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JOHN FARNSWORTH  PAINTER / PHOTOGRAPHER
PO Box 1962 / Ranchos de Taos / New Mexico / 87557 / 505.982.4561 / info@johnfarnsworth.com
HORSE PAINTINGS page one
INDIA BLANCA
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 inches
$18,000
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE EQUINE PAINTINGS:
BLANQUITA
Oil on Canvas
36 x 36 inches
$15,000
THE GOLDEN HOUR
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
$15,000
INTRIGUES
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches
$24,000
The following original works are not available; however, most are available as Giclée Fine Art Prints in same size limited editions, as well as in  other, smaller sized open editions. Call Thea at 505 982-4561 for assistance.
PINTA
Oil on Canvas
36 x 36 inches
Sold
LADIES OF LE MAS
Oil on linen
40 x 60 inches
commissioned group portrait

Three generations, Pebbles, Vanessa, Maggie, and Elsie, at home in North Georgia, and three watercolors the owner was able to choose the composition from for the final painting.
GUNPOWDER AND THE GIRLS
Oil on Linen
36" x 48"

Commissioned portrait, Lowrance Ranch Collection.
Poster Available
CINCO PASOS
Oil on Canvas
42" x 72"

This commissioned portrait of Peruvian Pasos is in the collection of Fred Rowan of Cassique Plantation, Houston, Texas.
LA POSADA HARLEQUINS
oil on linen
40 x 70 inches     

CABALLOS PERUANOS

Oil on Canvas

42" x 72"


This commissioned portrait of Peruvian Pasos is in the collection of Terry and Roberta Ellis, Green Gate Ranch, New Ulm, Texas.

These were preliminary watercolor studies for the painting Caballos Peruanos.

This was the final, agreed upon study, computer generated, and based on elements taken from the first three.

HORSE PORTRAITS, from the Lone Star Letter, June, 2003

 

In the last issue of the newsletter, I wrote about the painting of our horses which we commissioned and the artist, John Farnsworth. We spend most of the summer at our house in Taos, New Mexico, where he works.

 

When we arrived in Taos this year, we walked to his gallery to see how the painting was coming along. Were we surprised to see it finished and hanging in the most prominent spot! It is 42 inches by 72 inches and truly spectacular. It depicts two of our stallions on either side of three mares.

 

The gallery had an open house, which we attended, and visitors and local artists were extremely complimentary of the painting. Several people wanted to buy it:

 

John said he really enjoyed doing the painting and hates to see it leave. He said it is like having a child leave home. Fred Rowan of Cassique Plantation has commissioned a similar painting of his horses. Fred's horses are staying at our ranch at the moment and John took photos of Fred's horses as well as ours in preparation for organizing the paintings' composition.

 

John sent several watercolors to us and we picked the poses we liked from each for the final painting. We don't look forward to Texas in the summer, but we'll be taking the painting home and can hardly wait to see how it looks in our house.

 

Anyone interested can check out the finished painting in color at www.johnfarnsworth.com - click on "What's New," If you would like to commission a painting of your horses, please contact John. He is a delight to work with as is his wife, Thea.

 

Roberta Ellis, Green Gate Ranch, New Ulm, Texas

TESTIMONIAL
HORSE PAINTINGS SOLD OR NOT FOR SALE

NIGHT MOVES

Oil on Canvas
50" x 40"

$20,000

HORSE PAINTINGS 2 HORSE PAINTINGS 3 HORSE PAINTINGS 4 OLD MASTER HORSES
JOHN FARNSWORTH PAINTING CABALLOS PERUANOS

NOTE:

Pebbles, now called Miss Pamela, will be representing this year’s Irish Village in the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more. Congratulations to owner Moira McCracken and trainer Leslie McKee.

CONTRA LUZ

Oil on Linen

50" x 40"

$20,000 USD

Then, on my return visit to attend the Feria Tradicional, a gathering of thousands of Gauchos to celebrate their traditions and events, much like our own early rodeos, with camping, parades, dancing and feats of horsemanship and ranch, or estancia, work, I saw and photographed La Tropilla, an event in which horses from many different estancias are let into a vast, fenced arena, and allowed to mill about and blend into a single, large group. When they are thoroughly blended, the gauchos from the various estancias ride in with their bell mares, and, in a gracefully efficient demonstration, all of the individual groups quickly re-form and are led away.

I took thousands of photographs and video files during the Feria, which I later loaded into my computer, edited, sorted, and combed through looking for the animals that I could best use to convey my excitement and appreciation of this thrilling event. I cut out and rearranged them in the computer to create a composition I felt would make a compelling painting. I then printed the result, and used it as my guide when painting LA POSADA HARLEQUINS.  

John Farnsworth
And just to give you an idea of the size, this is what the piece looks like in my studio. Or did, until I moved the painting to David Anthony Fine Arts in Taos.
If you get a chance, please drop by the Gallery at 132 Kit Carson Road and have a look.
For more information and pricing, contact Thea at 505 982-4561, or farnsworthgallery@newmex.com

In September of 2008, and again in November, I traveled to Argentina to photograph the Gaucho and his horse. LA POSADA HARLEQUINS is the first of the paintings from those exciting and rewarding trips. My first introduction to the Tropilla, or Troop, depicted here, was on the Hacienda el Ombú, where the young Gaucho, Pablo, demonstrated his ability to maneuver his remuda of ten or twelve horses by using the herd’s natural instinct to follow and obey the lead, or bell mare. (At night, out on the Pampa, the Gaucho has only to stake the bell mare, as the others will not drift out of hearing distance of her bell. And in the morning, they quickly fall in behind her when the Gaucho is ready to ride on. He rides a different horse from the group each day, but never the bell mare, who is usually, though not always, of a distinctly different color than the rest of the group.
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