Tag: direct painting

HIBISCUS / Daily Painting #1321

Hibiscus / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Every morning, as we left Casa Laura, to begin the day's adventure, we were greeted by this Hibiscus next to the front gate. It made a nice start to our day. I hope it does the same for yours.

Today's painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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.

JAM / Daily Painting #1320

Jam / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Another Casa Laura found still life. Fond memories of mornings with friends in Mexico.

Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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…

 

HIGH DESERT SUNDOWN / Daily Painting #1319


High Desert Sundown / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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…

 

BANANAS AND PAPAYA ON A MEXICAN PLATTER / Daily Painting #1318

Bananas and Papaya on a Mexican Platter / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge.

A simple found still life from the kitchen of the beautiful Casa Laura that we shared with friends last March, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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.


HARBINGERS / Daily Painting #1317

Harbingers / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

In the summer of ’56, I had a little Harley Davidson 125cc motorcycle. I rode it around Williams and Prescott, Arizona, while it lasted. The thing I liked best about it was being there, being in the open air, the sunshine and the wind. Being able to see all around me with nothing blocking my vision. Feeling alive.

Now I see people riding big, powerful motorcycles, like this couple, slowly, very slowly making there way through the narrow streets of Jerez de la Frontera, in Spain, with their heads tightly enclosed in bubbles. Safe. So safe. But where is nature? Where is freedom, sunshine, the wind, the sounds?

Where do we draw the line between safety and joy? Can there be reward without risk? Will we all, eventually end up living in hermetically sealed bubbles? Living virtual lives, cut off from feeling, hearing, smelling, seeing, experiencing life? Safe from feeling?

Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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.

 

SUMMER IN PROVENCE / Daily Painting #1316

Summer in Provence / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

I had just finished teaching a workshop at the 17th Century farmhouse, le Petit-Rousset just outside Eymet, France, five years ago, and was on my way from Bordeaux to Arles to see the Gypsies at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and the white horses of the Camargue, when I spotted this scene from the window of the train. Since then, I have come across it several times while browsing through my research. Every time, I have wanted to paint it. I even tried it once in watercolor and made a real mess of it. But today, when I saw it again, i knew its time had come. And I knew it had to be an oil. So I did it, and I think I finally got it.

Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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.

 

RED ONION AND GARLIC / Daily Painting #1315

Red Onion and Garlic / Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Click on the Image to Enlarge

Well, alright, maybe I’m not the most available, the most cooperative, and the most affordable model available. The kitchen is full of models thst have me beat. They’re better looking, besides. And since things in the kitchen are always in a state of flux, the opportunities for found still life subjects are the best in the house.

Whenever I spot something interesting, like this onion and garlic in a small Italian bowl, I whip out my iPhone and snap a few quick shots. I don’t give it much thought at this point. Instead, I act more or less instinctively, shooting rapidly, from varying angles and distances.

Occasionally, an idea will come to me almost instantly, and will demand too be painted as soon as possible. But most often, an image, or group of images, will remain in my files for anywhere from days to years. Then, suddenly, while cruising absent mindedly through my research, something clicks. An image jumps out from the rest and I know its time has come.

That doesn’t always mean it’s ready just as it is, though. It simply means that something in it has resonated in me, and now I have to work with the image, cropping, framing, teasing until it becomes clear to me what the essence of it is, and how best to express that essence.

Then I jump in and push paint around for an hour or two, and Bingo! With luck, there it is. The special something that I saw and can now share with you. Enjoy.

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Today’s painting is available to the highest bidder. Bidding will end 24 hours after the painting is posted to this blog.


Following the 24 hour bidding, if unsold, it will be available for $300 USD until it goes into a gallery, where the full retail price will be $650 USD.


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

If you would like some expert help with framing your purchase, just call Thea, 505 982-4561, and she will take good care of you.

Also, 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.