BY THE SPANISH ROAD / Daily Painting #1292

By the Spanish Road / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

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LITTLE MUDHEAD KACHINA WITH BLUE JAY FEATHER / Daily Painting #1291

Little Mudhead Kachina with Blue Jay Feather

Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

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A FRENCH COW / Daily Painting #1289

A French Cow / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

My computer and my iPad are deeply involved in transferring, storing, and backing up the thousands of images from my just concluded trip to Mexico and Spain, and will be for some time.

Since I can't access the images from this trip, and can't use ArtRage3 with the iPad occupied, I decided to turn to a subject from an earlier trip, to France. And that now was as good a time as any to dip back into watercolor. So, here you have it.

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SEVILLANAS / Daily Painting #1272

Sevillianas / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

Together at last.

Up early this morning. Early for me, anyway, and off I went to the Yeguada de la Cartuza. Twelve years ago, as part of a workshop I was teaching, we went there, not knowing what to expect. In addition to the guided tour of this stud farm for the breeding of the Royal Carthusian Horse. I got tons of good research, and was so taken with the whole show that I rented a car and stayed over a week, so that I could attend a second time the following Saturday. I've been dreaming of a third visit ever since.

Afterwards, I drove on down to Medina-Sidonia, one of the Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages that are the other reason for this trip. Lunch, there, was a half order of venison, then I drove to Vejer de la Frontera to spend the night, stopping along the way to shoot a few photographs, and to revisit an old Roman bridge.

And now I'm off to bed, before I fall asleep and drop my iPad

'Hasta mañana!

 

CONVERSATION IN THE JARDIN / Daily Painting #1237

 

Conversatin in the Jardin / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

After gathering in the Jardin, the various Mariachi groups take it easy, sitting around, waiting for the more gregarious of their band to drum up some business among the assembled crowds. Some tinker at tuning their instruments, playing occasional little riffs, others joke and laugh around, and some, like these two, engage in some serious conversation.

Thea and I sat in the park this afternoon and evening, and in addition to photographing, I broke out the iPad and did several sketches on it. That was exciting and really great fun, but it is going to take a lot of getting used to. I can see that I have a lot of learning to do, especially to learn to paint on the iPad. Others have done it, though, so I'm confident I can, too.

We have a mini-adventure lined up for tomorrow morning, so I'm going to try to get to bed earlier than usual, tonight. I'll tell you all about it, later.

¡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.

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.

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.

 

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.

STUDY IN GRAYS / Daily Painting #1229

Study in Grays / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches. Slow , but delightful day. Short post. Long, late and leisurely lunch with Gari and Casey and Robert And Annie. Then Thea and I went to the bullfights. Her first. Says she's glad she went, but doesn't care to go again. Pretty disappointing, really. Some scrappy, though small bulls. One fairly good Torero.

Decided I'd rather paint these flowers I saw in the fireplace of the Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum just before we left.

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.

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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.

POLLO FELIZ / Daily Painting #1227

We started the day with the house special French Toast at El Correo. Afterwards, we visited Tom and Donna Dickson's Gallery above the Jardin. Donna was getting ready to teach a watercolor workshop, but we managed to squeeze in a nice visit. They have a great space with room for 15 or so students, but it is at the top of some fairly tortuous stairs.

We then spent the rest of the day exploring the area south and east of the Jardin. That means shopping. But not necessarily buying. We finished by relaxing with a beer in a sidewalk cafe across from the Jardin, then caught a cab out to Pollo Feliz (Happy Chicken), a large, fast, grilled chicken restaurant and picked up dinner to take back to Casa Laura. While feasting on that savory bird and saving the best, the drumstick, for last, suddenly, the sunlight, coming through a window struck that drumstick just so, and I knew immediately that i had found the subject for today's painting.

I believe it was Lautrec's mother who said, when he had painted a duck, that he had celebrated it by way of the gun, the brush, and the fork.

Steve and Jackie came in from Chimayo just after dinner, and we all had cocktails and an enjoyable evening visiting on the terrace at Casa Laura.

Yet another nice, slow day, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

¡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.