Category: Still-Life

BEAR FETISH Daily Painting #77

Bear Fetish / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Bear Fetish / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is a painting of a clay bear with a fetish bundle attached. Bear fetishes are common to the Navajo, Hopi, Zuñi and other Southwestern Indian Tribes. I spotted this one in the home of a friend.

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AN APPLE AND A BLUE TRUCK Daily Painting #74

An Apple and a Blue Truck / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

An Apple and a Blue Truck / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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MEXICAN PEON DOLLS Daily Painting #62

Mexican Peon Dolls / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworthMexican Peon Dolls / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

These little dolls from our own collection are represented here at close to life-size. It seems like only yesterday Mexico and the Southwest were filled with people in colorful costumes that were a part of their daily wear. Now, it seems we all look the same in our sweats and t-shirts. Except, of course, at festivals and in parades. Somehow that’s just not the same. I’ll leave it to smarter people than I am to decide which is better for society as a whole. But being a visual sort of guy, I miss the color and vernacular nature of indigenous people’s native costumes. Anyway, there will be lots more of these personal items showing up in coming paintings. I hope they will bring you as much pleasure in their painted form as they have us in their original form.

John

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STILL LIFE WITH BRUSHES AND BOOKS Daily Painting #60

Still Life with Brushes and Books / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworthStill Life with Brushes and Books / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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SNOW MAIDEN AND RAM’S SKULL Daily Painting #52

Snow Maiden and Ram's Skull / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworthSnow Maiden and Ram’s Skull / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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DEER SKULL WITH LIGHTS Daily Painting #49

Deer Skull with Lights / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworthDeer Skull with Lights / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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