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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.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013
A commission of the Sandia mountains in progress...
I toned my canvas in a loose wash of burnt sienna and red acrylic, then loosely sketched the subject in paint.
I blocked in my dark shapes, hit a few highlights and then concentrated in the middle values.
The blue near the center is my tribute to the Rio Grande river without actually looking like a river.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out and I hope that my client likes it.