Posts Tagged ‘stirring it up’

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

Magical hummingbirds with Pink pink Hollyhocks

August 10, 2015
Chuparosa Checkin' Out All Those Pink Hollyhocks by CheyAnne Sexton

Chuparosa Checkin’ Out All Those Pink Hollyhocks by CheyAnne Sexton

Just a quick add to let you see what I’m seeing on these summer mornings.  More to come.

Hope your summer is this wonderful and fresh

peace,

CheyAnne

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My Purple Watercolor Tree Prints available

July 23, 2015
My Purple WaterColour Tree

My Purple WaterColour Tree

The Original Sold and now I have prints available. I can add your initials on the trunk too, Just click the tree and it will take you to my Etsy shop.

peace,

CheyAnne

 

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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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