Andalusian Shepherd

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On the road to Ronda, Spain, 2002.

Continuing the series of candid portraits, this one a road, rather than a street photo, was shot using a Sony Cybershot camera, processed on an iPad Air 2, with the Snapseed app.

French Wine Merchant

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Another candid Street Portrait, this time of a young man selling wine at an open air market in Eymet, France. Shot with a bridge camera, the Panasonic Lumix FZ28 while teaching a workshop there.

Street Portrait

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Snapshot to Photograph

IMG_4581.JPGI took this quick snapshot from the hip and without thinking much about it. I noticed the scene as I was walking past, and just shot reflexively.

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I shot again as I got closer, and then a third time. All the images were way off level, badly cropped and not especially interesting. I was tempted to delete them, but decided to let them be while I went on looking for something better.

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On another day, as I was looking through my shots while in less of a hurry, I was first attracted to the bright colors of the flag, but when I looked more closely, I began to zero in on the relationships of the figures, and the color in the sunglasses on the figure on the left. Those great boots, also interested me.

I zoomed in for a closer look, and when I saw the center figure’s eyelashes, and all three expressions, I was hooked. I wasn’t entirely sure it would work, but decided to try rotating the image to level it up. It worked, and I liked what I was seeing.

I then cropped it, and began playing with it in Snapseed, using the TuneImage/Ambiance, and other sliders to open up the shadows and sharpened it a bit using the Details/Structure slider. I framed it with Frames, changed it to black and white, added a blue filter to lighten the sky, then, back in the Tune Image menu, I added some warmth, and there it was, the photo of the day for my Instagram gallery, @johnfarnsworthphotographer.

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I’m glad I didn’t delete the original. I do wish I could give a more blow by blow account of the way I proceeded with it, but I don’t keep a record of the steps I take, and seldom repeat myself exactly, preferring to just play with the sliders, dodging, burning, adjusting, caressing and manipulating until I find the photograph lurking in the snapshot.

As Ansel Adams said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Palomitas

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Palomitas (Popcorn), Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

I love taking photographs of just about anything.
But I especially love Street Photography.
I love people watching.

I love recording the life around me, wherever I am; city, town, village, or countryside; wandering the streets, roads,or alleyways, parks and beaches of a place foreign or familiar, new to me or old, outdoors or in.

The human condition. That’s what interests me, captivates me, insists that I capture it, record it, share it. People being people. In their native habitat, candid, unposed, real. Being themselves. Happy, sad, working, playing, talking, relating, smiling, laughing, crying, staring into space or the past or the future. Or the eyes of a loved one, or a pet. Just being.

I love thinking about them. Who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going, what they’re planning, or doing. I love causing others to wonder the same.

That, to me, is Street Photography.

THE FACE OF A SAINT / Daily Painting #1358

The Face of s Saint / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches

Hmmm, this painting is based, loosely, on the face of a carved, polychromed antique Santo. But I can hardly resist thinking of it as a portrait of a young Oscar Wilde. Not exactly a Saint. What, or whom, do you see? At any rate, I thoroughly enjoyed pushing the paint around. If you know my work, you know I've spent most of my career covering my tracks, hiding and sublimating my brush strokes. I'm starting to feel like a painter!

Daily Painting Auctions since Sunday, August 01, 2010

Every day, John Farnsworth will post a new 6 x 6 inch oil painting to this blog. (Or, at times, a watercolor.)

Bookmark this site, A Farnsworth A Day, and come back tomorrow for our daily email auction. Or sign up now to receive updates and a fresh new image each day direct to your email.

Bidding will close at noon MST on Aug 01, 2014.

How do I bid?

Starting Bid $200.00 (USD) by email to: bid@johnfarnsworth.com

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day. Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Bonus:

A free 6 x 9 inch original watercolor will be awarded to the highest bidder during the month of july.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, just drop me an email at farnsworthgallery@newmex.com or call me at 505-982-4561.

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CALAVERA de San Angel / Daily Painting #1214

Calavera de San Angel / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

In a corner of the garden of an estate turned antiques and arts store in the beautiful area of Mexico City known as San Angel, I was taken by surprise by this giant, twelve to fifteen foot Calavera, or Skeleton, twisting in the wind. The Mexicans are not a bit afraid to stare death straight in the face. Depictions of skeletons are everywhere. But when you come across one this large, and it is not in a parade or ceremony, you pay attention. I did, and couldn't wait to get it down on paper.

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.ooooooooooooo

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

SARGE / Daily Painting #1209

Sarge / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

I ran into this handsome fellow while visiting Galleries down in Santa Fe a couple of days ago and got the owner's permission to take a few shots of his dog, Sarge. I enjoy painting dogs, and especially Bulldogs.

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.ooooooooooooo

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

SANTO BARBAROSA / Daily Painting #1208

SANTO BARBAROSA / 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.ooooooooooooo

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

GIRAFFE / Daily Painting #1196

Giraffe / Mixed Media / 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.