Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Sunday, September 2, 2018

How to draw and paint Monarch butterflies

Hi, here is my instructions for drawing a Monarch Butterfly. I hope this helps you draw your own Monarch.  First I paint the orange on the Butterfly , on the bottom wing i add Cadmium Yellow close to the body. Use a small brush to paint the black. I go around the white dots, I am more a purist and try not to use white. After I paint the complete butterfly  I then add iridescent watercolor to only the orange.  It takes awhile but really is worth the effort.
Here is my latest hummingbird. I grew the sunflower,  yeah, I love them. And they were beautiful all gone now though.

And I am still raising Monarchs and BlackSwallowtails.   Hard finding  food for them but now 10 chryslises of Monarch and 3 cats of the Swallow tails. Sadie,our white Labrador  is asleep at my feet. We had a long walk in the woods after supper.  Love to you all, Diana

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Glads in Watercolor

Hi Everyone,  here is my new Gladiolus painting.  I went to the little farm stand near Pungoteague. Eva had these flowers and as you know I love flowers so I bought  a bunch and brought them home. I am drying  the zinnas
hoping for seeds. We' ll see. Sleep tight , love to you Diana

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sunflowers in Watercolor

Hi Everyone,  I painted this little sunflower by putting a line of red rose pink, crossed a line of thalo blue and then a line of yellow light. Drawing a bud of a sunflower and painting it with the colors where they were. It was fun. Saturday I teach at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Sunflowers. I planted 4 packs of sunflowers John cut 2 packs down mowing haha so I planted more. NBG is going to get me some flowers as well as one from my niece, and a few from my yard.Good night ,love to you, Diana 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Painting on the Beach in NC

We went to Rodathe, NC . Had a nice time with family and soon to be family!. I painted  while there every day. Some days were rainy but it was so nice being with everyone.  John and I came home today and are tired, unpacking, so glad to see Sadie and our kitties. So tickled to see I have a few sunflowers in the flower garden. My paintings aren't as loose as I usually do on the Beach ...have a great weekend, love ,Diana

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stargazer,Daddy,Lotus Blossom Class


SADIE has had some allergy problems after lots of pills she is better. 

Here is Daddy and me hope you all had a nice Father Day.

Hi Everyone,  I don't  know  where time goes. It just does. We had a pretty violent thunderstorm tonight. Poor Sylvester was terrified.  She is fine now. I am painting every day, here is my new Stargazer Lily.  Today I sent off my email about my CLASS this weekend at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Lotus Blossom and Japanese Garden.  The flowers are larger than a dinner plate, just gorgeous.  I just love them. I send an email for each class I teach and for each show. This really helps remind everyone. I am so thankful they come.
Daddy  seemed to have a nice Fathers Day.
Enjoy your beautiful  gardens and painting them, love to you, Diana 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hollyhock, and a Cowboy

CLASS I taught at Norfolk Botanical Garden 

My booth at Arts on the Farm, Barrier Island Center 

New watercolor,  just finished  Hollyhock,  

Hi Everyone,  sorry it has been so long. I have been busy. I did a demonstration at the Alanton Garden Club in Virginia Beach which was fun.such dear ladies.Then I  taught at Norfolk Botanical Garden,  the garden is so beautiful now and everyone did a great job on their watercolors. Next Arts on the Farm a lovely show so many talented artists. Here are 2 of my latest watercolors Hollyhock and John Shire'sCowboy.
Sadie has been having some allergy problems but is now on prednisone for a couple of weeks. Poor thing but she is getting better,she and I were just outside and heard 2 whipoorwill. So beautiful.  Have a wonderful weekend,  love to you, Diana

Friday, April 27, 2018

Norfolk Academy Art Show 2018 Diana M.Davis

Hi tomorrow at 6TO8PM  I will be showing 3 watercolors at Norfolk Academy Art Show.  50 or more juried artists work for sale.  This helps the artists and Norfolk Academy Art Show.  Amazing art, food, cash bar. COME ENJOY,  thank you for supporting my work, sincerely Diana M.Davis 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Buddy and Sadie

Hi here is Buddy, a commission  I just did. He is a precious little fellow.and here is Sadie, my girl. She and I took a long walk in the Forrest tonight it was beautiful.  Sleep tight. Love to you, Diana 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Painting at Alanton Garden Club in Virginia Beach

Painting I did of Barbara Tierney beautiful flower arrangement. 

