October 20, 2013
I’ve been neglecting my blog, my art, my exercise too. I just cannot fit it all in. How do people who work 30- to 40 or more hours every single week get anything done’?
My daughter’s honey at our camp fire in August
Buffalo Tacos In la Lama, New Mexico style
had to add ‘another white cosmos’, I’m going to get this into a canvas and send to my daughter and her mate for their new place.
playing around with new photoshop techniques
new vistors this year. We figure it’s one of Pi’s pups this year, but haven’t seen her at all.
traveling alot to new job 52 beautiful miles each way
exploring Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa, New Mexico
I have been one busy Admin Girl, but it’s time to paint. If I can find my desk under the clutter before I lose interest again. Wish me painting.
peace n abundance,
p.s. SOLD a big print of ‘Sugar’ in the Apple Orchard Meadow’ 20×26
“Sugar” in the Apple Orchard Meadow 20×26 Giclee Print by CheyAnne Sexton
September 4, 2013
I am a little behind, but don’t worry I will be back. My new job is quite a ways away (an hour each way) and even tho I started a painting yesterday for Day Three, I got home too late and tired to finish it. I did try and felt I was messing it up, sooooo…. I stopped. And felt bad about not staying on task.
But I am learning quite abit about Yupo paper. I have painted on it many times, but it just doesn’t respond well to my way of painting watercolors.
I usually (when I use watercolor paper) lay down washes and then after they are dry I go in and lay down another layer of color (this is called glazing), wait for it to dry completely again, glaze some more colors until I have the painting where I want it in rich jewel tones of watercolor.
So now when I use Yupo I have to get my layers down pretty much all in one crack, wait for it to dry and then add dry-brush detail and try not to disturb the layer underneath which gets all wet and slick again if too much water is added. I hope that makes sense. I love it tho. My little bird of Day Two was easy because the bird came out pretty much like I wanted him to the first go round and then I just added his detail. Unlike my next subject, a pony in early morning frost. I am learning and hope you will stick with me on this journey.
Have a wonderful day and I’m off to my new job at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa. Amazing and fun but my brain is having bubbles at all the info I need to remember.
peace n abundance,
ps I think this is the first post I’ve ever done without some sort of art
September 2, 2013
Yeah I did it again, two days in a row and new job to boot.
This little photograph of mine has been a very favorite since the moment I took it. It was taken out here in Lama, where we live now before we built our Sugar Shack. This land has been in Len’s family for over 300 hundred years and it’s an amazing place. The birds would come and land on us and eat out of our hands and this little Pigmy Nuthatch was waiting it’s turn. We got them to do this by feeding them every-time we came up here.
This is a little Pigmy Nuthatch and boy, can they be bossy birds, but beautiful, yes?
Pigmy Nuthatch watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton
‘Pigmy Nuthatch’ Watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton $75.
contact me and I can invoice your through PayPal for purchase
from my painting table Pigmy Nuthatch of New Mexico
Chrome Ochre, Manganese Blue, Sap Green, Deep Gold, Antwerp Blue
Leslie Saeta 30 in 30 Challenge, Day Two
Peace n Abundance,
September 1, 2013
Well I did it, I signed up:
took a lot of mental talking to myself to make this a go:
Check out Leslie Saeta’s 30 in 30 Challenge in September. She had one in January and it was such a great sucess that she wants to do it again and this time I’m in:
Bree all decked out and ready to go
She was the sweetest kitty that has ever made her way into my life:
‘Bree’ by CheyAnne Sexton on Yupo 11×14 Available
I love this angle of her
I used Deep Gold and China Magenta watercolors
a one spot of color from my Sony Carl Zeiss lens
I will probably offer this as a print because I love how she looks in black and white too.
I hope you are able to follow along on my journey of 30 in 30 painting challenge.
peace n abundance,