Category: Oil Painting

PAINTINGS FOR A CHANGE

Over on my Facebook page, in response to yesterday's photo, Grandstand, Thea had this to say:

John! I hope you can share an image of that fabulous painting you did years ago after the first Charreada visit. The title is PADRE HIJO HIJO ( Father Son Son) it is such a powerful image of this subject and “family love”.

So here they are…

PADRE HIJO HIJO / The Father, his son, and his son. / oil on Canvas / 50 x 40 inches, and…

FAMILIA / Family / Pastel on Charkoboard / 32 x 40 Inches

The first is a composite, actually, of Charros from that first Charreada and the Lienzo Charro Constituyentes in Mexico City. It represents the multi-generational nature of the Charro tradition.

Familia is based on a photograph I took in Mexico City's Lagunilla Market. I saw this proud grandfather outfitting the older brother in his new elaborate Charro costume, and knew I would have to paint them.

Hasta mañana.

 

TITANIUM / Daily Painting #1329

Titanium / on panel / 5 x 7 inches / unframed

As I was scrolling through my research today, looking for something to paint, I happened to glance over to my painting table, and there was a found still life, all full of interesting angles and curves and light, saying paint me. So I did. An empty tube of Titanium white, Alkyd, on top of my traveling paint kit.

This one just needed to be five by seven instead of six by six, and because today was the day I had chosen to make some changes to my blog, notably a new way of bidding, I decided to start the bidding at $100 rather than the usual $200. So jump in, have some fun, and good luck.

To buy:

  • Enter your bid in comments, above
  • Opening bid: $100
  • Bidding increments $25
  • Auction to end at Noon on June 30, 2014.
  • High bid wins.

Gallery retail price = $600.

 

 

MY LEFT FOOT / Daily Painting #1307

My Left Foot / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

I woke up one morning in the beautiful Casa Laura, in San Miguel de Allende, and the first thing I saw was my left foot sticking out from under the covers, framed by the Cantera stone firepace. I knew I had to paint it, but I decided to wait until I got home so I could paint this one in oil. Wow. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed painting in oil. This one was a real blast.

NEW

Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

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:

 

QÖCHAF KACHINA / Daily Painting #1299

Qöchaf (Ashes) Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches / Click in the Image to Enlarge

If you would like to own today's painting, send your bid (Minimum $200) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561.

According to Colton, the Ashes Kachina wears a kilt and a woman's old dress, and is barefoot. His terrific power is used to heal everyone and all things.

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.

WHITE LIGHTNING / Daily Painting #1071

Pen and Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.

This is number fifteen 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.

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!

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

 

SIPIKNE / Daily Painting #1063

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Sipikne is a Zuñi Warrior, or Guardian, Kachina, appearing in the First Mesa Bean Dance.To learn more about the Kachinam, and to see other, larger Kachina paintings, click on Kachinas.

If you would like to own today's painting, Send your bid (Minimum $200) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

Click Here to see my Daily Photographs

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!

 

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.co

 

 

 

HAHAI-I WU-UTI (KACHINA MOTHER) / Daily Painting #1061

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Said to be the mother of all Kachinas, she is also, according to Colton, a principal actor in the Water Serpent Ceremony, and may appear at other ceremonies such as the Niman Kachina Dance.

If you would like to own today's painting, Send your bid (Minimum $200) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

Touch here to see more confections.

Click Here to see my Daily Photographs

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!