Thursday, December 27, 2012
I finally finished the watercolor version of the rose from last week's class. The oil is 6" x 8" on canvas. The watercolor is 10" x 12" on Arches 300# cold press. I won't be able to do the comparison painting of oil vs watercolor for a couple weeks. I will only be doing watercolor until mid January. Next week, besides Saturday's watercolor class, I will be doing two demos....one for an art group and another for the grand opening of the local art supply store where my classes are held. Lots of prep work to do. Gonna be a busy week.
Paintings available for purchase at http://www.dailypainters.com/artists/artist_gallery/2361/Diane-Morgan
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Great all-day oil class today at Sun City. We started with a landscape. Then worked on some pears while the landscape dried a little before we proceeded with the next step. What a talented, hard-working and interesting group! My upcoming class schedule may be seen on my website
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Had 15 students yesterday in a fun watercolor workshop at Sun City Palm Desert. They have such a wonderful group of classrooms for all kinds of learning. Even have an in-house restaurant down the hall. I go back in 3 weeks to teach another workshop there in oil. Artichoke, 11" x 12" watercolor on Arches 300# cold press. http://www.dailypainters.com/artists/artist_gallery/2361/Diane-Morgan
Monday, October 1, 2012
Over 70 pieces of my work in both oil and watercolor were on display at El Paseo Bank for the reception. Exhibit continues through November 9th. And, everything is for sale of course.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
This was the demo for yesterday's oil class. Completed in two hours. I had a new student who wanted to just watch me paint rather than work herself. We had lots in common so I painted while we chatted and had a great time. I love getting paid to have fun! "Cocktail Hour" 8" x 10" on gallery-wrap canvas SOLD
Friday, September 7, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I've got a couple shows of my cars coming up in a few months so need to start cranking them out. Finally finished this one this week with 2 others in the works. Then I want to start doing some oils (I think) I did a 6" x 8" version of this in oil earlier. Just had to try it in watercolor. 20" x 14." Available at http://www.dailypainters.com/artists/artist_gallery/2361/Diane-Morgan
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
"Dinner at Miramonte" watercolor 10" x 13" on 300# cold press. Available at http://www.dailypainters.com/artists/artist_gallery/2361/Diane-Morgan
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Demo from a watercolor class a couple weeks ago. Just finished it this morning so didn't get it in done in time for the "bug challenge" on www.ArtColony.blogspot.com My students wanted to learn how to do water drops. I thought it would be much more fun with a fly in the mix. How to do water drops is the number one request that I get. Second is chrome. "Super Fly" 10-1/2" x 13" watercolor on 300# Arches cold press.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
For me this was loose and crazy. For some it might be considered tight and detailed. I had fun just splashing away. Class demo. Watercolor 12" x 13" Available at http://www.dailypainters.com/artists/artist_gallery/2361/Diane-Morgan
Sunday, August 5, 2012
This is the promo card for my current solo show at El Paseo bank. They will hold an artist's reception October 10th. I have 20 paintings on display. Because of last week's feature article in the Desert Star I got a call this week offering me a three-month show at one of our main public libraries next season. I can show 30-40 pieces...as many as the walls can hold. They get 1200-1500 patrons through a day. They check out 214 books an hour. They have many cultural events at the library every week and publish a monthly program booklet. I get to be on the cover. Lots of good promo happening...now for that to translate to sales :-)
Monday, July 30, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
So thrilled to be featured in one of our local publications. The printed edition is available at 698 locations in Southern California. Here's the link to the article http://desertstarweekly.com/
2012/07/26/ diane-morgan-master-of-watercol ors-and-oils/
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The local paper also ran a story this week about my International Artist magazine article. http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120705/LIFESTYLES0104/207040367/Indian-Wells-artist-profiled-magazine Another paper is coming over next week to interview me. I've never been interviewed in person...only just submitted written answers. Hope I don't say something stupid!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Was elated this week to find a box on my doorstep filled with the June/July issue of International Artist. They had contacted me two years ago to publish an article about me. When it never appeared I figured they had changed their mind. What a surprise to see my work, both oil and watercolor, featured in a 10-page article in this issue. They even used my "Raindrops on Roses" on the index page. What a week this has been. Two sales, new students, painting at Saks and now this. Life is good!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
