Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hellebore Art Class and Tropical Display of Orchids!

Here is my class on Saturday at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

I had a big class with 11, all busy here working on their Hellebores watercolor.

Tropical House was displaying orchids.. Oh Gosh I was overwhelmed..

orchids and palm trees.. amazing
HI, I had my class Saturday at Norfolk Botanical Garden. We painted Hellebores ( Lenten Roses) and Crocus. Two separate paintings. We did different washes as a warm up and I showed them how to draw and paint the two flowers and then painted.. We had some from the garden to go by,gorgeous. After class I usually come straight home as I"m wiped out, exhausted, and my back ,well as you know, isn't so great, however this time I went over to the Tropical House with Kathy,one of my students and she showed it to me. It was outstanding.. I was in heaven... such gorgeous orchids,palm trees, and begonias.. I took 48 photos.. wish I could have stayed longer but had to get home.

Now here it is Monday and I have to have a painting for the show on Saturday.  I haven't started it yet.. Will it be orchids or Hellebore? I can't decide.. ha ha.. Want to get started soon. I will .. sipping my coffee with Sadie,my dear lab, at my feet.. Love to each of you! Diana


  1. Great class!
    I'd go for both flowers. Happy painting

  2. It sounds like a heavenly day! And such a beautiful painting! Yes, Spring is just around the corner... Hurrah!

  3. Looks and sounds like you had a great class, Diana. It always feels good to get home though, doesn't it?


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