TRES OREJAS / Daily Painting #1110

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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Thea and I had to take care of some shopping in Albuquerque, and I was anxious to make a test run, prior to my upcoming travels, so we drove down late on Friday and spent Saturday there. Our business taken care of, we did some shopping. While Thea was in the mall, I stayed in the car, in the parking lot, to do some work on my iPad.

But I decided this might be a good time to do the day's painting. I remembered that I had a tiny palette in one pocket, and a small reservoir brush and a pen in another.

I had tried, on the way from Taos, to capture a snapshot of a view I had long wanted to paint. Tres Orejas (Three Ears, a local landmark) as seen from The Horseshoe curve on hiway 518 as it skirts the base of the Picuris mountains.

I was scrolling through my shots, and there it was! So, here it is transformed into a watercolor painted while sitting in the car, using these small, very transportable tools. I deem it a trial run success!

Thea returned just as I was finishing, and caught me in the act with her iPhone.

This little child's novelty tin palette had set me back some seventy nine cents when I purchased it years ago as a joke, thinking it would be fun to have it lying around conspicuously in the studio. A few days ago, though, it occured to me to remove the small pans of dubious quality paints, and replace them with my own favorites. With this in the watch pocket of my jeans, that little reservoir brush filled with water, and a pen, all I need is some paper and a subject, and I'm ready to travel.


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  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

STRUTTING GULL / Daily Painting #1102

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 6 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.

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

This is but one of three thousand hand carved masks on display in the fabulous Rafael Coronel Museum in Zacatecas, Mexico. I first discovered the museum in 2001, and have spent many days there, since then, photographing and sketching and wandering the halls and grounds of the beautiful, partially restored former Convent of San Francisco.

Please remember that if you would like to:

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

 

INVITATION / Daily Painting #1056

Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

A small boat presents an invitation to spend a lazy summer afternoon floating through the French countryside on the Dordogne River.

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

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

or call Thea at: 505 982-4561

Touch here to see more confections.

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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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.