Me, and 3 of the ladies of Alanton Garden Club in Virginia Beach, Va.
Hi Everyone Wednesday  I went to Virginia Beach  and did a demonstration for this lovely club. It took over 4 hrs. To finish  the painting.  I had kidding and said I may have to sleep over but thankfully  I finished the watercolor. Thank you Barbara, Jo  and everyone at the Alanton Garden Club in Virginia Beach for having me. They bought 9 little originals while I was there too. Great. It was a lovely afternoon with lovely ladies. Good night everyone, love, Diana
Ps. This Saturday I teach at Norfolk Botanical Garden,  Azaleas and Rhododendrum and Hummingbird . 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Painting a hummingbird

Hi Everyone,  I have been sick with a cold but am getting better.  A dear friend of mine brought me a pot of chicken soup with rosemary it has been yummy. Here is my newest hummingbird and Hollyhock painting. We haven't seen any hummingbirds but some have.  This Friday I deliver my art work  to Norfolk Academy for their show. The opening is Saturday  APRIL 28TH FROM 6TO8PM Please come if you can.

NEXT WEDNESDAY I will be demonstrating my painting at the Alanton Garden Club in Virginia Beach and then have a CLASS at Norfolk Botanical Garden Saturday.  APRIL is busy, wow, well everyone stay well, and my love to each of you, Diana 

Friday, March 30, 2018


My Dragon drawn at Norfolk Botanical Garden in class.

 Hi Everyone,  here are some photos from my CLASS this past weekend.  Everyone did a beautiful job. This was a hard CLASS, drawing a dragon,  palace,and a goldfish  floating in the pond outside  our windows.  I am so proud of them. NBG is having a special  program called Lantern Asia.  The halls are filled with handmade kimonos made of lace papers. The gift shop is full of beautiful things.it was a lovely day. Bobbie, Renee and I walked around after CLASS. I stopped at Starbucks,  my kids give me cards and I enjoy their coffee so much. Then I needed more flowers and went to McDonald's Nursery for inspiration of flowers.  Exhausted when I got home. Such a wonderful day.love and Easter blessings to you all, Diana

Monday, February 19, 2018

NBG Watercolor CLASS, Heritage Festival this Saturday

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Here is my CLASS at Norfolk Botanical Garden this past Saturday.  We painted pansies and dahlias and they turned out beautiful  paintings. We did the dahlia by drawing a mandala first. Using the center as the center of the flower and adding layers of petals which fell into place with the guide of the mandala.  After CLASS WE enjoyed  the beauty of handmade kimono, made from pieces of rice paper in every color.  Glorious. This is for Lantern Asia,an amazing  light and Art display.

This week I am getting ready for the Heritage Festival 10am to 3pm at Eastern Shore Community College this Saturday.  40 local artists, antique tractors,  By the Bay Alpacas,  so many things to buy or enjoy. Take care! Love to EACH of you,Diana

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Egret and Bamboo

hi everyone,  here is what I have been working on.  I had a lovely  CLASS at Norfolk Botanical Garden last weekend  and started this White Egret and Black Bamboo  painting. I just painted the dark side and crosshatched it. Hope I like it if not I will  wet and then go darker. I took bamboo  but the garden had black bamboo in the Japanese Garden. One of my favorite  spots. It is so serene. I will post photos  from CLASS next time. Yesterday Eastern Shore Art League had a paint out in Onancock, Va. We all took dishes to share and at lunchtime had a feast, being with friends  and painting is a good time. Hope you all are warm, love to you, Diana ps Sadie, our lab has been very frisky today. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Blizzard Moans

well, we had a blizzard  here, day 4 of not getting out. As beautiful  as the snow is 12 inches, I am starting to hate it. I want to walk in the woods, we have shoveled the driveway but back roads are still bad. I have frozen some paintings,.....tomorrow it will be warmer, melting yeah! Stay warm and safe...Love to you, Diana