For Mother's Day Saks hired me to paint little designs on perfumes bottles the day before Mother's Day. Anyone who purchases perfume at Saks the entire week can bring it in today and have a custom design painted on the bottle. I created a few suggestions on glass and framed it so people could get ideas in case they didn't know what they wanted. I had to find a way to paint that would be dry immediately. I found these great acrylic pens. They are like a felt tip pen, but filled with acrylic paint. Not easy to blend, so the designs are more quick-draw, sketch-like. They are not permanent, but will at least be fun temporarily. It was a fun afternoon.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
"Mighty Oak in Training" demo from yesterday's watercolor class 8" x 10" on Arches 300# cold press. May's schedule of classes is posted on my website
(It's okay to bring acrylics to the oil class)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Another demo from one of last week's classes. Of course, not finished in two hours. Watercolor on Arches hot press 10" x 15". Hot press is a challenge. Someone recommended it saying I would love it. NOT! I'm constantly getting blossoms and the paint seems to sit on top. Can't wait till it's all gone. Available at www.dianemorganpaints.com
Saturday, April 21, 2012
This was the demo for one of this week's classes at Venus Studios Art Space. We were joined by a new student, a 16-year-old guy. He was so interested and eager to learn. I love it when that happens! Watercolor on Arches 10-1/2 x 13" Available at www.DailyPainters.com
Saturday, April 14, 2012
This is my demo from Thursday's class. "La Torture" watercolor 10" x 14. " I hadn't planned it, but it also works for the April water challenge by a great group of artists at www.artcolony.blogspot.com The scene is from a fishing village in Punte del Este, Uruguay. La Tortue is French for turtle, though my students were certain it meant torture. As we know...water is not easy to paint. I've added a Sunday class to the schedule, and there is still space for tomorrow's class if y'all can hop on over. April's schedule can be seen at http://dianemorganpaints.com/collections/43797
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Beautiful show with 200 artists at the Indian Wells Arts Festival at the Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA. My watercolor "Eggs in the Garden" is the promo art for the Sunday Eggs in the Garden Brunch. Perfect weather for a perfect weekend.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Ava's art. As I was loading my car yesterday getting ready for Indian Wells Arts Festival my neighbor and her little 3-1/2 yr old granddaughter stopped by to look at my art. Ava wants to be an artist and loved my lady bug paintings. An hour later the doorbell rang and its was Ava bringing me a gift of one of her drawings. She wanted the artist she met to have one of her pieces of art. How cute is that !
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I've been chosen as the Artist of the Month by TheArtList. "Raindrops on Roses" is the main image shown with 5 other paintings both watercolor and oil featured. You can see the art and read their interview of me at http://www.theartlist.com/aom_04_12.html
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Had four new students Saturday morning. It's pretty much impossible to finish a painting in 2-1/2 hours starting from scratch, but we all gave it the good old college try. I was determined not to add another unfinished painting to my pile, so finished it in the evening...four hours total. 9" x 11" on 140# Arches. www.dianemorganpaints.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Rancho Casa Blanca ladies asked for a seascape workshop for this week. When they saw the photo they said, "Oh, this is way too hard." Well.....they did great! They worked for 5 hours without a peep and all agreed that if it isn't difficult they aren't learning anything. Great attitude. The 4th lady from the left, in burgundy, is 92 and still painting away. Her husband helps her bring her supplies to class. "Iguazu Falls"(Argentina) 21 x 14" watercolor on Arches 300# cold press. Available at www.dailypainters.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Painted today at the Eldorado Polo Club matches. My gallery is a sponsor so we had a front row table for lunch. The gallery had a large display for several of the artists' work as a promo to get people to come to the gallery. It was fun to be able to watch the matches while painting. I made pretty good progress in about 4 hours. Not sure how many, or if, I'm going to add the tree silhouettes as shown in the reference photo. Just going to let the painting percolate for a few days and see what it says to me. "Eldorado Sunset" oil on canvas, 20" x 16"
Saturday, March 24, 2012
A buyer in Maine who collects doughnut paintings couldn't resist my "Happy Doughnut" oil 6" x 8" (top with pink sprinkles) for her collection. Thank you, Andrea!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Just sold to a new collector in Asheville, North Carolina through DailyPainters online gallery http://www.dailypainters.com/
artists/artist_gallery/2361/ Diane-Morgan This was not my usual style. It was very fast and loose. Painted wet-in-wet.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Great class tonight. Everyone worked so hard. Just when you think it's going to be easy....it never is. So much fun to work it out together and laugh a lot. WIP watercolor 12" x 9"