Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I'm Back!

HI! Sorry I haven't been on my blog lately. I've missed everyone. I've had computer trouble as you know. We had to get a new computer and I'm getting used to it slowly.

 We went to Rodanthe,NC for a week with the family which was great. I painted each day on the beach. So beautiful there, miss hearing the waves and smelling the salt water.

 When we got home I taught a wonderful watercolor class at Norfolk Botanical Garden. I had 7 students and we painted monarch butterflies and milkweed. They all did beautifully.

 Sadie, our dog, is doing fine. She is by my side all the time. I'll be painting today. I want to finish a gladiola painting, the flowers are finished but I'm going to add a butterfly or hummingbird.
 
 
I saw a tree frog this morning on our back door. They are so precious. Here's a painting of one I did ! love and hugs to each of you , Diana

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Help Pass this on!

hi,  Well the computer is gone. It doesn't work anymore. So this minute I'm borrowing this one.  I need your help. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested: 

Diana M.Davis Watercolor Workshop. This Saturday, July 26,10am-3pm at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk,Va. Call 1-757-441-5830 ext.338 to register as soon as possible. Monarch and Milkweed will be the topic! I will help you draw and paint these amazing butterflies! Cost is $74 or $56 for NBG members. Thank so much!!! looking forward to seeing you. Love,Diana

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Roar Continues but a Quick Technique I just tried!



Trying to quickly show you this. I drew my hummingbird and flower then wet the w/c paper. Put Saran Wrap on it and loaded a tiny brush with color put that under the plastic wrap and look. It is delicate and fun.. after it dries I removed the wrap and painted. Sadie is not happy either. The computer is still crashing. I hope Clay can do something, we have virus protection but now it says we have 10 or so viruses.. Thank you Maywyn so much for your support. davisart@verizon.net     of course I may not be able to get it. I'm signing off, this roaring is draining. love and hugs to each of you. Hope to talk soon.love,Diana

Crashing as we speak!


Here I am. I made it on the computer. It's crashing I think. You can email me or call but I'm thinking the computer is soon gone.  So if you don't hear from me that is why. Love to each of you. Diana

Friday, June 27, 2014

Day Lily Watercolor




Hi, I think the computer may blow up. It's roaring so loud. I'll do this quickly. I've painted a day lily on Masa paper on 140lb cold press Arches watercolor paper. The flower was so lovely in my front yard I had to pick it before Sadie ate it. She has been a rascal today. Oh my. Thank goodness she is asleep now. I've used Cad red,Cad yellow deep and light,permanent rose,opera,and thindago violet. Hope each of you have a wonderful weekend. Love to you,Diana

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Raining Painting of Wachapreague,Va

Watercolor of Wachapreague,Va. Still in progress. My mother grew up in this little waterside village.

More to be done but enjoyed using the palette knife for texture on this old metal building.

Sadie,relaxing under the table while I'm working. Such a wonderful foot warmer!
Hi,this afternoon, I've been painting a small Eastern Shore mini landscape of Wachapreague,Va. This is the little town my mother grew up in. Her family were watermen. They worked on the water and fished and crabbed. My dad's family were farmers. I have so many fond memories of JackaMom, my grandparents in Wachapreague. John and I lived in my great grandparents house next door to Mom,( my grandfather Jack had passed away by that time, I still miss both of them.) my mother's mother the first year we got married. Main Street Wachapreague,it was such a wonderful time there. This little metal building was on the waterfront near where the Island House Restaurant is now. As you can see Sadie has had a nap while the clouds come in and it looks like some rain  here and I painted. I hope so, my flowers need some.

Last night I cut my finger badly. John and I thought we were going to end up at the ER but thankfully the bleeding stopped after he helped me bandage and put pressure on it. It's sore but has only bled a little today. What a time. I'm so glad it was on my left hand,so I could paint-- I'm right handed. Talk to you soon. love,Diana

Monday, June 23, 2014

New Painting

Hydrangeas and Hummingbird, framed 16x20, $300.

Here's part of my flower patch, these are Bee Balm which the hummingbirds love.

Sadie found a bug by the back door. Living in the woods we have all kinds!
Here's my new painting.I've propped it up to look at it for a few days before I frame it. The hydrangeas took a long time to paint but I enjoyed them so much. I decided on a hummingbird as we have so many now zooming around. I have 3 feeders out,one by the front steps and 2 by the back porch. Sadie doesn't seem to mind them,thank goodness. Now the lizards and frogs she loves to chase and hop with. I have had a few stray sunflowers come up in the garden and she broke one last night so I'm going to have to paint it today. A small yellow with green center sunflower, it will be a delight! Better go get my dishes done then on to the painting. Tell me what  you are doing today! love to each of you,Diana