SIESTA

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On a hot afternoon in Merida, Mexico, carriage drivers take a nap while waiting for the evening’s business to pick up.

Street Portrait

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TEPOZTLÁN STILL LIFE

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Let’s go Mexico! Now accepting just two students, first come, first served, for an intensive five day iPhoneography WalkandShoot workshop/tour of Mexico City, the Day of the Dead Parade and more in Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato. See details at johnfarnsworthphotographer.com.

Palomitas

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Palomitas (Popcorn), Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

I love taking photographs of just about anything.
But I especially love Street Photography.
I love people watching.

I love recording the life around me, wherever I am; city, town, village, or countryside; wandering the streets, roads,or alleyways, parks and beaches of a place foreign or familiar, new to me or old, outdoors or in.

The human condition. That’s what interests me, captivates me, insists that I capture it, record it, share it. People being people. In their native habitat, candid, unposed, real. Being themselves. Happy, sad, working, playing, talking, relating, smiling, laughing, crying, staring into space or the past or the future. Or the eyes of a loved one, or a pet. Just being.

I love thinking about them. Who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going, what they’re planning, or doing. I love causing others to wonder the same.

That, to me, is Street Photography.

SAN JUAN, MEXICO CITY’S FOODIE MARKET

I had visited this market in the center of Mexico City eight years ago, and photographed the typical Mexican market scenes of fish, rabbits, cabrito and pig, fruit and vegetable vendors, butchers and fish mongers, and the busy food counters…

But, somehow, I had missed something. Something I should not have missed. The San Juan Market is a “foodie” destination!

On this second visit, I noticed what I had previously overlooked…

Tapas? You bet! First a complimentary sampler of wine, followed by a small plate of cheese samples, then tapas,

followed by tasty complimentary dessert tapas of bread, honey, cream cheese, chocolate, striped strawberry and pecan…

To be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AZTEC DANCER / Daily Painting #1359

Aztec Dancer / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches


Daily Painting Auctions since Sunday, August 01, 2010

Every day, John Farnsworth will post a new 6 x 6 inch oil painting to this blog. (Or, at times, a watercolor.)

Bookmark this site, A Farnsworth A Day, and come back tomorrow for our daily email auction. Or sign up now to receive updates and a fresh new image each day direct to your email.

Bidding will close at noon MST on Aug 02, 2014.

How do I bid?

Starting Bid $200.00 (USD) by email to: bid@johnfarnsworth.com

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day. Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Bonus:

A free 6 x 9 inch original watercolor will be awarded to the highest bidder during the month of july.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, just drop me an email at farnsworthgallery@newmex.com or call me at 505-982-4561.

Pass it on.

Please tell a friend and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Studio Invitation:

When in Taos, you’re invited to come visit the studio. Simply call 505 982-4561. We look forward to meeting you.

Thea Swengel

Director

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Box 1962

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THE LISTENER / Daily Painting #1351

The Listener / oil on panel / 6 x 6 inches
The idea for this painting came from the background of photograph I took of a friend while we were having Sunday Brunch in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I didn't realize at the time that I was getting research for a future painting.

Daily Painting Auctions since Sunday, August 01, 2010

Every day, John Farnsworth will post a new 6 x 6 inch oil painting to this blog. (Or, at times, a watercolor.)

Bookmark this site, A Farnsworth A Day, and come back tomorrow for our daily email auction. Or sign up now to receive updates and a fresh new image each day direct to your email.

Bidding will close at noon MST on July 24, 2014.

How do I bid?

Starting Bid $200.00 (USD) by email to: bid@johnfarnsworth.com

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day. Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Bonus:

A free 6 x 9 inch original watercolor will be awarded to the highest bidder during the month of july.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, just drop me an email at farnsworthgallery@newmex.com or call me at 505-982-4561.

Pass it on.

Please tell a friend and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Studio Invitation:

When in Taos, you’re invited to come visit the studio. Simply call 505 982-4561. We look forward to meeting you.

Thea Swengel

Director

A FARNSWORTH A DAY

http://www.afarnsworthaday.wordpress.com

farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Our Website

http://www.johnfarnsworth.com

Box 1962

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, 87557

505 982-4561

 

 

ESCARAMUZA CHARRA / Daily Painting #1267

Escaramuzza Charra / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Today I decided it was time t try the watercolor brush in ArtRage. I also thought it would be fun to see what I could in terms of emulating my “confections” painting style. So, on the train from Jerez de la Frontera to Sevilla, I started today's painting. There was a bit of a problem with the fine print in the car rental I was planning on, so I hoofed on into town and landed myself a small, bu very nice, clean room for less than I've been paying in Jerez. Did i little grocery shopping, then took a walk down to the neighborhood I stayed in twelve years ago, and had dinner in my favorite Sevilla Chinese restaurant, where I continued working on the painting. Then I walked back to the hotel where I put on the finishing touches, and am now writing this post.

I just checked Google Maps, and it looks like I've walked a little over five miles today, dragging my baggage, among other things. No wonder I'm tired. I think I'll hit the hay and let you search this blog for descriptions of both Escaramuza and Confections if you're interested.

By the way my little “watercolor” didn't turn out too bad, in my humble opinion. Not too bad for a first try, anyway. What do you think?

¡Hasta mañana!

 

MEXICAN STREET MUSICIANS / Daily Painting #1256

I hope you will bear with me awhile. I've started another sequential piece. In other words, this one will come to you as a work in progress. I have been doing a completed painting every day, now, since beginning this blog in 2010. That is, until I decided, with Calakas Dancing, to teach myself to paint on the iPad Air, using just my finger.

Those daily paintings were small, six by six and five by seven inches, and were each done in a single day, no matter what else I was doing. The first of these daily paintings took several days, as the medium was completely new to me. When that was finished, I did a few that could, like my traditional pieces, be done in a day.

The one I've started on today, however, is going to be an exercise in technique. I want to approach this one by working the way I would if I were working in a dry meduim like Pastels or Oil Pastels on a large panel, say forty by forty inches. This will take a couple of days, but I hope you will find it interesting to see it develop.

It may not look like much at this stage, but I have been working on it since five this morning and it's now ten o'clock. It should go much faster once the personalities are established, and as I learn and become more proficient with this new way of working.

Now, while I'm in Spain, I would like to see something more than the inside of my room. Breakfast is starting to sound pretty good, too, or at least a cup of coffee and some toast.

I don't have wifi in my room, so it will be a while before I post this. Thanks for your patience, gang…

¡Hasta Mañana!

 

CONVERSATION IN THE JARDIN / Daily Painting #1237

 

Conversatin in the Jardin / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

After gathering in the Jardin, the various Mariachi groups take it easy, sitting around, waiting for the more gregarious of their band to drum up some business among the assembled crowds. Some tinker at tuning their instruments, playing occasional little riffs, others joke and laugh around, and some, like these two, engage in some serious conversation.

Thea and I sat in the park this afternoon and evening, and in addition to photographing, I broke out the iPad and did several sketches on it. That was exciting and really great fun, but it is going to take a lot of getting used to. I can see that I have a lot of learning to do, especially to learn to paint on the iPad. Others have done it, though, so I'm confident I can, too.

We have a mini-adventure lined up for tomorrow morning, so I'm going to try to get to bed earlier than usual, tonight. I'll tell you all about it, later.

¡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.

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