WILL THEY PICK ME?

I came across this image while going through my archives and decided to open it in Snapseed to bring it up to date and give it a vintage look, more in keeping with the idea of an orphanage scene from the past.

 

NAVAJO DOLL

Sitting, watching all the political blather on the tv, I glanced to my right and saw the evening light striking this Navajo doll next to our fireplace. It was then that I knew what I wanted to share with you today! So here she is.

Until tomorrow…

 

POLKA DOTS

POLKA DOTS / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed / PhotoForge2

This is not what I had planned for today's post. But as I was flipping through my photographs this face stopped me and said, not “Tell my story”, but “Ask my story”. The same thing must have happened when I pressed the shutter. Somewhere. In an antique store or a junk store. Somewhere. Texas? Arizona? I don't remember. I must have clicked and moved on. That happens.

Then suddenly, one day, an image just seems to jump out at me and I can't go on until I've dealt with it.

My guess is she will have as many stories as she has viewers. Faces are like that. They move us.

What story does this little doll in a polka dot dress tell you? Will you share it? Will you tell us what she reminds you of? How she makes you feel? What you see?

 

BUCKSKIN DOLL / Daily Painting #1086

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

Here's another in the popular new series, Confections. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, because the first hundred takes it!

So 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,
  • 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.

 

 

 

DAKOTA SIOUX BUCKSKIN DOLL / Daily Painting 1065

Pen / Ink / Watercolor / 5.5 x 7 inches

Here's another in the popular new “Confections” series. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you. 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

Touch here to see more confections.

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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.


 

 

 

SKOOKUM / Daily Painting #1064

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.

 

LAKOTA SIOUX BEADED DOLL / Daily Painting #1055

Pen / Ink / Watercolor / 5.5 x 7 inches

Here's number six in this popular new “Confections” series. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you. 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

Touch here to see more confections.

It’s time to 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!

David Anthony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson, Taos, New Mexico, September 01 to October 05, 2012. Reception September 6, 5 to 7pm.

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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

 

MASTOF KACHINA / Daily Painting #984

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Mastof Kachina, as described by Harold S. Colton in Hopi Kachina Dolls:

Black case mask with white dots on face which represent constellations: on the right side the Pleiades, on the left side the Dipper; frogs are painted on the back of the mask. grass ruff. Kilt is a woman's dress, worn out and discarded, but in the old days it is said to have been a wildcat skin. Red moccasins. Body painted black with a white hand painted on the chest. He carries a rattle and a throwing stick.

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NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.

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.

 

CROWMOTHER KACHINA / Daily Painting #930

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Man with wings tied to.Angwusnasomtaka. The mother of all the Kachinam. She comes in early Spring, from her home in the San Francisco Peaks, to all three Hopi Mesas, bearing corn seed and bean sprouts to begin the planting season and yucca whips to oversee the initiation of young men into the Kachina societies.

As with all the female Kachinas, Crowmother is represented by a male dancer.

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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

 

CHARRO MUÑECA DE CARTON Daily Painting #748

Charro Muneca de Carton

CHARRO MUÑECA DE CARTON

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Charro Doll

This papier-mâché Mexican Charro Doll delighted me when I spotted it on the shelf of a local shop. I have a couple of Charros like this that I bought in Guanajuato back in ’73, as well as a jockey doll. Unfortunately, I never had a horse for them to ride. I did have a carved wooden horse, complete with leather saddle, bridle, and real miniature serape when I was a kid, but it’s been missing from my adult life. The surprising thing is that I’ve never seen another like it. I did find some of the old ceramic piggy banks like I had then, and in fact, now have a collection ranging from about an inch in length to a foot or longer.

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