OLD TIMER / Daily Painting #946

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

He's been a friend and companion, a willing worker and a guard, and now he's pretty much retired, lying around the ranch, taking it easy, soaking up the sun.

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DEVIL DOG Daily Painting #843

DEVIL DOG

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I haven't painted a Mexican Mask in quite a while, and it's one of my favorite subjects. So I decided to do one for you today, and, having just come from the Empire Dog Show, this devilish dog mask seemed just the right one to paint.

Oops! I guess I've lost track of time. Today is Monday, abstaction day. Well, I'll try and catch up tomorrow.

NOTE:

Speaking of tomorrow, I've decided to start posting as soon as the blog is ready, rather than waiting for midnight as I have been doing. This has become difficult while traveling and trying to change to an earlier schedule.

So, just so you know, this isn't a second painting for today, it's the one that normally would not have appeared until tomorrow.

Bidding will open at midnight and close twenty four hours later. After bidding has closed, if the painting is still availablle, the first $300.00 takes it.

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MR POTATO Daily Painting #841

MR POTATO

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Another day another dog, as the old saying almost goes. Back to the Empire Dog Show for a second day. I couldn't find much more information about the show today, but I did learn that there are 3600 entrants! And I counted roughly 440 – 450 giant Class A Motor Coaches in the participants' camping area, with many more clogging the streets of town and all motel rooms booked solid.

This Bulldog, Mr Potato, so named his owner told me, because he looked like a Russet potato when he was born, seemed to enjoy posing for me. I know I sure enjoyed painting him. I'll bet someone out there is going to enjoy owning this painting.

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BUTCH Daily Painting #747

Butch

BUTCH

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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BEST FRIEND

I don’t know what it is about dogs, but they are a subject that I never tire of painting. All breeds, mongrels, old, young, they all fire up my brushes, whether in oil or watercolor. Whenever I’m out shooting street photography, I seldom pass up a chance to snap a passing dog.

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THE RIDING LESSON Daily Painting #732

The Riding Lesson

THE RIDING LESSON

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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FREEDOM AND LEARNING

A sandy wash on a warm summer day in Northern New Mexico, a great time and a great place for a lesson in horsemanship. Learning to ride, like any learning expands our horizons and enhances our lives. The exhilarating feeling of freedom that learning to ride provides is the icing on the cake.

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JACK Daily Painting #727

Jack

JACK

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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OLD TIMER

He’s been around a while. Quite a while. Chasing sticks, balls, Frisbees. He’s hunted and played, guarded and always been eager to please. A friend, family member, and loyal companion, he has always shown deep appreciation for every kind word, every treat, and ear scratching and all the love returned to him. He’s Jack.

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KEESHA Daily Painting #686

Sam

SAM

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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STREET DOGS

Thea had a great idea for a show a few years ago when we had the gallery on Canyon Road. Street Dogs and Wild Buffalo. I had a lot of fun painting for that one! Dogs have long been a favorite subject, beginning with full sheet watercolors back in the eighties. I still do a lot of dog paintings, usually in my daily 6 x 6 format and in oil. Occasionally I do dogs in watercolor, still, usually as commissioned pieces. Mostly, though, the dogs I paint are those I encounter on the street, in the park, or even in people’s homes. I met Sam on the street in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

BUCKING BULLS OF LA JARA Daily Photograph #1,656

While in La Jara, Colorado to photograph rodeo horses in the dispersal sale mentioned in yesterday’s post, I also got this shot of three rodeo bulls from the sale, as they drifted in from their pasture.

Bucking Bulls of La Jara

BUCKING BULLS OF LA JARA

It’s time to start getting ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting on of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

David Anthony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson, Taos, New Mexico,  September 01 to October 05, 2012. Reception September 1, 5 t0 7pm

See the August/September issue of the SANTA FEAN magazine, page 90 for a write-up on the show.

GREAT NEWS! It’s not too late to contribute to the making of BE HOME SOON!

This news came in a couple of days ago from Melissa Howden and Kickstarter:

Bowing in Gratitude

One of my backers texted me early this morning that the goal had been reached. Another sent a Facebook message – all before I saw it here with my very own eyes. 3 days to go and several people I know are still in the process…and the goal has been not only reached but surpassed.

