Sunday, February 24, 2008

"SWEET SPRING, ARROYO SECO

"SWEET SPRING, ARROYO SECO"
8"X10"
Well, here it is, the final painting. I read everyone's comments about the adobe and I thought about keeping it, but when someone said the adobe seemed to have "eyes", I saw them and I just couldn't do it! So I adapted it and I love how it turned out. The sky feels like a watercolor and the trees remind me of cotton candy. This is actually from a photo taken up at my brother-in-law's place. The trees were in full blossom and I can't remember if they're apple or Indian plums. So, you will just have to look at them and imagine yourself walking through them, up the hill, to see what's on the other side.

3 comments:

rick nilson said...

Dee,

I have been admiring your work for months. I come to daily painter's every morning while waiting for light. I read that you use markers over paint. I paint mostly architectural scenes of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I would like to know what type of marker you use. My goal is to be accepted as a daily painter. Please visit my blog. Thanks again.

Rick Nilson

Dee Sanchez said...

Hi Rick,
Thanks for writing. My pens are used for commercial industrial use, kind of like glorified sharpies but extremely heat resistant. You didn't list your blogsite but I will look you up now.
Dee

rick nilson said...

Dee,

writing again. I assume you use acrylic on linen. That is what I would use. If you click on my name it should take you to my site. I may try this. I will let you know how it turns out. For your convience my site is

http://obxfineart.blogspot.com

Thanks again. If you go to my site you may see how the markers may sharpen my architectural details.

Rick