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VEJER FOUNTAIN / Daily Painting #1273

Vejer Fountain / Painted on my iPad / ArtRage3

A quick sketch of the fountain where I had my breakfast this morning, after spending the night in Vejer de la Frontera.

When I first saw Vejer twelve years ago, it was from the highway as we passed by below the village. The driver, from Hacienda Dos Olivos, told me it was one of the Pueblos Blancos, a term I was not familiar with, but that intrigued me instantly. Vejer was so striking, perched atop a hill covered in green trees and fields, sparkling in the afternoon sunthat I swore to return someday.

A few days later, I rented a car and started my first tour of the Pueblos Blancos, and spent the first night and the next day in Vejer.

Breakfast, by the way, was a delicious tapa of Smoked Eel cooked with black butter and capers on a bed of roast sweet potato on rye toast!!! Mmmmmm!

And on that note, I believe I will go to sleep, now, and dream of smoked eel.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

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!

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BURGER AND FRIES / Daily Painting #1222

We, Thea and I, decided to take it easy today. We stayed home, rested, took care of some business, rested, ate left overs, then, well rested, went with our friends to something called Fabricas de Aurora. An old industrial complex that has been turned into beautiful studios and gallery spaces. It is huge, and it was crowded. We only had time to take in about half of it, but hope to return when it's not opening night, and see if we can learn more about it.

We saw a lot of antiques there, and art, and the thing that caught my eye, screaming to be painted, was this half-eaten hamburger on the office desk in one of the gallery spaces. Someone must have had to jump up and take care of a collector.

Next, we went to HECHO IN MEXICO, a jam-packed restaurant for a drink and a very nice dinner, and now we are back in Casa Laura getting ready for an early start for tomorrow's adventures.

¡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.

STILL LIFE AT FRIDA’S / Daily Painting #1215

Still Life at Frida's / Watercolor and ink / 6 x 9 inches

We got in a day of museum hopping today, beginning with a taxi ride out to Coyoacán, for the Watercolor Museum, Museo Nacional de la Acuarela Alfredo Guati Rojo, where we saw an interesting show featuring the works of a Peruvian and a Cuban. This is a beautiful small museum, and also contains a permanent exhibit of Watercolor in Mexico from Pre-Hispanic times to the present.

Next, we re-visited the home of Frida Kahlo, the Casa Azul, where the iconic Mexican Artist, wife of muralist Diego Rivera, was born, lived, and died. This is a fascinating museum, and our favorite part is the kitchen, with its collections of ceramics and striking blue and yellow tiles. And the subject of today's painting.

We returned to the Centro Historico for a visit to show Thea Diego's mural, Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, which was saved and carefully moved from its former location in the Hotel Del Prado which was demolished in the 1985 earthquake to its own museum.

We topped off the day with a walk through the Alameda Park and an exceptional last Mexico City dinner at my old favorite Los Girasoles.

Next stop, San Miguel de Allende.

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.

ROOSTER TWO / Daily Painting #1155

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Here’s another “confection”, the other rooster, an Old English Gamecock, that we raised from a chick, along with a variety of hens eight or ten years ago in what seems like another life already. This one was .

As I said before, there's just nothing more soothing to me than a yard full of clucking, pecking, scratching, contented chickens.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, because the first hundred takes it!

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I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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:

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PUMPKIN-PECAN / Daily Painting #1149

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Now, here's a confection for you; in more ways than one.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, because the first hundred takes it!

So don't wait! Send your bid in an email to:

farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561.

I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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.