Monday, December 4, 2017
|My New Crab watercolor.|
Thursday, November 9, 2017
|New Bluebird with Dried Hydrangea watercolor|
|Sadie and I tryingredients to grab the last of the warm weather. New Owl watercolor|
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
|Hummingbird and Impatiens|
Chicadee and Ginkgo
Sadie and I found this little creature in a tree stump last night. I think it may have been a tiny owl. WHAT DO U THINK?
So tired, painting and painting, for Franktown United Methodist Church Fine Art and Bazaar this Saturday 9.30AM. MUST frame some tomorrow, love to you.Diana
Saturday, October 21, 2017
|Living Green Roof House at Norfolk Botanical Garden|
|Saw Whet Owl in snow|
Thursday, September 21, 2017
|Me and Laura, our daughter in Seven Saints Restaurant in Illinois.|
|Father and son waiting in Chicago Airport.|
|What I have been working on.|
Laura at Vintage Karma, the best tattoo and piercing shop ever. Laura and Ainslie are the owners,Laura is the Master piercer and Ainslie the MasterTattooArtistTwo artists complete their shop.
So We all went to Illinois to visit Laura, it was so nice to see her,it was so hard to leave. We visited VK, got to eat with Ainslie and his parents, ate cupcakesome, ate homemade Chocolate, saw the fellowship, Caleb and KIllian,artists....wonderful ones at VK.bought art supplies.
It was so fun . I planned to paint and draw on the plane,, well I tried, nothing worth sharing. I need to get busy painting.. what are you working on. I cried when I left Laura, I miss her and Clay so much. Love to each of you,Diana
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sometimes I find it hard to post on blogger. DO You? First photo is my dear friend Renee, she truly is my angel at Norfolk Botanical Garden, she has a cart waiting for me to carry in all my stuff which is a lot. Helps hand out,palettes, pencils, brushes..after class she helps me breakdown and haul it all to the car, as well as being one of the best friends in have.
The 2nd photo is my dear friend Bobbie, who is so fun and we all three went to the butterfly house and wildflower meadow, such a blessing.
Here are pictures of the class. Wonderful friends and they turned out beautiful work.
It was one of those days I will always cherish. Be safe ,sending you love and prayers you are . Love to you, Diana
Friday, August 11, 2017
|Seaside Antiques and Art in Wachapreague, Va. These girls painted watercolors.|
Patricia Hart And her granddaughter!
|My beginning of a tigerswallowtails butterfly.|
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
|My class At Occohannock on the Bay.I am so proud of them!|
This is Mary Grace,my dear friend. It was such a blessing seeing her there each day. We are like sisters.
Monday, June 26, 2017
here are some of the photos of my class on last Thursday at Norfolk Radisson . We had a lovely ballroom with a full class. We learned washes, pours, texturing , each person had an amazing Daylily to paint and we shared them too. I was honored and enjoyEd sharing my love of watercolor and they
Enjoyed it too.love to you, Diana
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tomorrow is my class for the American Hemerocallis Society National Convention in Norfolk. I am gathering everything together, checking my list, and listening to my Sadie snoozing under my art table. I have painted 8 little watercolors of day lilies. Wish me luck. Love to you, Diana
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
hi, it sure has been busy here.Class was wonderful. We didn't have as many peonies and Iris as I was hoping but we still had a great class. Afterwards, Renee and I walked through the Rose Garden, I know it is easily 2 acres of stunning beauty. Then this past weekend was Art and Music on the Farm at Barrier Island Center in Machipongo, Va. Lots of artists, music, flowers,dear friends (Daniel Kathalynas and Bernadette ) from NBG came over that was so sweet of them. And some sales, I had framed 12 the day before.
This week 2 deliveries of artwork to galleries, Lemon Tree Gallery in Cape Charles and the Hermitage In Onancock. I am wiped out, I need to walk in the forest with Sadie and rest up some. Love to each of
As it workstands, Sadie had a health crisis, she had Limp or Limber Tail Syndrome, a sprained tail, she couldn't lift it , thanks to Dr. BAILEY at Greenbush veterinarian clinic, with 2 paintings doggie pills a day for 3 days . She is back to wagging. Ok you can stop laughing Now! Ha ha
Friday, May 19, 2017
Well I'm ready for class tomorrow, I have to pack up in the morning, just put it all in the car. I am tired. Dear Sadie is laying in my lap, 84 lb of Labrador. I have to leave early so I am hitting the hay soon. Good night and my love to you.Diana
Monday, May 15, 2017
|Wachapreague Roses, 8x10, framed $99.|
Here are some photos of my new painting of Roses. My great Aunt Pat gave them to me from her little shop in Wachapreague, Va. Seaside Antiques and Art. First I drew them on my arches 140lb. Cold press, then I painted them varying the peach, pink ,yellow mix ooo loving the peach colors this year. My shadows were not strong enough so I went back in and glazed the darker peaches in. I used thina roone violet, permanent rose,opera rose, cad yellow light and cad yellow medium,cad red medium...just for the roses. Background (continuing my darkness) I used viridian green, sepia, burnt umber, ultramarine blue and cad yellow light.
But this weekend we will paint peonies and iris. I choose what is on their blooming chart, but as in nature it doesn't always work out that that is Blooming, I hope So! I would rather paint from life.
I have planted 4 packs of sunflowers seed. So far they are 1 in. High. I love Sunflowers don't you. I hope you had a nice happy mothers day. I did our son came home with his girlfriend, our daughter called looking forward to seeing her soon. Love to each of you, Diana below are 2 photos of Norfolk Academy Art Show, I sold one of my paintings, Here are Bobbie, Beth, Danny and me. It was a fun time!