Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Painting, owls,galleries, shows,classes

New Bluebird with Dried Hydrangea  watercolor 

Sadie and I tryingredients to grab the last of the warm weather.  New Owl watercolor 

Me and Donna Stufft, my dear friend,  we will be in the Artisan Guild Holiday Tour

Hi everyone,  I have been super busy painting, getting ready for Stoney Run Artisan Gallery new work.  The owner  came today and picked out 4 new watercolors.  She is very sweet.

A new show at Lemon Tree Gallery in Cape Charles,  where I got to visit with Donna, Phillip Spohn, and more.

Next is a class at Norfolk Botanical Garden on owls. You know how I love owls.  I asked if they could bring a real one , oh I hope so.  Remember I got to touch  the Barred owl , Beauregard there.

Then the Artisan Guild Holiday Tour Thanksgiving weekend.  I will be at Ker Place in Onancock  with Richard Taft, Gertraud Fendler, Brenda Llewellyn,  and David Fallow. All amazing artists.  Go to ESVAartisansguild.org   for more info.

So I am wiped out tonight,  I am going up to see my Aunt Pat at her Seaside Antiques and Art in Wachapreague, Va. Saturday,  and adorable shop. Hope to see Carrie Jacobson  there. Going to rest up first.  Love to each of you, Diana 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What is it?

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

New

Living Green Roof House at Norfolk Botanical Garden 

Saw Whet Owl in snow

Me with brochure  from new gallery show, Stoney Run Gallery.

HI EVERYONE,  HERE ARE A FEW OF MY NEW WATERCOLORS.  MY NEXT SHOW  IS NEXT WEEKEND,  SATURDAY AT Franktown  United Methodist Church  9 to 2pm. My snowflakes  are a sprinkle of kosher salt on ultramarine blue  and sepia.  Sadie  is asking  to go out so I need to take her. My love to you. Will write sooner ,love, Diana 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trip to Illinois

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 MasterTattooArtist
Two 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

Blessings

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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

SeasideAntiquesinWachapreague, Butterfly Watercolor and My Sadie

Seaside Antiques and Art in Wachapreague, Va. These girls painted watercolors. 

 Patricia Hart And her granddaughter!  

My beginning of a tigerswallowtails  butterfly. 

Sadie


The summer has flown by, hasn't it.  I have taught more classes this year. One of my favorite places is Seaside Antiques and Art in Wachapreague, Va. It carries a little bit of everything  and Carol and Aunt Pat  make it so special.

I started painting a butterfly yesterday and wanted you to see Sadie, since it has been awhile since I wrote.  She is fine and manages t,Diana M.Davis watercolor o climb up into my lap in the recliner every night.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Occohannock on the Bay Art Camp painting on the edge of the bay

My class At Occohannock on the Bay.I am so proud of them!
They each painted 4 to 5 paintings a Day! Dear students! We were very busy .Aperfect beautiful place, a blessed place and we got to paint right by the Chesapeake Bay.
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

Teaching at AHS





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

American Hemerocallis Society National Convention Class


These photos are from Norfolk Botanical Garden Class. Great class last Saturday!

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

Class, Roses, Art Show, Limp Tail Syndrome





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 
You, Diana 

 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

Class in the morning




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

Painting Roses and Class this Saturday

Wachapreague Roses, 8x10, framed  $99. 


Hi Everyone,  this Saturday  I am teaching at Norfolk Botanical Garden,  Peonies  and Iris, call Meredith at 1 757 441 5830 ext 338 to register.

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!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wisteria in Watercolor

My finished watercolor Wisteria and Hummingbird 


hi, I finished  my wisteria watercolor this week. To me the flowers  flowed better, I just added a little  detail  and that felt right. The 2nd photo  is me and the 3 paintings  I have at the Norfolk Academy Art Show.  The big opening is this Saturday April 28 from 6 to 8 . You all are invited if you are nearby. The 3rd photo  is my Sadie.  Tonight we are having  a small thunderstorm and she and I have been out in the rain, me watching the beautiful sky, she tending to important doggie things.  Love to you, Diana