Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bad Week

Hi, what a week, last week was. First the picture above,  this is what  I painted  today, have you ever painted along with  a favorite  artist on you tube. Janet Rodgers is very loose and wonderful.  Remember I took a class from  her and just loved it. I cannot sell or claim this painting as it is from her demo. But it helped me loosen up which is needed today.

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 Watercolor

Day lily 8x10 original 

Painting flower

Orchid from Norfolk Botanical Garden after class.
Hi  , class at Norfolk Botanical Garden was lovely. Ten students did a great job. Today we are having the end of a northeastern storm. Windy  now and cold, the sun is trying to peak out. I finished my little day lily this afternoon. Sadie, our Labrador has napped in bed during the storm.   John just got home, we are having  leftovers for supper. Better get them warming, love to you, Diana

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring



HI everyone,  the show was so nice, lots of people, lots of dear friends, not so many sales but enough for pizza take out for supper and more,so that was good.This was Eastern Shore Heritage Festival  at ESCC.

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

Getting ready for Eastern Shore Heritage Festival at ESCC

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

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