I have said this to some of you and I will say it here again, I am truly Honored and Humbled by all of your support, and the faith you have shown by backing this project.

At this moment I am not sure what else to say. I am overwhelmed.

Because of you the film goes to the lab tomorrow and the sound designer today.

Because of you this film will see the light of day, or better a darkened theater.

With so much gratitude and love,

Melissa

167 Backers

$25,600 pledged of $25,000 goal

 Congratulations, Melissa!!!

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GO AHEAD, THROW IT! Daily Painting #670

Go Ahead, Throw It!

GO AHEAD, THROW IT!

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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ROAD TRIP Continued

We got to Socorro about 9:30, and the sidewalks were being rolled up, so we stopped at Denny”s for a tilapia dinner. Not bad, really. We pushed on to Albuquerque and got a room for the night. I painted CHOPSTICKS, and ran into several technological problems. I had used my iPad for blogging all during my two month travels, but, for whatever reason, couldn’t get anything to work though I worked at it until three or four in the morning. The next day we got home with no problems, unloaded and returned the Uhaul and I was home by around two. Our mini adventure turned out to be more of a quick trip. Quick and exhausting. And successful. That little pickup is cute as can be, fits right in in Taos, and purrs like a kitten. Speaking of which…

ATTICUS CATTICUS Daily Photograph #1,641

Atticus Catticus

ATTICUS CATTICUS

In case you just tuned in, this is Atticus, so named because he was rescued from our attic. He’s the new ruler of the studio; the whole house, in fact. He’s also started taking over the yard. But only if we’re really close by. This photograph shows him in a rare moment between playing and sleeping. Hmmm, sleeping. Sounds like a plan. See you tomorrow.

If you haven’t already, be sure to scroll all the way down to read about your chance to participate in the creation of a documentary Be Home Soon.

And start getting ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting on of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

How would you like to be Associate Producer on an important film while sharing in the realization of a dream? You can, and at the same time give a leg up to a good and deserving woman, our special friend, Melissa Howden. To find out how, just click on this link:

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Congratulations Melissa! She’s passed the half way mark, both in time and in the amount already pledged.  Check it out.

 

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CHUY Daily Painting #662

Chuy

CHUY

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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GOING TO THE DOGS

I feel so inarticulate. I paint dogs. I paint a lot of dogs, actually. I started painting full sheet watercolors of dogs back in the mid ’80s. I’ve been painting dogs ever since. So I thought I might discuss my love of painting dogs.

But I’m at a loss. I don’t have a dog. Haven’t had one for twenty or thirty years. In the ’70s, I had a great dog. Molly. An Irish Wolfhound. Huge dog. Gentle, loving, perfect for an 18 acre river front property, surrounded by forest service and state park land. Did I mention huge? She was a sight hound. Sight hounds are my favorite dogs. Wolfhounds, Borzois, Greyhounds, Whippets, right down to the diminutive Italian Greyhounds. No, I take that back. My favorite dogs are other people’s dogs. I’ve had all kinds of dogs, mutts, mongrels, an Airedale, a Borzoi, a Whippet, a Collie, a Manchester Terrier, even a coyote pup. And a Mexican Wireless that I saved from a plastic bag in a trash barrel in a roadside rest that looked just like the pottery dogs of Colima.

But not long after Molly, I fell in love with travel. The kind of independent, extended, and always painting-and-photography-related travel that isn’t suited to the responsibilities of dog ownership. Maybe that’s it. I started painting dogs not long after the travel bug bit me. Maybe it’s some sort of pet sublimation. I don’t know. All I do know is that I really enjoy painting them, whatever the reason.

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RODEO…

Her Spur

HER SPUR

Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo Queen, New Mexico State Fair Queen, Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Queen. This girl gets around!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

How would you like to be Associate Producer on an important film while sharing in the realization of a dream? You can, and at the same time give a leg up to a good and deserving woman, our special friend, Melissa Howden. To find out how, just click on this link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/489495655/be-home-soon-letters-from-my-grandfather?ref=live

Congratulations Melissa! She’s nearing the twelve thousand dollar mark. Twenty Three days to go. Check it out.

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TRISTE Daily Painting #567

I’m hitting the road! Click Here to find out more and  follow along.

TRISTE / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

TRISTE / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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