Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wachapreague, Va. Always Feels Like Home.

HI! This weekend I squeezed some time in while they were working out to paint so I finished this little Eastern Shore Mini landscape of Wachapreague,Va. This is where my husband and I lived the first year of our marriage and my mother and her parents all grew up. It's a little fishing village and it always feels like home.Just saying the name brings back wonderful memories of my grandparents.

I went back into my sky to make it stand out more with a wash of water and then dropped in the clouds of thalo blue and sepia with a hint of ultramarine blue afterwords. I used the palette knife on the little metal building. Just dip your knife into water then in the paint then smear on the painting. This is great for dry brush effects or a very dramatic color zing to watercolors..and it's fun!

I started another little landscape of Willis Wharf. I sold 5 of my ES minis at my last show and need to have some more for the next one. It's rainy here today, Daisy is snoring loudly nearby and I've got my coffeepot full and lots of leftovers cooked up for supper. A perfect day to paint!! take care, talk to you soon,Diana

PS The orchid I just got recently and is such a gorgeous thing.. I wanted to show it to you!


  1. I love the eastern shore area, which we explored once on the way back from Fla.--it's like stepping back in time. And I had the best ever crabcake sandwich ever--it had a wonderful brown pan gravy on it!
    Congrats on your sales!
    I bought a little orchid--the blooms are lovely: hope I can keep it blooming!

  2. This is such a gorgeous little painting. I love the rusty look of the building in particular - full of character :0)

  3. What a lovely watercolor! I also like the rustic flavor jumping from the painting!
    PS: Thank you for the award!!


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