SANTO BARBAROSA / Daily Painting #1208

SANTO BARBAROSA / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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ENGINE 483 AT REST / Daily Painting #1120

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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.

This old steam locomotive is obviously out of service for now. But what will be its fate? Will it be parted out, or restored and put back to work, hauling loads of happy tourists along the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway line over the 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass and through the Toltec Gorge, between Chama, New Mexico, and Antonito, Colorado?

Oops, I somehow managed to leave out the image that accompanied this wonderful testimonial yesterday from a happy collector, and to say Thank You, Marcia, for your kind words.

From: Marcia Keeth

Date: Monday, November 25, 2013

Subject: It's here! It's beautiful! and more!

Thea,

My painting arrived today, and I love it! I immediately took down my Georgia O'Keefe posters and hung my new Farnsworth on the wall by itself opposite my desk so that I can just stare at it for a day or two until it tells me where it wants to live permanently. My first Farnsworth lives on my desk, but I think this one will go home with me. Time will tell.

The framing is amazing — for two reasons. First, it's perfect and absolutely beautiful. But here's the part that blew my mind. That same trip to Paris in which John and I had the most memorable romantic night in Monmartre after visiting Sacre Couer, the next day we spent most of the day at the Musee d'Orsay where all the French Impressionists are. There was a Monet that I had never seen before, and I just fell in love with it. When we got home, (my) John had a print of that painting framed for me, and I keep it in my office. I had to take a photo of the two together and send it to you. Photo attached.

Thank you so much! And please give John my thanks and share with him how much joy his work gives me.

I am also delighted to hear that Lynn bought “The Conversation.” When I saw that one, I loved it, too.

Love to both of you,
Marcia

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AMTRAK, LAMY TO NEW YORK / Daily Painting #1089

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 6 inches

Here's another in the popular new series, Confections. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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EAST OF LAMY, WEST OF CHICAGO /Daily Painting #964

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Somewhere between Lamy, New Mexico and Chicago, I caught a glimpse of this Conrail diesel in front of a grain silo. The morning light triggered an automatic response in me. My old camcorder came quickly to my eye and I captured just enough information, an electronic sketch, if you will, just enough to provide the basis for today's painting, some sixteen years later.

Interesting shapes, interesting light, and a train to boot. All this in a passing, fleeting second. What more could I want on a sleepy morning on a train bound for adventure.

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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

 

RED ENGINE PASSING / Daily Painting #953

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Winter, 1997, on an Amtrak train, somewhere between Lamy, New Mexico, and New York City, I spotted this red engine and grabbed a quick burst with my old Super 8mm camera. Today, while working on sorting and organizing my research images, I spotted it again. The subject was interesting, but so was the setting. The crisp, cold air, ice in the ditch alongside the tracks, the bare trees and power poles, contrasted with the red of the engine was a compelling combination.

Growing up along the Santa Fe line, from a family of railroaders, I've always loved train travel. A lot has changed, though, since my youth. Gone is the rhythmic clickety clack of the rails, now that they are long, welded, seamless,single pieces of steel from coast to coast. No longer can I ride with my head out the window, or standing in the vestibule between cars, the hot or cold wind in my face. It's all about air conditioning now, and sealed windows. The heavy china and silver of the dining cars has been replaced with plastic and the food is not far behind. Bureaucracy has taken the place of service.

I still love it, though. I love sleeping on a speeding train, not knowing exactly where I am, or waking up sitting in a strange town. The ability to walk about, stretch my legs, go for a snack, or a cup of “coffee”. I love the sense of actually going from point to point, as opposed to the feeling I get when flying of having been in one place and then another with little more than discomfort in between.

The thing I like best, remains unchanged, though. I really love the quick, brief vignettes passing by the windows of the train. Fields mountains, plains, lingering sunsets and sunrises are great, but the glimpses of life, homes, yards, crossings, animals, workers, factories, trains, rivers and creeks are the icing on the cake. They appear briefly, then they are gone.

I paint them to try and save them, freeze them, share them while at the same time hoping to celebrate their transitory nature. So how's that for contrast.

NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us.

Click Here to see my Daily Photographs.

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