Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Well, this has been a morning. We had a leak in the bathroom at 4am. Luckily my husband discovered it before it became a nightmare. So we have the plumber coming this morning. So it is hurry up and wait and wait.... Here is a new peach painting I did in a class I taught yesterday as a demonstration. Just something fun and different. Divide the paper into 1/4inch squares and use different colors to paint the peach.. remembering the shadows and variations in color. It does take a lot of time, however and patience, I still need to do some touch ups. The butterfly is one I did in the hospital when Gran had her last surgery. I haven't finished it yet. I paint while I wait it helps me not focus on the big thing just the small painting. I still miss her everyday. I always will. The iris is one I quickly did after getting my new brush. Talk to you after the plumber leaves if he gets here. Diana
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This is my painting of a Model T. Today has been rough but we are getting through. I rode my bike in the morning on a long country road and that was so nice. The corn has grown in the fields so the tassles are up now and the smell of it is so sweet, the shadows on the road of the nearby loblollies were a lovely ultramarine blue and the breeze was nice. Stay cool. Talk later,Diana
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Hi, One of my son's best friends from college, Bucky Anderson, a young soldier in the army, was killed in Afghanistan this week.He had only been in Afghanistan for 3 months. Bucky was a nice young man.Our hearts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends.This is a photo of a painting I did awhile back but I know Bucky liked the beach and so this one is dedicated to his memory and family with love.
The second painting is my finished Lilies.take care, Diana
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Hi, I'm working on a new lily painting. I need to work quickly.The petals are falling! Although I do have photos to use, if I can I prefer to work from life in flowers.. anyway-- I may put another lily in the bottom,-- I'll see how it goes.. I wanted to paint a watercolor with a few of the beautiful lilies from my friends yard. Some of my lilies are blooming now, I planted a bushel basket of orange daylilies on the ditch bank 20 years ago and they are so graceful and beautiful, They are blooming now.So here is the beginning of this new lily painting. Soon the Sterretts Daylily Garden here on the Eastern Shore will be open. They have an acre and a half of gorgeous daylilies-- yes they sell them . Talk soon, Diana Oh yes, I'm so excited, I've got a new brush coming!! Should get it this week.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
HI, Here is Ivana's Lily. I just finished painting this little painting of one of her lilies.. Monday afternoon she gave me this large bouquet of lilies from her garden. I had to paint them but started small with just one, I know I've got to paint the whole bunch. but now have a photo to go by-- they don't last very long. Amazing beauty! Talk to you soon, Diana
Friday, June 4, 2010
HI, Here is a very quick painting of my brush jar, well one of the brush jars... The colors are dark probably because I'm still reeling from the death in the family.I miss her so much.. oh gosh... keep painting and feeling that makes us artists right... take care and we'll talk soon, Diana