Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Painting an OWL in Watercolor

When I put in his chest feathers, it was such fun!

The beginning of Beauregard, the Barred Owl.
HI, This week I started Beauregard. Remember the owl I saw at Norfolk Botanical Garden, this is him. I actually got to pet his back, it was so very soft. Later I looked and he had put his head on his caretakers breast and fallen asleep. How adorable.. You know how much I love nature!!

Anyway, I sketched him first and have dry brushed and then dabbled water where I wanted the colors to bleed. This creates such a soft feather! I hope to work on him today. It's warm and sunny maybe I'll paint on the back porch again. I love being outside with the hummingbirds zooming thru the porch, now the baby Carolina Wren has left the nest in the eves over where I paint so no more visits from their family. We do have 2 new kittens which need homes.. both tuxedo cats. Sadie and Mama cat are having a feud, Sadie, our lab, wants to see and play, and Mama cat is protecting her babies..

Wishing you a happy weekend. Next weekend I have an art show. Barrier Island Center Art and Music on the Farm.  Love to each of  you. Diana

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!!

New Painting!
My Sadie, trying to help with the laundry as I paint, isn't she sweet.
Wishing everyone a beautiful, loving mother's day or Sunday. My love to each of you,Diana

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Beautiful students and beautiful flowers!

Raina with her completed watercolor. She did Great!!




Yesterday at Norfolk Botanical Garden, I had 11 ladies in my class.We studied hummingbirds and peonies. Gorgeous peonies. The azaleas were blooming, what a wonderful day. Everyone did a great job painting and we had a fun time together. Thank you all so much!

I've been painting on a watercolor of peonies today that I started yesterday. Just made some coffee, another beautiful spring day!! Happy Sunday.

 love to each of you,Diana

 ps. Sadie,my lab,has been by my side, our kitty, Cupcake has been delighted to find a few windows open so she could get closer to the hummingbirds!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Whirlwind Saturday!

Here I am with my paintings Saturday night at Norfolk Academy Art Show Opening.
Here is my booth at the Women's Club Art Show on Saturday.
HI! Saturday was a whirlwind. It was fun but hard. I sold 2 little paintings at the Women's Club and then John and I packed up everything and took it all home and unpacked it. I rested for 45 minutes and Beth, my dear friend, came and drove me to Norfolk to the other show. This was 1 hour and 20 minutes away. It was a wonderful show and I sold the painting to the bottom on the right, "He gave me flowers." We had fun and then stopped for supper at a tiny adorable restaurant called Leaping Lizard on Shore Drive. Finally got home at 11 and I'm still exhausted. My back, all my joints you name it hurts, I'm wiped out. Going to rest some more today.

 Yesterday I took a walk to loosen my back and came back dear Sadie, our lab,-- you know-- got in deer something.. a horrible stink-- so I had to bathe her.. the rascal crawled under the porch so I did too to get her clean. She smells like a fresh breeze now! Ha!!!

 Tell me what you are painting and doing. love to each of you, Diana

Monday, April 20, 2015

An Orange Cow in Watercolor--plus 2 ART SHOWS SAT! Holy Cow..

My newest cow original, 8x10, framed $99, she has the potato masher nose print.
HI ! Last week was busy. I had a class at ESO on Thursday and somehow the week zoomed by. This weekend we had Clay, our son, home for a visit. I always try to clean extra( I really need to clean extra always but paint more than anything) and cook things he likes. Like we all do when we have loved ones coming!! I made chicken salad, he loves that.

 I had to put brush to paper while he was here so I did a quick wash and then placed my potato masher on the wet wash, thinking nose. No other thoughts just nose. Can you see it on her nose?? I truly was getting sadder by degree as the day went on as I knew he was going back home so I think the painting picked up on it but I feel that makes it sorta endearing. Ha ha..Tell me what you think.

I've ordered frames this morning so I'm going to frame it for the Women's Club Art Show this Saturday, April 25, The show will be in Onley,Va. at the Women's Clubhouse and also they will be serving lunch and have gorgeous plants and we'll have 17 artists there displaying our work. 9am-3pm....

and another show that night. Norfolk Academy Art Show and Sale Opening, at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk,Va. from 6-8pm. I'm going to that too. I have 4 originals there. I'm going to be wiped out completely afterward. Please check the dates and times at right! Thank you , love to each of you,Diana

Friday, April 10, 2015

Beginnings of An Orchid in Watercolor

New Orchid beginnings 

HI! Here is the orchid I bought yesterday. It has a sweet smell and tiny roots. I started drawing it this morning.  I still have a lot left to do. There is another bunch of orchids much lower that I want to incorporate into the painting and maybe a hummingbird. You know me and hummingbirds. The first one came today, a male to my feeder. Just him.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Love to you,Diana

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Norfolk Academy Art Show Delivery Day!


Here's my work. I just delivered it and am back home.Norfolk Academy is an hour and 15 minutes away, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel--which is 17 miles long. While I was there I went to Starbucks and got a lovely Red Eye Coffee. I then went to McDonald's Garden Center in Va. Beach.  I ended up with an orchid. ahhh I couldn't help myself. It's pale yellow and has a sweet scent., so soft and lovely. I want to paint it before I kill it.  Needless to say I am totally wiped out. I must have the energy level of a snail. Please know--- you are invited to the show. Thank you all!!! love to you,Diana  Tell me what you are working on!!