Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wack it With A Hammer Kind of Day and Franktown ART SHOW THIS SATURDAY

New Watercolors for Franktown UMC Art Show this weekend.
Have you ever had a "Wack it with a Hammer" kind of day?? This is the kind of day when if a hammer is near it would be lovely to wack the computer or whatever isn't working with it. Of course you have. We all have and this is one of those for me.   Oh Boy!.. I tried to get on blogger to find my address had been deleted from the computer. Then I got that straight to find my photos were where??? I had changed the batteries in the camera -- I don't know why but I couldn't find the photos... well you understand. Just took these new photos for the show this weekend. I'll send an email as soon as the email starts to work again! HA... I send an email to my friends and customers with a new photo of my newest work before my art show. I usually do it one week in advance with the information about the show. 

Here is my new sunflower painting finished. Remember the cherish the day post,well the top little painting is other treasures I found with Sadie's(our white Labrador retriever) help, of course, and painted on masa paper. My newest crab watercolor, my lotus blossom, my 2 owls, and my newest the eggplant with Raina's tomato and Daddy's Sugar Maple leaf. John, my husband brought me this eggplant this past Friday and I had to paint it first, then yesterday, I made ratatouille. Yes, actually I'm a good cook.

The Franktown UMChurch Art Show and Bazaar is this Saturday from 9;30am-3;30pm. I will be there with other artists and the bazaar too will be going on so gorgeous art and tons of homemade baked goods will be featured. I hope you can come if you are nearby. Franktown,Va. near Nassawadox,Va. on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Thank you and love to each of you and I'll be visiting your blogs soon. love,Diana

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cherish your day.

My new sunflowers.  Original watercolor. I'll have it at my next show.

Treasures from my walk with my coffee and Sadie. I'll add to it but just trying to cherish today.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trying to Paint with a Very Bad Doggie!

My chair in the sunshine, I was trying to embrace the warmth while we have it!

What I'm working on now, the lotus blossom from NBG and a dragonfly.

You see she won't even look at me for her mug shot.
HI!. It was so beautiful this afternoon I decided to paint in the sunshine in the backyard. As you can see I'm working on the lotus blossom from the Japanese Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden. It's so gorgeous there and tranquil.

 It wasn't tranquil here.  You know who... Sadie , our lab, would not stop doing bad things. She dug a hole in front of the air conditioner, three times. I've filled it up each time added coffee grounds to it, I hope that keeps her away.  She got a mouthful of crush and run gravel and looked over her shoulder as if to say-- see what I"m eating.. I got that away from her and smacked her backside. Then she grabbed my sponge off my palette, I use one to control the amount of water on my brush. it was saved in pieces. I didn't want her to hurt herself.. oh yes and she tried to eat An  Old Man in the Woods Mushroom., a black furry mushroom. What a silly dog!  I'm exhausted.

The watercolor--
I've still got to add another glaze to the water/dark-- sepia ,ultramarine blue, and viridian mix. I want this to really pop it up. The dragonfly needs to be lifted a little so it can be seen. I may add a touch of cadmium yellow dark to a few of the leaves.  So that's my day so far, what have you been doing?? love to you,Diana

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sunflowers in Watercolor

Here's where I am now on the sunflower painting.

HI! John brought me sunflowers this weekend. He knows I love them and saw them in the store so he brought them to me. That was so nice. They really make me smile, the happy brightness of them. So I did a pour of watercolor, the watercolor ink, and then the next day I drew them while sitting on the back porch.  I've been working on them each day this week. I started to paint the background and am going to do more on the flowers too.Yesterday I decided to go with checkerboard. I love to paint the squares. These are 1 inch. I've even considered just adding a few more for a more checkers for an  abstract look and stopping. What do you think??

 What are you painting now?

Sadie, our lab, just let out a loud bark, she has been watching Mike in the nursery today. She would love to go play with him but I won't let her out of the yard , too much traffic on the road.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Our Lab,Sadie's New Watercolor Portrait

Sadie's new watercolor portrait by me.
HI ! Thursday, I started painting Sadie as a demo. for class. When I got home I had to work on it and I had her to go by. I think this is finished. I just don't want to do a dark background and this one is for me .  This is the photo of her with the arches watercolor paper in her mouth.

The weather here has been gorgeous, and with the rain earlier we have wild mushrooms popping up everywhere. Sadie and I have been wandering in the woods this morning. I was looking and admiring the different colors and kinds of mushrooms. I found a "Man in the Woods" mushroom that is black and furry. So many colors and sizes but I won't eat them. I don't know mushrooms well enough. Sadie, doesn't pay any attention to them, thank goodness. Remember last year she was eating them, but she was very tickled to find a box turtle and then of course she rolled in a very horrible smelly I don't know what. 

Hope you are having a delightful weekend. love to each of you,Diana

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dog Watercolor Class at ESO

My Class at ESO. Patsy and Nancy. They both did a wonderful job on their pet watercolors.
Hi ! I just got home from class at ESO. We had a good time. They both did great with their dog watercolors.  I enjoyed being with them so much.

My next class at ESO will be Chickens! That will be fun too. thank you and love to each of you,Diana

ps. It's raining but I have to go play ball outside with Sadie. Now! She just chewed up a magazine.. oh boy..

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Screech Owl Painting, Pumpkins Galore, and Paint Out!

New Owl Painting, 8x10in. Framed $99. original.
Pumpkins and more at Appleseed Nurseries in Cheriton!

Beth, at Appleseed Nurseries on Monday, when she went with me to delivery my work to Stage Door Gallery.

Monelle in front and Lynne and another dear ESAL member, I can't remember her name. This was at the Paint Out this week.