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.

Andalusian Shepherd

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On the road to Ronda, Spain, 2002.

Continuing the series of candid portraits, this one a road, rather than a street photo, was shot using a Sony Cybershot camera, processed on an iPad Air 2, with the Snapseed app.

Walking With Grandmother

1 walking grandmother

Laguna Beach, California . iPhone 4s / Snapseed

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.

LIVING LINE

Some recent sketches, made on my iPhone 6s Plus, using just my finger, no stylus, and the app SketchTime. Try it, it's great fun, and you can playback the drawing in progress.

It's nice to take a break from more finished work from time to time, and just follow a simple line as it explores the forms that present themselves.

I find the most satisfying are, like these three backpackers, a minimum of line enclosing a maximum of space and gesture:

Now go try it! Let your line suggest, rather than define the subject, and just enjoy. Wait a couple of weeks, then go back and look at them with fresh eyes. You will be amazed at the amount of memory and suggestion packed into such a simple sketch!

I'm pretty sure SketchTime is also available for Android users, too.

Hasta mañana.

 

THE WAITING ROOM LESSON

THE WAITING ROOM LESSON / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

Black and white is more commomly used than color in street photography. When, as in this image, color is relatively unimportant, I prefer the monochrome. At other times, color carries or occasinally, is the story.

I feel that this tender and poignant moment is well served by black and white.

Big announcement coming tomorrow. I hope.

Hasta mañana.

 

CONVERSATION, SEVILLE, SPAIN / Daily Painting #1311

Conversation, Seville, Spain / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

The Flamenco dancer took a break and the conversation resumed. As did my people watching, and working on my tapas y caña. In the tiny Bar de Tapas, Milagritos.

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,
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