Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Friday, January 16, 2015

Orchid Masa Watercolor Finished. Let's have some Tea...

Orchids, 8x10, just need to frame it. $99.

Sadie, but she is still up and wanting to play..
HI, I finished my orchids this morning.  This is on the masa paper. See all the little cracks and crevices the paper creates.. perfect for flowers, quilts, any kind of watercolor painting.The photo I used is from the NBG class last weekend. The orchids were gorgeous. I know I've said that. ha ha.. I've been grocery shopping today and now am having a cup of tea..

 Sadie wants to play some more. I don't. Nope , not at all. Just want to chill as my kids would say and watch the sun sink behind the trees.

  Hope you have a wonderful weekend. love to each of you,Diana
ps. It only took me about a year to figure out how to put the Facebook Badge on.. I'm learning..ha ha.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Eastern Shore Landscape using Brusho

Eastern Shore Landscape using Brusho

Monelle and Willie at the ESAL Paint out at Carla's
HI Everyone, I just had a nice day at Carla's home. This was another Eastern Shore Art League Paint out. We had lunch and painted her views. I told her each window seemed to show something to paint.. Gorgeous, like the photo in the middle here. My camera stopped working of course but I got to paint, I was sitting opposite Monelle.  I painted the scene above, with Brusho. I put the warm water on then sprinkled it on.. then added a few brush strokes and watercolor as needed. It was fun. Sadie is now raring to go play and I"m tired.. ha ha.. that is the way it goes. Tell me what you've been doing. love to you,Diana

PS My show at Eastville Inn closes Saturday am so please check it out before if you can!! Thanks~

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Orchids on Masa Class

Watercolor Class at NBG yesterday.

More of the class

One of the amazing orchids.

Another one.
HI, Wow, Oh I wish you could have seen those orchids. Even if you aren't a flower person, they were outstanding. We had 6 orchids in our class to paint from.  I demonstrated how to use the masa, then they did this, we did lots of washes and exercises some with Brusho Art Crystals. Then they chose an orchid to paint from and drew it and painted it on the masa paper I had prepared  the paper last week at home. It takes a day for the paper to dry so that we can paint on it. Oh it was gorgeous. The little crevices that the masa made in the paper created the most wonderful background for the orchids. I was so proud of what they painted...we were so busy I didn't get enough photos of all of the students. After class I went to the gift shop and the Tropical House with Renee and Raina.. go if you can, the orchids were amazing. There are chairs inside to just sit and gaze at them. I took 43 photos. So I have lots to paint from, I want to do a large one on the masa.

Hope you are having a warm weekend. It's in the 40's here. Sun is shining. My back is not good but-- just take your advil and enjoy the photos and the good time from yesterday--and read a good book with hot coffee... Love to you all,Diana

I have photos of some more orchids on Facebook.  Check it out Diana M.Davis Watercolor!!! please like the page! if you do.. thanks

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Orchid Watercolor, Sadie sleeping, and Cupcake!

Orchid Watercolor. This is the one I started at The Eastville Inn Art Opening.

I got Sadie to nap after we played ball outside in the frosty weather.

Here is Cupcake. She is a talker and very sweet.
HI Everyone, I've been painting this afternoon. I've gotten out my orchid watercolor and finished it. I need to erase the pencil marks and frame it.  I took the photo at the Tropical House in Norfolk Botanical Garden.

 They are having a gorgeous orchid display and it's free to go into the garden for 2 weeks.. so go if you are nearby.

Sadie finally got tired after we played a lot of ball in the backyard. It's cold outside, I had 2 coats , gloves, and 2 scarves, to keep me warm. I looked like a walking balloon.

  Here is our Cupcake. She is much prettier than this. The photo is blurry.. but the markings on her face are lovely. Ok I did say she was the ugliest kitten I had ever seen ..but she isn't.

Hope you are staying warm. I'm going to go make some Christmas Decaf Starbucks. Talk to you soon. Love to you,Diana

Monday, January 5, 2015

Playing with Brusho in Wild Wisteria

Playing with Brusho
HI, Happy New Year. I can't believe it's 2015. I've been painting every day but today I decided to play with the Brusho Inks I got from Amazon--Blick.  I bought the 12 pack before Christmas. I was disappointed it didn't come with directions... so I went to U Tube. and found I had to puncture the lid of each container with a pin to allow the sprinkles of ink to fall out.

 So here I did use the warm water as recommended and it does work better and just with my largest squirrel quill brush splashed on a wild wisteria.. I love wisteria so very much, none around now! ha ha.. but then I sprinkled, shook madly/wildly onto the wet paper the Ultra marine, which has various blues and purples in it. For the leaves- Emerald and the vine- Dark Brown. This was freeing. I'm going to try some more. I only put the water down where I wanted the color. I wish I had not put the green vine down the center but oh well. Close up you can see swirls of the color.. So much fun.

 Have you tried it?? What are doing this winter day?? Love to you,Diana

Monday, December 29, 2014

Pink Roses Finished.

Pink Roses coming along

Pink Roses finished. Clay, our son brought them to me.
HI Everyone, here is the finished painting. Looking at the roses in the vase they were all the same height so I got the idea to paint them all in a line. I drizzled Permanent Rose in drips down the paper with hints of green and drew each one. I love flowers so very much. I'm afraid these are drooping so now but the petals are still gorgeous. The Christmas tree is very dry but smells so good and I don't want to take it down yet. How about you??

It's rainy today. Clay, our son has gone home. Laura, our daughter didn't get here this year for Christmas.

Sadie is sitting on the back porch wondering why I'm not playing outside with her. It's cold and raining.. I'll put on some beans for supper and do the dishes and wonder what to paint next. Tell me what you are painting!

Love to each of you , Diana

Friday, December 26, 2014

HORRORS and Roses

My new Rose Watercolor... beginnings...

HORRORS...Sadie , my dog, was eating this under my art table... I managed to get these pieces out of her mouth.

Do you know what it is?? A Bic disposable razor. I gave her some Maalox tablets and looked in her mouth, and have been watching her.  She is ok. All razors are there. My heart was in my throat. What can she get into next... I think she's had too much Christmas...

Here is my new roses painting, I started today. Clay, our son, brought me pink roses. They are starting to droop so I've got to paint fast now.

 Hope you are continuing to have a great Christmas/ Holiday. love to you,Diana