STORAGE STILL LIFE / Daily Painting #1111

Watercolor / 6 x 6 inches

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Part of the delay I'm experiencing is the experimenting and searching for the best materials to take with me for the sort of work I will be doing in my travels. This study in grays, for instance, is a found still life on a paper I found in Santa Fe, yesterday, at Artisans. It's a FLUiD Watercolor Block, 140 lb, Cold Press Finish.

It comes in a 6 x 6 inch block, glue bound on two edges. I like it. And it felt good working in that square format again. I also tried one on their Hot Press Finish block, but I'm not crazy about the result. I'll try them both again tomorrow. I have one more paper to try then it will be time to decide!

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LOW TIDE / Daily Painting #1100

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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Low tide on the black edge of the Pacific in the little fishing village of San Blas, Nayarit, forty years ago. I can't count the times I've wanted to paint this scene over the years, but just couldn't get up the nerve. Well, better late than never.

On my upcoming travels, I'm going to try to paint a few on site, but really, what I would like most to do is simply develop the habit of painting a scene soon after seeing it. I hope to do each day's painting from that day's experiences. Wish me luck.

My tendency for many years, has been to let an image percolate in the back of my mind. I like to take a lot of photographs, then comb through them repeatedly over time. Certain ones catch my attention, but just aren't ready to be painted, until, suddenly, one will stop me in my tracks and seem to shout I'm ready. Or almost ready, in which case I will visit more frequently for a while, and imagine it as a painting. Then, when I least expect it, the time will have come to commit it to paper or canvas.

For me, this one was worth the wait.

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MY ROOM IN NICE / Daily PAinting #1098

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

If you would like to own today's confection (line and wash), send your bid (Minimum $150) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561. First bid in, wins!

That's right, the first person in with a $150 bid takes it!

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

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As you may know by now, Nice is one of my favorite places. It is a really great city for street photography, and long walks. This room, half way beteen the train station and the beach was perfectly situated for exploring several neighborhoods.

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APPLE WITH BRUSHES / Daily Painting #1032

 

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!

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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APPAREL / Daily painting #1018

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Just after I bought my first iPhone, Thea and I walked around the corner to a dress shop she'd had her eye on, and while waiting, I played with the camera on my new toy, device, and took a few shots around the store.

While none of those shots could be called, or even turned into photographs, there was one that I always thought would make a nice painting. So I decided to give it a go, and I'm so glad I did. I really like this one!

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

ORANGE, BANANA, SQUASH #1003

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Be the winning bidder on last Wednesday's painting, PAINTED BISON SKULL, #1000, and help us celebrate this milestone by accepting our invitation to Taos, New Mexico and our home for two days and a night.

Be treated to a free one-day workshop, a photography walkabout, or a driveabout. Your choice. Or just kick back and relax. It's up to you.

We will do all we can to make this a visit to remember.

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

You have until midnite on Wednesday, the 26th, to bid!

But wait, there's more…

As a special thank you to all the wonderful collectors, friends and followers who, through their support and encouragement, have made this blog a success, I'm offering a name your price week. Starting with Thursday's painting, and running for one week only, I am removing the $200.00 minimum. Bid anything you like. The first bid received wins!

So bid today, and be sure to check back tomorrow!

If you would like to own today's painting, just send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.


MOUSE / Daily Painting #996

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I sat back in my office chair, and there was a found still life just begging to be painted. I grabbed my iPhone and captured some quick research shots. The contrast of the new, shiny, hard plastic mouse, so technologically iconic, contrasts narurally with the warm angular wood of the antique desk. The composition was exciting and with that red-orange scrolling wheel for an accent, the whole thing was simply irresistable.

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If you would like to own this painting, just send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

 

BEGINNINGS / Daily Painting #995

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Dandelions in a Mexican shot glass; a center piece on a table in the early days of Café Renato, Taos, New Mexico.

Now, for a different kind of Lion:

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If you would like to own this painting, just send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

 

PEAR, APPLE, GRAPES / Daily Painting #986

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Years ago, when I first began painting fruit on a frequent basis, I made a series of small watercolor studies like the one below.

When I came across this little sketch, while organizing the images on my computer, it was like running into an old friend. So, I decided a prolonged visit was in order, and you're invited to join in and enjoy.

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.


 

ALMOST SUMMER / Daily Painting #980

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I am ready for summer! I don't know when I've been more ready for summer. I've been ready ever since the beginning of last autumn. I'm ready for some watermelon, too!

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.