Posts Tagged ‘watercolor paintings’

Watercolour Alert ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧●

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:

( click the image and it will take you to my Etsy shop)

'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

Christmas Tree SOLD

December 12, 2013

I love this and it really boosted my ego:

Christmas Tree watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton

Christmas Tree watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton SOLD

and now offering lovely hand printed giclees by my favorite (and only) printing studio.  Just click through the photo and it will take you there.

and I started some more little Christman trees

Golden One - Silver One - Fun & Bright

Meet: Golden One – Silver One – Fun & Bright

Still have final touches to do.

plus I am thinking bright and summer time too:

pink n gold with aspens watercolour too

pink n gold with aspens watercolour too

and we made Cranberry relish sauce today sell to you:

Zesty Cranberry Relish

Zesty Cranberry Relish

8oz jar sent to you just in time for Christmas dinner.

Check my shop soon for some originals back up for sale:

peace n abundance:

CheyAnne

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It’s Winter watercolour time

December 10, 2013

some little watercolors I created thinking of winter because well, it’s winter:

Snowy Winter Tree Landscape by CheyAnne Sexton

Just two of Snowy Winter Tree Landscape by CheyAnne Sexton

Christmas Tree watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton

Christmas Tree watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton

took this with the evening sun shining through it and it made it glow.

Here’s what it looks like without the back-light

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Snowy winter Landscape

Snowy winter Landscape

Pine Tree Forrest watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton

Pine Tree Forrest watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton

Tree of Purple watercolour on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

Tree of Purple watercolour on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

not winter I know but hey I love painting trees.

Field Sparrow watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

Field Sparrow watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

And birds, I love me some birds.  This little guy was inspired by a Field Sparrow that came to our feeders one day.  And only one day, I haven’t seen it since.  Must have been migrating through.

If you ever want to buy any of my art I will pay shipping to your place.  Each picture ought to take you to the link to buy it and then I will reimburse your shipping costs, easy-peasy.

Have a beautiful and lovely day,

CheyAnne

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30 in 30, Day One CheyAnne Sexton

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:

http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/2013/09/30-in-30-day-one.html

meet Bree

meet ‘Bree’

Bree all decked out and ready to go

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 11x14  Available

‘Bree’ by CheyAnne Sexton on Yupo 11×14 Available

I love this angle of her

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

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,

CheyAnne❧

 

watercolor cosmos are where I’m at right now

July 13, 2013
'Basket of Summer' watercolor on paper 9x12 CheyAnne Sexton

‘Basket of Summer’ watercolor on paper 9×12 CheyAnne Sexton

This was my first attempt without drawing it out first. Plein air painting from my easy chair looking out into my garden.  I did lay down some misket (I love that stuff).  And my kinda first attempt at multi-petaled flowers too.  Not so sure how to go about them.  I really like a few of them tho, especially the one on the bottom right and how it’s hanging in the air.   At least that’s how it looks me.

I went to youtube to do some research  and found a great 2 part video that inspired me to finish when I got stuck.

Painting Flowers Loosely in watercolour part 2 of 2 by Peter Wood

I watched the number 2 part of this first and then went looking for number one.  I love how he adds dabs and dabs of little bits of color to create depth  and vibrance to his painting.  And what an undertaking to paint such a garden as this.  I want to try this now.

Painting Flowers Loosely in watercolour part 1 of 2 by Peter Wood

 

Here is my second much freer attempt:

'White cosmos over Orange' watercolor on paper 9x12 CheyAnne Sexton

‘White cosmos over Orange’ watercolor on paper 9×12 CheyAnne Sexton

This one I didn’t draw or even add misket too,  which I am pretty proud of.  I just started at the top and worked my way down.  When white of the paper was there I created another flower or a bud.  Now I’m off to try more.

Both originals are for sale and giclee prints upon request.  If you click the picture it ought to take you straight to my Etsy store where you can purchase them.  Let me know you found it here and I will pay for shipping.

Love hearing what you think or feel so please leave a comment.

Peace n Abundance,

CheyAnne

 

 


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