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April 21, 2014

I fianlly, actually got inspired to paint again and this time by one of my own photographs too:

I did paint my favorite photograph (probably of all time) of my little Pigmy Nuthatch on Yupo paper:

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'Pigmy Nuthatch' Watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

‘Pigmy Nuthatch’ Watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

 

September last year. But I really wanted to paint one of my birds on watercolor paper, there is a difference for sure.

I loved this image of a little Song Sparrow I took the other morning down on the rio   ‘Song Sparrow tangled in Pink’ 

watercolour Song Sparrow tangled

watercolour Song Sparrow tangled

 

The true painting will emerge when my studio guy does his magic and captures my painting in all it’s nuisances of color and hue.

This photo is from the first image after I started.  I forget to capture the different stages that I create, sorry……

adding salt after misket

adding salt after misket

using Schmincke Titainium Gold Orche, Winsor Newton Madder Lake, Schmincke Manganese Violet here

also added W/N Sap Green, Schmincke Chrome Yellow Deep, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold

 

started the details

started the details

you can really see the misket here, it’s the dull brownish lines.  I think this is one of the funnest parts of watercolour for me, is using misket.  Sometimes I really start to like what’s happening as I paint around it and with it, so when I take it off, I have to re-see the piece with fresh eyes.  But when I take it off it feels like Christmas to me.  I really, really love that part.

just need to set up my big camera so I can post this for sale

just need to set up my big camera so I can post this for sale

 

It has felt so good to paint again.  To have the time and the space and the freedom to take this time, to get back to my bliss.

 

'Song Sparrow Tangled in Pink' watercolur on paper by CheyAnne Sexton

‘Song Sparrow Tangled in Pink’ watercolur on paper by CheyAnne Sexton

Here’s a sneak-peek at what I’m working on next:

easy sunday afternoon by CheyAnne Sexton

easy sunday afternoon by CheyAnne Sexton

 

I hope your Easter Sunday was a fine one, ours was.

Thanks so much for stopping by  and as always if you see anything you would enjoy hanging on your wall, just give me a shout, I can always invoice you. And don’t forget Mother’s Day is right around the corner…….

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

Song Sparrow photography

April 14, 2014

Song Sparrow delightful songs filled the cattails down by the Red River Fish Hatchery

Song Sparrow in the brush

Song Sparrow in the brush

looks like a little hawk to me.

Here are a few in the cattails:

Song Sparrow in the Cattails

Song Sparrow in the Cattails

Song Sparrow watching me watching him in the cattails

Song Sparrow watching me watching him in the cattails

 

Song Sparrow in a tangle of pink

Song Sparrow in a tangle of pink

and this last one is one I played around with saturation and vibrance in photoshop:

little Song Sparrow by CheyAnne Sexton

little Song Sparrow by CheyAnne Sexton

This is how I spend my time down by the rio while my honey is fishing.

Have a great day and a wonderful week

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

April springtime in northern New Mexico photographs

April 12, 2014

Starting my day driving  up to the ski valley, I caught this Red-breasted Robin high in the red willows behind a snow covered green willow tree.  What a delight

Red-Breasted-Robin high in the Willows

Red-Breasted-Robin high in the Willows

 

was taking a co-worker home I headed up into El Salto in a typical springtime day of snow showers interspersed with sunshine:

El Salto, New Mexico

El Salto, New Mexico

 

all the sap is rising around here and it’s turning everything rich red and saturated greens pushing through the gold colors left over from autumn and winter:

New Mexico acequia in El Salto

New Mexico acequia in El Salto

 

The whole hillside is bleating with sheep calls (which unfortunately I was too far away from) and the birdcall was as plentiful as the snow flurries:

sheep barn farm through the snow flurries

sheep barn farm through the snow flurries

 

the sun shining and glistening off of all the rich colors every where I looked:

rich dark reds over hanging the acequia

rich dark reds over hanging the acequia

looking west from El Salto

looking west from El Salto

red willows

red willows

old fruit trees are everywhere

old fruit trees are everywhere

 

I still get excited every single time I spot a horse

I still get excited every single time I spot a horse

 

it started really coming down down the road

it started really coming down down the road

 

around the curve

around the curve

I'm headin home

I’m headin home

 

Hope you liked my photography story of El Salto, New Mexico on a snowy day in April.

As always if you see anything you can’t live without on your own walls,  just let me know and I can invoice you easy-peasy.

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

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Not all who Wander are Lost

April 4, 2014
Not all who Wander are Lost  CheyAnne Sexton

Not all who Wander are Lost CheyAnne Sexton

 

Sun Setting from 8000 ft, northern New Mexico

March 30, 2014

I’ve been feeling very out of it these days, and I read somewhere on the net to watch the sunset and sunrise to get back in touch with feelings.  To trust that the sun will set and rise in the morning.

So I went out and watched the sun set from 7910 ft. elevation on this Earth

wmsun settingmar302014

sunset March 30th, 2014 from 8000 ft

and then it dropped

March 30th, 2014 with Mt. Montoso, New Mexico

March 30th, 2014 with Mt. Montoso, New Mexico

I love where I live.


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