Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two Owls,Two Pigs,Two Herons, and Three Frogs!!

HI, I am working on 2 little owls in a watercolor now. Monday is delivery day at the Stage Door Gallery. "Companions" is the title of the show. Which I find hard to fill as I mostly paint nature,sooo.. I'm taking 2 pigs, 2 herons, 3 frogs, and 2 owls if I finish them in time. I hope this fits "Companions".  Ha ha.. we'll see. Here's an owl from a painting I did a few years ago. This has always been a favorite of mine. I especially like the wet and bleeding of the paint. 

Sadie and I had a treat today, our friend Beth came over for coffee. Sadie jumped into her lap.. all 72 pounds of joyful Labrador. Ha ha. It was ok as Beth loves Sadie.

I'm tired again. I've been on the heating pad and my back is getting better. Thank you for all your kind words. love to each of you,Diana 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Art Show was Great!

Crabs, new original watercolor, sold at show on Saturday!

Sunflowers, new original 8x10, from lovely sunflowers at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

HI ! Well the Festival of the Arts was this past weekend. We had a good turn out of people. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us. I did well and sold a few, around 6-7 originals. Friday night was lovely with wine flowing and the food was luscious. I had to pack up by myself in the dark that night which was a challenge. Ha.. John couldn't come... but I had a flashlight and quite a few other artists did too so we made out fine.  John did help me set up and break down on Saturday. I was so thankful he did. My back unfortunately is just bad. I've been hurting since the show and resting on the heating pad or walking slowly around the backyard to stretch it.

 I'm so thankful for such a lovely show and so many dear supporters and friends.
 Now I'll rest for awhile, Sadie was so sad this weekend when I left her. She loves John but she paints with me! ha ha..

 Wishing you a wonderful Monday. love to you, Diana

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunflower Watercolor Workshop

Saturday's Sunflower Watercolor Workshop at NBG.

More Painting on Saturday!
Hi! Yesterday's class was lovely. I had 14 students. The sunflowers were gorgeous. We poured, drew and painted. It was fun. Our class is right by the Hummingbird Garden and we had lunch outside to enjoy the flowers and hummers and a Monarch too. Such a lovely day!! I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did! Have a wonderful weekend. love to you,Diana

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Heron Watercolor in the Works!!

 New Heron Watercolor in the works..
Sadie helping by eating watercolor paper. It's Arches she has good taste literally.

Hi, I've been drawing and painting this new heron painting. I drizzled the blues and yellow ochre in the background first. It's not finished. I need to add more foot detail and decide if I add anything else. I don't want it to be busy. I've got it propped  up so I can see it.. sometimes walking by I'll see what it needs... what do you think??

Sadie has been restless, the last couple of days have been very hot and humid outside so we go out but she needs more exercise. That and she will eat anything. I had placed this paper in the rocker and she came and munched it up. Atta Girl... 

I'm going to frame some smaller paintings today. (They are easier!! Ha ha!) Next week is the art show at Ker Place so I've got lots to frame and I'm planning my Sunflower Class at NBG.. so that will be fun. Talk to you soon.   Love to you,Diana

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Zucchini and Veggie Painting!

HI! Here is the new vegetable watercolor I just finished. It is a commission. I did a pour first, then drew the vegetables from their photos. It was fun to do especially since zucchini is one of my very favorite vegetables to eat!!..

We are having a restful weekend. Clay, our son is home. Sadie is napping. Have a lovely Labor Day weekend. love to you, Diana

Next Saturday is my Sunflower Class at Norfolk Botanical Garden. I love sunflowers, I'm looking forward to painting and teaching there then!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Festival of the Arts at Ker Place

HI, My painting, Heron Grace was chosen to be the representative of the Festival of the Arts at Ker Place. They bought the painting and will be using it with my permission for this art show. I"m delighted. Here is a photo of the ad with the painting. I've put the information about the show on the right up top if you are nearby I hope you can come. Tickets for the event are available for purchase at The Book Bin in Onley,Va.,Ker Place in Onancock,Va. ,Rayfield's Pharmacy in Nassawadox and Rayfield's Pharmacy in Cape Charles,Va. plus you can get them online at www.easternshorehistory.org/festivalofthearts .  Thank you all for supporting my work!!  I didn't mean to repeat myself, if you've read this just skip to the next paragraph. I guess you can tell I"m happy about it!!!

On a personal note, Sadie, my lab is resting under my art table waiting for me to paint. We have taken a walk in the woods and she and John played ball. I'm working on a vegetable painting now. I'll show you as soon as I can. Have a great weekend. Love to each of you,Diana

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Glads and ES Historical Society's Ker Place Art Show Coming Up.

HI, Here is a new watercolor, I've done recently. These glads are from Mama's flower garden. I love to paint them.  I've got a show coming up at Ker Place in Onancock,Va. Sept. 12 and 13 so I need to paint, paint ,paint..  They chose one of my heron paintings for their advertising and mailings. I'm so tickled.  Heron Grace. It's thru the Eastern Shore Historical Society. 

Here is Sadie, she had a bath today. She doesn't like them. I leashed her to the back steps. Not realizing of course she would go under the porch to get away from the water. So I went under the porch with her and scrubbed her down with puppy shampoo and then she and I rinsed off.. Ha ha.. Talk to you soon, Love to you,Diana