Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Painting Emotions

Yes, We were both having a bad day. Lots of emotions flowing thru me.Worry, upset more worry.... so I painted it. I wet each circle and just added color and put my feelings down. The feelings lifted,but when I stopped painting, I then could see them. I did them in a circle because I have always admired mandalas and thought this would be an expression of one.  I do like the paintings. What do you think?? Do you ever paint exactly how you feel with your emotions guiding your brush?? Today is better but I will do this again. love to each of you,Diana

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Booth at the Art Show.

My booth at the art show on Saturday
HI, Saturday was a busy day. We had lots of people in the morning,then it slowed down in the afternoon but I enjoyed visiting with everyone there. Here's a photo of my booth on Saturday. I sold "Gran's Iris" and a small pansy painting. My next show will be next month. I have a class in Norfolk this Saturday. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Love to each of you,Diana

Ps. You'll never guess what Sadie, our lab did today. She and I were playing ball in the backyard. She ran right into the foundation of the house. I heard a THUMP and she literally scraped some fur off her forehead. Poor Baby.. she's ok though...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Setting Up for The Art Show --New Hummingbird Watercolors

HI, Today is going to be a whirlwind. I have to set up for the Women's Club Art Show in Onley,Va. The car is packed.. thank you John. I don't know what I'd do without him. I finished and framed 8 paintings yesterday. So now just tons of coffee, and slowly unload all that stuff by myself and set it all up. I'll get it done. Slowly---ha ha.. If you are nearby come see the show. It's delightful, lots of plants and baked good and art..beautiful art.

 Wish me luck, and thank you my dear buddies.

 Love to each of  you,Diana
Do you see Sadie asleep under the art table?? I'll straighten it up after the show!! ha ha.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Painting All the Time for Show Saturday!

Blue Emu, original watercolor by Diana ,$99

Hummingbird and Dogwood, original watercolor in process, by Diana

Harborton, original watercolor, $99 by Diana

Hey, Sadie, my Labrador, and I have been painting each day morning and afternoon to get ready for the Women's Club Art Show this upcoming Saturday. In the afternoon we take my paints outside to sit in the sun and paint. Sadie chews on whatever while I work. Yesterday, she ran into the forest, came back with a piece of plastic pipe from a drain field.. ate a bug and after I retrieved the pipe, both she and I had a Maalox. (anti-acid chewy for upset stomach)..

 Here are a few of the paintings I'm working on.

 PS. I've joined Facebook. I don't know what I'm doing so if you have any tips please.. tell me. I did it for advertising my watercolors.. Talk to you soon. Love to you,Diana

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!! and Sadie's Bunny Ears

Sadie with hand painted watercolor bunny ears for Easter!

HI, Wishing each of you a wonderful Blessed Easter. Our son is home, which makes it even more special. Wish our daughter could be too.

Got an art show next week and I wanted to paint a little so I painted the monkey's eye while we talked. Silly paintings are such fun to do and sell best for me.

Happy Easter, Dear friends... love to you,Diana

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rooster Watercolor in Yellow Checks,Sister, and Divine Candy Eggs

Hi! My Sister came from Richmond,Va. today and spent the day at my parents home. Here she is with my mom and with me and in each the wonderful homemade peanut butter chocolate eggs she made for us for Easter. yummy... so very yummy..

I've been working on the rooster too today. I did the checks in yellow. I love Cad. Yellow Dark. Sadie,our lab is fine. I played ball with her outside and now she is sitting beside me. Soon time to fix supper. I'll put the painting up so I can check it out as I work on dinner. No, I don't have a clue what it will be yet.. the supper. Take care and talk to you Soon, love,Diana

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cherry Blossom Class

Bette,Renee and Raina from my watercolor class.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

My Sadie trying to find something.

Roosters of mine.
hi, Yesterday's class was so nice, I had 8 students at NBG(Norfolk Botanical Garden). We painted cherry blossoms and pussy willow branches. Some added Common Blue butterfly to their painting. The blossoms of so many trees were out and gorgeous at the garden. Colors everywhere... so amazing. Pictured above are Bette,Renee and Raina,3 of my students and friends. Everyone did a good job. I showed them how to do a wash with mingled blue and pink and then come back into it and add water to create backwashes for pink flowers. They also drew some of the flowers. and painted them as well as the pussy willow branches... Kathy ,one of the students and friend,brought me some Lenten Roses for my yard. I've planted them and they look great!! Thank you so much Kathy!!!

Sadie stayed with John and was so fluffy and clean when I got home. He had to bathe her-- ha ha.. she had rolled in something smelly... ha ha.. poor John.

The rooster is just the beginning of a watercolor I started this afternoon.. I loved the sketch I did in my sketchbook so I thought I'd paint the rooster.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Love to you!! Diana

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pansies and Violet Watercolor

New Pansies, original watercolor,8x10,$99.

HI, Tomorrow I 'll be teaching class at NBG.(Norfolk Botanical Garden). I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and the gorgeous garden. I know it will be beautiful. We will be painting cherry blossom branches and pussy willow. I might add a bird into the painting for the fun of it at class we'll see what we want to do.  I just finished  this afternoon--a little pansy watercolor and violets,I found 2 wild violets in the yard. I have planted some pansies in these old barrel planters one in the front yard and one in the backyard a week ago... So now I need to clean out my huge bag with all the supplies in it.Got my iced coffee and  I hope Sadie cooperates.. She has had spring fever today, running around and around the backyard, leaping in her tiny blue pool,trying to eat her bed.. I don't need the rascal eating my pencils or paint tubes..ha ha..  Today is perfect day,sunny and warm.

 Have a great weekend. Tell me what you are going to do this weekend.

 Love to you,Diana

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cream Puffs and Watercolor

Purple Finch and Japonica,original watercolor,8x10,$99

My Table during the demo at Virginia Beach.

Jeanette and Susan, ESAL members and a members painting

My Sadie with a recycled bottle she decided to play with

The best Cream Puffs in the entire world, made and bought from the Corner Bakery in Onancock.
HI, Lots of photos today. Here is my newest little watercolor of my parents Japonica, or Flowering Quince, and a Purple Finch they had in their yard.  The table from my demonstration, which went well. Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists were very sweet. Kathy Spacier of kathyspacier-artist.blogspot.com. is one of the officers and a dear friend, check her blog out when you have time,she does beautiful work. Two Friends,Jeanette and Susan, from the ESAL, today was pick up day for our work from the Spring show at the Red Queen Gallery in Onancock,Va..so I was there in the morning.  Sadie, got in the recycled plastic and decided she had to drag the bottle around until I caught her this afternoon. Last but not least,cream puffs, made at the Corner Bakery in Onancock,Va. If you ever get here on the ES you must go there. The smell is amazing, the taste divine, oh my goodness.the best in the world ,my opinion... but I'm right! ha ha. a treat to enjoy!!! I had to stop and buy a few on my way home.

Hope you are having a good week.. The sun is shining here. I"m so glad. Talk to you Soon,love,Diana

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Demonstration in Va.Beach,Va. Tomorrow!

I'll be doing a demonstration for the Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists tomorrow from 2-4pm at the Kempsville Library in Virginia Beach,Va. Wish me luck. I'm honored to be doing it. I'll be showing them my pouring technique and how I paint hummingbirds in watercolor! love to each of you,Diana

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Barn OWL Finished

Here's the Barn Owl Watercolor,8x10, just finished. Sadie's enjoying a stick in the backyard. I'd better run. Lots of sunshine today. I'm so glad. love,Diana