LA RAZA PURA Daily Painting #4

La Raza Pura ©JohnFarnsworth La Raza Pura / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

At the Yeguada de la Cartuja, Spain’s Royal breeding farm of the Cartusian horse just outside Jerez de la Frontera in Spain’s Andalucia,  La Raza Pura, the pure Spanish bred horse, in groups, first of stallions, then of yearlings, followed by the mothers and their offspring, is put through a series of movements designed to show them to their best advantage for prospective breeders and a crowd of excited spectators.

This noble line, extending back, uninterrupted, to a time before Columbus, was originally the product of Cartusian Monks, part of whose monastery grounds is now the Yeguada. If you’re in the area, be sure not to miss the breathtaking equestrian show, display of carriages, and tour of the grounds of this magnificent facility.

I told you there would be horses. Now, what will be next?

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Thea Says…

The painting SHAMPOO that went up today is a really good oil painting. Forgetting about subject and composition, the first things viewers look at, the paint on this piece is masterful.

Thea Swengel
Farnsworth Art

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Wow, Day Four and we just had our 1,000th visitor. Thanks to everyone who has checked in, everyone who has signed up for our email updates, all of you who have commented, and, especially to all you bidders and winners. Spread the word, and watch for new developments, make suggestions, ask questions, join in the fun, and keep bidding. Thank you again.


SHAMPOO Daily Image #3

ShampooShampoo / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I was in Chicago recently, with some time to spare between flights, so I decided to checkout the Lincoln Park Zoo. I got a couple of good photos, but for the most part the animals were all as tired and hot as I was. Most were holed up in the shade at the rear of their enclosures. Then I came across the sparrows having a splash in a puddle. They were the highlight of my visit. And they sure knew how to beat the heat. I hope you will enjoy them as much as they were enjoying their bath, and as much as I enjoyed seeing, photographing, and painting them!

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Sunset, Taos Mountain-©JohnFarnsworthSunset, Taos Mountain / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I photographed this beautiful, delicate sunset in Taos, several years ago, with my very first digital camera. The image was unsuitable as a photo, due to the low resolution of the camera. And somehow, I just never got around to painting it. Until now. With the new found freedom that this Daily Painting Auction affords me, I will be able to revisit many scenes that have long been in the back of my mind, just waiting for a chance to be expressed. Hang on; I promise it’s going to be a wild ride.

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NANCE daily painting #1

Nance-6x6-john-farnsworth-300-©JohnFarnsworthNance / oil on panel / 6 x 6 inches

And away we go!
While visiting a dear friend recently, we were enjoying her garden when, unexpectedly, our lovely friend plucked an orange-pink rose and stuck it behind her ear. I snapped a couple of quick photos, and the result was this first painting for A FARNSWORTH A DAY. If you were expecting horses, don’t worry. There will be horses. And more people. And still-lifes, other animals, landscapes, florals; anything, in fact, that stops me in my tracks and cries out to be painted.

As a special thank you for kicking things off, today’s winner will also receive the sketch this was painted from:


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Hi Folks,

Today’s the day. Day one of the daily auction A FARNSWORTH A DAY.

I’ll be posting the first painting a little later today. Bidding starts tonight at midnight MST and ends tomorrow night, Monday, at midnight MST.

The highest bid wins and will be notified on Tuesday, at which time payment and shipping arrangements will be made.

Good luck, and be sure to tell all your friends.