WAKAS (COW) KACHINA / Daily Painting #1302

Wakas (Cow) Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Another Cow Kachina? Obviously Wakas is one of my favorites. Cattle were introduced to the Hopi people by the Spaniards. The Spanish for cows is vacas, which explains the Hopi version, Wakas.

I was long perplexed by the English word, Sherry, said to hace derived from the name of the town of its origen in Jerez de la Frontera, in Spain’s Andalucia. Jerez, pronounced herez, just didn’t evolve easily in my mind into Sherry. Harry’s, maybe, but not Sherry.

The problem was solved on my recent visit to Jerez, when, as I was leaving the train station I noticed a small tienda across the street. Its name on a large sign above the entrance was Xerez. Apparently an early spelling of the town’s name. That x would have been pronounced like the something between a soft h and the soft ch of the French word cheri. And with a slight slurring of the final z, we have shery, but with a rolled r, doubled and dropped by the English.

That’s my thinking, anyway. A better theory from someone more learned would be appreciated here. But for me, for now, it’s problem solved.

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HILILI KACHINA / Daily Painting #1301

Hilili Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

This is the First Mesa version of Hilili.

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WAKAS, COW KACHINA / Daily Painting #1300

Wakas, Cow Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches / Click in the Image to Enlarge

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.

According to Colton, the Ashes Kachina wears a kilt and a woman’s old dress, and is barefoot. His terrific power is used to heal everyone and all things.

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QÖCHAF KACHINA / Daily Painting #1299

Qöchaf (Ashes) Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches / Click in the Image to Enlarge

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According to Colton, the Ashes Kachina wears a kilt and a woman's old dress, and is barefoot. His terrific power is used to heal everyone and all things.

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MALO KACHINA / Daily Painting #1298

Malo Kachina / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

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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.

 

 

 

FLOWER SHOP, GAUCÍN, SPAIN / Daily Painting #1296

Flower Shop, Gaucín, Spain / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

Gaucín is one of the beautiful white villages, los Pueblos Blancos, scattered like jewels across southern Spain's Andalucia autonomous region. It was here that I spent the night recently with our good friends, Peggy and Steve Immel, noted painter and photographer, respectively, from Taos. They had rented a delightful small apartment in the heart of Gaucín, home of a number of expat artists.

 

STILL LIFE IN A SPANISH HOTEL / Daily Painting #1295

Still Life in a Spanish Hotel / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

It was far and away the worst hotel I encountered on my entire trip. But it did have the most interesting things to paint and memories that will last; so how could I complain?

I checked in late and left early the next morning, swearing to read all the reviews when booking ahead on the Internet in the future.

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PREPARE FOR LAUNCH / Daily Painting #1294

Prepare for Launch / Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches

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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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