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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
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
gotta get away....
Well, it's October and there is a lot happening!
I just got back from a quick trip to Taos.
Kevin MacPherson, a really wonderful painter from Taos,
sent out an invitation for artists to go up and paint his famous pond.
I jumped at the chance.
I left for Taos Saturday morning.
I have to say, the chamisa was amazing all the way up north:
I stopped off in Pilar for a few pics:
I spent the night with my relatives and left
early the next morning for Valle Escondido.
The drive was beautiful and here is Kevin's pond:
I finished two paintings here using my steering wheel easel.
I have to say that using the steering wheel is a little different. You can only put the seat back so far, so they look a little more impressionistic than normal:
Such a beautiful place, I hope I get to paint there again.
Thank you Kevin, for being so generous with your time,
and your gorgeous setting!
I took a ton of photos in and around Taos, many of
which I'm sure will become paintings:
Red chile ristras were out in full force
Teepees against a blue sky
I've always photographed this tree.
I think maybe it died.
The beautiful Rio Grande gorge
Beautiful Taos mountain
The grass was so tall you could hardly see the cows
Gorgeous fall colors
The horses were also enjoying the fall weather
What a wonderful place to be a horse!
This one didn't want his photo taken
Village of Arroyo Seco
Cool old Seco truck
Old adobe with chamisa
Muted fall colors were everywhere
Another old truck - with eyelashes
Virginia creeper and chamisa
The golden hour, Valdez
More golden hour
El Salto and fall colors
One little golden sapling
On my way out of town, I stopped by the river to paint one more painting
This is the scene I painted. I definitely will paint this in the studio because in this painting, the colors are really warm, when in reality, they are much cooler.
"THE RIVER RUNS"
And THIS is my favorite photo from the trip!
Golden trees with an adobe wall and an old blue gate.
Tomorrow....new information about my upcoming adventure.