Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Art on the brain....


Oh man, I am getting spring fever.
I woke up at 4am the other morning, and started thinking...
about art.
Everything art!

About what i want to do this year, next year, 
the next five years.

I seriously got up, 
went in the living room,
got out my phone, 
and entered every thought I was thinking.
Before I forgot it all.

This is my newest painting:

"LAYERS"
10x8"
oil on panel
Black Mesa


So, I am going to start implementing some of my plans
and will share them with you as they come about.

Keep making art, loving art, and sharing art, everyone!

Go to art events
Get to know other artists
Comment on other artists blogs when you like their work
Comment on artist's facebook pages when you like their art
Don't be stingy with your praise and don't be afraid to share what you know.

Love you all....

Friday, February 06, 2015

New Paintings

This was the beautiful sunset over my house yesterday.
Gorgeous gorgeous.
I am having the hardest time trying to work - the outdoors has really been calling my name.
Our weather here has been in the high 60s and I just want to go outside and start pulling weeks and cleaning flower beds.

Speaking of flower beds, here is one of my newest paintings:

 "REACHING"
8x10"
oil on panel

And a painting of the village of Valdez near Taos Ski Valley: 

 "TAOS VALLEY"
8x10"
oil on panel

This is a beautiful rainy cloudburst. 
The panel was textured a bit, so you can see it coming through:

 "STORM OVER SANDIAS"
8x8"
oil on panel

And this one actually started out to be something else entirely.
I wasn't happy with it, so it got scraped off, except for the orange and yellow foliage at the bottom.
Now, I think I'm in love with it!

 "MOUNTAIN VIEW"
10x8"
oil on panel

 On another note:

Two days ago, I went out to feed the pups and almost stepped on
some really beautiful frosted leaves on the ground.




Funny, how we sometimes don't notice the beauty of
what is right in front of us.

Oh and last, but not least:

 "SILENCE"
8x8"
oil on panel

If you are interested in any of these paintings, email me at
dshadowtail@aol.com

Tomorrow I will be working on finishing up two commissions
and working on a sunflower painting for the blog
and facebook page for Let's Paint New Mexico.
Check it out:
  
Facebook Page: "Let's Paint New Mexico!"


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

15-14 "TAOS VALLEY"

"TAOS VALLEY"
8x10"
oil on panel
$99 plus $10 shipping

Oh, how I love this place.
This is the little village of Valdez,
which is near Arroyo Seco and Taos Ski Valley.

So beautiful in any season! 

To purchase this painting, click on the Paypal button below.
You may use a Paypal account or any major credit card.
Thank you!

15-13 "REACHING"

"REACHING"
8x10"
oil on panel
$99 plus $10 shipping

Can you tell I'm ready for spring??
These poppies are ready too.

After painting a couple of pieces yesterday
and getting a little tired of landscapes and pears - 
I just had to paint something thick and juicy! 

This is my end-of-the-night-go-for-it wild meadow!

To purchase this painting, click on the Paypal button below.
You may use a Paypal account or any major credit card.
Thank you!
  

Sunday, February 01, 2015

CHALLENGE 3

CHALLENGE 3

Sunflowers!
I love the wall, the bricks and the way the light hits these flowers.
Feel free to crop, rearrange, etc.
I have to tell you, when I went looking through photos searching for this one - 
I came across SO many other good ones!
Not just sunflowers, but so other many great NM subjects....
I can't wait to see what everyone does!

Friday, January 30, 2015

"WINTER GOLD"
8x10"
oil on panel

My  newest entry into the group,
"LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"

A photo image of somewhere in New Mexico is posted 
once a week and a group of artists paints their version.
So fun!

To see all of the images so far, click HERE.
There is also a facebook page by the same name.

The image was really hard to work from because
it's winter and there is a lack of color in the landscape.


I had to create my own color
by looking deeper into the photo and thinking about the values.

i also tried to be loose and painterly.
I hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

News and upcoming Events

 NEWS

Finally, I have gotten back into my art "groove" again.
I tried not having a schedule at all and it's just too hard.
I need SOME direction.

SO - I have scheduled a few happenings:

WEEMS OLD TOWN SOLO SHOW 
Premiering Friday, August 7, 2015

CORRALES PAINT OUT
August 2015

CORRALES GARDEN TOUR PAINT OUT
June 7, 2015

SANTA FE PLEIN AIR
June 6-12. 2015
This is a multi-day juried event, so we'll see.

BOSQUE DEL APACHE PAINT OUT
PLACITAS PAINT OUT
March, 2015

GHOST RANCH PAINT OUT
October, 2015

I want to head to Taos to paint with Michelle Chrisman
and just follow where my car leads.....

I am also planning an art event at my home and studio for May, 2015.
Details to come later....

And I've been painting and these are my two newest offerings:

 "BLANKETS"
8x8"
oil on panel
SOLD

"UNDER THE PORTAL"
10x8"
oil on panel

To purchase this painting, CLICK HERE 
or go to www.deesanchezdaily.com

This is my second attempt at the Challenge 1 painting of Corrales hollyhocks.
A group of artists have started painting in a group called, "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"

We have a blog (Click HERE to view) and a facebook page of the same name.
I post an New Mexico image once a week -  ideally, every Sunday night - and we all create our version of the image. Really cool!


