HARBINGERS / Daily Painting #1317

Harbingers / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

In the summer of ’56, I had a little Harley Davidson 125cc motorcycle. I rode it around Williams and Prescott, Arizona, while it lasted. The thing I liked best about it was being there, being in the open air, the sunshine and the wind. Being able to see all around me with nothing blocking my vision. Feeling alive.

Now I see people riding big, powerful motorcycles, like this couple, slowly, very slowly making there way through the narrow streets of Jerez de la Frontera, in Spain, with their heads tightly enclosed in bubbles. Safe. So safe. But where is nature? Where is freedom, sunshine, the wind, the sounds?

Where do we draw the line between safety and joy? Can there be reward without risk? Will we all, eventually end up living in hermetically sealed bubbles? Living virtual lives, cut off from feeling, hearing, smelling, seeing, experiencing life? Safe from feeling?

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:

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ESCARAMUZA CHARRA / Daily Painting #1267

Escaramuzza Charra / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Today I decided it was time t try the watercolor brush in ArtRage. I also thought it would be fun to see what I could in terms of emulating my “confections” painting style. So, on the train from Jerez de la Frontera to Sevilla, I started today's painting. There was a bit of a problem with the fine print in the car rental I was planning on, so I hoofed on into town and landed myself a small, bu very nice, clean room for less than I've been paying in Jerez. Did i little grocery shopping, then took a walk down to the neighborhood I stayed in twelve years ago, and had dinner in my favorite Sevilla Chinese restaurant, where I continued working on the painting. Then I walked back to the hotel where I put on the finishing touches, and am now writing this post.

I just checked Google Maps, and it looks like I've walked a little over five miles today, dragging my baggage, among other things. No wonder I'm tired. I think I'll hit the hay and let you search this blog for descriptions of both Escaramuza and Confections if you're interested.

By the way my little “watercolor” didn't turn out too bad, in my humble opinion. Not too bad for a first try, anyway. What do you think?

¡Hasta mañana!

 

RACE THROUGH NAVAJO COUNTRY / Daily Painting #1132

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.

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TRES ESCARAMUZAS / Daily Painting #1088

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 4 x 6 inches

Here's something a bit different in the popular new series, Confections. Because they are smaller than usual, at 4 x 6 inches each, I decided to offer all three for one price. 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 the first hundred takes it!

So don't wait! Send your bid in an email to:

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

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GOING AIRBORNE / Daily Painting #1060

Watercolor / 9.5 x 9.5 Inches.

Continuing the popular “Confections” series with a saddlebronc and a pick up man. Touch here to see more confections.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, and it's yours! That's right. The first hundred takes it. Don't wait!

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

or call Thea at: 505 982-4561

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.

 

RIDERS ON THE RANGE / Daily Painting #962

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Wow! It's been about a month since I last did one of these. That felt good!

We had to run down to Santa Fe today. Errands, hairdresser for Thea, Best Buy for me, materials for both, and paintings to drop off for a couple of collectors, lunch at La Fonda, drinks with Cousin Jerry, snack dinner at Whole Foods, and back up the Canyon, remembering songs from our youth. All in all a hectic, but a fun date.

I ended up having to paint after we got home, around ten o'clock. Now, to post this and today's photo, and it's off to bed for yours truly, Johnny Juanderlust.

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RUN INTO THE RIVER COUNTRY / Daily Painting #932

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Three men riding hard in that rough, volcanic rock country along the lower Colorado. Chasing, or being chased? The river is running red, and they must find a place to cross, for what awaits them is on the other side.

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