Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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
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
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
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
|Wachapreague Roses, 8x10, framed $99.|
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
|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
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Last week I heard at the grocery store that my dear friend, Doris Mae Custis was dying soon,like any minute. I grabbed a bunch of bright tulips, so she could see them and chocolate pudding. I went as soon as I put my groceries mostly up. Rev.Rob, and Linda were there. Doris Mae couldn't move, open her eyes or talk,but I know she understood us.Rob said a beautiful prayer. I got to tell her how much I loved her and I cried all the way home and more. She died the next day. I am thankful I got to see her. I made an apple cake for the after service dinner. We had 3 nights of revival, at church which they asked me to work in the kitchen. Then Ruth Custis, another dear friend passed away, another funeral, Apple cake and so many more tears,how blessed I have 2 friends, these 2 dear dear ladies.
My art reflects what my heart feels. Does Yours? Love to each of you and hugs too,Diana