Saint Francis Cemetery

IMG_8627Monsoon clouds building over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as evening falls over the Saint Francis Cemetery La Morada Road and Highway 518, the high road, in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

 

CLOUDS OVER RANCHOS / Daily Painting #1333

Clouds Over Ranchos / Daily Painting #1333

In our little village, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, there is a small church made of mud and straw. And when the light is right, the mud becomes gold.

Daily 24-hour Auctions since Sunday, August 01, 2010

Every day, John Farnsworth will post a new 6 x 6 inch oil painting to this blog.

Bookmark this site, A Farnsworth A Day, and come back tomorrow for our daily email auction. Or sign up now to receive updates and a fresh new image each day direct to your email.

Bidding will close at noon MST on July 06, 2014.

How do I bid?

Starting Bid $200.00 (USD) by email to: bid@johnfarnsworth.com

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day. Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Bonus:

A free 6 x 9 inch original watercolor will be awarded to the highest bidder during the month of july.

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If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, just drop me an email at farnsworthgallery@newmex.com or call me at 505-982-4561.

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When in Taos, you’re invited to come visit the studio. Simply call 505 982-4561. We look forward to meeting you.

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CALAVERA CHARRO / Daily Painting #1217

Calavera Charro / Watercolor and Ink / 6 x 9 inches

Casa Laura, where we are staying with our dear friends Gari and Kayce, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is awash in Katrinas and Calaveras. Of course I will be sharing some of them with you. This Charro and his Señorita are dancing in a nicho in the stairwell, and they are, so far, my favorites.

We went into the center of town today, for lunch, I had chiles en nogado, a meal I especially enjoy, amd the rest had enchiladas in mole poblano. Next, we went to the Jardin to watch children running through the crowd, smashing eggshells filled with colorful confetti on each other's heads and even occasionally on the heads of adults seated on the benches surrounding the park. Gari and Thea, for instance. By the end of the day the plaza was covered solid in eggshells and confetti, all a colorful part of Carnaval in San Miguel de Allende.

The evening found us huddled around plates of macaroni salad and roast chicken while watching the Oscars.

A beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable first day in SMA!

¡Hasta Mañana!

HOW TO BID: (see below)

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

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
  • Schedule a workshop.

LA CAPILLA / daily Painting #1142

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

I happened to glance out the studio window yesterday, and La Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, across the Valley of the Rio Chiquito in Llano, was momentarily spotlighted by the sun. It just had to be painted, and here that little chapel is, for your enjoy

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.

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.

OUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE / Daily Painting #1059

 

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

Send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com,

or call Thea at: 505 982-4561

Touch here to see my daily photograph.

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.

 

 

RANCHOS MORNING / Daily Painting #1004

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Thea and I were having breakfast in the garden yesterday, when I noticed that the light, though subtle, was sculpting the scene before me, the view across the valley of the Rio Grande del Rancho, in a more pronounced way than in the usual, flattened version. I knew instantly that this would have to be my painting for today.

An alternate title might have been First Day of Summer, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Nah, too long.

Be the winning bidder on last Wednesday's painting, PAINTED BISON SKULL, #1000, and help us celebrate this milestone by accepting our invitation to Taos, New Mexico and our home for two days and a night.

Be treated to a free one-day workshop, a photography walkabout, or a driveabout. Your choice. Or just kick back and relax. It's up to you.

We will do all we can to make this a visit to remember.

To bid, email farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561.

You have until midnite on Wednesday, the 26th, to bid!

But wait, there's more…

As a special thank you to all the wonderful collectors, friends and followers who, through their support and encouragement, have made this blog a success, I'm offering a name your price week. Starting with Thursday's painting, and running for one week only, I am removing the $200.00 minimum. Bid anything you like. The first bid received wins!

So bid today, and be sure to check back tomorrow!

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

Click Here to see my Daily Photographs.

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

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.