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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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Man, I had a heck of a time with this truck painting.
This is a photo of an old truck from Corrales.
I hate lines. And perspective. And composition!
I don't like to grid anything.
I hardly like to sketch anything.
But when I'm faced with a building or a vehicle,
I freak out.
And I don't want to figure out all of those little
details that make a painting spectacular.
I just want to record my feelings and memories about
my subject immediately using the biggest brushes I can.
I will probably paint this old truck a few more times
I know I can do better.
It does look kind of chunky and whimsical...
Here is the original image:
So now you see what I mean! After I finished painting the truck, I was determined to create something using the last of my paints before squeezing out a new batch. Since it's almost spring, here is "FONTINA", 10x8" oil:
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