Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Monday, December 28, 2015

Holiday trip

Painting ginkgo leaves, just had to paint.  
Jelly Bean the new kitten has found  a new friend. 

 On Monument Ave. In Richmond,  Va. The houses were beautiful decorated amazingly.

Me and our son.

Hi, I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and holiday. We visited family in Richmond, Va.  On the 26th.  Lovely party and enjoyed seeing everyone.  Clay and I walked down  Monument Ave. That evening so many gorgeous  decorations  I loved it. I took lots of photos. You can tell I am a country girl.wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and blessed New Year, my love to each of you,Diana 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New Camel

Me at my parents Christmas Party.

Camel Watercolor, this has a snakeskin imprint going through her face.
Hi I can not believe it is almost Christmas.  In a way I am relieved the shopping is almost over.  Now we can take more time to be with family and enjoy and remember the true meaning  of our Christmas.  I did get a call so my commission went across the bridge as it was meant to. I am so glad. Wishing you a blessed Christmas or holiday.  My love to each of you. Diana 

How did I do the snakeskin imprint?  Sadie,my lab,  found a snakeskin,  I poured or you could just wet then apply color, gently place the snakeskin down on the wet wash. There are 2 designs, the top of the snake  and the belly,choose before you place it, l chose the top for this one. I placed a rock to weigh it down and keep  it there. When the wash is dry remove the skin and rock and a gorgeous imprint is there! Hope  this helps!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry Christmas

I have been  working  on a new Angry  Chicken  watercolor. 

Sadie, my lab, stole the beater from my cookie baking. 
Hi, well I have done it now.  I lost the name and # of the gentleman who commissioned me to paint  this chicken. I hope he calls.  I have no way of calling him. I have  learned  something,  write it large and put it in my datebook.  Then I will  have it.  I am so sorry  I hate to disappoint this new customer.  But the painting is all ready should he call. I will let you know.

I got busy and made chocolate chip cookies. These are the best I have ever made.Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips and real butter made the difference, they are rich.  John helped me clean today. That was a blessing. I still have more presents to buy and wrap....

I had a treat today I went to High Point Glassworks, Edith and Ken Platt in Pungoteague  ,Va. Ken made some gorgeous icicles for me for gifts.  He made 3 while  I watched it was amazing, visiting with Edith and Ken was such a lovely time.

Wishing each of you a blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays.  Love to each of you.Diana

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Copper Creations Open House on Saturday

Hi , today  I took 3 watercolors  to Red Queen Gallery in Onancock, Va. The 2nd photo here. Did a little  Christmas shopping and my grocery shopping, then framed the 3 little paintings for the Copper Creations Open House on Saturday, Dec.12, this Saturday.  Tomorrow  I am making my Fresh Apple Cake, Dah Corn bread and some brownies for the Open House.  

I have  got my Christmas Tree up. It is a little live one again  this year. It smells wonderful.  Sadie,my lab helped decorate it ....the kittens are rearranging it nightly. ..a lot of leaping and playing by the rascals each night.  Sometimes Jelly Bean will nestle up next to John to sleep for awhile.  ☺

I hope some of you can stop in on Saturday for the show.  There will be Copper Creations, Donna &Don Drew, Ed& Pat Kuhn, Carvings, Mama Girl Folk Art, Laughing  Dog Jewelry and Soaps, Jim and Maryann, and me and my watercolors.  Beautiful art,wonderful food, cozy warm studio in Melfa, Va.

Well I am going to make some dinner now something  easy, John has a meeting  tonight. Talk to you soon, love to each of you, Diana 
DAH was my great grandmother  from Wachapreague, Va.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Hi,as you can see Sadie, my lab,and I are resting up for the rest of the day. The weekend was wonderful,  l sold 16 originals. Thank you all for your support, all my customers, The Artisan Guild, Ker Place, so many dear people, thank you.

