Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

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.