Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Occohannock on the Bay Art Camp painting on the edge of the bay

My class At Occohannock on the Bay.I am so proud of them!
They each painted 4 to 5 paintings a Day! Dear students! We were very busy .Aperfect beautiful place, a blessed place and we got to paint right by the Chesapeake Bay.
This is Mary Grace,my dear friend. It was such a blessing seeing her there each day. We are like sisters. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Teaching at AHS





here are some of the photos of my class on last Thursday at Norfolk Radisson . We had a lovely  ballroom with a full class. We learned washes, pours, texturing , each person had an amazing Daylily to paint and we shared them too. I was honored  and enjoyEd sharing my love of watercolor and they
Enjoyed it too.love to you, Diana

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

American Hemerocallis Society National Convention Class


These photos are from Norfolk Botanical Garden Class. Great class last Saturday!

Tomorrow  is my class for the American Hemerocallis Society National Convention in Norfolk.  I am gathering everything together,  checking my list, and listening to my Sadie  snoozing  under my art table.  I have painted 8 little watercolors of day lilies.  Wish me luck. Love to you,  Diana 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Class, Roses, Art Show, Limp Tail Syndrome





hi, it sure has been busy here.Class was wonderful.  We didn't  have as many peonies and Iris  as I was hoping  but we still had a great class.  Afterwards, Renee and I walked  through  the Rose Garden, I know it is easily 2 acres of stunning beauty.   Then this past weekend  was Art and Music  on the Farm at Barrier Island Center in Machipongo, Va. Lots of artists,  music, flowers,dear friends  (Daniel Kathalynas and Bernadette ) from NBG  came over that was so sweet of them. And some sales, I had framed 12 the day before.

This week 2 deliveries of artwork to galleries,  Lemon Tree Gallery in Cape Charles  and the Hermitage  In Onancock.  I am wiped  out,  I need to walk in the forest with Sadie  and rest up some. Love to each of 
You, Diana 

 As it workstands, Sadie  had a health crisis, she had Limp or Limber Tail Syndrome,  a sprained tail, she couldn't lift it  , thanks  to Dr. BAILEY at Greenbush veterinarian clinic,  with 2 paintings doggie pills a day  for 3 days . She is back to wagging. Ok you can stop laughing  Now! Ha ha

Friday, May 19, 2017

Class in the morning




Well I'm  ready for class tomorrow,  I have to pack up in the morning, just put it  all in the car. I am tired. Dear Sadie is laying in my lap, 84 lb of Labrador. I have to leave early so I am hitting the hay soon. Good night and  my love to you.Diana 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Painting Roses and Class this Saturday

Wachapreague Roses, 8x10, framed  $99. 


Hi Everyone,  this Saturday  I am teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden,  Peonies  and Iris, call Meredith at 1 757 441 5830 ext 338 to register.

Here are some photos of my new painting of Roses. My great Aunt Pat gave them to me from her little  shop in Wachapreague, Va. Seaside Antiques and Art.  First I drew them on my arches 140lb. Cold press, then I painted them varying the peach, pink ,yellow mix  ooo loving the peach colors  this year.  My shadows were not strong enough so I went back in and glazed the darker peaches in. I used thina roone violet, permanent rose,opera rose, cad yellow light and cad yellow medium,cad red medium...just for the roses. Background  (continuing my darkness)  I used viridian green, sepia, burnt umber, ultramarine blue  and cad yellow  light.

But this weekend  we will paint peonies  and iris. I choose  what is on their blooming chart, but as in nature it doesn't  always  work out that that is Blooming,  I hope So! I would rather paint from life.

I have planted  4 packs of sunflowers seed. So far they are 1 in. High. I love Sunflowers don't  you. I hope you had a nice happy mothers day.  I did our son came home with his girlfriend,  our daughter  called looking forward to seeing her soon. Love to each of you,  Diana  below are 2 photos of Norfolk Academy Art Show,  I sold one of my paintings,  Here are Bobbie, Beth, Danny and me. It was a fun time!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wisteria in Watercolor

My finished watercolor Wisteria and Hummingbird 


hi, I finished  my wisteria watercolor this week. To me the flowers  flowed better, I just added a little  detail  and that felt right. The 2nd photo  is me and the 3 paintings  I have at the Norfolk Academy Art Show.  The big opening is this Saturday April 28 from 6 to 8 . You all are invited if you are nearby. The 3rd photo  is my Sadie.  Tonight we are having  a small thunderstorm and she and I have been out in the rain, me watching the beautiful sky, she tending to important doggie things.  Love to you, Diana