Sunday, May 13, 2018

"Washing Grapes" watercolor selected for publication in Splash 20

Whiles washing some grapes I loved all the splashes and bubbles that were created. I quickly grabbed my camera to take many shots.  To get the exact composition and coloring I wanted for the painting I combined several photos.  This was a labor-intensive work of love.  Took over 60 hours to complete.

Monday, November 14, 2016

"Sunny Flowers" oil on canvas 16 x 20"

Finally finished the painting from August's paint nite at ROC's Firehouse Grille.  Oil on canvas 16 x 20"  SOLD

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Almost finished. "Moon Shadows" and Blue Gardenia" oil on canvas commission

Just a few minor details to complete.  Color tweaking, highlights, shadows and adjust water drops. This is a two-piece commission.  Both oils are 38 x 38"

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Work-in-Progress. "Moon Shadows" companion to "Blue Gardenia" commission.

Large florals are my favorite subject.  This commission is a joy to paint.
Both pieces are oil on canvas 38 x 38"

Friday, September 23, 2016

Watercolor Class at Inter Valley Health Plan

Full house today at Inter Valley Health Plan's watercolor class in Palm Springs. Everyone did such a great job. I enlarged two of the paintings here because I thought it was so much fun to see their creative interpretation of the image. I love that no two paintings are ever alike, even though we all start with the same photo.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Plumeria Drops" oil on canvas by Diane Morgan

Day 11 of Leslie Saeta's #30paintingsin30days challenge.   Oil on canvas 8x10"  SOLD

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Three Cherries. Watercolor Day 8 of 30-in30

Watercolor on Arches cold press.  Thank you Leslie Saeta for creating this opportunity and encouragement to create a painting every day for 30 days.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"It's a Date" watercolor by Diane Morgan

Day 6 of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  Watercolor on Arches cold press 8 x 10".....
To see all the participants in 30-in-30 go to Leslie's blog

Monday, September 5, 2016

"Succulent Colors" watercolor #30paintingsin30days #LeslieSaetaChallenge

Watercolor on Arches cold press 8 x 10"  I'm really enjoying Leslie Saeta's challenge to complete 30 paintings in 30 days. Having such a goal is very motivating.  Completing a painting every day is quite an accomplishment.  This piece was the demo from my Saturday watercolor class at Venus Studios in Palm Desert, CA.  Leslie's blog link for the challenge is  Link to my work is

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Backyard Bounty" watercolor by Diane Morgan

Watercolor on Arches cold press.  8 x 10"    I love to punch up the intensity and add unexpected colors.

Friday, August 26, 2016

"Could Had a V-8" Ford Fairlane watercolor by Diane Morgan

I love painting cars.  I was born in Detroit.  I'm sure I have some motor oil in my veins.  Like Alfred Hitchcock I always place a little cameo of myself in my car paintings in a reflection. Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Watercolor class at Inter Valley Health Plan

Always a fun group at the Thursday classes.  They accomplished a lot in just two hours!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Vinca Dinka Dew" watercolor class demo

Watercolor on Arches 140# cold press, 8 x 10.5"  Demo from watercolor class at Venus Studios Art Center.

Monday, July 25, 2016

"Poppy Shadows" juried in for publication in Studio Visit Magazine

Thrilled to be included in the next issue of Studio Visit Magazine.  
"Poppy Shadows" oil on canvas 36 x 36"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Car Commission Two Mini Coopers oil on canvas

The red Mini was the first Mini Cooper they owned.  Purchased while living in the US.  They moved to Canada and the white convertible is the most recent purchase.  This commission is a little history of their life and Mini Cooper collection.   Oil on canvas 6 x 8"   Commissions welcome in both oil and watercolor starting at $500.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Three Cherries and Lace watercolor

My entry in this month's BoldBrush Painting Competition.
This watercolor was the demo for the all-day watercolor workshop at Venus Studios in January. Just finished it!  Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press, 11 x 16"

Friday, July 8, 2016

Always look for "The Silver Lining" oil on canvas

This has always been one of my favorites scenes to apple orchard in Washington State. From sunrise to sunset the beautiful changes in the landscape and clouds are an artist's dream.   Oil on canvas 12 x 12"

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

"White Gardenia" commission in progress

Oil on canvas. 38 x 38"  One of two florals for a client's bedroom.  I love painting large florals.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

And, so it begins.... How I start an oil painting

And so it begins.....
I love prepping my canvas with orange. It leaves a lovely glow shining through oil glazes. I then draw the image with white charcoal. Next step... mixing lots of paint before I start.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Sun Bathers" sunflower watercolor demo by Diane Morgan

Watercolor on Arches 300# cold press.  Unframed. Unmatted.  
Demo from watercolor class at Venus Studios in Palm Desert, CA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Pepper" watercolor by Diane Morgan

"Pepper" watercolor on Arches 300# cold press.  Pepper was painted from a photo by Renata Dabney as a Facebook fun group endeavor.  Forty seven artists created their own interpretation.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

$99 class demo sale. Today's feature "Giraffic Park"

Watercolor on Arches 300# paper.  Unframed. Unmatted.  
See the entire $99 collection at