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Nothing spectacular here, just a beautiful place for a walk in the clear, crisp air of northern New Mexico.

 

LONELY HOODOOS

LONELY HOODOOS / iPhone 6 Plus / Snapseed

This small group of Hoodoos, Tent Rocks, Fairy Chimneys, or Earth Pyramids, are not as spectacular as, nor seen by as many people as the hundreds in Utah's Bryce Canyon, yet I always enjoy seeing them as I drive the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe. I have photographed them a few times before, but this was my first time with my iPhone.

We had a little snow today. Looks like more to come. Research nearly done, organization next, then publishing followed by more book building. Oh, and painting!

Hasta mañana.

 

RAVEN TALK / Daily Painting #1372

Raven Talk / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

The ravens around here sit on treetops and carry on conversations consisting of loud clacks and gargles, squeeks and rattles. I wish I could join in. Or at least understand them when I eavesdrop.

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  • Starting bid $200
  • By email to: farnsworth gallery@newmex.com
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 11, 2014
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  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

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COCONINO RED / Daily Painting #1124

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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The Red rocks of Sedona, Arizona; prominent in the landscape of my childhood and youth, they will always be a part of the area that is Home to me.


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TRES OREJAS / Daily Painting #1110

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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Thea and I had to take care of some shopping in Albuquerque, and I was anxious to make a test run, prior to my upcoming travels, so we drove down late on Friday and spent Saturday there. Our business taken care of, we did some shopping. While Thea was in the mall, I stayed in the car, in the parking lot, to do some work on my iPad.

But I decided this might be a good time to do the day's painting. I remembered that I had a tiny palette in one pocket, and a small reservoir brush and a pen in another.

I had tried, on the way from Taos, to capture a snapshot of a view I had long wanted to paint. Tres Orejas (Three Ears, a local landmark) as seen from The Horseshoe curve on hiway 518 as it skirts the base of the Picuris mountains.

I was scrolling through my shots, and there it was! So, here it is transformed into a watercolor painted while sitting in the car, using these small, very transportable tools. I deem it a trial run success!

Thea returned just as I was finishing, and caught me in the act with her iPhone.

This little child's novelty tin palette had set me back some seventy nine cents when I purchased it years ago as a joke, thinking it would be fun to have it lying around conspicuously in the studio. A few days ago, though, it occured to me to remove the small pans of dubious quality paints, and replace them with my own favorites. With this in the watch pocket of my jeans, that little reservoir brush filled with water, and a pen, all I need is some paper and a subject, and I'm ready to travel.


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WHITE MESAS / Daily Painting #1008

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

There is so much spectacular scenery in New Mexico and the Southwest in general, that the merely beautiful is easily and often overlooked. I love painting these simple glimpses of the country I call home. The scenes between the scenes.

Be the winning bidder on last Wednesday's painting, PAINTED BISON SKULL, #1000, and help us celebrate this milestone by accepting our invitation to Taos, New Mexico and our home for two days and a night.

Be treated to a free one-day workshop, a photography walkabout, or a driveabout. Your choice. Or just kick back and relax. It's up to you.

We will do all we can to make this a visit to remember.

To bid, email farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561.

You have until midnite on Wednesday, the 26th, to bid!

But wait, there's more…

As a special thank you to all the wonderful collectors, friends and followers who, through their support and encouragement, have made this blog a success, I'm offering a name your price week. Starting with Thursday's painting, and running for one week only, I am removing the $200.00 minimum. Bid anything you like. The first bid received wins!

So bid today, and be sure to check back tomorrow!

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

Click Here to see my Daily Photographs

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.


ABANDONED ADOBE Daily Painting #855

ABANDONED ADOBE

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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With everyone working jobs in town, this old adobe farm building in Northern New Mexico has fallen into disuse and started its return to nature. I find it sad to see the passing of honest old hand made structures like this, but time moves on, whatever we may feel.

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EDGE OF THE SANGRES Daily Painting #294

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Edge of the Sangres / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Edge of the Sangres / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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Bidding starts at $200 and will close at midnight MST, Friday June 03, 2011. In case of a tie, earliest bid wins. This is not a competitive bidding process in which your bid is driven up by others. Please bid what you feel the painting is worth to you. You will be notified by return email when your bid is received. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505-603-2091 for assistance. The winning bidder will be notified on Saturday, at which time payment and shipping arrangements will be made. Not 100% pleased? Return within 14 days for a full refund and a free box of chocolates.

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TEMPORARY HOUSING Daily Painting #279

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Temporary Housing / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Temporary Housing / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Here’s another from the Amtrak Series, based on a recent trip to Los Angeles, from Lamy, New Mexico. Just outside Lamy, on the way to Albuquerque, we passed this scene of two trailers, temporary housing, being used while building a new, rammed earth home, just off to the right of this scene.

temporary-housing-detail

Temporary Housing / Detail

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SERVICE ROAD Daily Paintings #266

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Service Road / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Service Road / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

This is the road that runs along side the railroad tracks, providing access for maintenance trucks and other equipment. In this Amtrak Series painting, we’re heading west out of Lamy, New Mexico, toward Albuquerque, and on to Los Angeles aboard the Southwest Chief.

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