As usual  I am wiped out, l thought we could rest in my recliner, of course,  Sadie has to bring along her chewy bone and then tosses it in the floor as far as
She can to see me try to reach it. If I don't she hangs her head like her heart is broken, I may have spoiled her a tiny bit.

I have one more  art show before Christmas, The Copper  Creations Open House on the 2nd Saturday in December. I have to slow down to revive for a few days.
I am teaching 2 classes this week if  we get enough students signed up.

Our son was home for Thanksgiving and Mama & Daddy came too. John  and Clay helped me break down at the show and clean before dinner. Wish Laura  could have been with us but so glad we got to visit on the phone.

I have my nativity set out bUT still  so much to do... I love Maywyn s post..

Take it slow,enjoy your holiday, blessings  and love to each of you, love, Diana

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

KUNE Kune Pigs from Perennial Roots  in Accomac,Va. 8x10 watercolor 

HI,  well John helped me set up today for the art show.  I framed 9 new little  paintings this week. I did a new camel, new angry chicken,  and new pig. Tomorrow  I am cooking.   Turkey  and all the fixings.  I made 2 apple cakes yesterday, one for dessert and one for the show. Hope each of you have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving,  love to each of you! Diana ps. Jelly Bean , our new kitten  is now running and playing with Cupcake, our older kitten. Sadie is enjoying  company  this weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Landscapes for Show!

HI, I have been painting little landscapes for the upcoming show.the top 2 are near home,in BelleHaven, VA.the 3rd photo is of Bayford , a tiny town south of here.You will probably like the last photo best. Our new kitten,Jelly Bean, she adores John. It is so cute to see them together.  I am still trying to get a few little paintings done before the show. I just sketched a new owl, so l will work on him tomorrow.
Poster for the show! Love to you, Diana 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Eastern Shore Artisan Guild Tour Nov.27 and 28 from 10am-5pm

HI Everyone, Pictured above are some of my watercolors. I had a webpage for about 6 years, a friend of mine made it for me and she died. She was a dear,missed deeply. So last  year when it came up for renewal, I didn't renew it. I've found facebook creates more interest than a website. Sad but true. These were a few of my work from the website.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.. I have an art show in 2 weeks.. Eastern Shore Artisan Guild Tour. I will be at Ker Place in Onancock,Va. with about 5 other artists.It is the day after Thanksgiving... yes I'm cooking. ha ha.. my plan is to have everything ready for the show the day before T. We will see.  Hope to see some local folks drop by!
I'm zonked today.. Definitely going to have some more coffee later.  Love to each of  you,Diana

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Two new little watercolors,turnip greens and jelly bean.

Wild Mushrooms  original watercolor, 8x10, 99 dollars. 

Little  Chickadee, 8x10, 99.
Hi  eveyone, this week I picked up my work  from the Eastern Shore Art League  Member  show. I picked up Monelle s work too.  

John brought me a huge bag of turnip  greens so that took 3 hours to clean, pick them and cook them. Whew... it was a job. But they will be for Thanksgiving, Christmas  aND a tiny bowl for now. They are yummy.

I worked on both of these little paintings this week. We have mushrooms popping up everywhere in the yard. No idea don't  know which ones  are  edible but these are not.. the Camilla was growing in my parents  yard and smelled so sweet. Cupcake  plucked each petal off the blooms after I got it painted.

Our  little black kitty is coming around,  very loving. John named her Jelly bean. Sadie has had more knee aching this week but I give her a pain pills if she needs it.

Sending  you love, Diana

Monday, November 2, 2015

Saturday at Norfolk Botanical Garden

Renee and Raina with their dear pet portraits.. 2 other students not pictured.
Norfolk Botanical Garden, my ability to catch a photo with a tree or post in the center is RIGHT ON! ha ha
almost on the ES from Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Gorgeous drive!

