Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Busy Month ahead and Bad Weather

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

hi, I didn't go to class on Saturday. I postponed it until next Saturday, Oct. 10th. I'm glad. The weather here has been messy all weekend. Flooding.. on the seaside of the Eastern Shore. Photos of Wachapreague are disasterous.Wind, rain in super abundance...here are photos of some of the CBBT on other trips I have taken. We were blessed Hurricane Joquain did not hit here but went out to sea.

ESAL, Eastern Shore Art League is having our member show for the month of Oct. The Opening will be next Friday night Oct. 9th from 5-8pm. Goodies, artists, art, and the public is invited. I have 2 paintings in this show.

Class Oct. 10 at Norfolk Botanical Garden, Herons in Watercolor

Ker Art Festival and Maritime Exhibit, Oct. 16th  5-7pm , Opening night $15 , Food , Wine, Ker Place, Onancock,Va..
                                                                Oct. 17th from 10am-3pm maybe 4 ( need to check that)
                                                                Show continues for the day!!

ESO  Belle Haven,Va. Herons in Watercolor Oct. 22 Thursday

FIDO class at NBG < I"ll be teaching Oct.31

It's going to be a busy month.. but I'll just have to take it one thing at a time.. I need to paint some today. I haven't in a couple of days.

 have a great weekend, tell me what you are painting. love to you and everyone stay safe in this bad weather. Diana

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NBG SHOW over but more to come!

I met another artist, from Berlin , Germany. He and his daughter talked with me for awhile, he was sketching in the Garden. Lovely people..

what I am painting now.. some flowers from Eva and some blue wildflowers I found growing near our home 

Show at NBG in Baker Hall

Both Sides of the hall and another wall were filled with my work.

HI , Well yesterday , Connie and I took my work down from the Baker Hall in NBG.  I was delighted to find out I had sold 9.. WOW.. small ones and they do get a percentage of course but I am so thankful. Jo, the Gift Shop manager, said she had so many lovely comments on my show.. and work. I was so tickled. It is so much work. and I appreciate it so when others like/love it. \

Next show is this Friday night members only to ESAL members. This is the members show. Grand Opening is next Friday night, Oct. 9th. Open to the public, this is in Onancock,Va. in Mary's Shop, The TWO SISTERS , art supply shop next to ESAL Gallery. Main St.

Next class is this Saturday at Norfolk Botanical Garden, NBG. But we have a  hurricane coming up the coast so we are watching the weather. Hoping Saturday will be ok for the class. I have to go across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and that is 17 miles long and they have to close it for high winds.. EEK... I hope not.

Beth and I just went to Eva's a lovely place. I could live there.. Hope everyone is safe and dry in all this weather. My love and hugs to you,Diana

PS this painting above is what I'm working on now. I found those delightful blue/purple flowers.. I have  to look them up. Anybody know what they are.. and I found out Maywyn and I are cousins... how about that.. I'm so glad .. she is a sweetheart.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wiped Out!! and Last of NBG SHOW!!

Hydrangea Bean Vine at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 

HI! Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. I've truly been exhausted from getting my show up at Norfolk Botanical Garden. I painted so much and now I have a show coming up with Eastern Shore Art League and need to paint and can't seem to get one going. I do have a flower painting that I"ve been working on. You can see it on Facebook but it is too small for this show.  But one afternoon when I was wiped out Beth called and said come have a boat ride and Charlie her black lab went too. It was so delightful and truly I felt so much better afterwards. No Sadie didn't go this time.  I'm still trying to take it easy on her knee, after her surgery.

Sad to say my show at NBG is almost over. This weekend and Monday and Tuesday are the last 2 days. I've sold 5 and 3 before I got to the show so it's been good. Hope if you get a chance you will go by and see it. Baker Hall, 53 original watercolors all by me. No wonder I'm zonked still!!! Have a wonderful weekend and please check out my Facebook Page when you get time too. love to all, Diana
Beth and Charlie took me for a lovely boat ride!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Happy Sunday!

HI, Happy Sunday! Here is a photo from Norfolk Botanical Garden. This little office is one of the stops on the tram. I was at NBG yesterday teaching an OWL painting class in watercolor. We had a good time. I enjoyed it so much. Nine students.  I also hung 3 new 8 x 10s in my show in Baker Hall. Please come if you can--- hope some of you can see it during September while my art show is open.

I'm exhausted but planning on reading this afternoon. Sending my love to you. Diana

Monday, September 7, 2015

Art Opening and Show Continues Thru September

Me on the tram, the day I brought the paintings. It was a lovely tour of the garden. I enjoyed it so much!  

The Baker Hall at Norfolk Botanical Garden

Some of the 49 paintings and my dear friend Beth, she helped so much.

Some more of my paintings and my dear friend Renee , she helped so much too!
The Art Opening was lovely, Everyone was so helpful getting it set up. I couldn't have done it without, Beth, Renee, Mama, Dallas, Daniel, Courtney, Bob,David. Ann Henry. Thank you all so much and Connie who hung the paintings and is in charge of the show. Thank you. The show continues thru the month of September. I personally would go early, the Butterfly House is open until Sept. 20th. and I'd go see that as well. You know I love butterflies and nature so much. There are my original paintings of the Japanese Gardens, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Sunflowers, Fresh Veggies, Day lilies, Owls, Tree Frogs,Orchids,Herons,and so much more in this show.

I sold a total of 5 paintings so far. I'm pleased. Hope to sell some more. It was so much work. I truly painted my heart out and have put everything in my heart into the show.  49 original watercolors..My hope is that people will see the beauty of that wonderful place, Norfolk Botanical Garden and God's beauty, too, thru my art.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for supporting my work, love,Diana

ps. Next Saturday I will be teaching "Owls in Watercolor" there from 10am-3pm , NBG, All are invited to join us. Supplies included bring your lunch or try the wraps at the Cafe.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hanging the show.

I framed 15 paintings this weekend.  Today was delivery day at Norfolk Botanical Garden  for the show.   While Connie  was hanging the paintings I sold 2 .  I had never takenthe tram around the garden, so today I  treated myself. I  was in awe of the beauty. It was so much fun, and I took plenty of photos  to paint. However tonight I don't  plan on moving from this recliner except of course to go walk Sadie ,perhaps  we will here a Screech Owl.  Love to each of you. Tomorrow I am making Apple Cake for the reception. Love,Diana

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yellow orchid on masa.

I found a small piece of paper with the masa paper  already prepared  on it so I ─Ćid this orchid for the show.the masa gives it all the texture. I also went to the Onancock  Farmers Market today and seeing all the beautiful  colors of the fresh veggies  helped.  Talk to you soon. Love to each of you,Diana