Monday, March 31, 2008


This is a big cloudscape in progress.
It's 11pm and I just finished underpainting everything but the sky.
I should finish tomorrow. Lots to do before the show so have a great Monday!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

work in progress

This painting is in the middle stage, I guess you could say. I have painted and outlined the background but haven't decided what colors I want to give the little hummer. It also hasn't been sealed, which gives it that sharp and shiny finish. Tomorrow I will be working on a 36"x36" big sky and a 20"x16" Taos acequia. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


A work in progress - 24"x30"
This is the finished painting without the heavy highlights. I will post the finished version after outlining.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Taos Glow Variation"

My gallery is moving to a new, much larger and more beautiful space in April and we artists are picking up our inventory for transfer. I only had two paintings there and this one you haven't seen before. It has a beautiful New Mexico sunset with just a hint of pink.
I didn't get a lot done in the studio today, ran errands, and did paperwork. Tomorrow I will be starting two new paintings; a medium size poppy meadow up close, and I haven't made up my mind about the other one yet!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Second Stage - Third Stage below

Third Stage

I'm still working on this painting - if you go back to yesterday's image, you can see that I totally changed the foreground. I didn't like it. Sometimes if I'm working up close and I forget to step away, it's too much of a bird's eye view. Anyway, I played with it and I like this much better. The sky is underpainted - I will let it dry and finish tomorrow. I am only outlining the trees and bushes, nothing else. Whew! Thank goodness...
Oops, I just realized I didn't ever post the 2nd stage of this painting, I'll post it now.

Monday, March 24, 2008


work in progress
This looks really weird right now, I know!
It's actually a beautiful New Mexico sunset if I can get it right.
This is just the underpainting.
I will probably stop here and continue on tomorrow.
I finished my sunflowers and also a 24"x36" cloudscape
that was in progress and you haven't seen yet.
It's strange, I guess I work better under pressure
because I procrastinate until I know I have only enough time
to get everything done and then I get in the zone and it feels like magic to me.
You'll see this finished piece tomorrow night (hopefully!).


Another work in progress - five sunflowers, 24"x30."
This is the underpainting and I'm waiting for it to dry so I can tackle the sunflowers.
I will try to post a more complete version tonight.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


This is another image shot quickly with my digital.
This painting reminds me so much of New Mexico,
especially up in the high country. I just added my own tweak of color!
Tomorrow, I continue work on a 36"x48" landscape
that is mostly a New Mexico sunset. I'm hoping to capture it on canvas.
I will post the photo so you can see where the inspiration came from.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


I am still hard at work for the show.
This is a wildflower painting, just a wild jumble of springtime.
I'm shooting with my camera now,
so the shots aren't as clear and crisp as my slides.
You'll see those later.
Tomorrow I'm working on a 36"x48" New Mexico landscape with a beautiful sunset. Hope it turns out! Have a great Monday...

Friday, March 21, 2008


This 24"x30" painting is a work in progress for the show.
I think I will only put lines in the trees and bushes,
and leave them out of the mountains and the foreground.
I bought a new fuschia color ,
you may be seeing it in some of the forthcoming works.
Stay tuned...

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I shot a photo of this on the easel and then cropped it. It looks It looks kind of somber, maybe that will be the "mood" title. It actually looks quite a bit lighter and brighter in person. I worked on two paintings today, this one and a 24'x30" that I will post tomorrow. There's not a lot of time for small daily paintings right now, but maybe tomorrow...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Hello everyone,
Tonight's painting is a trio of poppies in a hidden canyon surrounded by a few purple asters. When I finished the painting, I noticed that there is a circular vortex in the middle of the painting. Even though it's a simple piece, there's a lot of movement going on. My postcards for the show are ready! Everyone who is on my mailing list will receive one. If you'd like a postcard - especially if you're local, because if you bring it to the show you have a chance to win something special - email me your name and mailing address. Good night!

Monday, March 17, 2008

This painting is the study for a larger piece I will be working on tomorrow.
The meadow is not so much about a "spring" meadow or even flowers but about the landscape toning down, getting ready for dusk and nightfall. It's just all about the sky!

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A work in progress. I'm not sure where this is going yet. I think it's going to end up being a view of a New Mexico forest glade. Yes, New Mexico has forest glades! You just have to know where they are. Even though we are considered desert, which means heat and dirt, nothing could be further from the truth. New Mexico has beautiful rivers, green belts, and we even have forests.
Today is a day for running errands and taking care of business, then getting to work on a large skyscape painting. I will also try to have a daily painting to post tonight. Have a great Monday!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Hi everyone, here's is tonight's daily painting.
I wanted to tone it down a little and go for a soft, misty sort of look.
I'm starting a BIG sky painting tomorrow and will post images tomorrow night.




My newest daily painting. I'm painting some large skyscapes

for my upcoming April show and need some practice.
I like how this one turned out.

Thursday, March 13, 2008





Finally, a new daily painting!
I've spent most of the day outlining but I miss little dailypaintings.
I knew I wanted to paint poppies with mountains in the distant background and this is the wildness that emerged. I love the colors, they have a really warm feeling.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


This painting is a wild and crazy spring poppy field.
It's in the underpainting stage right now.
My show is called "MOODS" so I will be naming the pieces accordingly,
just one word that, to me, evokes the feeling I'm trying to give the piece.
This is will probably be called "exhuberant" and I
hope I spelled that correctly!
The photos I'll be showing you of paintings may be shot from many different angles,
I won't have them professionally photographed until right before the show. So if you want to see the finished pieces, hhmm, maybe you'll have to come to the party at the opening reception!
Daily painting should be ready tomorrow night.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


This is a work in progress. It's 16"x20" and untitled, as of yet. It's a view of the Sandia Mountains from the north side. Simplified, but I like it.
I know the vegetation is not as colorful in real life!
Info on the April show:
New work by Dee Sanchez
April 4 - April 30, 2008
Weems Gallery Old Town
303 Romero Street, Albuquerque, NM
Artist Reception: Friday, April 4, 2008
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Music, refreshments and Painting Demonstration with guitarist Lenore Armijo

Monday, March 10, 2008


Good morning!
As you can see, I am starting on large canvases for my show in April. I'll admit, I'm a little behind schedule. But I'll make it. These paintings will be lots of beautiful New Mexico skies, sunsets, sunrises, landscapes, and wildflower meadows. Maybe a few sunflowers for good measure! I will post a quick photo of each one as it's completed and I will try to post a daily painting or two while I'm working. Thanks to all of who who watch daily and I thank you so much for your support. You all motivate and inspire me with your comments and feedback.

Friday, March 07, 2008


The finished painting.
Tonight I'm going to the Harwood Art Center for Open Studio Night.
They have 38 artists' studios that they rent and twice a year
the artists open up their doors to the public and display their work..
I'm considering renting a studio there so I'm going to go and check it out.
I'll take some pics.
Tomorrow I begin working on large canvases.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


This is a painting I just completed for a friend in California.
I'm hoping to have a new painting up for post tonight.

Monday, March 03, 2008


Here is the daily painting I've been working on. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I love the blue shadows on the faces of the sunflowers and the contrast with the red. To purchase, please click on the PAYPAL button on your upper right that says Buy Now. Thank you!

Sunday, March 02, 2008


They are getting SO cute!!!!


Here is the completed hope chest. I delivered it yesterday.
I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
Tomorrow I have to finish up a few small paintings,
then on to the April Weems Gallery Old Town show.
I am hoping to have that little sunflower painting finished and up for posting tonight.