Tag: abstract

BUFFALO BULL / Daily Painting #1063

Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, and it's yours! That's right. The first hundred takes it. Don't wait!

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

or call Thea at: 505 982-4561

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.

 

INTERROGATING THE UNIVERSE WITH SCISSORS / Daily Painting #945

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

These abstracts are so much fun! I just love doing them! It is that simple. I’ve taken painting so seriously for so long that getting down and playing in the paint is exhilerating. I’ll leave it to someone else to come up with deep meanings and art palaver. For me, it’s simply as close as I’m likely ever to get to making music.

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THEY ARE ALTOGETHER EXCELLENT / Daily Painting #938

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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This series of abstractions continues to intrigue me. It continues to inform and to educate me. I believe it may be making me a better artist. I know it is making me a better painter.

Paint application, for me, has always been subservient to the subject, to the re-creational demands of realism. With the abstracts, the paint and its application are more important than the subject, or non-subject. This has freed me to enjoy the act of painting; to create, rather than merely represent.

Watercolor, my first love, gave me that pleasure, but oils have, somehow, taken back seat to attempted verisimilitude. Even the years that I worked exclusively in pastels gave me more of the joy of creative application as opposed to creativity being restricted to the design and concept, the art, of a painting.

Finally, after so many years, I'm beginning to see the possibility of combining all three parts of my work under the heading of creativity. Fingers crossed!

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IT IS REASONABLE TO SUPPOSE / Daily Painting #931

 

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Whooee! This one really took me on a wild ride! I've been at this painting game for so long, I can't believe how much I still have to learn about pushing paint around. I'm going to have to try some big abstracts this summer! Just may have to do a show of small ones, too. It would be great to see a bunch of them all hanging together.

I hope you will click over to my photo blog today. I got a little nostalgic over there…

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WE SHOULD HAVE PASSED THE TIME PLEASANTLY Daily Painting #925

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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I can't believe how much I look forward to doing these abstractions. I don't yet understand why, but they really excite me and are very satisfying in their completeness.

If you haven't already, I hope you'll have a look at the daily photos on my newly reworked blog When a Painter Snaps…

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BEYOND THAT NEXT TURNING Daily Painting #918

BEYOND THAT NEXT TURNING

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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WOW! What a wild, fun ride this one was. Occasionally a painting comes along that says turning point! This is one. It is never apparent at first, just how significant or subtle that change may be. It could be apparent to even a casual observer, or it may remain hidden, private, within the artist, yet none the less significant, as it will change the work to follow, as it has changed the artist.

Now, here's a bit of news that appeared on my other blog, when it should, more appropriately, have appeared here:

What a rich, rewarding and enjoyable day I had today (Saturday) in the Bishop Gallery on Main in Scottsdale, Arizona. (The second oldest original-owner gallery in Scottsdale.)

Stimulating conversation amid a sea of art, antiques and artifacts! Among the treasures to be found there, this carved and polychromed figure of Christ along with Oriental, South American, Native American and Folk Art.

As for Contemporary Art, there's work by Leonard Baskin, Fritz Sholder, Ned Jacob, Luis Jimenez, and now, yours truly! So, whenever you're in Scottsdale, be sure to drop in and say Hello to my old friend Bill Bishop! Plan on a long stay, though, if you want to see even a fraction of what's in this amazing and eclectic space.

By the way. I got an interesting email from my dear, dear friend Gena this morning. It seems we both painted a Hopi clown on the same day. Hers is a Koshare, and she really nailed it. I hope you will take a look. It's on her blog:

http://genalacoste.blogspot.com/2013/03/koshari.html

Check it out!

NOTE:

I spent quite a bit of time recently, responding to comments on previous posts. For some unknown reason, most of them never showed up on the blog. I'm working on a solution. In the meantime, I hope all of you who have left comments here and on whenapaintersnaps know how very much your comments are appreciated and how important they are to me, especially when I'm tempted to falter.

It can be especially difficult to keep both blogs going on a daily basis while traveling. I can't always respond, but I always read and appreciate them.

I would love to see more dialog forming between those who follow my blogs and comment on them. Hint, hint.

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CONSIDER DANGERS AND JOYS WITH A TRANQUIL MIND Daily Painting #910

CONSIDER DANGERS AND JOYS WITH A TRANQUIL MIND

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

If you would like to own this painting, just send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561.

These abstract paintings continue to entertain and, to some degree, to baffle me. They are, definitely, a means of learning ever more about the nature of paint and of color and form. Yet I'm not really sure what direction they will take. Nor in what direction they might take me. It's an interesting ride, though, and I'm so happy to have all of you along.

Today was a day of errands, of bill-paying, and of cleaning and rearranging Betsy. A calm, uneventful day, finished with a picnic in the park. All the excitement, adventure and thrill of the day was saved for the day's painting!

For something more tranquil…

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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

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