Wednesday, April 28, 2010
HI, one of my family has been ill and so I've been spending extra time with her, I've been taking my paints with me and painting her geraniums. The colors are so bright and vibrant. Just simple drawing and painting -- I mistakenly received this Cad.Orange in an order today and am using it with Red Rose Deep on these petals.. OH have you noticed the honey locust trees are in bloom. The Eastern Shore has these trees on the side of the road and in our forests.The blooms are 3-4 inches of white blossoms and smell so sweet.. talk to you soon,Diana
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
HI, This weekend at the Barrier Island Center in Machipongo,Va. the Eastern Shore Art League will be having an art show. This is Saturday,April 24 from 10am-- until. This is during Garden Tour. Please stop in and see the lovely artwork. I will be showing my original watercolors there. Two new paintings are in the photo above. Both have hummingbirds which are NOW here on the Eastern Shore. Also pictured is Dusty enjoying the smell of spring!Today I have been working on a new Mini Eastern Shore Landscape. Earlier today I visited the farm.. A new colt was born last night at 3am. The proud mother and baby are doing fine. He is a beauty with legs so long he has to struggle to stand! Gorgeous!
Monday, April 12, 2010
HI, A new showing at the Stage Door Gallery at ArtsEnter in Cape Charles,Va. The featured artist is Guy Wilkins, a dear man and fabulous painter, bold bright works.. you've got to see for yourself.I just saw them today and they are amazing just like Guy. I will be showing three originals there too. Pictured is my "Eggplant"painting, a friend gave me these beauties and I painted them then made ratatouille.This is in the show. The show opens this Saturday night April 17 at 6pm and continues until May 24. Hope you can get by and see this lovely gallery and enjoy the wonderful art. Well I'd better get to painting. I've been delivering work down there today. We'll talk soon, Diana
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Hi, This Saturday,April 17, I will be showing my watercolors at Maplewood Gardens' Open House, in Nassawadox,Va. from 10am to 4pm. This is a fun event. They have greenhouses filled with gorgeous plants, and flowering shrubs, and herbs, perfect for planting in our gardens. Barbara and Phil Custis are the owners,and know what to plant where and how to keep it growing.. a problem I sometimes have!It is a wonderful day, you can visit their sheep and lambs, use a little red wagon to pick up your new flowers and plants and of course new painting if you wish! Other local artists will be displaying their work too. Hope to see you and Happy Spring!!! Pictured is my new "Chickadee and Tulip" original watercolor-this will be featured at the show! talk soon, Diana -- today I am cleaning, I tried to open the windows and let the dirt blow thru but only pollen came in! I have been working on a new hummingbird painting this week and have just filled my feeders.. Anyone seen a hummingbird yet??
Monday, April 5, 2010
HI Everyone, After an art show we are taking a day of rest. As you can see we are all wiped out. Daisy just did too much! HA!HA! I have to put away my framing equipment, straighten up my art table..you get the idea..so we have taken a short walk and enjoyed the sunshine,dandelions and we saw 3 white tailed deer gallop in front of us.. they were magnificent! Cardinals and sparrows flitting here and there. Oh my! Such beauty --we've got to soak up some! Talk to you soon,Diana
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Hi, Happy Easter Morning, Pictured is a duck painting! Ok a decoy painting I was working on late one night this week. I actually got to see the full moon go across the sky out the window as I worked on my painting. This painting is of my great grandfather's (Old Man George of Wachapreague)decoy. You can see the decoy in the photo as well. The Chincoteague Decoy and Art Show ended yesterday and after 2 days I am truly wiped out, my back is not good. It was a lovely show, and I enjoyed seeing the sunset on the new bridge as I came home one night. Such pinks, purples, blues and reflections in the water, it was gorgeous. We stopped and had dinner at Annies
in Parksley,Va. on the way home after breaking down, and I had the steak and shrimp kabobs.. delightful,such a warm, cozy place and the food was so good. Well I hope each of you have a wonderful Easter and a spring filled with blessings. talk to you soon, Diana