10th watercolour #Jan30in30 – goldFinch Flushed …out

for the January 30in30 Challenge

goldFinch Flushed ... out on paper by CheyAnne Sexton

goldFinch Flushed … out on paper by CheyAnne Sexton


This is from a photo I took this summer/fall, pre-autumn, late summer here  in northern New Mexico.  A stunning time for light and colors.  Deep golds that blossom into brilliant yellows in the southwestern sun of this part of the Earth.  I was fascinated  with the little gold finches that fly through eating the seed on the way south for the winter.  They stay just long enough to recognize their little body shapes and flashes of color, the way they flit through the lower bushes and Piñon trees. Many more flashes of bright yellow/orange into the tree-line. Siskin’s stay longer and aren’t as skittish or as flashy.

colors used: phthocyanine blue, Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Hookers green, Quinacridone gold Deep, Nickel Quinacridone by M. Graham

I’m wanting to use this as a study for a larger really layer painting.  I bought 2 nice pieces of 300 lb watercolour paper at my local art store, and I’ve been looking for a super saturated, many layered watercolor.

It’s been in my head for a long time, I’m just not quite sure which one yet


Thank you so much looking in, and if you would like to add a comment I would love to hear from you.


propsero ano neuvo/ prosperous year new

Happy New Year



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4 Responses to “10th watercolour #Jan30in30 – goldFinch Flushed …out”

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado Says:

    I love how soft and lovely this is. Great light!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thanks Shelia, I just needed to feel the watercolor effect and I think I got it here.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Joanna Says:

    Really lovely painting..and the story behind it too!

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  4. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thanks so much Joanna


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