Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Whirlwind Saturday!

Here I am with my paintings Saturday night at Norfolk Academy Art Show Opening.
Here is my booth at the Women's Club Art Show on Saturday.
HI! Saturday was a whirlwind. It was fun but hard. I sold 2 little paintings at the Women's Club and then John and I packed up everything and took it all home and unpacked it. I rested for 45 minutes and Beth, my dear friend, came and drove me to Norfolk to the other show. This was 1 hour and 20 minutes away. It was a wonderful show and I sold the painting to the bottom on the right, "He gave me flowers." We had fun and then stopped for supper at a tiny adorable restaurant called Leaping Lizard on Shore Drive. Finally got home at 11 and I'm still exhausted. My back, all my joints you name it hurts, I'm wiped out. Going to rest some more today.

 Yesterday I took a walk to loosen my back and came back dear Sadie, our lab,-- you know-- got in deer something.. a horrible stink-- so I had to bathe her.. the rascal crawled under the porch so I did too to get her clean. She smells like a fresh breeze now! Ha!!!

 Tell me what you are painting and doing. love to each of you, Diana

Monday, April 20, 2015

An Orange Cow in Watercolor--plus 2 ART SHOWS SAT! Holy Cow..

My newest cow original, 8x10, framed $99, she has the potato masher nose print.
HI ! Last week was busy. I had a class at ESO on Thursday and somehow the week zoomed by. This weekend we had Clay, our son, home for a visit. I always try to clean extra( I really need to clean extra always but paint more than anything) and cook things he likes. Like we all do when we have loved ones coming!! I made chicken salad, he loves that.

 I had to put brush to paper while he was here so I did a quick wash and then placed my potato masher on the wet wash, thinking nose. No other thoughts just nose. Can you see it on her nose?? I truly was getting sadder by degree as the day went on as I knew he was going back home so I think the painting picked up on it but I feel that makes it sorta endearing. Ha ha..Tell me what you think.

I've ordered frames this morning so I'm going to frame it for the Women's Club Art Show this Saturday, April 25, The show will be in Onley,Va. at the Women's Clubhouse and also they will be serving lunch and have gorgeous plants and we'll have 17 artists there displaying our work. 9am-3pm....

and another show that night. Norfolk Academy Art Show and Sale Opening, at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk,Va. from 6-8pm. I'm going to that too. I have 4 originals there. I'm going to be wiped out completely afterward. Please check the dates and times at right! Thank you , love to each of you,Diana

Friday, April 10, 2015

Beginnings of An Orchid in Watercolor

New Orchid beginnings 

HI! Here is the orchid I bought yesterday. It has a sweet smell and tiny roots. I started drawing it this morning.  I still have a lot left to do. There is another bunch of orchids much lower that I want to incorporate into the painting and maybe a hummingbird. You know me and hummingbirds. The first one came today, a male to my feeder. Just him.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Love to you,Diana

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Norfolk Academy Art Show Delivery Day!

Here's my work. I just delivered it and am back home.Norfolk Academy is an hour and 15 minutes away, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel--which is 17 miles long. While I was there I went to Starbucks and got a lovely Red Eye Coffee. I then went to McDonald's Garden Center in Va. Beach.  I ended up with an orchid. ahhh I couldn't help myself. It's pale yellow and has a sweet scent., so soft and lovely. I want to paint it before I kill it.  Needless to say I am totally wiped out. I must have the energy level of a snail. Please know--- you are invited to the show. Thank you all!!! love to you,Diana  Tell me what you are working on!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Class and Happy Easter

HI HAPPY EASTER~!   Here is a photo of the gorgeous cross decorated by the ladies of my church, Craddockville United Methodist in Craddockville. The flowers come from all over the neighborhood.  I enjoyed the beautiful service this morning and the meaningful message.

Here's Norfolk Botanical Garden, with a few of the 9 students we had yesterday at my class. It was a beautiful day and we painted tulips and daffodils. I'm so tired today. Wishing you a lovely,blessed weekend. Love,Diana

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lost in a Daffodil

Diana's daffodil, just painted.
Hi !! I couldn't help myself. This has been sitting on my art table. So I just stopped everything except of course the sip of coffee, and drew it and painted it. It's Fabriano  Hot Press 140 lbs. I love leaving the watermark of the paper on the painting. I truly seem to lose myself in the drawing and the painting, just experiencing the beauty of the gorgeous daffodil.. do I really have to go do the dishes now? love to each of you,Diana  I'm going , I'm going...