The Stare

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The Stare / iPhone 4s / Snapseed

An experiment:

Are you wondering who you are as a photographer? Trying to find your own voice, your style? Try this: take a little road, trip or a walk. An hour or two. Carry only a polaroid camera.

Take the same trip with a single, long, lens. Over a period of days, try it with just your smartphone. Then with just a medium lens.

Do it again; this time with a wide angle lens only. Once more; shooting video.

You might even want to try an old super eight movie camera.

Try a couple of cameras you’re most familiar with, then a couple you’re least comfortable with.

Try the most expensive gear you can get your hands on, then the least expensive you can find.

Put them all in one folder on your computer. Leave them for a month or two.

Then go back and look through them. You just might find your true self in the process.

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“Gosh, I would love to be a better writer, but all I have is a pencil.

Now, if only I had an IBM electric typewriter, or at least a sterling silver Mont Blanc fountain pen with gold filigree, I could write a great novel!”

Sound familiar, photographers?

ROSE COLORED GLASSES

A candid portrait of a camposino in Mérida, México.

 

 

HELADO (ICE CREAM)

Calle Luis Pasteur, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.

 

“66”

The 66 Diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a great place for a hamburger and a shake. This wall is on the side of their parking lot on Central Avenue, the former Route 66.

 

WAITING FOR CHINESE

People watching and fried rice, now there's a street photography combination I can get behind. I did, in fact, yesterday, in Santa Fe, on our way home from Albuquerque. Here's the result.

See you tomorrow…

 

TOURIST

A tourist grabs a snapshot in front of San Felipe de Neri church on the Plaza, Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

KACHINA VILLAGE / Daily Painting #1405

Kachina Village / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1405

When we visited our daughter Rosa and John in the house they just bought in Kachina Vilage, south of Flagstaff, a couple of days ago, I managed to get us lost on our way back out to the Black Canyon Highway.

I’m glad I did, because, otherwise, we would have missed this scene, with its towering Ponderosa Pines, a lightning struck snag, a field of beautiful yellow wildflowers, and a man and his dog, out for their morning constitutional. A scene I had to paint.

After some serious computer gremlin problems yesterday, I think things are back to normal today. I certainly hope so.

To own today’s painting, send your bid in now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.

  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, September 15, 2014

  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.

 

EL ARENAL / Daily Painting #1378

El Arenal / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

PLEASE NOTE:

If you emailed a bid between July 31 and August 13, and received no confirmation of your bid, you may have been the winner. Thea realized just today that the link for bidding was broken. I tried several times to repair the link, but had no luck, so I removed it. To re-enter your bid, just copy farnsworthgallery@newmex.com and paste it into the “to” field in an email, make “bid” the subject, and be sure to include the name of the painting and your bid in the body of the email. I apologize for the inconvenience.

BID NOW

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 20, 2014
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

 

HAPPY RANCHER / Daily Painting #1370

Happy Rancher / Watercolor / 7 x 7 Inches

What is he so happy about? Maybe it rained on his range. Maybe he just got a new grandson or granddaughter.maybe he's just having a good time with some friends? What do you think?


BID NOW

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email to: farnsworth gallery@newmex.com
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 10, 2014
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

 

ANDALUSIAN / Daily Painting #1369

Andalusian / Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches

This character study is based on a man I saw watching the nightly procession of the Hermandades y Cofradías through the streets of Jerez de la Frontera during Semana Santa.

BID NOW

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email to: farnsworth gallery@newmex.com
  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 10, 2014
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.