Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Last week I heard at the grocery store that my dear friend, Doris Mae Custis was dying soon,like any minute. I grabbed a bunch of bright tulips, so she could see them and chocolate pudding. I went as soon as I put my groceries mostly up. Rev.Rob, and Linda were there. Doris Mae couldn't move, open her eyes or talk,but I know she understood us.Rob said a beautiful prayer. I got to tell her how much I loved her and I cried all the way home and more. She died the next day. I am thankful I got to see her. I made an apple cake for the after service dinner. We had 3 nights of revival, at church which they asked me to work in the kitchen. Then Ruth Custis, another dear friend passed away, another funeral, Apple cake and so many more tears,how blessed I have 2 friends, these 2 dear dear ladies.
My art reflects what my heart feels. Does Yours? Love to each of you and hugs too,Diana
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
|Day lily 8x10 original|
|Orchid from Norfolk Botanical Garden after class.|
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Beth and I took my paintings down to the Lemon Tree Gallery in Cape Charles, on Monday. Here is a photo of Clelia and Mary Ann in the beautiful gallery. This show opens Friday night.
I am teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden this Saturday. Daffodils, Hellebore, and Common Blue butterflies. All blooming here, I am glad to say. Spring seels to be here. So beautiful. I drew Crocus yesterday, Sadie and me sitting in the grass in the sunshine. Take care hope spring is popping where you are, my love to you Diana
The last photo is Elizabeth, Gertraud, and Gary, with Elizabeth 's 2 puppies.from Heritage Festival. Talk soon!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
|New little watercolor of old truck in Belle Haven, Va.|
|Sketch of the old truck, I finished it last night.|
|Sadie and I looking at our Hellebore.|
Friday, February 3, 2017
I can't believe it is February, where did time go. I have been teaching a class at ESO in Belle Haven, Va. Just 2 students but we have been learning and having a good time and producing beautiful watercolors. Four weeks, this one Thursday will be the last one. This Saturday I will be teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden, Chickadee and Dogwood. Like the one above. Later this month the first show of the year Eastern Shore Heritage Festival at Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, Va. I have been working on an old tractor ,I am not sure of the background yet,
Thursday, January 12, 2017
|13 inches of snow, for us that was amazing|
I have been painting a commission, can't share it with you . But I am painting, Sadie, our Labrador ate one of my newest brushes,luckily just the handle so I duck taped it back on. Ha ha....
Wishing each of you a Blessed and Happy New Year, my love to you, Diana
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Here is the progress of my Carolina Wren and dried hydrangea Watercolor. I always draw first. The super dark background is last and if it is not dark enough I glaze sometimes a few times.
Hi, I can't believe Christmas is close. The last show was good. Next show is in February, so that is good and break. My Christmas shopping is almost over, and I finished the last cookie baking today. Here is our Christmas tree. So many cherished friends and our children made the wonderful ornaments. So many memories....Wishing each of you a blessed Christmas Or Holiday
my love to you, Diana