SEVILLANAS / Daily Painting #1272

Sevillianas / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

Together at last.

Up early this morning. Early for me, anyway, and off I went to the Yeguada de la Cartuza. Twelve years ago, as part of a workshop I was teaching, we went there, not knowing what to expect. In addition to the guided tour of this stud farm for the breeding of the Royal Carthusian Horse. I got tons of good research, and was so taken with the whole show that I rented a car and stayed over a week, so that I could attend a second time the following Saturday. I've been dreaming of a third visit ever since.

Afterwards, I drove on down to Medina-Sidonia, one of the Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages that are the other reason for this trip. Lunch, there, was a half order of venison, then I drove to Vejer de la Frontera to spend the night, stopping along the way to shoot a few photographs, and to revisit an old Roman bridge.

And now I'm off to bed, before I fall asleep and drop my iPad

'Hasta mañana!

 

CONVERSATIONS IN A FRENCH CAFÉ / Daily Painting #1139

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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This little scene caught my eye as I wandered through a beautiful French village in the Acquitane region of Southwest France, on a brief lunch break while teaching a workshop.

I don't recall the name of the village, but I do remember a delightful lunch of duck hearts; and this scene of tourists in the open front of a nearby café. Might the talk have been of sore feet? Or was it about the sights and beauty surrounding them? Maybe they were planning where to go next, or trying to remember the way back to their tour bus.

I promise to keep better notes on my upcoming travels.

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LOW TIDE / Daily Painting #1100

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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Low tide on the black edge of the Pacific in the little fishing village of San Blas, Nayarit, forty years ago. I can't count the times I've wanted to paint this scene over the years, but just couldn't get up the nerve. Well, better late than never.

On my upcoming travels, I'm going to try to paint a few on site, but really, what I would like most to do is simply develop the habit of painting a scene soon after seeing it. I hope to do each day's painting from that day's experiences. Wish me luck.

My tendency for many years, has been to let an image percolate in the back of my mind. I like to take a lot of photographs, then comb through them repeatedly over time. Certain ones catch my attention, but just aren't ready to be painted, until, suddenly, one will stop me in my tracks and seem to shout I'm ready. Or almost ready, in which case I will visit more frequently for a while, and imagine it as a painting. Then, when I least expect it, the time will have come to commit it to paper or canvas.

For me, this one was worth the wait.

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LAGUNA PUEBLO / Daily Painting #1043

Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.

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This is another watercolor inspired by one of my own photographs previously featured on my other daily blog, When a Painter Snaps. That is how I work. Some of the time. At other times, I work plein air, usually when traveling. Or I may work from brand new sketches or photographs. I like to keep myself guessing!

Currently, I'm wrestling with just how I want to continue this blog. As you may know by now, I have really loved and thoroughly enjoyed the daily 6 x 6 inch paintings. And the recent Confections have really been a blast. But I am missing the chance to do more of these full-fledged watercolors. I would occasionlly like to work larger, too.

So. here's my thinking at the moment. I'm thinking I will switch from the current format of always doing the same size and the same begining bid, or, as has been the case with the Confections, one price fits all, regardless of size or complexity, to a more varied approach. One that fits not only my love of varied sibjects and styles, but differing sizes and mediums, as well.

I will be offering everything from tiny sketches to full sheet watercolors, to both smaller and larger oils, and just about everything in between. I hope it will be more entertaining than confusing, and that you will all continue to follow along.

By the way, I hope to be traveling again, soon, and will try to make my verbal input more interesting as my adventures unfold.

I hope you will all help me with this. I would love to hear your thoughts. I so appreciate each and every comment, as well as your bids! Please, don't be shy, join in, let's make this blog as interesting as it can be, together.

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CHURCH, SAN JOSE DEL VADO / Daily Painting #981

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Calfornia has some beautiful missions, true enough. But it's the simple, sculptural charm of New Mexico's adobe missions, churches and chapels that makes me want to grab camera or brush and get to work.

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SPANISH WINDMILL / Daily Painting #960

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is the recently restored windmill, San Jose, in Vejer de la Frontera, one of the beautiful Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) of Andalusian Spain. Vejer is my favorite of the pueblos, partly, I'm sure, because it was my first. But also because, while less spectacular than Ronda, or Arcos, it is quite beautiful, yet far less tourist oriented.

It's a dream of mine to return to paint and photograph all the Pueblos Blancos. Maybe this fall? We'll see.

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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