Sadie as a pup demo. beginnings
HI Everyone, Here are some photos from Saturday. I taught a class over at NBG, Puppy Painting. Here are Renee and Raina with their dear pets, Clementine is the orange kitty and forgive me Raina, I can't remember your dog's name.. I know she has another dog and 4 kitties too... and we had 2 more students. One of the blessings of teaching is making dear friends!! It was a fun Halloween for me. They all did a great job painting and drawing.

I've got to get a photo of the new kitten... but haven't done that yet. She is a purrer and I think it's a she. Name suggestions are Needed!!! Bible Study tonight. I've done my homework.  Happy Monday!! love to you,Diana

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

An Artist's Day

Glads and Hummingbird, 16 x20, $330 original framed.  Now at Stage Door Gallery.

The sweetheart dog visiting Stage Door today.
Vera, Clelia and Michael, accepting artwork for opening of "Magic" Holiday Art Show at Stage Door Gallery.

Mama, Vera, and Clelia, as John Nyberg is taking down his vibrant paintings from last show.
HI , sorry I've been so long in writing. I had to take some new watercolors to Stage Door Gallery , part of Artscenter in Cape Charles,Va yesterday. Mama went with me. Pictured above is the gallery, with Clelia, Vera, and Michael accepting the new artwork for the Christmas and Holiday Show. It's always a very festive and lovely show with ideas for gifts small and larger. So I took down  some work and they now have 9 originals of mine. One of which pictured above.  Hard to believe it is getting that time of year. Isn't it??

On the way back home we stopped at Appleseed Nursery, a delightful and happy place. So many pumpkins, it just makes me happy to see them all. I bought one little yellow pansy and a tiny pumpkin for me and Mama.  This is in Cheriton.

Then last we stopped at Machipongo Trading Co. for lunch and discovered Gertraud Fendler, a dear friend and she is a jewelry artist of Sea Glass, was there so we visited as we ate yummy grilled sandwiches and iced coffee. It was a nice day.

Sadie, our lab is doing fine, Cupcake, our kitty too.. We have good news. We caught the last Feral Kitten, a tiny black one, we have given away 2 kittens recently. So very glad this is the last one. She is precious with big green eyes. We have her in the bathroom adapting to life as a domestic kitty, so lots of petting and purring going on.

Wishing each of you a wonderful week. love to each of you,Diana

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Class at ESO THIS THURSDAY!! Ker ART SHOW and Janet Rogers Class

 Diana M. Davis Booth at Ker Art Festival this weekend.

Saturday at Ker Art Festival

More of Saturday

Janet Rogers shows us how she paints. Amazing , inspiring workshop. So Glad I GOT TO GO!!!
hi, WOW.. so much to tell you. First I am teaching at ESO in Belle Haven,Va. this Thursday Oct. 22 from 10am-1pm. Cost is $80 bring your supplies, or buy for $10 that day.  We will be painting Great Blue Herons!!!

I was in the Ker Art Festival this weekend. Thanks everyone for your support. I'm wiped out but pleased with sales. Thank goodness my dear husband helped with the set up and break down.

Monday I took a workshop in Va. Beach taught by Janet Rogers, an amazing watercolorist.. ooooh it was very loose and so inspiring. I was blessed to get this opportunity!! you can see some of her demos on you tube. I tried a few colors I have never used tried her technique--- It will take lots of practice, hope to absorb some of her spirit, and enjoyed it so much.

SO tired and my back is the pits but that is the way it goes after an art show. Next one is in November. love and Hugs to each of you... Diana

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ker Art Festival coming and big slump....

This  is my newest  watercolor, finished and ready to frame for Ker Art & Maritime Festival. 

Sadie, has a bacterial infection, is doing better now.
so... I had class  yesterday on Great Blue  Heron  and wild grass,  I am wiped  out  I think  I put so much into my class,it takes a few days to revive.  I am just like that,ah well.  I have to gear up for the show this weekend.  I need a couple of small landscapes. We will see if I can get them done. I truly  have been in a slump for painting. I am still doing it but it is a push right now. Happy rest of the weekend. Love to you, Diana ps do you get in a slump and what revives you.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Busy Month ahead and Bad Weather

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

hi, I didn't go to class on Saturday. I postponed it until next Saturday, Oct. 10th. I'm glad. The weather here has been messy all weekend. Flooding.. on the seaside of the Eastern Shore. Photos of Wachapreague are disasterous.Wind, rain in super abundance...here are photos of some of the CBBT on other trips I have taken. We were blessed Hurricane Joquain did not hit here but went out to sea.

