RODEO BULL / Daily Painting #1199

Rodeo Bull / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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CHANCAY DOLL Daily Painting #1187

CHANCAY DOLL / Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 5.5 x 8 Inches

These tiny textile dolls are made from Pre-Columbian mummy cloth found in the dry sands of Peru.

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

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GAUCHO ON TOP / Daily Painting #1066


Pen / Ink / Watercolor / 4 x 5.5 inches

This is number eleven 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!

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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!

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.

 

THE RABBIT HUNTER / Daily Painting #1041

Watercolor / approximately 9 x 10 inches

Because half the students in my recent workshop were interested in learning watercolor and the other half in oil, I demonstrated in both mediums. Here's another demo watercolor from that workshop. This one shares its origins with #1037, the one of cattle GOING TO WATER. I'm delighted by the response to my inclusion of watercolor on this blog. There will be more watercolors in future posts. Thanks so much for all the positive and encouraging comments both here and in person.

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HAVASU EVENING / Daily Painting #989

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Two fishermen on the calm waters of Lake Havasu, Arizona, at the end of a peaceful, relaxing day. This was the view from Betsy as I camped just outside Lake Havasu City back in February.

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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.

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HALF AN APPLE ON A WHITE SAUCER Daily Painting #690

Half an Apple on a White SaucerHALF AN APPLE ON A WHITE SAUCER

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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PROMETHEUS UNBOUND

Prometheus Unbound!?!? What the heck does that have to do with anything? I have no idea. As you know by now, I can paint ’em, but I have a devil of a time naming  ’em. I knew there was a reason I should have gone to college. Or at least read something besides Mickey Spillane and EC Comics. Surely there could be a better name for this painting. Red on White? Hmmm, at least there’s a bit of mystery. Until you see the painting. Come on, gang, I know there are some of you out there far more literate and literary than I am. How about some suggestions? What would you call this? Be gentle, now. But really, can’t someone come up with a good name?

As so often happens, Thea left this half of an apple sitting on the kitchen counter. Or rather, on the white saucer, on the kitchen counter. I couldn’t resist it. Out came the iPhone, a couple of quick snaps, and it’s been working on me subconsciously, and occasionally consciously for a week or two. It just had to be painted.  But what does it mean? Where’s that great metaphysical importance that it surely should have? What about the symbolism of a half eaten apple? But wait. Is it half eaten? What did come of the other half? Is there some deep dark message about truncation lurking here? Why a white saucer? Why a saucer and not a plate? Yadayadayada.

Could it be that I found it visually arresting and wanted to see if I could pull it off? Yep, I’m afraid that’s about as deep as I go. On a conscious level, anyway. As for the subconscious, I plead not present.

I wish I could have painted it better. I wish I knew for sure what better is. But if someone hangs it above the counter in their kitchen, and enjoys it for a time, I will be as happy as can be, and I will feel that it has done, I have done, a good thing. Small, maybe, but good.

YELLOW BOOTS, ZACATECAS Daily Photograph #1,660

Why do I do it? Why do I “risk” travel in Mexico? (Actually, I think the most dangerous thing about traveling in Mexico is the trip from my house to the airport) Why do I sleep in the Aguascalientes airport?, travel by bus, taxi and air to get to the back side of a crowded, extremely noisy, arena, called a Lienzo Charro, and fight crowds, heat, cold, and long, long days and nights of non-stop photographing, with just an occasional quick lunch of roasted goat a can of Tecate and a couple of slices of lime? I go often to Mexico City and always on Sunday to the Lienzo Charro in Chapultepec Park., And when in smaller towns, like San Miguel de Allende, I always seek out the Charreada. It was here, in fact, that I saw my first “Mexican Rodeo”.

But it is the national championships that really become a marathon event for me. Days and nights without a break. Grueling, really, but I love every minute of it. Whether in Juarez, Chihuahua, Apaseo el Grande, or Zacatecas, I go, and I sleep where I can, I eat when I can, and I shoot ’til I drop. Maybe it’s because of the hospitality I am shown. Maybe it’s because of the pomp and ceremony, the beauty and grace of the escaramusa, the skill of the charros in roping and riding and, yes, strutting. Or maybe it’s just the difference between baseball caps and sombreros.

Whatever it is I’m ready for un otro vez de charreada! Meanwhile, I do love a good rodeo, especially the small, local, sit in the back of your pickup kind of rodeo.

Yellow Boots, Zacatecas

YELLOW BOOTS, ZACATECAS

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

David Anthony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson, Taos, New Mexico,  September 01 to October 05, 2012. Reception September 1, 5 t0 7pm

See the August/September issue of the SANTA FEAN magazine, page 90 for a write-up on the show.

 

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RIDE, COWGIRL, RIDE Daily Painting #551

RIDE, COWGIRL, RIDE / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth
RIDE, COWGIRL, RIDE / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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SANDHILLS AND RAIN Daily Painting #422

Sandhills and Rain / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Sandhills and Rain / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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GALISTEO BULL Daily Painting #342

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Galisteo Bull / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Galisteo Bull / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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THE RABBIT HUNTER Daily Painting #239

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The Rabbitt Hunter / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

The Rabbit Hunter / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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