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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

too, too long

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 out camp fire in August

My daughter’s honey at our camp fire in August

Buffalo Tacos In la Lama, New Mexico style

Buffalo Tacos In la Lama, New Mexico style

Fresh

Fresh

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

playing around with new photoshop techniques

 

new vistors this year.  We figure it's one of Pi's young this year, but haven't seen her at all.

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

traveling alot to new job 52 beautiful miles each way

rabbitbrush Chimisa

rabbitbrush Chimisa

 

exploring Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa, New Mexico

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,

CheyAnne

p.s.  SOLD a big print of ‘Sugar’ in the Apple Orchard Meadow’ 20×26

"Sugar" in the Apple Orchard Meadow

“Sugar” in the Apple Orchard Meadow 20×26 Giclee Print               by CheyAnne Sexton

 

Duck, duck, ducklings . . .

July 1, 2013
What a handsome guy

What a handsome guy

 

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and now there are two

 

aawwww three little duckies

aawwww three little duckies

 

aren't they the cutest little duckies

aren’t they the cutest little duckies

 

quick, quick

quick, quick

 

quicker

quicker

 

So much joy in little baby ducklings

 

 

 

 

 

When Springtime Rolls Around

May 4, 2013

Tulips are seen everywhere you look.  Some even grow them in beautiful clay pots so they can move them around.

Tulips in CandleLight on Paper by CheyAnne Sexton

‘Tulips in CandleLight’ on Paper by CheyAnne Sexton

 

This piece is really incredible in person and computer monitors, altho handy, just can’t give you all the wonderful colors and feel this painting has in here.  The way the light plays on the flowers is just wonderful to look at.  I love the feel of this painting.

If you would like to gift this to someone for graduation or maybe Mothers Day, or simply just because, please click the  image and it will take you to my Etsy Shop.

Thank you for stopping by,

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

ps this is part of Leslie Saeta’s  ’30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days Challenge’

 

 

beyond the woods, with a fat little bunny, to the plum blossom tree

April 14, 2013

Busy week and productive one too.  I lOVE Spring.  I feel so motivated about my art and creating.  Also learning new things about the business end of it all.

This is actually the first week in a long, long time that I have posted two posts in one week.  I wrote about a returning robin enjoying our little ponds of water to take a much needed bath after their migration.

AND I’ve been painting: not really big paintings, but watercolor sketches of plum blossoms

'Plum Blossoms'    watercolor on paper original 9x12    (cropped)

‘Plum Blossoms’ watercolor on paper original 9×12 (cropped)

'Plum Blossom' watercolor on Paper 9x12

‘Plum Blossom’ watercolor on Paper 9×12

 

and I went beyond the woods:

'Beyond the Woods'   ~  watercolor on paper  ~ original 9x12

‘Beyond the Woods’ ~ watercolor on paper ~ original 9×12

 

and found me a fat, little green bunny:  (just the first, well second layer) of Winsor Newton Paynes Grey with Sap Green…..

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bunny, bunny so fat and round…why do you look all green?

 

Just need to add some more detail and fix a few things and I might call her good.  We will see tomorrow.  I found this little sweetie in a new store in town, kinda like a Ross, with a little bit of everything thrown in.  Couldn’t resist her for 2 bucks.

I hope everyone’s weekend was fabulous,

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

 

 

 

 


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