My Studio Today

I was surprised when I saw that I hadn’t posted since 2016. Two years since I last went chasing hot air balloons, what else was I doing? I’ve been in my studio working in the same gray tones that I used when retouching black and white photographs for Robert Mapplethorpe and Berenice Abbott. I’m interested in moments of initiation, when we cross from one perspective to another. Often vulnerable, like just waking up.

My paintings have been resonating like Tarot cards. I’m intrigued by the clues in paintings and sculptures that artists past have left as signs to bring forth anew. All seem a form of initiation. You can see my Initiates series at

Now I’m just being mesmerized by the texture of the undercoat.

I see a lion…

Ribbons swirl below…

See you on the other side.

Orb Delights in Painting

Sacrifice Mountain (c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

Sacrifice Mountain
by Cheyenne MacMasters

Sometimes we find ourselves dissolving the mountain of our being in order to give birth to the being we are becoming. Perhaps the orbs of previous posts have facilitated my rebirth. I now look at every cloud with the eyes of a painter. I now invoke the Muses and humbly request their exhilarating presence as I stand before my easel smelling the sweet perfume of linseed oil. I’ve become the painter who was looking through my eyes.

Please visit me at my new blog, Cheyenne Paints, as I chronicle my adventures with the Muse of painting. I look forward to seeing you there. And, the occasional quest for orbs that will still be appearing in these pages.

Thanks for your many visits to the land of orbs.

Painted Stonehenge Orb

In my last post I mentioned I had done a painting of one of the orb photographs of Stonehenge.  Here’s a look.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: