Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Here is the progress of my Carolina Wren and dried hydrangea Watercolor. I always draw first. The super dark background is last and if it is not dark enough I glaze sometimes a few times.
Hi, I can't believe Christmas is close. The last show was good. Next show is in February, so that is good and break. My Christmas shopping is almost over, and I finished the last cookie baking today. Here is our Christmas tree. So many cherished friends and our children made the wonderful ornaments. So many memories....Wishing each of you a blessed Christmas Or Holiday
my love to you, Diana
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Hi, next Saturday
CopperCreations Christmas Open House
in Melfa , Va . December 10
I will be showing my beautiful watercolors
Donna and Don Drew's amazing Copper Art
Mama Girl wonderful folk art
Ed Kuhn Carvings
Jim Laughing Dog Jewelry
All original art
Homemade delicious treats
A Beautiful Holiday Time.
Here is some of my class yesterday at Norfolk Botanical Garden .
Sunday, November 20, 2016
|Goldfinch and Maple|
|Wren and Hydrangeas|
Thursday, October 27, 2016
|Sunrise in our backyard.|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
|Class at ESO in Belle Haven, Bill and Sandy.|
|Watercolor of Willis Wharf, I started this in class as a demonstration, They painted it too.|
|A mandala, ginkgo leaves, acorns and moons.|
The Eastern Shore Art League is having our annual show. Opening night is Oct.22, Sat. From 5 to7 come if you can. It will be in the Onancock High School and will continue for one week.
I have a class at Norfolk Botanical Garden on Sat. So it will be a busy day for me but a nice one.
I have been drawing mandalas for fun. It is relaxing. Have you tried it??
The new brochures are out now for the Artisan Guild Holiday Tour 2016. Don brought me some today. I think he is going up and down the whole ES delivering them. That show is Thanksgiving Weekend. I have 2 shows before that. Holy cow.
Well I had best start dinner. Talk to you soon, love to each of you, Diana
Saturday, September 24, 2016
|My Snowy Woods, 16x 20 , $330|
|Painting on the porch with Sadie|
Sadie is doing fine, she and I saw 3 white tailed deer Thursday night at dusk, they were beautiful. Sadie ran after them, I followed, she soon gave up. Thank goodness.
I start a new class at ESO in Belle Haven this Tuesday. Wet in Wet. I am looking forward to this. Well night , I am tired how about you, have a wonderful weekend, love, Diana
Sunday, September 11, 2016
The wind has picked up here, Sadie and I are having iced Tea in our backyard. Yes, she just stuck here nose in my glass. She is our Labrador and as you know always with me at home. Football
season started so John is watching that. I would rather enjoy the hummingbirds, Spice bush Swallow Tail Butterflies, and few flowers back here. There goes a yellow Sulfur butterfly! Take care, love to each of you, Diana
Saturday, September 3, 2016
hi everyone, I have been invited to teach at the American Hemerocallis Society National Convention in Norfolk, Va.
This will be in June of 2017.
I am honored and looking forward to this. Check it out www.ahs2017convention.org
Click on workshops to see my information.
Today Hurricane Hermione has passed nearby. We got a good rain and very little wind. Now Wachapreague has had some flooding and I am sure some of our towns near the water. I have been painting some.
Stay safe, love , Diana
Saturday, August 27, 2016
|To Red Queen Gallery in Onancock today is Opening.|
|Emma and Austin|
I have taught 2 classes since we talked. Pictured in the middle is a group of nurses enjoying watercolor for the first time. They did great. I taught a series, hummingbirds, pouring, eggplants and chickens classes, too.
Today from 3 to 6 pm I will be gathering with a group of artists/friends at the Red Queen Gallery in Onancock for our opening. I have 4 new watercolors up there. Have a wonderful weekend, I am picking up a frozen pizza on the way home. Love to each of you, Diana
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
|I love this one. It is on 300# paper too.|
I finished my Gladiolus watercolor and started a painting of a Carolina Wren and Cattails. I just taught a class at Norfolk Botanical Garden and they did not have any Cattails so I searched all over for some. Found some at the bank, can you believe it. They were so kind and let me cut all I wanted. Ha ha, I got my feet soaked in the cool mud... it did feel good on such a hot day.Sadie,my lab got over heated yesterday, it was so warm and we had been walking, she rested and was ok. It scared me truthfully, she was breathing so hard for a long while.
This weekend is my sister's daughter, Emma, wedding. I am driving my mother, this will be all weekend with all the dinners ...John will be here at home with Sadie. Love to you, Diana ps the flowers are from our yard and my Aunt Pat s. I got to visit today. Check out Seaside Antiques in Wachapreague if you are nearby.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
|Still working on this...|
Hi, so hard to believe summer is zooming by and August begins tomorrow. I am working on this watercolor of gladiolus and added the butterfly today.it needs another short flower on the empty side. The pink phlox are in our backyard and the butterflies really love them. I enjoy watching so much.The sunflowers are in a field near Quinby, Va. I was up in Wachapreague (near there) this week. It was such a treat to see them, I took lots of photos to paint later. Wishing you a wonderful August, love to you, Diana
Thursday, July 21, 2016
|Teaching Sunflowers in Watercolor Class this Sat.|
|Plein aire on NC BEACH|
Hi, we went to NC for our family beach vacation. Lots of good food,supply, sand,reading,being with family and me painting. It was a lovely time. Came home tired but that is the way vacations go.ha ha.
Tell me what you have been doing.
I am working on a couple of small watercolors for Seaside Antiques, my great aunt shop in Wachapreague,Va.
She has local art and antiques, an adorable shop. I am going to make some iced coffee wish you were here too. Love to each of you!Diana
Friday, July 8, 2016
hi, I can't believe it is July already. A friend of mine and I went to Evas for coffee one day. She has a tiny ,precious farmstead near Harborton, Va. Her flowers that day were gorgeous, I brought some home, gladiolus were my favorite in the bouquet so I started this painting.
I had a show in the Red Queen Gallery. It was a dud,sold only a tiny one,ah well.On to the next show,right.
Sadie is doing great,well she did just try to eat something she wasn't supposed to but that is normal.The kitties are,doing fine too.my flowers are beautiful. I am trying to root some hydrangea for the empty land.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Love to you.Diana
Sunday, June 26, 2016
I am writing this on the tablet. Funny I never seem to get the photos sized right or something, ah well. We have been working on the yard.me as much as I can. I planted 18 Loblolly pines across the front of the empty cut land . Wat and Chris worked 2 days to get logs out of the side yard and clean up the yard and it looks so much better we helped too,so I have been sore,ha ha. I haven't painted much this week. I did sketch a pig today. I will start her tomorrow,this is Roxanne she was behind Corner Bakery the day I painted in the window at Red Queen Gallery. There was a special parade of animals in town. Goats, black lab,and Roxanne was in the parking lot. You know how I love animals. I was in heaven, so here is her photo with me. Hope you had a nice weekend. I heard a Great Horned Owl this morning. Love to you,Diana
Thursday, June 16, 2016
but I need to focus on the blessings, the men who worked here were so sweet and worked hard to save trees, each one was dear. I feel like they are my friends. And my other friends gave me tons of plants for my garden, look how pretty it is. Hummingbirds everywhere,a whippourwil in the woods tonight. So I have a lot to be thankful for.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
The loggers are just about done with the cutting in our yard. They are very sweet men. It is amazing how many birds are coming into the cut trees. I am trying to see the good ,more light....
I ll show you photos from class soon,have a great weekend, love to each of you, Diana, ps thanks for being there for me.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
|Started a landscape, yesterday I drew it and today I have started the painting.|
|Sadie and I both have been upset today.|
I am teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden this Saturday, Calla Lilies will be the subject.
Talk to you soon, more painting with Sadie tomorrow, love,Diana
Sunday, May 29, 2016
|Art and Music on the Farm at Barrier Island Center was yesterday, these are a few of the new paintings I took.|