Thursday, January 20, 2022

new day...new start!

2022
Is finally here.
I don't know whether to be happy or sad.

I spent most of 2021
driving around in my car,
taking tons of photos and
painting using my steering wheel easel.
I wanted to paint with groups but just wasn't feeling safe yet.


 
Painting at a marigold farm in Corrales

I painted a few times with my friend Barbara Clark and I 
took a three day trip to Taos to paint
and participate in a show at Wilder Nightingale.




That was a nice rest,
but it felt kind of weird staying in a hotel by myself.
But also nice.
I will probably do something of that sort
again this year.

I have been working on my "FLY AWAY BLUEBIRDS" project too.
All 8x10s with acrylic and lines.
Here are a few:




I have really missed writing my blog.
I posted paintings mostly to facebook and instagram.
I sold a lot of paintings through the new 
and beautiful Weems Gallery and sold quite a few 
pieces online.
I painted ornaments. I didn't go crazy,
only 35, but I was tired at the end of December.


My plans for this year are:
Relaxing 
Painting
Swimming in the swim spa
Gardening
Working out
Maybe doing an art collaboration
Hanging with the grandkiddos
Doing some sort of service project
Organizing, and purging 
Writing in this blog three times a week
and:

HAVING AN ART PARTY
 IN SEPTEMBER!!
 

 I will also be working on my health.
I have worked on my eating for the last two years
 and have lost 66 pounds.
I still have a few to go,
but I know I can do it.

And to start off the year right, 
 
I CUT MY HAIR!


 If you want to follow me as I
start my crazy journey in 2022,
follow along on the right hand side
 of this blog, or drop me an email.
And as always, comments are
welcome and encouraged!

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

#74 "CANYON SUNFLOWERS"


 The first new painting of 2022!

This is part of my "FLY AWAY BLUEBIRDS" project.

 

 

Friday, July 02, 2021

visions of summer beauty

 Hi all,


I've been trying to get into a good habit of
painting every day, or nearly every day.


This one is a small sweet little painting.
It's a beautiful house with an adobe wall
and lots of pretty roses.

This kind of scene makes me feel peaceful
just looking at it.

I have a few irons in the fire coming up, 
but I have to get myself organized before I share them.

I think this pandemic finally got to me.
I feel really fatigued.
I don't really want to go anywhere (except painting),
I don't feel like socializing.
I don't feel like cooking. 
Or exercising.
I just want to read and sleep.

BUT - I am watching a Turkish melodrama series called,
"MAGNIFICENT CENTURY"
I have gotten addicted watching on my phone
and started on Episode #1.
I am now on Episode #63 and just cannot stop watching.
Harems and castles, intrigue and war, pashas and pretty dresses.
Check it out.
I've been watching on youtube.

So enjoy your summer and
watch for more paintings and events!

Monday, June 28, 2021

recent painting excursions

Little Excursions Close To Home

Since I'm trying to blog every other day,
I thought I would share some images
from Corrales, the vineyards, 
and a lovely private garden near the mountains.


This is an old house in Corrales.
It's kind of slowly falling over.
I always wonder about who lived there, what their life 
was like, etc.
I've never painted it, but I will one of these days.

My palette knife painting from the vineyards.
Lots of texture on this one.

This is a view of the vineyards gardens overlooking 
the Sandia mountains

Rose garden at Casa Perea in Corrales

More rose garden. Love that archway!

Yellow and orange roses

An orange beauty

 The rose garden 

 Roses with archway
 

Water droplets on rose

 Old church in Old Town. I went looking for hollyhocks.

  Found some!

I also found a guitarist!

Beauties!
 
More!

These will make a lovely painting!

Mexican Hat

Lilacs and flower pot

Beautiful wood carving at the vineyards

Grapevines are flourishing

So this morning I headed up towards the mountains. 
There was a layer of cloud cover.



We painted at this beautiful private garden.
The mountains were just beyond.

My two finished paintings today:



And my scenery on the way back home:




 A lovely and tiring day!
Tomorrow, I am starting a large panting,
so stay tuned...


 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

a little plein air

Good morning!
Yesterday I met my friend Barb Clark at a 
beautiful local vineyard.
It was so quiet, no one was there, the birds were chirping,
the breeze was swaying...
I hadn't painted on location since before all
of my tooth issues, so it felt so good just to be outside!

We painted from 9am to about 11am,
then it really started to get hot.

I packed up, came home, ate lunch, and crashed out.
I felt so weak from just that little excursion.

I came away with these two paintings,
which I'm kind of proud of.

The top one is a palette knife piece and the bottom is
just the view of the mountains and flowers all around me.

Today I am working on varnishing and framing some
paintings to take to the gallery.

And I'm making cookies!
And I might go for a soak in the spa.
And I have to take a shower.
Most definitely that!

So I hope you enjoy these two paintings.
Where will my next destination be?



 

Monday, June 21, 2021

new blog post!

  Hi all,

I know it's been the longest time since I posted on my art blog.

That doesn't mean I've been slacking though!

I have been painting outside, painting inside, having teeth pulled, 
getting a swim spa, and I finally got to hug my grandkids!

I will keep this short and sweet. 
I'm going to try to start posting here every day/every other day, 
even if it's just a photo of a painting I'm working on.

I do love comments and feedback, so feel free.
I have some events coming up and maybe a workshop in the fall.

Oh, AND THE BIGGEST NEWS:
If you go to my website and browse around, you will see that I have added
a new "ADD TO CART" button.
All of my paintings are priced, and are available online
by putting a painting in your "ADD TO CART" for immediate purchase.

Stay tuned and welcome back!
Click HERE for Dee's website.

Here are some recent paintings I completed:

Abiquiu Overlook area

Los Poblanos area

Tierra Amarilla area

Peony garden

Jemez area

Friday, May 21, 2021

getting back to normal...

 Hi all!

 

It's been a while since I've posted, so I thought

I would catch you up on all of the work 

I've been doing.

I'm going to post them all in random order

and then talk about what's coming up in the next few months. 


"JEMEZ CASITA" 8x10" oil, plein air

"THAT QUIET PLACE" 9x12" oil, plein air

"APRIL BLOSSOMS" 8x6" oil, plein air


"TURQUOISE VASE"  12x9" oil, knife, studio


"JEMEZ HIDEAWAY" 11x14" oil, studio


"TAOS PORCH FLOWERS" 6X6" oil, knife, studio


"PASSING BY" 10x8" oil, knife, studio


"IN THE DISTANCE 9x12" oil, plein air


"WILD BLOSSOMS" 9X12" oil, knife, studio


"LAS GOLONDRINAS DAY" 9x12" oil, plein air


"SPRING IN JEMEZ" 8x8" oil, plein air


"CORRALES ORANGE" 8x10" oil, plein air


Gouache Study - Los Poblanos, 5x8", plein air
 

"HIDDEN RIVER" 9x12" oil, studio

As for upcoming happenings:

I am back painting at the beautiful Los Poblanos!

I will be working there for the next year, creating work 

for a fabulous show. I hope to post video, 

paintings, and photographs from this great piece 

of New Mexico history.


I am starting a fun series - "VINTAGE WOMEN"

Be on the lookout for these eccentric women

and their old-fashioned names!


I am painting in gardens this month and have some 

other plein air locations lines up.

Also a couple of possible shows lined up

in August and September.

I'm still not sure about the Art Party - I will probably decide in July.

Also please visit WEEMS GALLERY in their new location:

5935 Wyoming NE 

Albuquerque, NM 87109 

293-6133.


That's all for now -

I hope you are all doing okay.

It looks like things are looking up!