Saturday, September 12, 2009

works in progress

"THE FIELDS"
8"X16"

"AUTUMN BOUQUET"
14"X11"

Good morning and happy Saturday! The first hot air balloon flew over my house this morning so that means the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here. I'm excited. There's a crispness in the air that makes me want to roast some green chile and go to the grower's markets. Instead, today I am headed to swim, then into the studio for the rest of the day.

I am still working on commissions as I work on Artfest paintings. "THE FIELDS" is a painting of some old barns with a nice patch of cosmos in the corner. I'm not sure yet what I want the eye to focus on, the cosmos, the fields, or the barns! Maybe all of them. The other painting, "AUTUMN BOUQUET" is one of those jumbled flower patches that I love so much. I've already started the lining process on both and hope to finish them today.

Last night I went to the artist's and private reception for the Albuquerque Open Space exhibit. The little paintings were all beautiful, if I had a few hundred dollars, two of them would be in my possession now. I got an email last night that my painting "ALAMEDA SUNSET" had sold, so that's exciting, it's cool because it has no lines. Less work! Have a great weekend and I will post these finished paintings tonight.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love old barns...so I think though both pictures (as all your paintings) are lovely, I think I favor the one with the barns...You are definitely one of my favorite painters.

:)

Janet ~ north of Kansas City

Dee Sanchez said...

Janet,
Thanks, I know there are lots of barns in Kansas and Missouri!
Dee