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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
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Spring Has Sprung
Spring Has Sprung
I checked the last time I blogged and it was March 11.
That is crazy.
Life has gotten really busy or
I have gotten really lazy.
Maybe a little bit of both.
SPRING IS HERE!
Easter is tomorrow and I can't believe it.
It's almost May.
Here are my latest photos:
This is a photo I took of my peach tree in March.
The blossoms were just beginning to open.
I decided to take a trip to Corrales
to see if there was any "new" green there.
This is one of the acequias.
A large bush of flowering quince.
An old shed surrounded by winter trees.
Aha! A sign of spring.
Daffodils - yay!
This is one of my favorite scenes to photograph.
I love this orange house,
the blue of the mountains,
and the yellow grass.
This is "my" cornfield.
I'm trying to take weekly photos
because some of the land is for sale.
I don't want it to change!
Pretty shadows on the old Corrales church.
Flowers at the old cemetery.
Back at my house.
Now the blossoms are opening.
This is one of two crabapple trees.
When they are in full bloom,
the bee-buzzing sound is incredible.
I think this one is the cherry tree.
I have never gotten a decent crop of cherries.
But one year I had sixteen big warm ones,
and we ate them all right off of the tree.
Maybe this year....
These are my little gala apple blossoms.
I got about five apples last year so
this year I'm hoping for a bumper crop.
The lilacs are also in bloom.
This is in Corrales.
Awesome puffy clouds and shadows at the Sandias.
Road trip to Taos!
We headed up to celebrate my daughter's birthday. I've never been in March or April so it should be interesting.
Scenery along the Pilar area
The beautiful river flowing through the mountains
Snow on the back mountains
An old truck right next to the house we stayed in.
Taos has some of the best old trucks!
The road to our relative's house
a magpie bending a pine tree
under a grey sky
There's a storm brewing....
Beautiful Taos mountain in sunlight
The scene looking west from our house
A pond near our rental home
my favorite little stream
Chamisa and snow
Two magpies fighting over an old tree branch
The one on the right won.
Arroyo Seco cemetery
Blossoms around an old fence
The village of Arroyo Seco
El Salto Peak in Arroyo Seco
The ditches and streams were running like crazy!
Church at Arroyo Seco
Snow covered mountains
I couldn't go to Arroyo Seco
and not take a picture of my favorite old truck!
Courtyard of our house
My view form the backyard.
My second painting
Taos mountain in sunlight.
Clouds rolling in....
More cloud cover
Down into the ski valley.
I've never seen it like this.
And....we have SNOW.
More cloud cover
Apple trees and the view west
Adobe and snow
I think this is Pedernal from the back view.
Does anyone know?
And now I'm back in Corrales.
This is a view of the Sandias from the western side of Corrales.
What is this bush, does anyone know?
I thought it was yerba mansa, but not sure.
Pretty view of a Corrales acequia
Redbird tree in full bloom
Security guard at Milagro Vineyards
Now this is unique.
More lovely lilacs
The first iris I've seen
Tulips and a "Taos Blue" window opening
The ditch gate.
I'm starting to gather my gear for a week long
paint out in Jemez with a group exhibition
at the Jemez Fine Art Gallery.
The show openings on May 6.
Details to follow.
Lots more coming up too -
day trips, paint outs, group shows, garden painting, and a Fall Art Party!