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

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

"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!

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



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

To buy this painting, CLICK THE PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW.

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?




  
  

Saturday, January 03, 2015

"GEORGIA" after New Mexico's Georgia O'Keefe

"GEORGIA"
6x6"
acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
$150

This painting is now available for purchase.
Please email me at dshadowtail@aol.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice.

Coming on Monday - DAILY PAINTING IS BACK!

I will be blogging tomorrow about upcoming plans for 2015.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ornaments available

These are the last of the ornaments.
If you would like to purchase,  
they are $40 each and free shipping.
Email me at dshadowtail@aol.com  and I will send you a Paypal invoice.

Pottery

Southwestern Bird

 Pink Bird

 Flower pattern

 Hummingbird

 Kachina



Monday, November 24, 2014

A FEW ORNAMENTS LEFT

These are the last of them.
$40 each, free shipping.
Email dshadowtail@aol.com to purchase.

 Partridge
SOLD

Turquoise
SOLD

 Landscape

 Cross
SOLD

Our lady of Guadalupe

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Available paintings and Ornaments

Hi all - 
Weems Artfest was a blast!
I didn't realize how much I missed it last year - so good seeing old friends and making new ones.

Below are a few paintings and ornaments still available. 
They will be split between galleries next week.

If interested, the ornaments are $40 each, including free shipping.
They are metal and don;t break when you drop them.
Email me at dshadwtail@aol.com to purchase.
I will start posting paintings tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kachina ornament

 Poppy ornament
SOLD

 Pottery Ornament

 Blanket Ornament
SOLD

 Rooster Ornament
SOLD

 Bird Ornament
SOLD

 Flower Ornament

 Hummingbird Ornament

 Garden Ornament
SOLD

 Bear Ornament
SOLD

Angel Ornament
SOLD

Hollyhock Ornament
SOLD

Kokopelli Ornament
SOLD

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

small gems

A few of the small 6x6" framed paintings 
I will have available at Weems Artfest - 
coming up on November 14,15, and 16th, 
at Expo New Mexico fairgrounds.
See you there!