I encountered this Mountain Man re-enactor at the beginning of the annual Old Taos Trade Fair at the Hacienda de Los Martinez, here in Taos, New Mexico on a photo shoot with friend and fellow photographer Steven Bundy.




Ruidoso Mountain Man, Paul Wenzel, at the Old Taos Trade Fair, Hacienda de Los Martinez, Taos, New Mexico.




A candid portrait of a camposino in Mérida, México.



SONRISA / Daily Painting #974

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

It's been quite a while since I painted a Mexican mask representing a human as opposed to an animal mask. In the process of sorting, filing, renaming and as much as possible, organizing my research images, I came across this smiling fellow from Morelia in the State of Michoacan, with a curly moustache, and realized it was time to revisit the subject. So I did.

Sonrisa, by the way, means smile in the Spanish language, in case you didn't already know.

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GAUCHO STUDY Daily Painting #672

Gaucho Study (Red Shirt)


Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 inches / ©John Farnsworth

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I went to Argentina in 2008 in search of the Gaucho, Argentina’s equivalent of the Cowboy. I found the Gauchos of the Feria de Mataderos, in Buenos Aires, I was there for the Gaucho’s annual pilgrimage to the Virgen of Lujan, On a second trip that year, to attend the Fiesta de la Tradición in San Antonio de Areco,

A DAY AT THE BEACH Daily Photograph #1,643

A Day at the Beach


Nice is one of my favorite places for people watching and for street photography.

If you haven’t already, be sure to scroll all the way down to read about your chance to participate in the creation of a documentary Be Home Soon.

And 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!


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GAUCHO STUDY Painting #40

Gaucho Study / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworthGaucho Study / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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MAN OF THE PAMPAS Daily Painting #13

Man of the Pampas / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Man of the Pampas / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

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