CAPILLA SANTA RITA DE CASCIA

This chapel in Bernal, New Mexico, was built of stone in 1916. It is named in honor of an Italian nun, the patron saint of the impossible who helps those in need.

Hasta mañana…

 

LITTLE CHAPEL IN ALGODONES / Daily Painting #1069

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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LA CAPILLA, REVISITED / Daily Painting #1040

Watercolor / approximately 9 x 10 inches

Because half the students in my recent workshop were interested in learning watercolor and the other half in oil, I demonstrated in both mediums. this is the watercolor version of the subject featured a couple of days ago. This is my first watercolor in quite a while. You may be seeing more of them on here. Would you like that?

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LLANO QUEMADO / Daily Painting #1039

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

In Llano, just across the valley from where we live is La Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, featured in yesterday's post. And just past it, today's subject, a stormy sky, a coyote fence, and the winding road.

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LA CAPILLA / Daily Painting #1038

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

La Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, in Llano Quemado, New Mexico. This was my workshop demo painting in today's class at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso, New Mexico.

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TAOS PEAR ON A MARBLE TABLE WITH A SHEEP SKULL Daily Painting #692

TAOS PEAR ON A MARBLE TABLE WITH A SHEEP SKULLTAOS PEAR ON A MARBLE TABLE WITH A SHEEP SKULL

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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SEMI-FORMAL

As I’ve mentioned before in these posts, I generally prefer to paint “found” still lifes. This is not one, as I deliberately placed the pear in relation to the skull. A formal still life, though, should have more traditional elements, more traditionally arranged. Or so it seems to me. So maybe this one should be labeled Semi-Formal.

Our friends and neighbors John and Caroline brought us a bunch of pears the other day from their pear tree. I’ve been waiting and watching for them to show up in interesting found arrangements in the kitchen, and hoping to get some shots of them before they disappear down someone’s gullet. I finally gave up and grabbed a hand full and headed out to the portal. I only had a few minutes to spare, but I’m thinking I might try to set aside a bit more time tomorrow and shoot some more. The contrast between fruit and bones makes for some really interesting painting. The echo of the right side of the pear and the left side of the skull gives this one added interest, and was the main impetus for creating this painting.

CAPILLA Daily Photograph #1,662

Capilla

CAPILLA

Another shot of the small, private chapel on the grounds of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The first was Daily Photograph #1,644 on July 29. Which do you like best? And why? Your comments are invited.

It’s time to get ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting on of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

David Anthony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson, Taos, New Mexico, September 01 to October 05, 2012. Reception September 1, 5 t0 7pm

See the August/September issue of the SANTA FEAN magazine, page 90 for a write-up on the show.

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QÖQLÖ KACHINA Daily Painting #673

QÖQLÖ KACHINA

QÖQLÖ KACHINA

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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KATSINA TIHU

The Hopi name for a Kachina Doll is Katsina Tihu, and the plural of Katsina is Katsinam. SIKYAQÖQLÖ’VITU, the yellow qöqlö,  is a friendly, happy spirit that bears gifts for the children. To learn more about the Katsinam, and why I paint them, click here http://johnfarnsworth.com/kachinas.html and scroll down through the paintings for more information.

Remember, The Kachinas are Coming to the David Anthony Fine Arts Gallery on Kit Carson in Taos September 01, 2012.

CAPILLA DE LAS GOLONDRINAS Daily Photograph #1,644

Chapel at Las Golondrinas

CAPILLA DEL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas www.golondrinas.org/ is a living history museum located in La Cienega, south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The name means Ranch of the Swallows. Located on the Camino Real, it was a pasaje, or layover, on that trail from Mexico to Santa Fe.

 

If you haven’t already, be sure to scroll all the way down to read about your chance to participate in the creation of a documentary Be Home Soon.

And start getting ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big Kachina show Thea wil be putting on of my Kachina paintings the first of September at David Anthony Fine Arts, here in Taos. I hope to see you there!

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CHURCH AT LAMY Daily Painting #252

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Church at Lamy / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John FarnsworthChurch at Lamy / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is the Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Light, an abandoned mission revival church in Lamy, New Mexico. The Amtrak train station for Santa Fe is located across from this church, which can be seen from the passing Southwest Chief between Los Angeles and Chicago. This painting is part of my Amtrak series.

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PENITENTE MORADA Daily Painting #153

Penitente Morada / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Penitente Morada / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This chapel, or meeting house of the Penitente Brotherhood, located in Abuquiu, New Mexico is, like the Saint Francis de Asis church, or Ranchos Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, a study in the simple, earthy, sculptural beauty of vernacular architecture.

This explanation of the Penitentes is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penitentes_%28New_Mexico%29

Following Mexican independence from Spain in 1821, Church authorities in Mexico withdrew the Franciscan, Dominican and Jesuit missionaries from its provinces, replacing them with secular priests. They failed, however, to replace the missionaries with an equal number of priests, depriving many secluded communities of a resident clergyman. Accordingly, many of those small communities could expect only a once-yearly visit from a parish priest.

The men in those communities eventually came together in the absence of a priest for the purpose of prayer, and to offer spiritual and social aid to the community. They gathered in meeting houses known as moradas. Los Penitentes were perhaps best known for their songs of worship, called alabados, and for their ascetic practices, which included self-flagellation in private ceremonies during Lent, and processions during Holy Week which ended with the reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday.

Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and his successor, Jean Baptiste Salpointe, unsuccessfully attempted to suppress the brotherhood in the latter part of the 19th century as a part of the “Americanization” of the Church in New Mexico, driving its membership underground. For this reason, Los Penitentes are sometimes described as a “secret society”. The Brotherhood reconciled with the Church in the mid 20th century, receiving formal recognition in 1947, and Los Penitentes remain active in Northern New Mexico and southern Colorado to this day, although a depopulation of these regions after World War II has led to a decline in Penitente membership.

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SUNSET/MOONRISE, BLACK MESA Daily Painting #88

Sunset/Moonrise-Black Mesa / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Sunset/Moonrise-Black Mesa / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

It’s that special time of day. The sun is setting, the moon is rising, and New Mexico’s Black Mesa turns to gold. Below, in the Rio Grande Valley, a small chapel and its graves stand out against a backdrop of cottonwood trees.

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