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.

NIGHT LILIES / Daily Painting #1198

Night Lilies / 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.

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.

DRIED BOUQUET / Daily Painting #1046

Watercolor / 5 x 7 Inches.

This is number twenty seven in the popular new “Confections” series. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, and it's yours! That's right. The first hundred takes it. Don't wait!

Send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com,

or call Thea at: 505 982-4561

Touch here to see more confections.

Currently, I'm wrestling with just how I want to continue this blog. As you may know by now, I have really loved and thoroughly enjoyed the daily 6 x 6 inch paintings. And the recent Confections have really been a blast. But I am missing the chance to do more of these full-fledged watercolors. I would occasionlly like to work larger, too.

So. here's my thinking at the moment. I'm thinking I will switch from the current format of always doing the same size and the same begining bid, or, as has been the case with the Confections, one price fits all, regardless of size or complexity, to a more varied approach. One that fits not only my love of varied sibjects and styles, but differing sizes and mediums, as well.

I will be offering everything from tiny sketches to full sheet watercolors, to both smaller and larger oils, and just about everything in between. I hope it will be more entertaining than confusing, and that you will all continue to follow along.

By the way, I hope to be traveling again, soon, and will try to make my verbal input more interesting as my adventures unfold.

I hope you will all help me with this. I would love to hear your thoughts. I so appreciate each and every comment, as well as your bids! Please, don't be shy, join in. Let's make this blog as interesting as it can be, together.

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.

 

CRACKED ROSE / Daily Painting #1033

 

Daily Painter’s Workshop
Ruidoso, New Mexico
July 22-23-24, 2013
Eastern New Mexico University

Join me this summer in the cool mountain town of Ruidoso, in Southern New Mexico, for a three day workshop, and discover ways to make painting an important and truly accessible part of your life.

Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included. The clock is ticking. Sign up now!

Whoa! That's not a painting! That's an iPhone photograph, or iPhoneography. It was supposed to be on my daily photo blog, WHEN A PAINTER SNAPS. Somehow, I managed to get my pixels crossed. Now, what to do about it. Because of the many different ways that you receive these posts, simply switching the images could cause even more confusion. So. Here's the deal. I'm going to post today's painting on WHEN A PAINTER SNAPS. To see it, just click here.

Please accept my apology for the confusion.

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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BOUQUET Daily Painting #913

BOUQUET

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Bouquet. Now, there's a name for you. So original. I had a long, hot day, but a most enjoyable one…

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and to learn more about it. Anyway, I parked in the shade of a jewelry store on my way back across Phoenix, and put all I had left into this little painting. So I don't have much more to say and I don't have a better title in mind. Besides, Starbucks is ready to close, it's 9 pm and I haven't had time for lunch, yet. See you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.

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PLEASE BELIEVE ME Daily Painting #891

PLEASE BELIEVE ME

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Please believe me” was one of the meanings attributed to pink roses during the Eighteenth Century in England, and I thought it would make a nice sounding title for a painting.

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SAN ANTONIO ROSE Daily Painting #857

SAN ANTONIO ROSE

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Thea and I were in San Antonio on one of our honeymoons a couple of years ago, and stopped in for a dinner of Mexican Food. We had a cocktail while waiting to be seated, and this was the center piece on the cocktail table. I took a shot of it with my iPhone, but in the dark room, didn't get much to work with. I thought about it often over the intervening time, but just couldn't figure out how to make a painting from it. Finally, today, I got up the courage to tackle it. I'm glad I did, because I really like the way it turned out.

I've always scoffed at artists when they speak of the “courage” to begin a painting. I mean, what can happen if it doesn't turn out? Not much, really; you just rub it out or set it aside and try again tomorrow. But now, with a daily deadline looming and no time for do-overs, I'm feeling a little different about the whole idea.

I do still think courage is an over the top word when used in this context. Maybe confidence would be a better fit.

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THEA’S PITCHER #774

Thea's Pitcher

THEA’S PITCHER

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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A simple ceramic pitcher and three dried flowers. Just my kind of subject. Easily overlooked, humble and inelegant, yet an important contribution to the overall texture of life. Simplification and minimalism are gaining in appeal to those tired of the disappointments inherent in the over crowded nature of a consumerist society. It is good to clear out the dross, get rid of all the junk and clutter and distraction. But it is also good to remember the importance of the beautiful and the treasured in our lives. Go ahead. Throw out the bath water. But take care.

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STUDIO POSY Daily Painting #753

Studio Posy

STUDIO POSY

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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DESSICATED FLOWERS

It’s a good thing I enjoy painting dried flowers as much as or more than I do fresh ones. If I’m out and about, I photograph, and sometimes, later paint live or fresh flowers. But if I bring them into the studio, they usually are dried out before I get around to them. No problem. They still make fun paintings and photographs. Come to think of it, the same holds true for fruit and vegetables. I either catch them in the market or store, or in the kitchen, if I hurry, or I end up working with the dried remains.

Can you see how much fun I had painting this one? I haven’t painted many flowers in these daily paintings. I think I’ll do more.

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NIGHT ROSE Daily Painting #705

NIGHT ROSE

NIGHT ROSE

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

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A RARITY (SO FAR)

Flowers are not a frequent subject on this blog. There is no good reason that I can think of. They are fun to paint. They’re popular. I photograph them a lot, and I’ve painted them much more frequently when working in watercolor. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll paint them more often in the year ahead.

 

A POEM

Our dear friend, Kayce Verde, has written a poem in response to yesterday’s sunflower daily photograph:

Summer's Ending

SUMMER’S ENDING

OH, LET ME DIE LIKE A SUNFLOWER, HEAD HUNG DOWN FROM THE WEIGHT BUT STILL ATTACHED TO LIFE!
LET ME REMEMBER HOW ONCE I HELD MY HEAD HIGH FOR ALL TO ADMIRE
REMEMBERING HOW I ALWAYS TURNED AND FACED THE SUN
SO PROUD TO BE HIS NAMESAKE.
LIKE HUMANS I HAVE BEEN ASKED WHAT IS MY FIRST MEMORY?
SURELY IT IS NOT WHEN THE SEED WAS FIRST PLANTED
NOR THE FIRST DROP OF MOISTURE THAT SEEPED INTO THE BROWN EARTH.
NO, SILLY, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I POKED OUT TO THE LIGHT…THAT BLINDING
AMAZING YELLOW LIGHT WHICH I HAVE ALWAYS ACKNOWLEDGED IN MY SHORT LIFE,
ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO!
YO SOY UN FLOR DEL SOL!

Primo, See what your photos evoke? Just couldn’t help myself or maybe it’s just the memory of Thea’s garden, quien sabe? Kayce

Thanks, Kayce Prima

 

PELICAN BALLET Daily Painting #1,674

 

PELICAN BALLET

PELICAN BALLET

On the Jim Cline Photo Tour, several years ago, we spent an afternoon in Ensenada, Baja California, in the fish market and on a tour of the harbor. It was on the harbor excursion that I caught this performer. I am fascinated by Pelicans and would like to spend more time photographing them.