Thursday, February 28, 2013
This week has been filled with exchanges. I went to Norfolk on Monday to the D'Art and picked up my work from there. I hadn't sold but I know a few of my friends did so that was good. People liked my work so we'll see. Wednesday, I had to go exchange my work at The Hermitage in Onancock,Va. I took 2 new watercolors up there,"Gran's Pail of Sunflowers" and "Tiger Swallowtail". This display goes down the hall into a lovely sitting area in the front of the main building. The ESAL members can display 2 pieces each. They're all for sale and anyone can go in and buy them.
The Heritage Show this weekend was nice but it rained buckets so we didn't get as big a crowd, I did sell a couple of things.(The chicken in the previous post .) I was hoping for more. The Almost Spring Show continues at the Red Queen Gallery until the end of March..My Roses Class at ESO unfortunately was cancelled, not enough students,disappointing but on to the next class..
So, today it's cloudy and damp with lots of Juncos,snow birds, in the yard ground feeding. I'm painting on this little chicken by the window. The checkerboard paintings are so very relaxing to me. Keep warm and have a cup of coffee or tea, wishing you a wonderful day, love,Diana
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Then frame that one and 3 more, I grumble the whole time I do it. If I were a millionaire I'd have all mine framed by a personal framer. Wouldn't that be fun!!:)
The show info is up in the right hand corner of my blog and the hours are from 10am-3pm Feb.23 which is tomorrow. John said it's going to rain.. he's so comforting.. the rascal. It might not.. ok it's supposed to heavily rain but I hope we will have a nice crowd anyway. Oh dear.. what are you going to do.. right..
While the chicken (yes -- the painting) was drying I managed to load the racks in the car. My back is not good and I have sciatica but I thought it would help to have that part done. John won't put the paintings in until just before we leave.So wish me luck and yes ESAL has an opening at Red Queen at 5pm. So I may be laying under a tree by Sunday! :) I'm kidding.. probably.
OOOH puppy news.. check out Debbie's new baby on the blog list..he's adorable Her blog is View From Harmony Hills.
and my puppy news. Sarah, the mama dog is nesting, she was tearing up newspapers yesterday and Kendra said she is huge! I think it will be soon. I'll let you know. love,Diana
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I need to get framing,this weekend I have the show at the Eastern Shore Community College-The Heritage Festival. It will include an old tractor display and lots of local history of the ES.as well as 30 local artists and our work plus that Saturday night is the opening of the ESAL Almost Spring Show at the Red Queen Gallery in Onancock,Va. I've got to frame my 2 paintings in the morning I ran out of time today and of course I've changed my mind. I 'll be entering the roses watercolor in the last post and the orchids. I always put down silly names that can be most anything. This time it's Spring and Finding Spring. Ha ha.. it works.. when I finally find what to paint!
Hope you all are painting up a storm and enjoying each moment of it. Tell me what you are painting or doing. Talk to you soon,Diana
No word from the puppy!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Puppy News--- Kendra is putting Sarah(the yellow mother to be lab) bed in order for the birthing. A small plastic blue pool will be the whelping bed in her home. Sarah is doing well, getting larger and larger but doing fine.. Now we wait.. !!!!
Friday, February 15, 2013
While I had breakfast I started sketching roses, I've put a little negative painting around 2 of them. I want at least one more maybe 2 roses to complete the painting.I'll go paint while I wait.. Clay called. He's on his way. I hope you have a great weekend!!
Talk to you soon, love,Diana
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Heard from the Puppy! Sarah the mother dog is getting even larger. Kendra, her owner said her dear belly is only 4 inches from the floor. The earliest we can hear the puppies are born will be Feb. 22.. Can you believe it..!! We'll actually have a dear puppy soon!
Wishing you a wonderful Valentines!! I've thought of course of my Daisy,my yellow lab, today. One day when she was a puppy, John was standing by the door holding her in his arms as I was leaving to go to the grocery store. I kissed Daisy and walked out the door and realized.. "Oops" I forgot to kiss John, so back I go to kiss him. He declared it was always like that.. :) ha ha..The dear man gave me roses!!! I was so tickled so I'm going to fix some nice coffee and go paint roses. I got him a steak to fix for supper.
love to you and Happy Valentines Day! Diana
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Talk to you tomorrow.. Hope you get lots of love tomorrow and give lots of love(Remember it is Valentine's Day.) Have a wonderful one!
..love to you,Diana
Monday, February 11, 2013
It's a rainy day here. I had Tai Chi at ESO in Belle Haven this morning,my friend Beth and I are taking it. Jim Mahoney is the teacher and we have learned so very much. He's a very dear man and excellent teacher.
Puppy news.. Sarah,the mother yellow lab is doing well and getting larger as we speak.. Her belly is almost to the floor. She is due to have puppies the end of this month.( We get first pick-- I'm so excited!!!)
Now we need names.. anyone got any doggie names.. I'd love it if you'd share some. I'll get finally pick of course.. with a little say from John.. :) Girl probably, but some boy names too in case!!! Let me know!! thank you, talk to you soon,Diana
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I just added the Thalo blue to the right bottom of the amaryllis painting. It's finished. I thought about it for a day.. but knew I had to do it for balance,what do you think? It seems like I mostly go with my intuition as to how a painting develops. Do you or do you plan it ??
I was fortunate, yesterday, I actually got to hold a Screech Owl. It was incredible, so soft and so very weightless. The ear tuffs are 2 small feathers. Oh my gosh his feathers were just exquisite.What a gorgeous fellow!
Talk to you soon,Diana
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
We'll all enjoy spring.. I know I will.. sitting outside painting. It'll be here before we know it.
Today was my Daisy's (my yellow Lab)birthday. She would have been 12.Last birthday she had a great day,I remember her groaning in glee as she lay on a blanket in front of the red gas heater.. Stay warm. love,Diana