Tag: watercolor

WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION No. 2

Well, gang, I finally have Watercolor Demo No.2 ready for your viewing pleasure. It was filmed last fall, on my iPhone 4s, using Filmic Pro, and edited in iMovie on my iPad Air, over the past couple of days. And nights.

I know one thing. The more I watch it, the more inspired I become to once again get some watercolor flowing. I hope it will have the same effect on some of you!

If you don’t paint, but enjoy looking at or collecting watercolors, I hope you will find this glimpse into the making of a watercolor interesting and informative.

So, here goes…


It’s really not all that difficult to put together a demo like this. I had to relearn the editing part and learn how to find and add music to the sound track. That slowed me down, of course, but the real problems were caused by the mess I’ve made by not properly organizing and storing my images. I really do need to work out a better system.

I’m not sure why the image above is so blurry. I suspect it’s because Youtube just picks a frame at random from inside the movie, and they happened to catch one that was in the process of dissolving into another. I just now ran the video on YouTube, and it’s working just fine there, so I hope it’s working for everyone here. If it gives you problems, go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. I hope you like it.

Hasta Mañana

A GUEST POST FROM THEA

FACE OF A SAINT X, FRAMED

What a thrill to pick up this beautifully framed daily painting from TAOS CRATING AND FRAMING today!


As I completed my errands I shared it with several folks who were all delighted to see this fine Farnsworth watercolor so perfectly framed. I knew John should see it before the shipper sent it off to our friend and long time Farnsworth collector.

Congratulations Lucile for submitting the winning bid and adding this little jewel to your collection!

I have a very nice inventory of daily paintings in stock. Even though John is taking a break from daily painting, bidding is still open on in-stock daily paintings. Biddding starts at $300 each; just shoot me an email bid (farnsworthgallery@newmex.com) and we will let you know if the ones you would like are available.


These daily paintings sell in galleries for $600 plus frame, so our special A FARNSWORTH A DAY followers can easily build a beautiful collection.

By the way, his beautiful frame, including Museum glass, cost just $113.00

Thea

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXVII / Daily Painting #1449

Face of a Saint XXXVII / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1449

Here’s another from Dwellings Revisited in Taos. I’m not entirely sure this one is considered a Saint. A Santo? Maybe, I don’t know. Does anyone out there know? I’ll bet everyone knows who it is, though.

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, October 30, 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.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it’s up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXVI / Daily Painting #1448

Face of a Saint XXXVI / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1448

The Angel Santo inspiration for today’s image is also from Dwellings Revisited, the shop of our dear friend, Cam Martin, on Bent Street, here in Taos. Cam’s is a great little store jam-packed with I want ’ems. Thanks again, Cam!

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, October 29, 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.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it’s up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXV / Daily Painting #1447

Face of a Saint XXXV / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1447

My apologies for this late post. Technical problems combined with busy but thoroughly enjoyable serial visits from family and friend houseguests for the past several days (weeks?) are partly responsible. As am I, of course.

The Santo inspiration for today’s image is from Dwellings Revisited, the shop of our dear friend, Cam Martin, on Bent Street, here in Taos. Cam’s is a great little store jam-packed with I want ’ems. Thanks, Cam!

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, October 28, 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.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it’s up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.


FACE OF A SAINT XXXIV / Daily Painting #1446

Face of a Saint XXXIV / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1446

This is from an email I received yesterday:

QUESTION:

John,
I have enjoyed all of your art but I adore your ink and watercolors. You mentioned that you have a new palette. Does this mean you are no longer mixing the 3 M. Graham primary colors? Are you painting on wet paper in your demonstration?
I will send you a photo of a watercolor I just finished to show how your class in Ruidoso inspired me. Thank you.
All my best,
D H

Scroll down for my answers…



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, October 27, 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.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it's up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.


ANSWERS:

Hi D,

Nice painting. It would be very difficult to make such a painting, with so many colors, without ending up with a lot of mud, when using a more complicated palette.

No, I haven't changed. I meant to say that I bought a new paint box. The pigments I fill it with will still be the same.

As for purple, it is the one most difficult color to acheive with this palette. But it can be done. Try this for practice. Divide a sheet of paper into 25 or 50 swatches. Using clean water, and a clean brush, be very careful not to allow any yellow at all into the mix. Start with a lot of water and just a little pigment and work your way up to a lot of pigment and not much water. Start with a pale pink, then add a very small hint of blue. Then a tiny bit more and so on. Then try starting with a pale, pale blue and adding small amounts of red. Explore all the different combinations that are available. Learn the possiibilities, practice, and you will do fine.

I don't generally wet my paper first. However, if you can slow down the video, you will see thst there are areas in which I sometimes paint wet into wet, wet over dry, and so on. All that just comes with practice, really; I don't give it much conscious thought when I'm painting.

When doing the above swatches, you might also want to try wet into wet, wet over dry, dry into wet, dry over dry, etc

Paint, paint, paint, that's the key.

John

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXXIII / Daily Painting #1445

Face of a Saint XXXIII / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1445

I decided since I was so late with yesterday's post I should try and get this one out to you a little bit earlier. And I think I should maybe get to bed a little bit earlier.

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, October 26, 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.

I did it! I finally finished my first video demonstration and it's up and running on YouTube!

Please watch, like, share, tell your friends, and, please, let me know what you think of it in the comments, or drop me an email with your impressions. Click here to watch the video. Some have requested background music. I am considering it, but so far am convinced you would like hearing music of your own choosing better than any thing I might come up with. Any more thoughts out there?

By the way, if you are having a problem with the links to the video, just go to YouTube and search for Farnsworth Watercolor. That should get you there.