Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ups ans downs and moving on...

ups and downs and moving on


This is THAT time of year for an artist.

A time to look back at the work we've accomplished,
the work we didn't get to,
the things that didn't work no matter how hard we tried,
and the dreams in our head, still unrealized. 

For instance, I love this plein air painting I took away
from a beautiful weekend in Arroyo Seco.

I am NOT, however, crazy about this painting
I tried to paint through the window of the
house where we were staying.

There were definitely some ups and downs this year:

A great "UP" was painting for a month with other plein air painters
in Corrales last May, then having a group show
at the new and beautiful Corrales Fine Arts gallery.
The joy of working with other artists and 
completing a goal (without drama) is just 
an amazingly good time.
And being offered a permanent spot in the gallery after the show.
Barb Clark and Susana Erling are two terrific gallery owners
and fantastic artists in their own right, 
and I couldn't be more happy to be there.

These paintings all sold during the show.

Another "UP" was my annual ART and GARDEN PARTY, held in September.
75 guests were treated to free homemade and catered
Mexican food and great music by Favorite local band, Mezcla Latina.
I also had a STUDIO SALE during this time and sold a lot of paintings.

A "DOWN" was pulling my work out of one gallery in Old Town
and out of another one in Santa Fe.
Hard, but sometimes necessary....

A big "UP" is there are a lot of local shows to enter this coming year,
and a lot of places in the USA offering plein air events.
 So many possibillities!

Another "UP" is I now have postcards of my work.
I'm so excited because I get to see these postcards and 
think about the time I made these paintings.
The postcards are $6 each and are available on my website.

I am also having a STUDIO SALE right now because I
want to start totally fresh for the new year.
If you're interested in seeing these great sale prices, 
also on my website.

The new ideas for artwork are rolling around and it will be
interesting to see which ones stick and which ones fall by the wayside.

I hope you will follow along as I begin my journey
to 2018.
I can't wait.

To see postcards and sale paintings, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Hi all!


I am now selling Boxed Sets of Dee Sanchez Greeting cards.
There are six cards for $30 a box, includes free shipping.

Each card is normally $6, so you are receiving one card for free.

This is BOX  #1, and has an adobe, a sunset, two florals, one aspen, and a church.

I will sell them in sets like this through Christmas.
Each set is individual and when it's gone, it's gone!
In January I will make individual cards available.


You may also email me at dshadowtail@aol.com 
and I will send you  a Paypal invoice.

This is the first Boxed Set, BOX #1

 The Box and Ribbon tie 

Examples of cards


I have updated my website,
and you will now be able to purchase available paintings
directly off of the website.

Simply go to my website (www.deesanchez.com),
find a painting you want,
click on the image, and a link will come
up at the bottom with the title and size 
and a link that says, "more info."

Simply click that link and a Paypal BUY NOW button will pop up.
Click on the BUY NOW button and follow the Paypal instructions.
You may purchase with your Paypal account or any major credit card.
Super Easy.

If your painting is dry, it will be shipped out immediately.
If it's wet, it will be shipped in approximately two weeks.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Start

New Start

I haven't blogged in SO long.
It's been a super busy time and also 
a fun, relaxing day-trip kind of summer.

I'm going to post photos in random order because I have so many.
Then, I will tell you about what's going on and what's coming up next.

Thanks for being patient with my tardiness!

The first thing I can remember is a three day weekend 
painting trip to Taos with two artist friends.

 Started off with a quick trip to Chimayo with my Nana

 My Nana at Santuario de Chimayo

 Gotta get some Holy Chile

 Nana putting a homemade cross in honor of our loved ones

 On to the beautiful village of Truchas

 Crosses and memorials

 Beautiful countryside

 Look at those colors! So pretty in person


 Church at Placita

 Ah, Taos! Arroyo Seco, specifically

 Our beautiful home for the weekend

 Favorite truck at the mercantile

 Morning sun at Ranchos de Taos

 Two Graces Gallery

 Look who I ran into - Albert Handell and Walt Gonske!
I enticed them into posing for a picture.

 The chile ristras were out in full force

 Cow in the field next to our house
I caught his tail swishing around!

The beautiful magpie

Next, we took a trip to Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch:

 The Abiquiu Inn
I bought a cook Georgia O'Keefe cookbook

 The morada near O'Keefe's home
Beautiful view of the Espanola valley

 Looking for gold

 Oh, the colors!
Like a magical wonderland

 I always wonder what made these beautiful colors and formations

 Ghost Ranch

The Rio Chama

Abiquiu Lake

Then it was on to Jemez:

 Oh man, what a beautiful day this was!

And out last trip was to Madrid:

This was only a fraction of the 1000+ pictures I took of all of our trips 
during the ten days my cousin was here, I miss her already!

Oh wait!
I forgot Corrales - saved the best for last.
I LOVE Corrales

 Chile ristra time!

 Lone morning glory

The church is always beautiful

 Virginia Creeper in glorious fall color

The Sandia mountains and changing colors

The cranes are out

Beautiful in flight