Fringe Mouth (Navajo Yei Mask)


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

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I originally painted this mask in watercolor. I believe it was a 9 x12 inch piece, but it may have been 12 x 16. Today, as I was working on cleaning up and repairing my website,, I came across a small thumbnail of the watercolor and instantly wondered how it would be to paint it as a 6 x 6 oil? I had intended to paint another Kachina for today’s post, in anticipation of my upcoming 43rd Annual Kachina Show (See below).

But I just couldn’t get this one off my mind. And I’m glad I couldn’t, because it was a real delight to paint, and I’m very happy with the result. I just may have to look into some of my other watercolors with an eye to revisiting them in oil. Don’t touch that dial!

STILL WATER PELICAN Daily Photograph #1,664

I spotted this back-lit profile of a pelican on the still waters of  the harbor at Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, while on a shooting spree with Jim Cline Photo Tours a few years back. Jim is a knowledgeable and accommodating guide. I wholeheartedly recommend his tours. Check him out at Jim Cline Photo Tours. Jim knows the places and the people to make your tour a rewarding experience.

Still Water Penguin


¿Que tranquilo, no?

It’s time to get ready for THE KACHINAS ARE COMING. That’s the big 43rd Annual 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!

David Anthony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson, Taos, New Mexico, September 01 to October 05, 2012. Reception September 1, 5 t0 7pm

See the August/September issue of the SANTA FEAN magazine, page 90 for a write-up on the show.

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NAVAJO YEI MASK (HUMPBACK) Daily Painting #107

Navajo Yei Mask (Humpback) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©John Farnsworth

Navajo Yei Mask (Humpback) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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NAVAJO YEI MASK Daily Painting #20

yei-mask / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Navajo Yei Mask / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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