Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Poppies Galore, pink, bright and fun

July 14, 2015
Poppies Galore watercolor by CheyAnne Sexton

Poppies Galore watercolor by CheyAnne Sexton

I have it for sale @ only $59. dollars.  please click the picture to take you to my site for purchase.

Thank you

Looking back through my photos posted on my Blog in the past

December 29, 2014

I found these gems I forgot all about:

I just loved the colors of this early April Spring day here in El Salto of northern New Mexico.  I was taking a coworker home up a road I really never see and on this day the weather was magical.  Full of snow and spitting sleet.  Spring colors were popping everywhere and acequia’s were starting to run full of snow melt.

New Mexico acequia in El Salto

New Mexico acequia in El Salto

red willows in El Salto, New Mexico. April 2014

red willows in El Salto, New Mexico. April 2014

Across the road the misty air was thick with moisture.

I still get excited every single time I spot a horse

I still get excited every single time I spot a horse

On another spring time day, but this one down in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, my honey was tiling the farmers new house and I was sneaking up, or rather trying to sneak up on the new spring lambs down by the riverside.  Aren’t they just so fun and frisky?

'bleep' says the lamb

‘bleep’ says the lamb

Spring is just my favorite season of all and now that winter has finally arrived I’ve started dreaming of spring.

brand new and Lovin' Life

brand new and Lovin’ Life by CheyAnne Sexton

Any of my images can be printed into wonderful giclee prints, pretty much any size you would like.

Just email me @  www.newmexicomtngirl@hotmail.com

Getting excited to paint again for the 30in30, so I’ve been painting

December 25, 2014

ALOT:

Winter Celebration WaterColour on Paper by CheyAnne Sexton

Winter Celebration WaterColour on Paper by CheyAnne Sexton

 

using lots of misket to create a purple and blue and possibly green flower

using lots of misket to create a purple and blue and possibly green flower

bought some tulips for our Winter Celebration

bought some tulips for our Winter Celebration

so I started painting them, (wow am I out of practice painting from real life).  I use to do this kind of small, detail painting all the time.  Now my tastes are running to the more abstract and how the colors feel.

Like this beauty of an apple/olive/old gnarly  blossoming springtime tree, out of my imagination.

Colbalt Sky Over Opera Rose blossoms and Olive Green WaterColour Tree

Colbalt Sky Over Opera Rose blossoms and Olive Green WaterColour Tree

 

Getting my ideas in order for the ’30in30′    A few weeks back I  started getting my watercolor pallets ready for painting big.  I do love my big pallet that I have had for many, many years, well since college in my 30’s. All of my professors always wanted me to paint big, “bigger”, they would say.  So I bought a big pallet for the time I would paint bigger.  My little 5×7 to 8×10 size format of prefrence back then can be very limiting some times.  But I realized that part painting so small was because it was easier to pick every thing up or pull everything out when I had small children.

My paint/ pallete sorting was a big undertaking and time consuming and I won’t bore you with the details, (unless you are interested in it for another post?? maybe)…

I’ve also been taking a paper survey.  I want to make sure I am all set up to get started on this exciting challenge.  I am going to push myself to paint a little something every, single, day. !  And my son told me today that he is going to hold me too that statement.  A little daunting, but I really, really want to do this and I trully believe the timing is right.  2015 is going to be an incredible year and I’m excited to be getting my love of painting and therefore my business of selling my art off to a great start this year.

Just filling you in on what’s going on in my little space on this Earth called Sophia, Gia, Mother Earth.

Happy Winter Celebration

Winter Solstice at 4:58:02 pm MST from Taos, New Mexico

Winter Solstice at 4:58:02 pm MST from Taos, New Mexico

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

 

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Surreal kind of selling my art this morning….

September 17, 2014

My honey is laying tile again and he hurts, so when he gets home he pretty much crashes after dinner.  Last night was no different only earlier.

so at 2am he gets up, and soon after

“Are you awake?” very lightly I hear through the dark..

After a pause,

had to think if I was or not,

“yes” I whisper.

 

“You sold

‘t w o’

pieces.

Mailbox money honey,

while you are sleeping ! !  !” he exclaimed.

WMawesome light of New Mexico

awesome light of New Mexico by CheyAnne Sexton

and

 

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Turquoise New Mexico Sunset natural watercolor

And I’ve been dazy ever-sense .  Nice way to wake up for sure…..

I wrote her later:

“Sharon,
Thank you, Thank you so Very much.
I adore these pieces and so glad you do too. My honey woke me up in the middle of the morning about two am and all day I felt a dreamy sort of feeling. Don’t know if that makes any sense to you, but anyway.
As soon as I pick up these gilcees I will get them out and send you an email with a tracking number.
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne

when Sharon wrote back

“It certainly does make sense to me. New Mexico is so incredibly beautiful. It is my home state. These photographs capture the light and the Spirit of New Mexico.”

 

Oh what a compliment, thank you.  I first saw, really saw New Mexico when I was in my twenties on a road trip away from my young family for the first time.  Amazing light and rolling hills and glorious mountains, not to mention the weather.

Thanks so much for more inspiration to capture and post more New Mexico landscapes.

peace”

 

 

What a blessing people bring back when they purchase, with their hard-earned cash, a piece and two of mine.

 

 

feeling very blessed and abundant,

CheyAnne

 

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:

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'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


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