and other things.... This is my daily art blog. 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. What a beautiful place to paint! Join me on my daily painting quest, my plein air adventures, my video logs, my "getting ready for a show" preparations, my painting tips, and I may even throw in an opinion or two...I also document my struggles with getting healthy and my crazy family life
Thursday, September 30, 2010
work in progress
Monday, September 27, 2010
loving this commission
Sunday, September 26, 2010
new paintings for Artfest
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
new work in progress...large floral poppies
work in progress
My favorite paintings - large masses of wildflowers with a few larger flowers as a focal point. This is fun to paint and even more enticing to put in the lines. It's tedious work and I have to get up and walk away periodically, in order to be able to focus on regular objects, like the television or a book.
I will be working on this one today. It probably won't be finished until sometime next week. Tomorrow I start a brand new 24"x30" commission. That one will be a secret until it's complete. This week I also have some nice new brushes and lots of large canvases to tone. Also two 8"x10" oil paintings to prepare for framing that were accepted into a museum show in Taos. Fall is here and I am busy busy, but I'm lovin' it. I want to go to the state fair this week too! Have a great Sunday....go Chiefs!
Oh, my online weight loss journal has a new post. Read here: www.dees100pound.blogspot.com
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"WILD COREOPSIS" daily painting
Updates on the ARTFEST blog...
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
ARTFEST 2010 BLOG IS UP AND RUNNING!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Look at those tomatoes and Indian corn
Wow, today is Labor Day and I can't believe it feels like fall now. It's not really that cool, crispy kind of air yet, but you can tell it's coming. I went to two grower's markets this weekend! It is really nice to be able to buy locally grown produce. And the vendors there are SO friendly. A lot of people bring their dogs, which is nice and I go early, so the shadows on the ground are wonderful. I'm taking photos to paint a whole series of figurative paintings of people from all over - the lavender festival, the grower's market, the state fair, etc. One of these days....
I am almost finished with my Sandias commission. I'm in the process of organizing the Weems Artfest schedule (which is very behind, by the way). I am doing large paintings all of September, and medium-small paintings in October. Then I will be rounding our the rest the paintings during the first two weeks of November. After the Weems show is over, I'm packing my bags and traveling all over New Mexico in my quest to become New Mexico's best plein air painter. THAT will take some time! And I'm trying to balance all of this with weight loss, which is in a stagnation state right now.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Commission - SOLD