Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

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


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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. 


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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wisteria, Happy Easter Wisteria

Hi, Sadie, my Lab,  and I enjoyed the nice weather and sat on the back porch sketching today. I love being  outside.  No hummingbirds  here yet. I hope the little  ones are ok. This Saturday  I  teach  at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Wisteria, tulips and Hummingbirds.  Luckily  my dear friend Mamie has some wisteria,  the garden has tulips. I hope you all have a blessed  Easter, my love to you.Diana

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bad Week

Hi, what a week, last week was. First the picture above,  this is what  I painted  today, have you ever painted along with  a favorite  artist on you tube. Janet Rodgers is very loose and wonderful.  Remember I took a class from  her and just loved it. I cannot sell or claim this painting as it is from her demo. But it helped me loosen up which is needed today.

Last week I heard at the grocery store that my dear friend, Doris Mae Custis was dying soon,like any minute.  I grabbed a bunch of bright tulips, so she could see them and chocolate pudding.  I went as soon as I put my groceries  mostly  up. Rev.Rob, and Linda were there. Doris Mae couldn't move, open her eyes or talk,but I know  she understood us.Rob said a beautiful prayer. I got to tell her how much I loved her and I cried all the way home and more. She died the next day. I am thankful I got to see her.  I made an apple cake for the after service dinner. We had 3 nights of revival, at church which they asked me to work in the kitchen.  Then Ruth Custis,  another dear friend passed away, another funeral, Apple cake and so many more tears,how blessed I have 2 friends, these 2 dear dear ladies.

My art reflects what my heart feels.  Does Yours? Love to each of you and hugs too,Diana

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Day lily Watercolor

Day lily 8x10 original 

Painting flower

Orchid from Norfolk Botanical Garden after class.
Hi  , class at Norfolk Botanical Garden was lovely. Ten students did a great job. Today we are having the end of a northeastern storm. Windy  now and cold, the sun is trying to peak out. I finished my little day lily this afternoon. Sadie, our Labrador has napped in bed during the storm.   John just got home, we are having  leftovers for supper. Better get them warming, love to you, Diana

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


HI everyone,  the show was so nice, lots of people, lots of dear friends, not so many sales but enough for pizza take out for supper and more,so that was good.This was Eastern Shore Heritage Festival  at ESCC.

Beth and I took my paintings down to the Lemon Tree Gallery in Cape Charles, on Monday.  Here is a photo  of Clelia and Mary Ann in the beautiful gallery. This show opens Friday night.

I am teaching  at Norfolk Botanical Garden this Saturday.  Daffodils, Hellebore, and Common Blue butterflies.  All blooming here, I am glad to say. Spring seels to be here. So beautiful.  I drew Crocus  yesterday,  Sadie and me sitting in the grass in the sunshine.  Take care hope spring is popping where you are, my love to you  Diana
The last photo is Elizabeth, Gertraud, and Gary, with Elizabeth 's 2 puppies.from Heritage Festival.  Talk soon!