ABANDONED ADOBE Daily Painting #855

ABANDONED ADOBE

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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With everyone working jobs in town, this old adobe farm building in Northern New Mexico has fallen into disuse and started its return to nature. I find it sad to see the passing of honest old hand made structures like this, but time moves on, whatever we may feel.

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AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT Daily Painting #837

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Here it is, folks, the last painting done in 2012, the first posted in 2013. It's an abstract painting, of course, this being a Monday and all. These abstractions, as you probably kmow by now, are a new thing for me, and a really fun thing, to boot. I hope they're something new and fun for you, too!!! Tell me, please, what do you see?

I also hope you had as good a year as I had, and that you will have an even better new one!

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HORSES IN A FIELD Daily Painting #770

Horses in a Field

HORSES IN A FIELD

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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RANCHOS DE TAOS

This was the view out our bedroom window a couple of days ago. That is it was part of the view; the view that also contains mountains, sky, old adobe houses, several more fields of alfalfa, orchards, ravens and magpies. The fields, though, are gradually giving way to development, with new homes and double wide trailers.

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WHITE FARM TRUCK Daily Painting #757

White Farm Truck

WHITE FARM TRUCK

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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FOUND SCULPTURE

Old trucks dot the alfalfa fields in and around Taos, New Mexico. These battered work horses haul hay, tools, equipment  from place to place on the farms and ranches, and wait patiently between chores. Sometimes they’re replaced by newer trucks, or even All Terrain Vehicles, and are left where they were last used, to blend into the scenery, fading into the earth, consumed, slowly, by rust, like sculptures unattended, pleasing to the eye and touching the heart.

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BARN AND CLOUDS Daily Painting #739

Barn and Clouds

BARN AND CLOUDS

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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IN PASSING

It’s been a while since I did one of my passing scenes from the Amtrak Series. This one was spotted while traveling through the Midwest , on my way to do photographic research for a commission.

“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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ON THE WAY TO MACHU PICCHU Daily Painting #721

On the Way to Macchu-Piccu

ON THE WAY TO MACHU PICCHU

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

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IN THE SACRED VALLEY

High in the Andes Mountains of Peru, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, a farm house, typical of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, along the Rio Urubamba, lies baking in the sun.

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AN EVENING IN NOVEMBER Daily Painting #701

An Evening in November

AN EVENING IN NOVEMBER

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

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HOME OF THE NAVAJO

Dwarfed by the sandstone cliffs northwest of Gallup, New Mexico, this, typical small Navajo family compound, with its traditional hogan, still used for religious purposes,  blends gently into the beauty of its surroundings.

 

BATHROOM MONDRIAN Daily Photograph #1,671

All around us there are interesting compositions just waiting to be seen. Waiting to be captured. Waiting to be shared. This would make a fine painting, but I like it as it is. Then again, who’s to say it can’t be both a photograph and a painting?

Problem is, if a painting is good enough to stand on its own, it’s not much of a challenge to paint. Just duplicate it and be done. But that’s no fun. Now, a photo that suggests possibilities as a painting, provides a framework of an idea, or enough detail to tease the creative impulse, that’s a photo to make a painting from.

When I see a photo or an area within a photo, and think, wow, I wish I’d been closer, had a better camera, or known how to use the one I did have; man, I can smell the sage, feel the cool air, the hot sun, hear the sounds of the birds, the trains, the wind, that’s a photo to paint from. A photo that stirs memories, tickles the imagination, intimates the future, or begs translation, but falls short technically, or that contains unnecessary elements can be an excellent starting point for a painting.

Bathroom Mondrian

BATHROOM MONDRIAN

Just as with paintings, I prefer the found still life to the formal. While this might appear to have been set up, I assure you it is just as I found it. Nothing was moved, nothing arranged. Aside from a bit of a trim, a little straightening to make up for lens aberration, and values correction, this is the scene just as I found it.

The Kachinas are Coming

It’s time to get ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big 43rd Annual 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.

 

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WINDBREAK Daily Painting #592

Whoa! Sorry some of you didn’t get this image in the original post. The Computer Gremlins have been hard at work, giving me fits! I think I’m getting all the issues resolved. I hope this works for you. Thanks to all who informed me of the glitch.

John

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

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

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No great adventures to report today as I’m holed up in a motel room, working on a long overdue commission.

SUNSET, RIO GRANDE VALLEY Daily Painting #595

I’m hitting the road! and you’re invited. To learn more, visit Under a Wandering Star, above.

SUNSET, RIO GRANDE VALLEY / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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LUNCHTIME Daily Painting #535

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

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