Friday, February 5, 2016
Hi, tomorrow I am teaching at NBG, Norfolk Botanical Garden. I have been getting ready all day. We will be painting Camellias and Sea shells. Two dear friends have given me these flowers. I went over and picked them today. Aren't they gorgeous! ! Another dear friend lent me some amazing shells, 2 I had to paint, you can see why the colors and texture just drew me in. I had a class this week too at ESO in Belle Haven, Va.,which is a wonderful old renovated school dedicated to teaching art.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Sadie, my lab, had surgery on her other knee,it has gotten infected so she is on 2 antibotics. To help in her recovery, I am icing her knee 3 times a day and dispensing pills, and doing gentle physical therapy. As it so happened, our kitty Cupcake slipped out the door into the world of aggressive feral cats,raccoons and what ever dropped by. I set traps, and John and I called and looked for her but when she did see us she would run the other way...well, she is now back in.. sardines in the trap enticed her. I believe it was the answer to many prayers.
Sadie s knee is still infectioned but better. Tomorrow I am teaching at ESO in Belle Haven, Va. I haven't been able to paint much,however I did finish ORCHIDS. Getting organized for tomorrow,looking forward to it. Talk to you sooner than later, love, Diana
Friday, January 15, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
|Thirteen Wonderful students at Norfolk Botanical Garden. We painted orchids. Not all pictured.|
|One of my pour demonstrations for background with their orchids if they wished.|
|One of the gorgeous orchids.. all were Moth Orchids.|
Sadie, my labrador retriever assistant, is going to have to have surgery. Dr. Bailey said the Crucial Ligament is totally torn and he thinks the meniscus as well. So that will be this Thursday, I'm shaking my head as I type... but it is what needs to be done.
The washing machine broke and I broke my eye glasses in class on Saturday. SO that is 3 right no more!!! Wishing you each a happy week and please think of us on Thursday. Love to each of you thanks so much! Diana
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
It over Christmas. We went to the veterinarian today. He wants to test tomorrow so we will know then. He believes she may need another surgery. She is my constant companion, I don't want her to be in pain for the rest of her life. I am so thankful I had a good last few art shows to help pay for what we need to do. Keep us in your prayers dear ones. Thank you.
We have had some extremely cold weather so I froze this blue wash,yes, ice crystals formed. Amazing what watercolor can do. Also I painted this little tomato painting, finished it up this afternoon which helped me not worry as much. Wishing each of you a well,happy new year. Love to you, Diana
Monday, December 28, 2015
|Painting ginkgo leaves, just had to paint.|
|Jelly Bean the new kitten has found a new friend.|
|On Monument Ave. In Richmond, Va. The houses were beautiful decorated amazingly.|
Hi, I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and holiday. We visited family in Richmond, Va. On the 26th. Lovely party and enjoyed seeing everyone. Clay and I walked down Monument Ave. That evening so many gorgeous decorations I loved it. I took lots of photos. You can tell I am a country girl.wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and blessed New Year, my love to each of you,Diana
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
|Me at my parents Christmas Party.|
|Camel Watercolor, this has a snakeskin imprint going through her face.|
How did I do the snakeskin imprint? Sadie,my lab, found a snakeskin, I poured or you could just wet then apply color, gently place the snakeskin down on the wet wash. There are 2 designs, the top of the snake and the belly,choose before you place it, l chose the top for this one. I placed a rock to weigh it down and keep it there. When the wash is dry remove the skin and rock and a gorgeous imprint is there! Hope this helps!