Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Catching up with you


Hi everyone,  I found  I love drawing with a gel pen in my sketchbook. I haven't  put any color on it but it was fun. Sadie is doing  fine. She is our Labrador retriever and I had a true night of terror when she got a leather chewy  2 in square caught in her throat.  I stuck my finger way down her throat and pulled it out ...was afraid  more was stuck but didn't  find more and watched her the rest of the night.  She curled in my lap all 82 lbs and stayed there. Oh boy you know how much I love her, I truly was afraid. I have been working  on a commission and I had to paint  an owl, I enjoyed painting  her. John and I have been painting  the walls in the den today. Glad that is over. I hope you all are doing great we did get 10 inches of rain before the hurricane but very little storm. So very  sorry for the Carolinas.  Love to EACH of you,Diana ps this SAT. I teach at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Luna Moth and Ferns.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

How to draw and paint Monarch butterflies


Hi, here is my instructions for drawing a Monarch Butterfly. I hope this helps you draw your own Monarch.  First I paint the orange on the Butterfly , on the bottom wing i add Cadmium Yellow close to the body. Use a small brush to paint the black. I go around the white dots, I am more a purist and try not to use white. After I paint the complete butterfly  I then add iridescent watercolor to only the orange.  It takes awhile but really is worth the effort.
Here is my latest hummingbird. I grew the sunflower,  yeah, I love them. And they were beautiful all gone now though.

And I am still raising Monarchs and BlackSwallowtails.   Hard finding  food for them but now 10 chryslises of Monarch and 3 cats of the Swallow tails. Sadie,our white Labrador  is asleep at my feet. We had a long walk in the woods after supper.  Love to you all, Diana

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Glads in Watercolor



Hi Everyone,  here is my new Gladiolus painting.  I went to the little farm stand near Pungoteague. Eva had these flowers and as you know I love flowers so I bought  a bunch and brought them home. I am drying  the zinnas
hoping for seeds. We' ll see. Sleep tight , love to you Diana

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sunflowers in Watercolor


Hi Everyone,  I painted this little sunflower by putting a line of red rose pink, crossed a line of thalo blue and then a line of yellow light. Drawing a bud of a sunflower and painting it with the colors where they were. It was fun. Saturday I teach at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Sunflowers. I planted 4 packs of sunflowers John cut 2 packs down mowing haha so I planted more. NBG is going to get me some flowers as well as one from my niece, and a few from my yard.Good night ,love to you, Diana 


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Painting on the Beach in NC





We went to Rodathe, NC . Had a nice time with family and soon to be family!. I painted  while there every day. Some days were rainy but it was so nice being with everyone.  John and I came home today and are tired, unpacking, so glad to see Sadie and our kitties. So tickled to see I have a few sunflowers in the flower garden. My paintings aren't as loose as I usually do on the Beach ...have a great weekend, love ,Diana

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stargazer,Daddy,Lotus Blossom Class

STARGAZER LILY 

SADIE has had some allergy problems after lots of pills she is better. 

Here is Daddy and me hope you all had a nice Father Day.

Hi Everyone,  I don't  know  where time goes. It just does. We had a pretty violent thunderstorm tonight. Poor Sylvester was terrified.  She is fine now. I am painting every day, here is my new Stargazer Lily.  Today I sent off my email about my CLASS this weekend at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Lotus Blossom and Japanese Garden.  The flowers are larger than a dinner plate, just gorgeous.  I just love them. I send an email for each class I teach and for each show. This really helps remind everyone. I am so thankful they come.
Daddy  seemed to have a nice Fathers Day.
Enjoy your beautiful  gardens and painting them, love to you, Diana 
SYLVESTER