FLAMENCO MEXICANA / Daily Painting #1266

Flamenca Mexicana / Painted on my iPad Air / Art Rage3

Still exploring the possibilities in the ArtRage app. I like this more traditional work, too, but I miss the lines of the other pieces. Because I again worked alla prima on this one, the few lines I used were either eliminated or absorbed into the painting as it progressed. In other words there simply was no separate line drawing layer. The drawing was almost entirely done with the paint.

Tomorrow is train day, back up to Sevilla, so I'd better get some sleep.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

PALHIK MANA KACHINA MAIDEN / Daily Painting #1265

Palhik Mana Kachina Maiden / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

I just had to do another kachina on my iPad. And who better than the beautifl Pahik Mana for my model. Unlike the Qõqõlo that I did recently, I wanted this one to have the sketch lines showing. I like this effect. I would love to hear your opinions.

On another note… Yipee! I have finally managed to get my Lumix Link wifi app working so I can move images from my camers to my iPad Air. I won't bore all of you with the details, but if any of you have questions abou this, just shoot me an email and I will be happy to help you any way I can.

Happy Easter, everyone. Monday marks the beginning of my revisit to the famous Pueblos Blancos. I think you're going to enjoy this. As much as I've appreciated this past week of rest and work and routine, it will be good to be moving again.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

FLAMENCO JEREZ / Daily Painting #1264

Flamenco Jerez / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Nah, Still no Flamenco here, due to all the Semana Santa activities. This is done from a photograph I took on my first visit to Jerez de la Frontera, back in 2001. I'm just getting a little anxious, I suppose.

I tried going for a colored inks effect. I'm not too happy with the result. I like Flamenco SMA from a couple of days ago much more than this one. So much still to learn with even this one app.

I'm really excited about the ability to maintain the original sketch with all its searching and wild, uncontrolled exploration of the subject along with the more careful, refined paint application. My early thinking and preliminary work has always been obliterated by the finished work. Except in watercolor, that is, in which, until recently, i did no preliminary drawing just went directly into the painting with no guide lines at all. Then there were the confections. Loose, spirited line drawings with touches of watercolor. Here the original line work remained, however these were more sketches than developed works.

I can hardly wait to see what develops tomorrow.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

FAUXTOGRAPHER / Daily Painting #1263

Fauxtographer / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Ah, the fauxtographer, you see them everywhere. Gearheads all. Thousands of dollars worth of cameras and lenses hanging from neck and shoulders, searching, searching. Yet seldom does the camera come into play. Are they waiting for the perfect image to appear before them? Are they too tired to see? Afraid that even with all that equipment they still might fall short of the perfect photograph?

Shoot I say! Shoot because by shooting you will learn to shoot better. Fail, because by failing and learning from your failures you will grow.

More processions again this evening.

I finally managed to transfer a couple of images from my camera to my iPad via wifi. The process is not for the faint of heart. At least now I know for sure that it can be done with the Lumix app that I already have. Just in time, too, as my sd cards are almost all full. Now to sort, delete, and transfer to make way for more.

I guess I'd better get some rest.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

HOMBRE DE PATZCUARO / Daily Painting #1231

Charles and Kay picked us up this morning and off we went to Patzcuaro. They wanted to pick up some chairs from a local craftsman, I wanted to revisit a favorite place, and Thea was ready to see a new one. We had a pleasant drive, roughly the same distance as Taos to Albuquerque, through the farm lands and fields surrounding Celaya, with a brief pit stop on the edge of Morelia, on past the lakes and volcanic hills surrounding Patzcuaro, up the tree lined road into the town and through some of the narrow, very narrow, and winding streets to the central Plaza.

 

It was almost like being in another country than in San Miguel de Allende. Far more crowded than I could have imagined, packed with tourists, but scant few Gringos. Here, the buildings are almost all white, with terra cotta tile roofs. All signage on the buildings is in the same style, black with red capitals. The main plaza is large and filled with tall trees and large fountains.

 

After a nice lunch among friendly, welcoming locals, and after a brief walk around the plaza, we went looking for our hotel. On the way, Kay stopped to ask a friendly car park attendant for directions. While they were talking, I managed to get a couple of shots of him, through the car window with my iPhone. What a face, and in the late afternoon sunlight, even better. I knew immediately what my subject for this evening had to be.

 

We settled into our nice, comfortable rooms (much colder, though, than we've grown accustomed to) and went back out for a stroll around the two plazas, exploring the shops, and chatting briefly with people on the street. We had a nitecap, then Charles and Kay headed back to the hotel, while Thea and I walked around a bit more, then stopped for a plate of pasta before returning to the hotel, ourselves.

 

Like everyplace we've been on this trip, little has changed, just a lot more people. And cell phones, and computers. But the same families and laughing, running, playing children everywhere, even late into the evening.

 

Altogether a great day on the way to and in Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

 

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STUDY IN GRAYS / Daily Painting #1229

Study in Grays / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches. Slow , but delightful day. Short post. Long, late and leisurely lunch with Gari and Casey and Robert And Annie. Then Thea and I went to the bullfights. Her first. Says she's glad she went, but doesn't care to go again. Pretty disappointing, really. Some scrappy, though small bulls. One fairly good Torero.

Decided I'd rather paint these flowers I saw in the fireplace of the Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum just before we left.

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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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HOMBRE DEL CAMPO / Daily Painting #1224

We took it fairly easy today, starting with a late breakfast at Mama Mia with Gari and Kayce, then the four of us visited the artesanias fair at the Instituto. Gari and I were both taken with a studio we visited. Twenty foot ceilings, tall windows and door, and a big, beautiful fireplace tend to make these old Colonial buildings very attractive for an artist. We also found a beautiful restaurant in the complex that is only open for events, and Kayce was able to reserve it for the multiple birthday celebration that we will be celebrating in a week or two.

While we were there, I spotted this country gentleman, Hombre del Campo, and knew I had my subject for today.

Thea got a pair of earrings and she and Kayce each got a scarf. I found a pair of sandals for my aching feet, but couldn't pay with a credit card.

Gari and Kayce decided to go back to Casa Laura and rest. Thea and I struck out for the centro, and a couple of blocks from the Instituto we spotted a tiny shoe store with exactly the sandals I had seen earlier. I tried on the largest pair in the store, and they were a Goldilocks fit. We walked on up to the Jardin, discovering a very small sort of art house cinema on the way, then back to Mama Mia for pizza and some excellent live guitar music. We walked back down to Trattoria Roma and caught a cab home. I am happy to report that my feet feel the best they have since we left home.

Having a grand time in San Miguel.

¡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!

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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.

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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
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