Tuesday, June 27, 2017

it's party time!


You guys, my 150 CHALLENGE SHOW is almost done!
It's only taken me an extra six months (maybe more)
longer than I originally intended.
I have 28 paintings left and so much material.
How am I going to decide what to paint?

I will go through reference photos on a daily basis 
and choose just what feels right for that day.

This was my first painting coming back from plein air
painting in Questa.
It feels weird in a way to be back working in the studio.
It also feels nice because there are no bugs and no wind.
And I have ceiling fans and air conditioning!
Can't argue with that.

This is a poppy duet from a photo taken of a beautiful garden
in Corrales, New Mexico.
I really shouldn't paint at night because there are too
many distracting lights, but sometimes you just have to PAINT.
These poppies make me happy.

I have many wonderful paintings from the 
CHALLENGE SHOW in my studio.

A sampling: 

I am now planning my ART GARDEN party!
The party is a once a year extravaganza under the 
cottonwood trees at my north valley home.
The event will feature great Mexican food, music by Mezcla Latina,
and a very special Studio Sale.

This event is free to the first 75 people who register.
You MUST be registered to attend.

The event is happening Sunday, September 3,
from 4-8pm.

To get your name on the list:

Email me at dshadowtail@aol.com or 
Call me at 505-792-1030

Please submit your:
Email address
Number of Guests

Postcards will be going out around August 1.

If you have ever wanted to hang out with a cool group of people,
listen to great music, enjoy homemade Mexican food,
and look at an artist's studio, all under the evening 
cottonwoods, sign up now, because when it's full,
it's full!

To see all of the 150 CHALLENGE paintings, 

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