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I'm artist Dee Sanchez and I live and work in Alameda, New Mexico - the land of blue skies, red hills, and three unique cultures.
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Friday, February 08, 2008
This painting is a rendition of an earlier piece.
It's very hard to get that same "zing" factor in a painting for someone, mostly because you're trying to copy what once was natural and unforced. Hope I did okay.
Hi Dee, I think it looks great. But I do believe that artists should be completely free to paint whatever is in their hearts and not forced into doing something for someone else other than themselves, and that no work of art needs to be, nor should be, an exact copy of what came naturally and easily before. So don't even try to copy, just paint what you feel and what comes naturally as it comes to you....that is what makes your art so special. Still even if a bit forced, this piece is a beautiful expression of the original. But first and foremost be true to yourself and your art...it should not be any other way.ReplyDelete