OLD TIMER

Today was one of those days. I actually got caught out without my iPhone! Gasp! Remember that old Chase Jarvis saying? The best camera is the camera you have with you.

Well, I had my iPad Air wth me. So I used it. So glad I did.

 

ALONE

This little sunflower, standing and glowing all alone, posing, it seems in front of a child's rusted antique wagon, has a power to please that would be diminished in a group. This corner of Thea's garden has come alive with the appearance of this lonesome bit of joy.

 

 

ZACATECAS PONTIAC

I went back into my archive; back to 2008, and pulled up this photo from a trip to Zacatecas and reworked it in Snapseed, on my iPad Air 2.

 

ENGINE 483 AT REST / Daily Painting #1120

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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This old steam locomotive is obviously out of service for now. But what will be its fate? Will it be parted out, or restored and put back to work, hauling loads of happy tourists along the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway line over the 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass and through the Toltec Gorge, between Chama, New Mexico, and Antonito, Colorado?

Oops, I somehow managed to leave out the image that accompanied this wonderful testimonial yesterday from a happy collector, and to say Thank You, Marcia, for your kind words.

From: Marcia Keeth

Date: Monday, November 25, 2013

Subject: It's here! It's beautiful! and more!

Thea,

My painting arrived today, and I love it! I immediately took down my Georgia O'Keefe posters and hung my new Farnsworth on the wall by itself opposite my desk so that I can just stare at it for a day or two until it tells me where it wants to live permanently. My first Farnsworth lives on my desk, but I think this one will go home with me. Time will tell.

The framing is amazing — for two reasons. First, it's perfect and absolutely beautiful. But here's the part that blew my mind. That same trip to Paris in which John and I had the most memorable romantic night in Monmartre after visiting Sacre Couer, the next day we spent most of the day at the Musee d'Orsay where all the French Impressionists are. There was a Monet that I had never seen before, and I just fell in love with it. When we got home, (my) John had a print of that painting framed for me, and I keep it in my office. I had to take a photo of the two together and send it to you. Photo attached.

Thank you so much! And please give John my thanks and share with him how much joy his work gives me.

I am also delighted to hear that Lynn bought “The Conversation.” When I saw that one, I loved it, too.

Love to both of you,
Marcia

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DERELICT / Daily Painting #1067

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

If you would like to own today's painting, send your bid (Minimum $200) in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

Send your bid in an email to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561

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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.

 

 

 

 

MM, RACER / Daily Painting #993

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Today, my daily photograph is about age and rust and nostalgia, and so is this daily painting. While visitng the home of another friend and collector recently, I just couldn't pass up this cute little rusty antique race car, piloted by a famous mouse.

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

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.

 

THE COLLECTION Daily Painting #775

The Collection

THE COLLECTION

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Out here in the Southwest, you see them all over the place. Collections of old junk cars and trucks. Twisted and bent, baking in the sun, they patiently await  the restoration that never comes, and return  slowly to the earth. I suspect they’re the same all over the country, but in other places, the lush green vegetation keeps them hidden away.

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SPURS AND BOOKS Daily Painting #81

Spurs and Books / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Spurs and Books / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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FLYING RED HORSE Daily Painting #67

Flying Red Horse / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Flying Red Horse / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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GERANIUMS IN A RUSTY BUCKET Daily Painting #15

Geraniums in a Rusty Bucket / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Geraniums in a Rusty Bucket / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I thought about calling this one Beauty and the Beast. But that’s been taken. Besides, I kind of liked the sound of Geraniums in a Rusty Bucket. This was in a friend’s home in Taos, just inside the back door,and I was taken by the contrast and by the simple, earthy nature of both the paint can and the geranium itself. Very down to earth, very Taos.

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