COWPUNCHERS Daily Painting #593

I’m hitting the road! and you’re invited. To learn more, visit Under a Wandering Star, above.

COWPUNCHERS / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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TWO APPLES ON A GREEN COUNTERTOP Daily Painting #591

I’m hitting the road! and you’re invited. To learn more, visit Under a Wandering Star, above.

TWO APPLES ON A GREEN COUNTERTOP / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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Some of last night’s posting problems were my fault; some were caused by unseen, unidentified internet gremlins. Whatever the causes were, the problems now seem to have been dealt with and we’re up and running again. The deadline for bidding on this painting has been moved to midnight tomorrow, the 17th.

Now I had better get busy with last-minute packing. i’m hoping to be on the road to somewhere tomorrow, Sunday at the latest, as I hear there’s another storm headed this way Sunday night.

FROZEN CHARLOTTE Daily Painting #590

I’m hitting the road! and you’re invited. To learn more, visit Under a Wandering Star, above.

FROZEN CHARLOTTE / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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Our dear friend and collector Melissa surprised Thea with a pair of beautiful, tiny Fozen Charlotte Dolls. At some point in the confusion of the move from the Santa Fe studio to Taos, I managed to grab a couple of quick snaps of them with my iPhone. While looking through my images, I zoomed in for a better look, and this composition took me by surprise. i thought, Wow, I gotta paint that!

The idea kept bouncing around in my head all during the rest of the move until, finally, tonight, I got the chance to paint her.

While most Frozen Charlotte dolls were made in Germany, this pair is marked Made in Japan. I’m told that they were sold in candy stores for a penny, and that most were girl dolls so owning a pair was extra special.

You can learn more about their history by visiting sites like www.ohiokids.org/oe/yt/10f.shtml

 

POT CARRIER MAN KACHINA II (SIVU-I-QILTAQA) Daily Painting #248

Pot Carrier Man Kachina / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I PAINT KACHINAS BECAUSE:

they are there.
they are beautiful.
they are a part of me.
they are timeless and enduring.
they are intriguing and mysterious.
they are powerful and evocative and alive.
they are carved and textured and painted and aged.
they are feathered and masked and costumed or unclothed.
they are primordial and sophisticated and speak of other worlds.
they are carriers of messages and of prayers and bringers of rain and life.
they are subtle and complex, terrifying and comforting, animal, man, spirit, cloud.
they are hope and fear, promise and admonition, deliverance and instruction, comfort and song.
they are of the earth and of the sky and of the air and of the water that flows through every thing.

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