Now on to a few other things...
I was out the other day looking for winter inspiration and drove up near Balloon Fiesta Park and this was my horizon view:


 This is a view of the western horizon with Mount Taylor in the background.
The coolest thing was I didn't even realize that I had gotten the church in the shot 
until I edited the photos.
I was trying to crop out the telephone wires above Mount Taylor.
This might be a long horizontal painting soon.


This was near the same location.
Who would have thought that winter colors (or seemingly lack thereof) 
could be so beautiful? Lots of gold, yellows, and beautiful maize colors.


 This is the one I chose for our Challenge 2 inspiration photo.
It has beautiful colors, leaves in the foreground, dried chamisa flowers, 
and a nice horizon line.
I'm anxious to get started on this one.


Another view.
I think this would also make a nice winter painting.

Please be sure to check out our facebook group page at:
"LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"
and our blog at:









Sunday, January 18, 2015

15-5 "THE GARDEN PORTAL" and a new facebook group!

 "THE GARDEN PORTAL"
10x8"
oil on panel
$99

This is the first of my paintings for our new facebook group called,
"LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"

I started this group as a blog a couple of years ago, and wow,
I think we all turned out some exeptional artwork.

I put the blog away for a while because I got so busy,
but I have brought it back as a free facebook group page, so
artists can join up and then they can post their own creations.
Much easier for me.

The object is this:
I post an image of New Mexico every Wednesday, and artists-
professionals to beginner or anywhere in between,
create their version of the image and then post it
to facebook for all to see.

No obligation and no judgement.

NOTE TO SELF:
Try another painting today because
working under lights at night in the studio
hurts your eyes and changes your color perception.
I like this version but the original
flowers in the photo are more red and brilliant than in this painting.

If you want to buy this painting, please CLICK HERE
or go to www.deesanchezdaily.com


Saturday, January 10, 2015

#15-4 "NEAR PILAR"

"NEAR PILAR"
8x10"
oil on panel
$99

My mouth is watering as I write - wanting so bad to take a day trip up north.

I know there's probably snow, but I still want to go! 

This is a scene from Pilar, New Mexico, which is a tiny little spot you pass
on the way to Taos, New Mexico.

There are a few shops, artsy places, and a river rafting company.
You turn left off the highway, the mountains meet you, and the river runs right by your side.
There are turn-offs to stop and daydream or camp if you'd like.

Across the river, you can also spot sleepy little houses in the village of Pilar.

I never get tired of looking at this little spot and hope you can visit someday too.

TO BUY THIS PAINTING, CLICK HERE, OR GO TO: www.deesanchezdaily.com


#15-3 "LUNCH DATE"

"LUNCH DATE"
8x10"
oil on panel
$99

This is an interesting story.

Whenever my cousin Goldie and I start out on a northern New Mexico day trip,
we always stop first at the wonderful little Tesuque Market and restaurant in Tesuque, New Mexico, which is just outside of Sante Fe.

They usually have the wood stove on, fresh breakfast burritos and cinnamon rolls.
And their BLTs are fantastic.

We decided to eat lunch there one day and as we were eating, 
Goldie says to me, "Don't turn around, but you will never guess who's sitting behind you!"
Goldie is such an autograph/star hound - she loves meeting famous people.

Well, of course, I slowly turned around and it was a famous actress and her friend having lunch.

My husband has always loved this actress so I really wanted to take her photo
 and introduce myself but it just didn't seem appropriate.

So, I settled for shooting a photo over my shoulder as we were leaving, 
which is SO much more appropriate!

I've wanted to paint this for a long time, but things got in the way.
This is for you Goldie!

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

#15-2 "BOSQUE FALL"

"BOSQUE FALL"
8x10"
oil on hardboard
$99

This scene is from an autumn trip to the beautiful Bosque del Apache.
This huge wetland area is a wildlife sanctuary for Sandhill cranes, snow geese, and a lot of other wildlife. I've seen deer there on occasion.

My favorite part of the painting was mixing the reds and oranges to create the willow
that is so abundant throughout the preserve.

I am putting it on my bucket list to go there in late summer, when the sunflowers are in full bloom.

To see all available paintings, click HERE or
go to: www.deesanchezdaily.com

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Monday, January 05, 2015

#15-1 "WILDFLOWERS AND PURPLE" a new beginning!

"WILDFLOWERS IN PURPLE"
8x8"
oil on hardboard
SOLD

Well, it took me long enough, but here it is - the first painting of 2015.

I spent yesterday getting my studio semi-organized and today when I started squeezing paints out the the tube - oh my gosh. How I have missed the smell of oils. And Gamsol! 

Oil painting has such a different vibe than acrylics. So much oomph. So much luminosity.

I decided to start off with a wildflower meadow because that subject is my favorite to paint. There is so much freedom in painting wild, chaotic masses of flowers.

I have so many exciting things I want to do this year. I'm in the process of making a bucket list for 2015 and I know I'm going to go overboard. But hey, if you don't dream big - why dream?