Thursday, August 14, 2014

new Retro Challenge paintings

Hi all!

The Retro Challenge 2014 started because I needed a new challenge.
Something that would be hard for me.
Something that I maybe didn't want to do.
Because if it wasn't hard, then everyone would do it, right?

So what better challenge to do than create small paintings,
big paintings, and ornaments in a style that I don't do anymore.

I now paint in oils - big, loose and buttery. Plein air and studio.

To go back to my old-school style that is tight, refined and tedious?
Could I do it? Would people be appreciative?
We'll see!

To see all new Retro Challenge paintings, please click here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

150 paintings $150 each
50 ornaments $40 each
20 larger paintings


1.Jot down the title and painting #s you want
2. Call or email Dee or Weems Gallery with your picks
3. On opening night, if no one else chooses your painting, it's yours for $150. Easy!
4. If two or more people want the same painting, we draw a name out of a hat.

You do not have to be present to purchase paintings.
We just need your purchase information and painting numbers.
BUT - you should be present because we are having a party!!!
Dee Sanchez  
Weems Gallery

Dee Sanchez
Weems Gallery


Friday, August 08, 2014

it just happens

You can plan. 
You can sketch.
You can paint.

But, sometimes, something just happens when you're working on a painting.

This is not from a photograph or any one place in New Mexico.

It started as a road and just evolved into a beautiful 
somber painting that makes me want to sing.

One of those serendipitous moments that rarely happen.

My eye runs from the red in the road through the curve of the landscape
and up to the little spot of red on the tree on the far right.

This is what makes painting worthwhile to me.
That sweet little moment of saying to myself, "Wow, I did that?
And then thinking, "Wow, I really did that!"

To see the five new Retro Challenge paintings, click HERE.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Three new paintings finished!

To see all three paintings, click HERE.

Life is passing by way too fast right now.

Here's my schedule though Christmas:

63 small paintings to complete
50 ornaments
20 larger paintings
Exhibition opening on Friday, September 26
Commission for a large painting for a new Dion's pizza
8 day paint out in Corrales 
Weems Artfest in November

Makes me tired just looking at it in writing!

My motto is just keep at it.
Small increments every day and it gets done.
Well, we hope.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I am almost into the 50s on my upcoming Retro Challenge show. Yay!

I've been trying  to put in a full work schedule
 but things (procrastination) keep getting in the way:
Real Housewives of New Jersey (saved on dvr)
lunch, snack time
talking to pups
organizing closet
organizing recipes (which I never use)
facebook, Instagram, checking stocks, anything on computer or smartphone

My goal is to eliminate at least one distraction this week.
I'm thinking biking....

Below are three that I'm working on now:

To see all of the completed Retro Challenge paintings so far, click HERE.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Two new Retro Challenge paintings.
To view all completed Retro paintings, click HERE.