Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Sunday, June 26, 2016

New Hummingbird Watercolor & Pig to come

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I am writing this on the tablet. Funny  I never seem to get the photos sized right or something, ah well. We have been working on the yard.me as much as I can. I planted 18 Loblolly pines across  the front of the empty cut land . Wat and Chris worked 2 days to get logs out of the side yard and clean up the yard  and it looks so much better we helped too,so I have been sore,ha ha. I haven't painted much this week. I did sketch a pig today. I will start her tomorrow,this is Roxanne she was behind Corner Bakery the day I painted in the window at Red Queen Gallery. There was a special parade of animals in town. Goats, black lab,and Roxanne  was in the parking lot. You know how I love animals. I was in heaven, so here is her photo with me. Hope you had a nice weekend.  I heard  a Great Horned Owl this morning.  Love to you,Diana 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Trees and Thankful and Heartache



Hi,well here is some of the cuttings. We have land on each side of the house that is cut totally,but there are trees around  the house just fewer than I had thought  in some places.
but I need to focus on the blessings,  the men who worked here were so sweet and worked hard to save trees, each one was dear. I feel like they are my friends. And my other friends gave me tons of plants for my garden, look how pretty it is. Hummingbirds everywhere,a whippourwil in the woods tonight. So I have a lot to be thankful for.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Boats in Landscape



Here is the boat landscape. Today I taught  a class at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Calla Lilies, gorgeous huge white ones,everyone did a beautiful job. My class  has their beautiful paintings hanging in the Education Hall.  I am so proud of them.

The loggers are just about done with the cutting in our yard. They are very sweet men. It is amazing how many birds are coming into the cut trees. I am trying to see the good ,more light....

I ll show you photos from class soon,have a great weekend, love to each of you, Diana, ps thanks for being there for me.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Landscape in Watercolor

Started a landscape, yesterday I drew it and today I  have started the painting. 

Sadie and I both have been upset today.

The loggers are here. John and I chose to do this but it tears at my heart each time I hear the saw ,then crash. The 2 cats sat on my art table as I painted, Sadie panted and panted. I talked to a dear friend  tonight and he recommended looking at the good that will come out of it. John suggested planting sunflowers, I would like that.

I am teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden this Saturday, Calla Lilies will be the subject.

Talk to you soon, more painting with Sadie tomorrow, love,Diana

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Art and Music on the Farm

Art and Music on the Farm  at Barrier Island Center  was yesterday, these are a few of the new paintings I took.


Hi, it has been  a busy week, well few weeks, I finished and framed 13 new watercolors for Art and Music on the Farm at Barrier Island Center  in Machipongo, Va. That show was yesterday,  it was a lovely day, I sold 11, visited with customers /friends. I was delighted to be near Perennial Roots Farm, and got to hold and kiss one of their little piglets.  Our son is home for a few days, which is a blessing. It is grey today but I did take some photos for painting,...of my parents backyard ..have a wonderful weekend, love to you,Diana

Sunday, May 15, 2016

New Work and Ramblings

Iris, 8 x 10, 99 dollars 

Hummingbird and  Red Geranium, 8x10, 99 dollars 

 Hi,everyone, I have  not  been keeping in touch  like I mean to. I have been  painting as much as I can.  I went to the Opening at Norfolk Academy and that was lovely, I did sell one of my four paintings, the Angry Chicken.  This chicken painting  had a checker board tail. I have been painting just whatever  has inspired me, mostly  spring things. I love all the beautiful  colors popping out every  where. Next Saturday I will be teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden. I always get ideas there ,it is so lovely.

You have heard me say we live in a forest,well, we are cutting the timber. This is a good thing but you by now know how much the woods and wildlife mean to me. I know it will grow back but it seems to hurt my heart when I hear the wind in the trees or just see how magnificent  they are. Silly but me...

Sadie, my lab, Jelly, our black kitten,and Cupcake, our cat,and all are well. Oops suppertime.  Gotta cook, love to each of you, Diana

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spring Blessings




Hi ,here is what I have been painting  the gorgeous Dogwood is in bloom and so are the lovely apple blossoms.  This time of year there is so much to paint if you love nature like I do. Sadie,my lab is my constant companion. The weather has been so nice I have painted on the porch for 3 days. And the hummingbirds have returned. Oh I love to see and hear them!! My chair is right here by the feeder so sometimes they actually touch me as they zoom by. Haha

Jelly our black kitten is having some stomach problems so I took a sample to the vet today.he is checking it for 11 virus /bacterial infection.  Jelly acts fine very playful. Test results next week.

I did a pour for my Dogwood and Chickadee painting and froze it .Apple Blossom and Hummingbird I painted negatively at first.  I hope you are having a wonderful spring,tell me what you are painting.

April 30th 4 of my paintings will be in Norfolk Academy Art Show. This is the opening night. You are invited no one under 21...this is a lovely show with gorgeous Juried work. Beth, and I will be going. John gets to keep  Sadie
love to each of you,Diana