CAUGHT BY THE LIGHT III, Self Portrait / Daily Painting #1314


Caught by the Light III, Self Portrait / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Still studying the light with the most available and cooperative model I can find. The most affordable, too.

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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.


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CAUGHT BY THE LIGHT II, SELF PORTRAIT / Daily Painting #1297


Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches / Click to Enlarge

So, another stab at a self portrait. I don’t understand why the ink took over and came so dark. Anyway, I think it’s a better likeness than the last one, although it’s really about the light, more than it is the person.

 

 

 

CAUGHT BY THE LIGHT, SELF PORTRAIT / Daily Painting #1293

Caught by the Light, Self Portrait / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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ORANGE, BANANA, SQUASH #1003

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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.

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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!

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SELF PORTRAIT WITH iPHONE Daily Painting #689

Self Portrait with iPhone

SELF PORTRAIT WITH iPHONE

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

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TOM AND ME

As I was sitting here, wondering what the heck to write about this little painting that just seemed to take over and paint itself, I remembered when a self portrait of Thomas Hart Benton appeared on the cover of American Artist Magazine. I was shocked that he had painted himself as an old man, hair sticking out all over (he’d be right in style today) wrinkles, a scowl and a pot belly all wrapped up in a plaid shirt. That shirt, too, was a whole different fashion statement than it would be today. Old Tom the Hipster. Way ahead of his time. Thirty or forty years will change a person’s thinking, apparently. Now when I see that painting I just see a damn fine painting. Like most of his work. Honest, direct, his own.

When I read about other artists’ work, written by critics, historians, and others, going on about the intent of the artist, How he did this or why that, I often wonder what someone might say about a piece I’m working on. Because I don’t think that way. Take this piece, for example. I wasn’t trying to make a statement, wasn’t thinking about age, or, obviously, fashion. Mainly I was responding to a familiar gesture and hoping to be able to capture it. Draw it with paint. I wanted to put down the essence of that gesture, that “un-posed pose”. I guess in a way I was trying to represent the essence of me. I sure wasn’t thinking of it that way at the time, though. I was aware of the familiarity, but that’s about as deep as it went.

I was also thinking, to some extent, about painting in a high key, with the iPhone being the only really black note. And I was excited about the prospect of painting it quickly, directly, with thicker, juicier paint, in a more expressionist manner than is usual for me. Anyway, it was fun to paint, and I’m finding it fun to look at. Sort of like running into an old friend. And those yellow walls stir up dreams of Italy.

One of these days I’ll tell you about the time my daughter Rosa and I visited Benton’s home and studio in Kansas City, Missouri and his murals in Jefferson City and Independence.

BREAKFAST BOUQUET

When Atticus and I went out on the portal this morning for our toast and coffee, we encountered this beautiful bouquet that Thea had left for us when she went in to work this morning. Thanks, sweetheart.

Breakfast Bouquet

BREAKFAST BOUQUET

By the way, Atticus enjoys sharing my toast, but I don’t share my coffee. He’s wound up tight enough without it!

 

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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INTO THE SUNSET, CARRIZOZO TO SOCORRO Daily Painting #669

Into the Sunset, Carrizozo to Socorro

INTO THE SUNSET, CARRIZOZO TO SOCORRO

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

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ROAD TRIP Continued

After finishing off our green chile cheeseburgers, we beat it on down, past Three Rivers, through Tularosa, and on to Alamogordo, where we met Leo and his family and Betsy. No, not the famous Betsy VW, this was Betsy Chevrolet, the object of our quest. We had a nice, long visit with this nice family, then loaded the pickup onto the dolly, and off we went, back to Carrizozo. When we stopped there for gas, we noticed that the wheels of the pickup were cockeyed on the tow dolly. We had a hard time re-adjusting the tie down straps until a stranger came over and gave us a hand. And the chef from Kelly’s saw us and came over to offer his help. Pretty friendly town.

Next, we headed out for Soccoro, as we wanted to take the freeway where we would be able to more easily get help if we had any more problems than on the back road we had come down on. The sun was setting and we were treated to some beautiful sunset effects like the one above.

To be continued

If you haven’t already, be sure to scroll all the way down to read about your chance to participate in the creation of a documentary Be Home Soon.

And 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!

SELF PORTRAIT WITH MASAU KACHINA Daily Photograph #1,640

Self Portrait with Masau Kachina

SELF PORTRAIT WITH MASAU KACHINA

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FRONT DESK BELL SELF PORTRAIT Daily Painting #460

Front Desk Bell Self Portrait / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Front Desk Bell Self Portrait / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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EVENING IN THE CAMARGUE (SELF PORTRAIT) Daily Painting #338

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Evening in the Camargue (Self Portrait( / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Evening in the Camargue (Self Portrait( / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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self-evening-camargue-detail ©John Farnsworth

self-evening-camargue-detail ©John Farnsworth

SELF PORTRAIT WITH B.D.W. Daily Painting #326

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Self Portrait with B.D.W. / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Self Portrait with B.D.W. / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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TAOS BRONCS Daily Painting #293

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Taos Broncs / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Taos Broncs / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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