MASCARA TORO / Daily Painting #1223

With Kay as our driver and guide, we drove out to the beautiful Galeria Atotonilco to visit the amazing home, museum and showroom, all rolled into one. Works representing the crafts of all areas of Mexico, including textiles, masks, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and more fill the museum. Fantastic.

We then drove on to Dolores Hidalgo for a very good lunch, followed by ice cream on the main plaza, and a bit of shopping in the town's famous tile stores.

Another great day in the State of Guanajuato.

¡Hasta Mañana!

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MASK AT FRIDA’S / Daily Painting #1220

Well, most of the day, today, was spent getting our wifi and cellular working. We had a nice lunch with Gari and Kayce, and after working things through with Telcel Thea and I had a nice two hour walk, exploring the town, followed by a relaxing evening visit back at Casa Laura.

As many of you know by now, one of my favorite subjects for painting is the Mexican Mask. When we visited Casa Azul, the home of Frida Kahlo recently, this ceramic one stopped me in my tracks. I knew I had to paint it, and soon! Now I have, and what a treat it was to paint.

¡Hasta Mañana!

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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.

MEXICAN DOG DANCE MASK / 1203

MEXICAN DOG DANCE MASK / 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,
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  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

GUATEMALAN / Daily Painting # 1171

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Time for another Confection. This time, a Dance Mask from (I believe) Guatemala. I encountered it in an antique show in Santa Fe. Whatever it's origen, I found it a fascinating subject to work with.

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

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OLD MEXICAN DANCE MASK / Daily Painting #1160

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Another confection. This time it's an old carved wooden mask of an old man from the Rafael Coronel Mask Museum in Zacatecas, Mexico. With a collection of some 3,000 mascaras on display, you can see I have my work cut out for me.

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.

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THE FOREMAN’S DOG / Daily Painting #1117

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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My Uncle, T.O. (Thomas Oren) Woody, was Foreman of a large cattle ranch on the Canadian River in the Texas Panhandle. My Grandmother and I visited the ranch and Uncle Oren and Aunt Florence for a couple of weeks when I was ten. Sixty years later, I returned to the ranch and walked around and found things just as I remembered. The current Foreman's dog followed me around and watched my every move.

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MASCARA EL REY / Daily Painting #1101

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 6 inches

Here's another in the popular new series, Confections. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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This is but one of three thousand hand carved masks on display in the fabulous Rafael Coronel Museum in Zacatecas, Mexico. I first discovered the museum in 2001, and have spent many days there, since then, photographing and sketching and wandering the halls and grounds of the beautiful, partially restored former Convent of San Francisco.

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BORN FROM WATER (Navajo Yei Mask) / Daily Painting #1059

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is Tóbájíshchíní, Born from Water, the Warrior Twin brother of Naayéé' Neizghání, Slayer of Enemy Gods. The Warrior Twins appear in the Night Chant Ceremony of the Navajo.

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It’s time to start getting ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting together of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

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SONRISA / Daily Painting #974

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

It's been quite a while since I painted a Mexican mask representing a human as opposed to an animal mask. In the process of sorting, filing, renaming and as much as possible, organizing my research images, I came across this smiling fellow from Morelia in the State of Michoacan, with a curly moustache, and realized it was time to revisit the subject. So I did.

Sonrisa, by the way, means smile in the Spanish language, in case you didn't already know.

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MEXICAN DEER MASK / Daily Painting #966

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Most of the Mexican masks I paint are those I find while traveling in Mexico. This one, though was in the home of friends I visited recently in Los Angeles.

The sophistication of the primitive can be striking. This Mascara de venado dance mask is an excellent example of the power that comes from such naive simplicity.

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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.

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