Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Friday, August 27, 2010

Glazing Cannas Painting and Feelings

Hi,yesterday I had to go to the grocery store, and run errands. On my way home I stopped at Herbal Instincts in Onancock. Have you ever been in a store and immediately felt peaceful??.. When I walked in I smelt lavender, fresh herbs so lovely... I bought some fresh coffee to brew when I got home and some organic eggplants to paint as I was leaving I spotted a gorgeous cannas blooming in their front flower patch.. I asked if I could buy just the bloom and they insisted I bring it home no charge...Thank you So MUCH!

I started my sketch late in the day(as soon as I got the groceries away) and have started the painting and here is what I've done so far.. I will be glazing each petal many times to achieve the brilliant red/orange of the flower. I have a dilemma as I need to clean and cook too, my son is coming for the weekend but I want to finish this for the show tomorrow.. So it's going to take some time to paint.. which will I do.. ah I can squeeze the cleaning in Maybe??..

this truly is the first thing since Gran died that I feel like I want to desperately paint.. It has been so very hard to paint..

I hope to see you at the show tomorrow.. Remember Exmore,Va. The Off the Vine Wine Bar on Rt.13 highway( 1/4 mile south of Food Lion)time from noon to 7pm.. the Art and Wine Festival.. have a great weekend, Diana


  1. The petals are already rich with color. I can't wait to see the final painting.

  2. Thank you Kathy and Carol, I finished it in the nic of time for the show.. Thank you! take care, Diana


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