ESAL, Eastern Shore Art League is having our member show for the month of Oct. The Opening will be next Friday night Oct. 9th from 5-8pm. Goodies, artists, art, and the public is invited. I have 2 paintings in this show.

Class Oct. 10 at Norfolk Botanical Garden, Herons in Watercolor

Ker Art Festival and Maritime Exhibit, Oct. 16th  5-7pm , Opening night $15 , Food , Wine, Ker Place, Onancock,Va..
                                                                Oct. 17th from 10am-3pm maybe 4 ( need to check that)
                                                                Show continues for the day!!

ESO  Belle Haven,Va. Herons in Watercolor Oct. 22 Thursday

FIDO class at NBG < I"ll be teaching Oct.31

It's going to be a busy month.. but I'll just have to take it one thing at a time.. I need to paint some today. I haven't in a couple of days.

 have a great weekend, tell me what you are painting. love to you and everyone stay safe in this bad weather. Diana

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NBG SHOW over but more to come!

I met another artist, from Berlin , Germany. He and his daughter talked with me for awhile, he was sketching in the Garden. Lovely people..

what I am painting now.. some flowers from Eva and some blue wildflowers I found growing near our home 

Show at NBG in Baker Hall

Both Sides of the hall and another wall were filled with my work.

HI , Well yesterday , Connie and I took my work down from the Baker Hall in NBG.  I was delighted to find out I had sold 9.. WOW.. small ones and they do get a percentage of course but I am so thankful. Jo, the Gift Shop manager, said she had so many lovely comments on my show.. and work. I was so tickled. It is so much work. and I appreciate it so when others like/love it. \

Next show is this Friday night members only to ESAL members. This is the members show. Grand Opening is next Friday night, Oct. 9th. Open to the public, this is in Onancock,Va. in Mary's Shop, The TWO SISTERS , art supply shop next to ESAL Gallery. Main St.

Next class is this Saturday at Norfolk Botanical Garden, NBG. But we have a  hurricane coming up the coast so we are watching the weather. Hoping Saturday will be ok for the class. I have to go across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and that is 17 miles long and they have to close it for high winds.. EEK... I hope not.

Beth and I just went to Eva's a lovely place. I could live there.. Hope everyone is safe and dry in all this weather. My love and hugs to you,Diana

PS this painting above is what I'm working on now. I found those delightful blue/purple flowers.. I have  to look them up. Anybody know what they are.. and I found out Maywyn and I are cousins... how about that.. I'm so glad .. she is a sweetheart.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wiped Out!! and Last of NBG SHOW!!

Hydrangea Bean Vine at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 

HI! Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. I've truly been exhausted from getting my show up at Norfolk Botanical Garden. I painted so much and now I have a show coming up with Eastern Shore Art League and need to paint and can't seem to get one going. I do have a flower painting that I"ve been working on. You can see it on Facebook but it is too small for this show.  But one afternoon when I was wiped out Beth called and said come have a boat ride and Charlie her black lab went too. It was so delightful and truly I felt so much better afterwards. No Sadie didn't go this time.  I'm still trying to take it easy on her knee, after her surgery.

Sad to say my show at NBG is almost over. This weekend and Monday and Tuesday are the last 2 days. I've sold 5 and 3 before I got to the show so it's been good. Hope if you get a chance you will go by and see it. Baker Hall, 53 original watercolors all by me. No wonder I'm zonked still!!! Have a wonderful weekend and please check out my Facebook Page when you get time too. love to all, Diana
Beth and Charlie took me for a lovely boat ride!