Wednesday, July 10, 2019

loving the hour paintings

 THE HOUR PAINTINGS

As summer moves along and I prepare for
My annual ART GARDEN PARTY, 
happening on September 1st,
I have been keeping myself busy with a new project.

The Hour Paintings

These are paintings that make me work fast,
make fast decisions, paint looser,
and keep away from small details.

Each painting is completed in one hour or less.
Alla Prima, all in one sitting.
Here are the first three:

 "HIGH COUNTRY"
9x12"

 "RED ROOF"
8x10"

 "CHOLLA HILL"
9x12"

I have to admit, I LOVE working this way!
I will be painting up right until the Art Party,
so I will have new paintings to share with attendees.

If you haven't registered for the Art Party, I encourage you
to act quickly. 
The party is free but is limited to the first 60 people 
who register by email or phone.
Free Mexican food, free music by Mezcla Latina, 
and a wonderful Studio Sale.

To Register:
Email: dshadowtail@aol.com
Phone:  505-792-1030

Friday, July 05, 2019

undecided

Hi all,

Here is my newest work.

I know it's been a while since I posted,
but Life just keeps getting in the way.

I just got back from a three day trip to Taos and I
came back so inspired.
It's very green there, not as pretty as fall in Taos,
but beautiful in its own way.

 "THE RIVER FLOWS" 
9x12" oil

This painting is from the river flowing alongside the highway.
So high and really rushing!
The rafters were having a tough time.
But the colors were amazing.

"SUMMER AT THE GORGE" 
6x12"  oil

I had to park up on the really high ridge after 
Horseshoe Curve to get this shot.
You can see the beginnings of the gorge....

So, I'm working backwards here.
Before I went to Taos, I painted all of May and part of June for
The Albuquerque Garden Tour and The Corrales Garden Tour. 

These are the paintings I completed in May and June:

Location: Milagro Vineyards
SOLD

Location: Milagro Vineyards

Location: Private Garden

Location: Casa Perea
SOLD

Location: Private Garden

Location: Jemez
 This painting won the SOAK IN THE COLOR award at PAPNM's Jemez show

 Location: Jemez River

 Location: Private Garden
SOLD

 Location: Private Garden

 Location: Private Garden

 Location: Private Garden

 Demo for DARE TO PLEIN AIR Workshop
Jemez

Commission - SOLD
JEMEZ BLUE II
Studio

Location: Private Garden

Location: Milagro Vineyards

Location Milagro Vineyards

Location: Jemez River

Location: Private Garden

Location: Casa Perea

Location Corrales private Garden

Location: Arroyo Seco Church

Location: Private home

Location: Taos Main Street

Wow, I didn't know I had been so busy!

I'm looking forward to painting in some of my favorite places this
summer and fall:
Jemez, Galisteo, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, Chimayo, Truchas, 
Los Poblanos, and Corrales.
I also want to do some urban painting, maybe around downtown Albuquerque.
Have to keep it fresh!

Now, I am undecided as to what project I want to do next.

I am thinking about if I swant to have my annual Art Party September 1st OR
instead maybe have a two-day weekend OPEN STUDIO SHOW in October.

What do you think?

Oh, I almost forgot!
I also experimented with gouache and ink:

SOLD

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:

*CALL OF THE WILDFLOWERS*

Friday, May 10, 2019
Artist Reception 4-7pm
Weems Gallery Albququerque
7920 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite D, 87109
505-293-6133

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:












*JEMEZ PAPNM GROUP SHOW*

PAPNM GROUP PAINT OUT AND 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!

*ALBUQUERQUE GARDEN TOUR*

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!



*CORRALES GARDEN TOUR*

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! 



*DARE TO PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP*

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.
$195
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.






*DEE'S ANNUAL ART GARDEN PARTY*

Sunday, September 1, 2019
5-8pm
FREE

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: dshadowtail@aol.com or phone: 505-792-1030

*ORNAMENT WORKSHOP*

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 dshadowtail@aol.com 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!