Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Rainy Day Rose" accepted into Splash 16...best of watercolor

"Rainy Day Rose"  14 x 21" watercolor on Arches 300# cold press.  So thrilled to be include in this year's Splash 16.  A wonderful honor.  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Saugauo Hotel Palm Springs using "Just Glorious" for their brochure

The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs is using my "Just Glorious" oil painting for their Spa brochure.  Thanks to the Palm Springs Art Museum's Artist Council for making it possible through the show of my work at the hotel in December.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Karin" watercolor portrait for "Let's Face It" show at UCR in Palm Desert

"Karin" watercolor. One of my portraits in the show "Let's Face It" curated by Karen and Tony Barone. Unbelievably, I could not find the other portrait that was accepted in the show, so I had to re-paint it. And....I forgot to photograph it before I dropped it off this morning. You'll have to attend the show to see it :-} Opening reception this Thursday evening, 27th at UCR, Frank Sinatra at Cook, Palm Desert. 5:30-7:30. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Martini Mates" oil on canvas. Palm Springs Art Museum 99 Bucks fundraiser

"Martini Mates" oil on canvas  5" x 7"
One of my submissions for the 99 bucks fund-raiser at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Shhhhh don't tell anyone. You're not supposed to know who painted what. 

Here’s how it works.  You can preview work at
432 artists have turned in art already.  Mine will be turned in next week when they are dry.

This years event is April 12, 2014 at 4:30 at the Riviera Palm Springs Hotel, Grand Ballroom. When the doors open there is a mad dash to purchase these little gems and to hopefully snag one by someone famous. Whatever remains from April 12 will be available for sale through this site for $99 (plus shipping). Please, no inquiries until May 1st 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Dipped and Swirled" watercolor class demo

"Dipped and Swirled"  watercolor 10" x 9" on Arches 300# cold press.  Demo from March 1st class at Venus Studios Art Supply.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Acorn Shadows" watercolor class demo

Demo from last week's class at Venus Studios Art Supply in Palm Desert.  Watercolor on Arch 300# cold press 8-1/2" x 10"-1/2"    www.dianemorganpaints.com

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Point Happy Wash watercolor demo

This was my one-hour demo at this weekend's 25th Annual Coachella Valley Watercolor Society show. Thank you to the 60-70 watercolor enthusiasts who came to watch and show support.  Quite the challenge to finish a painting in one hour!   Watercolor 14 x 20" on 300# Arches cold press.

Monday, February 10, 2014

"It Just Dawned on Me" watercolor

Demo from Saturday's watercolor class at Venus Studios Art Supply.  10" x 14" on Arches 300# cold press.  www.dianemorganpaints.com

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Gallery at The River Rancho Mirage

In order to fill a few vacancies at the The River shopping center, the City of Rancho Mirage is sponsoring free galleries for local artists. I am in this gallery February through March. What a fantastic opportunity. So thrilled.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Demo from Saturday's watercolor class.  This was a charming little Bed and Breakfast I stayed in in Scotland.  The owners converted an old church.  Watercolor on 300# cold press paper 10-1/2 x 14"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Red Onions thumbnail color sketches

I like to do several thumbnail color sketches to help decide the best background color for a painting.
We'll be painting red onions in Saturday's watercolor class.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Don't Worry Be Happy" watercolor

This is a demo started in a class a few months ago. Finished this weekend.  These boats were tied up in a busy urban harbor in South America.  I decided yesterday to turn it into a tropical scene.  Guess I'm in the mood for a vacation.  Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press  10-1/2 x 14"

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Watercolor Class in Palm Springs

Another great class with Intervalley Health Plan in Palm Springs this morning. They told me there would by 8 participants. There were 23. We used every table in the place. We're gonna need a bigger boat!  Happy painters with their works-in-progress.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Struttin' her Stuff" watercolor class demo

 "Struttin' her Stuff" 9x10" watercolor on Arches 300# CP
Demo Venus Studios watercolor class.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Another fun watercolor class at Venus Studios

Saturday's watercolor class at Venus Studios in Palm Desert, CA. We'll be doing it again next Saturday. As it's says on the shampoo bottle....wash, rinse, repeat.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Watercolor class at Desert Oasis Healthcare

Great watercolor class today. 20 students. Really kept me on my toes.

Desert Oasis Healthcare hired me to teach two classes a month. They provide free watercolor classes, including supplies, to their clients. 


Monday, January 6, 2014

Oil demo at Venus Studios Artwalk and Artists Council opening reception

"Rainy Day Rose" revisited....watercolor to oil.  My demo at last Friday night's Artwalk and Palm Springs Museum Artists Council opening reception at Venus Studios Art Supply

Sunday, January 5, 2014

"Rosy Glow" demo from oil painting class

"Rosy Glow"  8" x 10" oil on canvas.  
Demo from Friday's oil class at Venus Studios.  www.dianemorganpaints.com

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"Reach for the Sky" The perfect New Year's goal. Watercolor

Set your sights high.  Dream big.  Here's to a wonderful year.
Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press  9" x 12"  
Demo from class at Venus Studios, Palm Desert, CA

Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Look on the Sunny Side" watercolor

Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press.  9"x12"  Demo from Saturday's class at Venus Studios Art Supply

Sunday, December 22, 2013

"Just Delicious" watercolor apples in bowl

Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press 9" x 11"  
Demo from Saturday's class at Venus Studios Art Supply.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Lemon Glow" watercolor by Diane Morgan

"Lemon Glow"  9" x 10" watercolor on paper.  I love painting deep, dark still lifes with strong, warm lighting.  Pushes watercolor to a more old-world look than normally seen.
Demo from watercolor class at Venus Studios Art Supply. Started this one last winter.  Sometimes it takes awhile to finish a piece.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

"Olives on a Stick" watercolor

"Olives on a Stick"  9" x 12"  watercolor on Arches #300 cold press paper.  Still life demonstration from Saturday's watercolor class at Venus Studios Art Supply,  Palm Desert, CA

Saturday, December 14, 2013

"La Quinta Clouds" oil on canvas

Oil on Canvas 8" x 10"  Demo from Friday's oil class at Venus Studios Art Supply, Palm Desert, CA  www.dianemorganpaints.com 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Leeks" watercolor

A title escapes me.  So,  "Leeks" it is.  Watercolor 9" x 12"  on Arches 300# paper.  Demo from Friday's class at Venus Studios Art Supply, Palm Desert, CA  www.dianemorganpaints.com

Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Bermuda Backstreet" watercolor

"Bermuda Backstreet"  10" x 12" watercolor on Arches 300# cold press.  Demo from Saturday's class at Venus Studios, Palm Desert, CA   www.dianemorganpaints.com

Monday, December 2, 2013

"Swan Song" watercolor

Sometimes the final stages of life can be the most beautiful. Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press, 13-1/2" x 10."  Demo from Saturday's class.  My last two roses were from photos taken several years ago.  I think going through old files can uncover some great inspiration.   www.dianemorganpaints.com

Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Last Dance" watercolor class demo

This is from last week's watercolor class.  13-1/2" x 10" on Arches 300# cold press. Really had fun doing wet-on-wet and letting colors run all over and blend together. Started on a companion piece in today's class.