque to catch a flight to Phoenix to visit her sister, I headed north. Midway back to Santa Fe, I took a road off to the right that I'd long been curious about. The road turned south and ducked under the old Santa Fe railroad (now the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe) tracks, then around again to the east. Grazing cattle, a couple of wild horses and beautful blood purple blooming staghorn cholla beneath a wild and stormy, rain and promise filled sky, made for a fun photo interlude. This little painting, too is from that enjoyable afternoon, watching the traffic hurrying up and down La Bajada in the distance, oblivious, in their rush, to all the beauty, magestic and simple, so nearby.

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us.

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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

 

 

ROAD TO THE CLOUDS / Daily Painting #940

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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I really don't expect anyone else to see the difference in this cloud scene. I felt the difference, though. After looking back over past daily paintings, I realize that the abstracts, and maybe just the act of painting every day, have been affecting the way I've been painting for quite a while.

The subtle difference is that it's now consciously deliberate. It's like having an entirely new set of tools, and they're not borrowed, they are all mine. Now, let's see what I else can do with them.

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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


 

SUNDOWN OVER LLANO QUEMADO Daily Painting #927

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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This is the view from our home in Ranchos de Taos, across the valley of the Rio Grande del Rancho, toward Llano Quemado, the Burnt Plain.

If you haven't already, I hope you'll have a look at the daily photos on my newly reworked blog When a Painter Snaps…

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THE PROSPECTOR Daily Painting #916

THE PROSPECTOR

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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The clouds come rolling over San Jacinto and into the Coachella Valley from the Pacific. A lone prospector and his burro make there way across what would later become Palm Desert. And I am reminded of the paintings of Clyde Forsythe that I so enjoyed and admired in my youth when I used to find them in Desert Magazine.

NOTE:

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday responding to comments on previous posts. For some unknown reason, most of them never showed up on the blog. I'm working on a solution. In the meantime, I hope all of you who have left comments here and on whenapaintersnaps know how very much your comments are appreciated and how important they are to me, especially when I'm tempted to falter.

It can be especially difficult to keep both blogs going on a daily basis while traveling. I can't always respond, but I always read and appreciate them.

I would love to see more dialog forming between those who follow my blogs and comment on them. Hint, hint.

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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

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