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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.
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
Sunday, May 24, 2015
I am itching to take a day trip and haven't been able to.
So any chance I get, I take these little short photo excursions around my neighborhood.
Today I went up Guadalupe Trail.
It's a street full of beautiful adobes, large and small, old and new.
And some people have really pretty flowers.
I also saw a mama horse and her little baby.
Mama was getting nuzzled.
Oh, Georgia - if you could only see these!
I think poppies are in my top three of beautiful flowers.
These are all in one beautiful yard.
I didn't want to get out of my car,
so I pulled up the wrong way on the quiet street
and shot out of my car window.
Isn't this a gorgeous iris?
If I would've come about five days earlier, I would've gotten all of the blooms.
Poppies and roses
This is pink roses, yellow yarrow, a gorgeous purple and white iris,
and orange iris. Really, orange? Never seen one of those in person before.
This is Mr. Giraffe. At least that's what I call him.
I've photographed him in various stages of fashion ensembles.
He must be getting ready for Memorial Day.
Might dapper, Mr. Giraffe!
This might be my favorite photo pf the whole group.
Those poppies are so up close and personal.
The sun is shining right through them and there are
lots of little spots of color in the background.
This will be fun to paint, especially with a knife!
Lots of beautiful color in this one!
Reds, pinks, yellows. magenta, purples, and oranges.
Wow, this is wonderful.
I would like to drop a chair right in there
and hang out for a while.
Hollyhocks with some catmint or lavender in the background
A saint inside a tree.
Can anyone tell me who this is?
I hope you enjoyed my trip through the flower fields!
Next week? Painting churches and a day trip to Abiquiu. And getting my gear ready for the Corrales Garden Tour paint-out!