Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Friday, February 3, 2017

Chickadee and Dogwood


 Chickadee and Dogwood, 8x10. $99 framed.  Original
Sadie, my precious Labrador, now laying in my lap. 85 lbs. Of love smushing me. I am so thankful  and a tiny bit number. Ha ha

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,
any suggestions?  My love to each of you, Diana 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Frozen watercolors and plenty of snow!

13 inches of snow,  for us that was amazing 

Frozen watercolors 
Hi, last week we had 13 inches of snow here on the Eastern Shore of Va. Living on one of the back roads is pretty but can be very icy. We were snowed in for 3 days. I froze  a few washes, just do your washes then quickly get them outside in 20 degree weather.  Weigh them down so they don't  blow away. Wait overnight and look sometimes there are ice crystals on the paper.  Bring it in gently and let dry completely.  It is so amazing.  Of course then I have to decide what to do with the background.

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

Merry Christmas, Wren Watercolor steps



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 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Copper Creations Christmas Open House Dec.10

Hi, next Saturday  
CopperCreations Christmas Open House 
in Melfa , Va . December 10
10am-4pm
I will be showing my beautiful watercolors 
Donna and Don Drew's amazing  Copper Art
Mama Girl  wonderful folk art
Ed Kuhn Carvings 
Jim Laughing Dog Jewelry 
All original art
Homemade delicious  treats 
Come, 
A Beautiful  Holiday  Time.

Looking forward  to seeing you, thank you for supporting work!

Sincerely , Diana

Here is some of my class yesterday at Norfolk Botanical Garden .

Sunday, November 20, 2016

HAPPY Thanksgiving, ESARTISAN Guild Holiday Tour at Ker Place

Goldfinch and Maple

Wren and Hydrangeas 
Hi Everyone ,  I am getting ready for Eastern Shore Artisan Guild Holiday Tour at Ker Place in Onancock this Friday Nov. 25 and Saturday. Nov . 26 each day 10 to 5 .We all set up on Wednesday , then I am cooking for Thanksgiving .  Mama and Daddy and Clay are coming ,  turkey and all the fixings .  Friday and Saturday  it is show time. I have been painting a series of new birds...as well as 7 other ones ... I had to have 2 laser eye surgery .  Sadie  scratched my eye and so the dR. found angle glaucoma , and did the iridotomy last week. I am blessed as it would have taken my sight if not treated. so I am tired but fine. and so thankful . Have a beautiful Thanksgiving ! love and hugs to each of you, Diana

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Franktown United Methodist Church Fine Art Show Saturday

Sunrise in our backyard. 
Hi, I am tired. Today I have been getting ready for Franktown United Methodist Church Fine Art Show and Bazaar.Sat. from 9:30 to 3pm.  I am trying to get a few small paintings finished for the show as well as everything else that goes with it. I planted 7 small Loblolly Pines. Hope they live in our empty once wooded lots. I am going to walk Sadie now, last night we heard a Screech OWL, so amazing.  Love to you, Diana

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Class at ESO, Mandalas....

Class at ESO in Belle Haven, Bill and Sandy.

Watercolor of Willis Wharf, I started this in class as a demonstration, They painted it too.

A mandala,  ginkgo leaves, acorns and moons.
Hi , well we made it thru the Hurricane MATTHEW.  Lost 6 trees,oaks mostly,  that is why I had acorns in the mandala. My class at ESO is finished, we had 4 weeks and it was lovely.  I will miss them this coming Tuesday. (our day of class).

The Eastern Shore Art League  is having our annual show. Opening night is Oct.22, Sat. From 5 to7 come if you can. It will be in the Onancock High School  and will continue for one week.

I have a class at Norfolk Botanical Garden on Sat. So it will be a busy day for me but a nice one.

I have been drawing mandalas for fun. It is relaxing. Have you tried it??
 The new brochures are out now for the Artisan Guild Holiday Tour 2016. Don brought  me some today.  I think he is going up and down  the whole ES delivering them. That show is Thanksgiving Weekend. I have 2 shows before that. Holy cow.

Well I had best start dinner. Talk to you soon, love to each of you, Diana