Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vivid Iris Watercolor

The Eastern Shore Art League is having our annual Fall show at Stage Door Gallery in Cape Charles, Va. in a couple of weeks. I had to send in the names of 2 not done watercolors...ok, not even thought of. So I said "Fall" and "Memories".  These were the same names I had last year.. oh well. I've been racking my brain on what to paint. Today it hit me. Iris for one. Let's just work on one at a time. Here's this one so far..  I've taken my cooked chicken out to church for the bazaar on Saturday, then returned with Coffee Brownies for the Bake table. Craddockville United Methodist Church Bazaar, Nov. 1, Sat. from 8am-12 pm. Go if you can , I'm teaching in Norfolk but I'm excited about that too. Talk to you soon, love to each of you,Diana

Trying Brusho and Look at Our Frog Visitor

Sorry it's a little blurry. But I so wanted you to see our frog. It lives in a dried up hydrangea blossom on my hydrangea by the back porch. It has freckles on his back, just a few and a racers strip down it's side. Sadie, our lab, has no idea why I'm talking to the flower but she can't reach it so he's safe. 

I"ve gotten in Brusho Art Crystals and am going to play with them today. Anyone have any tips?? They will be such fun. Have a wonderful day. love to each of you,Diana

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hanging at the Art Show

Here I am setting up for the show yesterday.
HI! I displayed my artwork at Franktown United Methodist Church Art Show and Bazaar yesterday.  Here I am after John and I got the racks up. I should be smiling but I'm still in hurry up and get it together mode. I had at least 40 paintings to hang. I do the hanging as when he helps hang, I always rearrange it. Ha ha..so I let him go home and he comes back 15 minutes before the show ends to help pack up and carry it to the car. I honestly don't know how I'd do it without him. My back is not good. I'm still wiped out from yesterday but I slept good last night and do feel better.  I had framed 10 new watercolors the day before.
New Crab, 8x10 framed $99. original.

 Sales were slim yesterday but I did sell one larger one so that's good. When I got home my order was in from Jerry's Artarama so I got all my paper. I'm looking forward to getting a hot press sheet out! They were having a good sale.

 Lots of my friends were showing too and I enjoyed being with them. The FUMC had a wonderful lunch. Two homemade sweet potato bisquits with ham and chicken and dumpling soup for $5. I got this and it was so good!!! The money the church made will go to Local Missions(when someone locally can't pay their heating bill or their house burns down or a similar event occurs the missions pay or help with their payments--anyone can apply to ask for help), which is wonderful.

 So tell me how your weekend was. Love to each of you! Diana

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wack it With A Hammer Kind of Day and Franktown ART SHOW THIS SATURDAY

New Watercolors for Franktown UMC Art Show this weekend.
Have you ever had a "Wack it with a Hammer" kind of day?? This is the kind of day when if a hammer is near it would be lovely to wack the computer or whatever isn't working with it. Of course you have. We all have and this is one of those for me.   Oh Boy!.. I tried to get on blogger to find my address had been deleted from the computer. Then I got that straight to find my photos were where??? I had changed the batteries in the camera -- I don't know why but I couldn't find the photos... well you understand. Just took these new photos for the show this weekend. I'll send an email as soon as the email starts to work again! HA... I send an email to my friends and customers with a new photo of my newest work before my art show. I usually do it one week in advance with the information about the show. 

Here is my new sunflower painting finished. Remember the cherish the day post,well the top little painting is other treasures I found with Sadie's(our white Labrador retriever) help, of course, and painted on masa paper. My newest crab watercolor, my lotus blossom, my 2 owls, and my newest the eggplant with Raina's tomato and Daddy's Sugar Maple leaf. John, my husband brought me this eggplant this past Friday and I had to paint it first, then yesterday, I made ratatouille. Yes, actually I'm a good cook.

The Franktown UMChurch Art Show and Bazaar is this Saturday from 9;30am-3;30pm. I will be there with other artists and the bazaar too will be going on so gorgeous art and tons of homemade baked goods will be featured. I hope you can come if you are nearby. Franktown,Va. near Nassawadox,Va. on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Thank you and love to each of you and I'll be visiting your blogs soon. love,Diana

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cherish your day.

My new sunflowers.  Original watercolor. I'll have it at my next show.

Treasures from my walk with my coffee and Sadie. I'll add to it but just trying to cherish today.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trying to Paint with a Very Bad Doggie!

My chair in the sunshine, I was trying to embrace the warmth while we have it!

What I'm working on now, the lotus blossom from NBG and a dragonfly.

You see she won't even look at me for her mug shot.
HI!. It was so beautiful this afternoon I decided to paint in the sunshine in the backyard. As you can see I'm working on the lotus blossom from the Japanese Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden. It's so gorgeous there and tranquil.

 It wasn't tranquil here.  You know who... Sadie , our lab, would not stop doing bad things. She dug a hole in front of the air conditioner, three times. I've filled it up each time added coffee grounds to it, I hope that keeps her away.  She got a mouthful of crush and run gravel and looked over her shoulder as if to say-- see what I"m eating.. I got that away from her and smacked her backside. Then she grabbed my sponge off my palette, I use one to control the amount of water on my brush. it was saved in pieces. I didn't want her to hurt herself.. oh yes and she tried to eat An  Old Man in the Woods Mushroom., a black furry mushroom. What a silly dog!  I'm exhausted.

The watercolor--
I've still got to add another glaze to the water/dark-- sepia ,ultramarine blue, and viridian mix. I want this to really pop it up. The dragonfly needs to be lifted a little so it can be seen. I may add a touch of cadmium yellow dark to a few of the leaves.  So that's my day so far, what have you been doing?? love to you,Diana

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sunflowers in Watercolor

Here's where I am now on the sunflower painting.

HI! John brought me sunflowers this weekend. He knows I love them and saw them in the store so he brought them to me. That was so nice. They really make me smile, the happy brightness of them. So I did a pour of watercolor, the watercolor ink, and then the next day I drew them while sitting on the back porch.  I've been working on them each day this week. I started to paint the background and am going to do more on the flowers too.Yesterday I decided to go with checkerboard. I love to paint the squares. These are 1 inch. I've even considered just adding a few more for a more checkers for an  abstract look and stopping. What do you think??

 What are you painting now?

Sadie, our lab, just let out a loud bark, she has been watching Mike in the nursery today. She would love to go play with him but I won't let her out of the yard , too much traffic on the road.