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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween / Alpena, Missouri / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

We stopped in Alpena on our way to West Plains, to visit our friends, Ann and Del Gibson, and took a walk to get the kinks out of our legs.

We ducked into a couple of junk shops, where I found this lovely hag for your Halloween pleasure!

 

MAGICAL MYSTICAL MEXICAN HORSE / Daily Painting #1394

Magical Mystical Mexican Horse / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Daily Painting #1394

This is actally the front part of a wearable bit of costume. With the front and back parts joined by strips of wood, the dancer is able to wear the horse around his waist. This way, he becomes Santiago on his white horse in the Santiaguito Dance.

This “mask” for want of a better word is probably from Puebla, or possibly Vera Cruz. I found it in the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City, but have lost the label information that accompanied it.

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MASCARA TORO II / Daily Painting #1226

Here's a companion piece for Mascara Toro, the earlier piece based on a Mexican Dance Mask from the beautiful Galeria Atotonilco to visit the amazing home, museum and showroom, all rolled into one. Works representing the crafts of all areas of Mexico, including textiles, masks, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and more fill the museum. Fantastic.

We had a slow day today. We got off to a late start, but had a nice lunch at the previously mentioned little bistro/café the name of which still escapes me. We walked around, exploring some new streets, sat for a while in the Jardin, people watching, then ended up at the Instituto Allende, for a nice dinner and some stirring Flamenco.

A nice, slow day, ending with a great date in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

¡Hasta Mañana!

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MASCARA TORO / Daily Painting #1223

With Kay as our driver and guide, we drove out to the beautiful Galeria Atotonilco to visit the amazing home, museum and showroom, all rolled into one. Works representing the crafts of all areas of Mexico, including textiles, masks, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and more fill the museum. Fantastic.

We then drove on to Dolores Hidalgo for a very good lunch, followed by ice cream on the main plaza, and a bit of shopping in the town's famous tile stores.

Another great day in the State of Guanajuato.

¡Hasta Mañana!

HOW TO BID: (see below)

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

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

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

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:

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop.

MASK AT FRIDA’S / Daily Painting #1220

Well, most of the day, today, was spent getting our wifi and cellular working. We had a nice lunch with Gari and Kayce, and after working things through with Telcel Thea and I had a nice two hour walk, exploring the town, followed by a relaxing evening visit back at Casa Laura.

As many of you know by now, one of my favorite subjects for painting is the Mexican Mask. When we visited Casa Azul, the home of Frida Kahlo recently, this ceramic one stopped me in my tracks. I knew I had to paint it, and soon! Now I have, and what a treat it was to paint.

¡Hasta Mañana!

HOW TO BID: (see below)

Bidding opens when a painting is posted and ends at midnight one week later (MST) Mountain Standard Time.

Send your bid (Minimum $200.00) by email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

Highest bid wins. In case of a tie for highest bid, the earliest wins. If payment is not made within 1 week, sale goes to second highest bidder. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 505 982-4561 for assistance.

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

We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Winning Paintings will be shipped as soon as the funds clear and the paint is dry. Wet paint can take up to two weeks to be safe for shipping.

If you're not 100% satisfied with your new painting, for any reason, send it back and we will send you a full refund along with a free box of chocolates!

Please consult the artist prior to any reproduction or other use of the image. See also: Use an Image page above.

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:

We are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: john@johnfarnsworth.com.

  • Commission a larger version of your favorite subject,
  • Check on the availability of a given image, or
  • Schedule a workshop.

GUATEMALAN / Daily Painting # 1171

Pen and Ink / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Time for another Confection. This time, a Dance Mask from (I believe) Guatemala. I encountered it in an antique show in Santa Fe. Whatever it's origen, I found it a fascinating subject to work with.

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

I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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:

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ANAK’CHINA Daily Painting #869

ANAK'CHINA

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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The leather half-mask of a Long Hair Kachina, the Bringer of Gentle Rain. This Kachina has long, black hair to his waist and bangs in front. The long tail feather of a Macaw sticks up from the back of his head, and there are Eagle Prayer Feathers tied with home spun cotton hanging in front of his long beard that is square cut just above his waist.

“They are dancing. Barbarically beautiful, brilliantly colored. Gently waving their twigs of spruce, shaking their gourd rattles. Singing like the soughing of the wind through the pines. Stamping rythmically as the beat of the drum, insistently as the pulse of the earth.”

MASKED GODS
Frank Waters (1950)

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