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Day 9 Winter Mountain Sunrise watercolor

January 10, 2017
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Winter Mountain Sunrise watercolour by CheyAnne Sexton

I have been painting everyday for this challenge and have quite a few to catch up with on here.

Day 5 YellowGreen Springtime Tree watercolor

January 5, 2017

 

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YellowGreen springtime Tree watercolor on paper by CheyAnne Sexton

 

Day 5 YellowGreen Springtime Tree watercolor was fun and a learning curve.

I’m a day late and a dollar blessed

September 3, 2015

I’m a day late and a dollar blessed for Leslie Saeta’s 30 in 30 / 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge . (to sign up and join the rest of us).

Life is great and I’m painting what brings me Joi. I don’t have a finished piece, but I am a work in progress, it’s just that my progress is slow right now and that’s ok by me.

Almost done Work inProgress

Almost done Work in Progress

I am having so much fun. I really want to concentrate to get this little Chuparosa like I see her in the image I captured of this sweet little thing,  So light and magical, all glowing in the pink and orange reflections from the morning light just rising over the mountains and touching the tips of these incredible flowers.  It’s been a long time since I really got into little bitty details, but it’s cool and very meditative.

This next image is so intriguing to me, what do you think?

interesting upside down way of looking at how things are going

interesting upside down way of looking at how things are going

Looking at a piece upside down can really give you a different perspective and for me a way to see if I’m on track.

Hope you are enjoying the trip

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

Here is Leslie’s Blog to catch up on what’s going on and check out all the incredible art being uploaded everyday, fresh of the pallets of pretty fine artists.

A new watercolor in progress

August 18, 2015

My newest and latest beauty.

work-in-progres by CheyAnne Sexton

work-in-progress by CheyAnne Sexton

My latest and greatest watercolor of a little chuparosa dancing over some gorgeous Echinacea. This is stage 4 with many more to go

3rd phase of new work in progress

3rd phase of new work in progress

This was the 3rd phase.  First being the thought and sketching, the choice of colors and paper and what I want to create.  I remember from college that my professor had us think clearly about what we wanted to do.  Even write it down.  I don’t do that very often, but it came back to me wanting to take this one slow and do it for me.

I want to create the gorgeous morning light that lit up these Echinacea flowers of purple, pink and bright glowing orange with a little wispy female chuparosa dancing across her stage.

Chuparosa dancing over Echinacea by CheyAnne Sexton

Chuparosa dancing over Echinacea by CheyAnne Sexton (click here for sale)

this is where the idea started.  I love the stage of bright orange heads on these wonderful pinks and purples.

Teal Pink Hummingbird dancing over Purple flowers

Teal Pink Hummingbird dancing over Purple flowers

And I adore the background colors and feel in this one.  And this will be the little chupa I’m going to put in my painting.  Right now she is covered in the green misket and it will be very exciting when I get to the point where I can start to paint her.

I’ll keep you posted.

I’m also posting on my FaceBook pages

https://www.facebook.com/CheyAnnesWatercolors

Hope your summer is rocking,

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

I’ve been wanting to blog

June 30, 2015
Golden Ponies in the Evening Glow of Sunset photography

Golden Ponies in the Evening Glow of Sunset photography by CheyAnne Sexton

I sometimes see stories in my mind’s eye that I want to write down or write about.  Yet life, real life, my-real-life gets so full of everything I want to do, that blogging doesn’t seem to be high on the honey-doo list, (yes I have one for myself) ( but only in my head).

So I don’t blog, but it has been in my thoughts lately and that’s how things come into my life.  Is giving them thoughts and wonder and what-ifs.

and suddenly 2 of the newsletters I follow are about blogging challenges:

Take your pic:

http://workwithme.alexbeadon.com/challenge-1-of-the-feel-good-blogging-challenge/?gw=eage2gk

Alex is an awesome teacher and great coach.

and

Problogger is amazing in all he knows, retains and teaches to us.

http://problogger.com/podcast/1/

 

Haven’t checked them all out yet, but I am blogging

I’m just lucky I had time to blog this post.

Hope all is well in your world and you are relishing and delighting in summertime!  Full on hot-fun-in-the-sun kinda summer.

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

 

http://www.cheyannesexton.etsy.com

http://www.newmexicomtngirl.etsy.com

 

 


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