ESCARAMUZA IN PINK / Daily Painting #1068

Pen / Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 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. Be the first person in with a $100 bid, and it's yours! That's right. The first hundred takes it. Don't wait!

Escaramuza (Skirmish), is an important part of the Mexican rodeo, or Charreada. Young women, dressed in colorful, flowing costumes, riding side-saddle, perform thrilling precision drill team maneuvers.

Send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

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Touch here to see my daily photograph, my watercolor setup, and a brief discussion of my future travel plans.

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.

 

KACHINA SHOW SNEAK PREVIEW

Just a reminder and a peek at one of the walls in the Kachina Show currently at DAFA. Don't forget the reception, next Friday, the sixth, from 5 to 7. Hope you can come!
John And Thea

 

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

OWN YOUR OWN TAOS ART GALLERY!

Artists included. No rent. No taxes. Extremely low overhead. Sound impossible? You just have to think small.

“I wanted to build a dollhouse,” creator Ann Cole said, “last winter when things were slow I bought a dollhouse kit. It had two large rooms and I realized it would make a perfect art gallery.”

“Taos being the wonderful art community that it is, many of my friends are artists. So I invited them to participate.”

Ann's neighbor, Rob Nightingale of Wilder-Nightingale gallery asked his artists to participate as well, and they both received enthusiastic responses. Twenty artists have produced nearly thirty pieces including sculpture, glass, photography and paintings. Together they decorate the smallest and most unusual gallery Taos has ever seen.

On July 27, 2013 from 5-7pm the smallest gallery will have a grand opening at Wilder-Nightingale, which will also be showing larger pieces from the 20 small gallery artists. The public is invited to attend.
A portion of the sale will benefit Habitat for Humanity and Stray Hearts.


Here are some views of the house:


I have two pieces in the show along with the works of all these great participating Artists:

SIRI BRANSON, PEGGY BAUCOM, MICHELLE CHRISMAN, ANN COLE, BILL DAVIS, STEPHEN DAY, JOHN FARNSWORTH, DIANNE FROST, PAT FUHRMANN, LUIS GARCIA, PJ GAROUTTE, JEANNE HALSEY, DAVE HARDY, ALAN HAUER, PEGGY IMMEL, STEVE IMMEL, ERNIE LEAVITT, ROB NIGHTINGALE, JOANNE PAULK, ROBBIE STEINBACH

Remember, July 27, 5-7pm, Thea and Ann and I hope to see you there!

 

THE SENSE OF THINGS / Daily Painting #1029

Daily Painter’s Workshop
Ruidoso, New Mexico
July 22-23-24, 2013
Eastern New Mexico University

Join me this summer in the cool mountain town of Ruidoso, in Southern New Mexico, for a three day workshop, and discover ways to make painting an important and truly accessible part of your life.

Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included. The clock is ticking. Sign up now!

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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

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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.

THE LOCKET / Daily Painting #1,001

Sorry for the late post. Due to an interrupted cable somewhere near Eagle Nest, all of Taos has been without Internet service from last evening until just moments ago.

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches!

Be the winning bidder on yesterday'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 today's painting, and running all week, 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

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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.

 

PAINTED BISON SKULL / Daily Painting #1,000

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Here it is! Daily Painting Number One Thousand!

And a special offer just for you. Be the winning bidder on today's painting 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.

But wait, there's more…

Tomorrow, I will be announcing a week long special offer for all the wonderful collectors, friends and followers who, through their support and encouragement, have made this blog a success.

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

This Bison skull was given to me by my special friend, Greg Guymon, who brought it all the way from Wyoming to Arizona. Greg was a real Mountain Man, philosopher, horseman, enthusiast, and truly one of a kind. He painted the decorations using traditional, natural earth pigments, and packed the eye sockets with dried grasses. Though he's been gone more than thirty years, I miss him still. The good do die young.

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.

 

CHINLE WASH RUNNING SILVER / Daily Painting #973

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Canyon de Chelly in North Eastern Arizona is a vast array of deep sandstone canyons, filled with cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and the homes of Navajo People. It is a National Monument and well worth a visit, whether by motorized tour or, better yet, on horseback. Having visited many times, lived and worked in the vicinity, and spent weeks camping within the Canyon, teaching workshops, I can assure you that this is a magical, beautiful, history filled place.

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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.


 

EVENING ON THE PLAINS / Daily Painting #972

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Riding the train, as opposed to flying, makes for a lot more interesting scenes, and, besides, it's nice to not be in a rush. That's why, or at least one reason why, I take the train whenever I can to cross the country.

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

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.

 

LAUGHING INTO THE DARK / Daily Painting #971

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Wow, this one really put up a fight. It dodged and ducked and punched back. But I stayed in until the bell. Now, you decide. You be the judges. You decide who won the battle. Let us know in the comments

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

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.

 

BLACKIE / Daily Painting #963

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Cute. Not a word in especially great regard these days. But when I saw this antique typewriter in the Autry Museum in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, my first thought was “Cute!”. Seeing it pleased me. Painting it pleased me. I hope it pleases you, too. Nothin' wrong with cute!

I've often said that every problem I've had with computers, and I've had plenty lately, is worth it. Just not having to deal with a carriage return at the end of every line of type is a real blessing. Now that I do most of my typing on an iPad, I have a difficult time understanding those who say they can't. Maybe they just don't give it a chance? I definitely prefer it over my netbook.

One thing my mother insisted I learn in high school was typing. It had saved her more than once, as a single Mom, in need of a way to make a living. She saw it as something I could always fall back on, if necessary, as she had.

Then there was my uncle Si, a freight dispatcher for the Santa Fe Railroad. When I was six or seven, and visiting him at work, he showed me how he could type. Then he showed me that he could look over his shoulder, talk to me, and type, all at the same time. I was so impressed, and marked for life. I studied typing throughout high school, I took every typing class I could while in the Army.

In later years, I taught myself to type carefully and accurately by making myself tear the paper out and start over if I made a mistake, even if I was on the last word on an otherwise perfect page. That sounds harsh, I know, but it was effective. I was never a speed typist, but I became a heck of an accurate typist! And since I didn't spend all my time rubbing holes in the paper with an eraser, or piling on layers of goopy white-out, I was probably the equal of a lot of typists who could do a lot more words per minute. The story of the Tortoise and the Hare comes to mind.

So, what's with all the mistakes and typos on my blogs? Ooof! That's a good question. One that just now occurred to me. I can think of no valid excuse. I don't know what I'm going to do about it, but I am going to go to work on fixing it, starting now!

Happy Mother's Day, all you great Moms out there. And now, I would like you to meet my Mom, who taught me to read, to type, to think for myself, and so much more…

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

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