Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I've been working on painting this branch of snowy American Holly. We have so many of these trees and they are gorgeous. The blues in this piece are Thalo and Ultramarine. I've stopped for awhile, this will give me a chance to decide if I keep going or stop. I may stop.I think it's pretty much done or I'll twiddle it to death.. (overwork it). I'd love to do a landscape in snow.. I'll bet in 2 days the snow will all be gone. (It's really good to go so quickly!! ha ha)
Here's my view from my art table window,so snowy now and of course my Sadie getting in the pool. Ha ha.. She was chewing on the pool in yesterday's post.
I tried the Dr.PH.Martin Liquid Watercolors in a freezing wash last night. Didn't work like I had hoped it's ok but very very granular. I prefer just the regular watercolor washes to freeze. Hope you all are staying warm and dry and in. Love to you,Diana
My class was cancelled today but I just signed up for another art show.. so that is good!!! Take care!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
|Sadie biting her frozen pool.|
Here is my art table this morning. I've painted watercolors of snow all day, played with the blues, some negative painting... and had a good time.
The last photo is of our front yard. Hope you all are staying warm and dry and have your electricity.
love to each of you. Are you in the snow too?? Diana
My Class at ESO in Belle Haven has been postponed due to the Snow. Check the listing on the right for classes..it will be next Thursday. Thanks so much!!
Thursday, January 16, 2014
|Geranium Nosegay, 8x10, $99 framed|
|Christmas gift, LOVE IT!!|
|Sadie exercising the way I do.|
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
|NBG January Sunset Watercolor Class Taught by Diana|
My dear friend, John Shire, let us use his photos of sunsets. His photography is gorgeous and the photos were taken in his backyard , which is 3 miles from my home.You can find his work at John Shire Photography.
The day of class was grey but warm and on the way home we had some heavy rain and wind storms. I really enjoyed being with everyone. A lovely day.
Hope you are having a great weekend. Love to you,Diana
Thursday, January 9, 2014
|A demo I did of iris, painting the shadow with water,then dropping in the color.|
|One of Susan's dear dogs. She is 14. She doesn't eat her toys like someone we know.|
Susan had beautiful iris in her kitchen
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
|Lemons and Limes watercolor continues..|
|Frozen washes in watercolor from the Arctic Spell here!|
|Sadie's attempt at lap sitting. I get to snuggle.|
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
|Beginning of Lemons and Limes watercolor.. notice the frozen wash in the background!|
|I added a hummingbird to this one in the right corner. This is now on display at Stage Door Gallery.|
Friday, January 3, 2014
Here is a new little bluebird I painted yesterday. I was tickled with the background. The blues on the edge of the wash formed into the ice crystals. Here's how== Clear water on your watercolor paper, then drop the color onto the wash, then place it outside to ice up, and here I did it at the edges. I'm going to experiment with this edging ice today as the temperature is supposed to drop into the teens,perfect for placing your watercolor washes outside to freeze. We do have some strong winds so it may be a challenge. ha ha.. If you try it let me know how it goes!! We've had some snow,just a touch. Here on the Shore we don't get huge amounts so it's always exciting to see Snow!
I hope each of you is staying toasty warm, painting, and enjoying your New Year!! love to you,Diana
Yes, Sadie,my dear puppy, loved the snow, but not the wind so much. We lost 2 lob lolly pines on the edge of the yard last night.