Thursday, April 18, 2019

a lot going on...

Hi all,

I have not been very punctual about working on my blog.
Too many other crazy things going on.

But I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.
I have a lot of cool events coming up 
that I wants to share with you!

So i will just start with what's happening
in the moment and go on from there.

First up is my upcoming show at Weems Gallery:


Friday, May 10, 2019
Artist Reception 4-7pm
Weems Gallery Albququerque
7920 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite D, 87109

This show will feature over 30 new oil paintings
of wildflowers, plants, and native grasses.
We will have music and refreshments, so come and see me!

A few paintings in the show:


We will spend April 26 - May 1 painting 
in the beautiful Jemez landscape, culminating in a 
 fantastic exhibition on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Take a drive out to the beautiful Jemez and see what we created!

Man, I love those red rocks!


Sunday, May 19, 2019
9am-4pm  Tickets $15
I will be painting in the gardens for this beautiful
garden tour in the Glenwood Hills area.
Come by to see the beautiful gardens and say hi!


Sunday, June 1, 2019
A group of dedicated plein air painters will be painting
 in the gardens for the 10 year anniversary of the Corrales Garden Tour.
We will spend all of May painting in and around Corrales and
will have an exhibition at Corrales Fine Arts Gallery on the day of the tour.
We will also have a Wet Paint Sale as the paintings are
completed at the gardens from Noon until 5pm.
This is always a great show and so much fun! 


Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2019

Join myself and fellow plein air painter Carla Forrest
for this two day workshop as we take you through EVERYTHING 
you need to know about plein air painting.
All levels welcome.
Day 1 - Instructions, demos, include lunch
Day 2 - Morning and afternoon sessions in the field.
Dee and Carla will paint side by side.
You may observe or jump in and experience the joy
of painting in the outdoor landscape.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

This wonderful annual party will feature my favorite band,
Mezcla Latina, and a nice spread of Mexican food.
The party also includes a Studio Sale.

Limited to the first 60 people that register:
Email: or phone: 505-792-1030


Saturday, October 19, 2019
10am - 4pm
Lunch nearby
STUDIO J, Albuquerque

There have been several requests for a workshop
on making my ornaments,
so, I'm doing it!

This will be the only workshop I will have on making 
my unique ornaments.

Cost: $39 and includes one of your own handmade
take-home ornaments.

To Register:
Email or phone: 505-792-1030

Well, that's it so far!

I will try to be more punctual about making regular posts 
and I hope to see you at some of these events!
Also, if you haven't checked out my website in a while, CLICK HERE.

Have a great Spring/Summer!

Monday, February 04, 2019

new year, new goals


Wow, it's been a crazy winter.
First of all, everyone in my family has been sick.
I got sick the day after Christmas, and finally went to the doctor. 

Diagnosis, brochitis. It has now been 6 weeks and I still
have some residual cough in the morning.
But I feel WAY better.

So now I am back to work
and loving it so much.

This is one of my favorite scenes from Taos.
It's near the Taos Pueblo and has
a beautiful view of Taos mountains with aspens
in the foreground.

I'm going to work on my website tonight,
so if want to mosey on over, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

long time, no see

Hi all,

I can't believe it's been SO long since I've blogged.
Life just keeps putting up road blocks in front of me.
And sometimes I forget.

Anyway, I'm not going to talk about everything I've done since
I talked to you last.

I am going to share what I'm working on now.

Here are my latest paintings.

These pieces are for an exhibition at
Corrales Fine Arts Gallery
4685 Corrales Road

I am painting 10-12 paintings,
small to medium with one larger work.

Look for the following works, plus SEVEN more!
I'm painting what I want,
which is an incredible joy.






I made all of the images large so you could see them better.

I'm using my Cobra oils.
I love their buttery feel.
I do not care for the way they smell.
They don't have that beautiful oil smell that I love so much.

I am slowly removing colors as I paint.
I bought too many greens while trying to match cadmium green
and sap green.

I bought too many blues too, but I adore them all.
And trying to find a perfect match for permanent rose - 
forget about it.

I am adapting though.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the clean-up!
Just a wipee removes everything.

Anyway, much more to come....

Monday, October 01, 2018



Hi all,
I know it's been FOREVER since I posted.
I'm going to try to update on a more regular basis for the next year.

Okay, first - I have lost 52 pounds.
I'd like to say it's been hard, but it hasn't really.
I just kind of stopped eating breakfast and big late dinners.

Other than that, I eat pretty much what I want.
I like Lean Cuisines and other meals that are portion-controlled.
And I have been swimming.

I'm going to step up the exercise now because I
know I'm going to make fudge and chocolate chip
pumpkin nut cookies for the holidays 
and I don't want them to be my downfall.

This is the new pic

This is the old pic
One thing I've noticed - 
you lose weight, your wrinkles show more.
Maybe you look older.

In other news,
today is the first day of October and that means,

I got it all out and am listening to my favorite CD as we speak.

I am SO ready for fall this year.

Well, I have to go make spaghetti now, 
so I will write more tomorrow.

Lots of cool art stuff going on to tell you about!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

scenes from the art party


The Art Party was a great success!
I am beyond exhausted but 
wanted you to see a few bits of it.

We had great Mexican food. wonderful music
by Mezcla Latina, and the Studio Sale was great.

It is always so nice seeing old friends, new friends,
wonderful and supportive collectors, and family too.

We celebrated our Nana's 86 birthday and
that was so special.

So, now I am in panning stages for the rest of the 
year and am already working on events for 2019.

Oh, and one of my goals is to be more
consistent with my blogging.

 The table set up.
We rented the tables and chairs.
I bought the black tablecloths so now I will
never run out of tablescloths!
They work well as display tablecloths too.

 The food tables, drink tables, and yard set up.

 Carlos Flores and his bandmates setting up the band.

Jillian Maresco, my friend, and manager for the sales.
She was swamped at various times!

 After the first food run.
This sweet woman is my favorite hugger.

 Judith, one of my loyal collectors.

 Olinda, another of the sweetest mamas I know.
And she owns paintings!

 After it calmed down.

 My Nana, my hugger Glenda, and Michaela, her granddaughter.

 The most beautiful and best tasting cake I've ever had.

 Enjoying conversations

 Nana dancing with her oldest.

Scenes from the party (the aspen painting sold)

 Inside the studio before the party

 The door from the studio into the house 


 Smaller panels and cradled gessobord pieces

Sweet little lamb!

These are just a few scenes from a wonderful day.
I'm thinking of ways to make it better next year.
Now, I have to go sleep.....