Monday, January 26, 2015
The next photo is a branch with snow on it, I just pencil in a branch then draw a lump of snow going down the branch. Put the dark sepia with burnt umber for the branch and then paint the wet wash around the area minus the snow lump. Go right up to the snow with the blue. It must be dark enough to show a difference for the snow to pop out. Add snow flakes from kosher salt while wet. Then add a grey blue shadow on the side of the snowy lump to give it depth and a little definition. Hope you get to paint some snow tomorrow. Bring it to class if you do or send it to me.
I love snow. I know here on the ES we don't get much so it's usually not a big problem and leaves quickly but when we do get it, the kids get off from school and it's almost a celebration. well for my family. ha ha..
I'm happy to help with questions
hope this helps! love to each of you,Diana
The first photo is one I did last year. Lots of Thalo and lots of water to create the back washes..
Friday, January 16, 2015
|Orchids, 8x10, just need to frame it. $99.|
|Sadie, but she is still up and wanting to play..|
Sadie wants to play some more. I don't. Nope , not at all. Just want to chill as my kids would say and watch the sun sink behind the trees.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. love to each of you,Diana
ps. It only took me about a year to figure out how to put the Facebook Badge on.. I'm learning..ha ha.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
|Eastern Shore Landscape using Brusho|
|Monelle and Willie at the ESAL Paint out at Carla's|
PS My show at Eastville Inn closes Saturday am so please check it out before if you can!! Thanks~
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|Watercolor Class at NBG yesterday.|
|More of the class|
|One of the amazing orchids.|
Hope you are having a warm weekend. It's in the 40's here. Sun is shining. My back is not good but-- just take your advil and enjoy the photos and the good time from yesterday--and read a good book with hot coffee... Love to you all,Diana
I have photos of some more orchids on Facebook. Check it out Diana M.Davis Watercolor!!! please like the page! if you do.. thanks
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
|Orchid Watercolor. This is the one I started at The Eastville Inn Art Opening.|
|I got Sadie to nap after we played ball outside in the frosty weather.|
|Here is Cupcake. She is a talker and very sweet.|
They are having a gorgeous orchid display and it's free to go into the garden for 2 weeks.. so go if you are nearby.
Sadie finally got tired after we played a lot of ball in the backyard. It's cold outside, I had 2 coats , gloves, and 2 scarves, to keep me warm. I looked like a walking balloon.
Here is our Cupcake. She is much prettier than this. The photo is blurry.. but the markings on her face are lovely. Ok I did say she was the ugliest kitten I had ever seen ..but she isn't.
Hope you are staying warm. I'm going to go make some Christmas Decaf Starbucks. Talk to you soon. Love to you,Diana
Monday, January 5, 2015
|Playing with Brusho|
So here I did use the warm water as recommended and it does work better and just with my largest squirrel quill brush splashed on a wild wisteria.. I love wisteria so very much, none around now! ha ha.. but then I sprinkled, shook madly/wildly onto the wet paper the Ultra marine, which has various blues and purples in it. For the leaves- Emerald and the vine- Dark Brown. This was freeing. I'm going to try some more. I only put the water down where I wanted the color. I wish I had not put the green vine down the center but oh well. Close up you can see swirls of the color.. So much fun.
Have you tried it?? What are doing this winter day?? Love to you,Diana