Tuesday, October 6, 2015

On the Wall

Two mixed media 24 in. watercolor, Pastel and and acrylic, about recipes for apples and the famous Walla Walla Sweets, and a 20x32 inch. pastel on the subject of Olive Cafe itself, as seen over a cup of coffee and a pastry, looking through the front door.
Love the brick wall.  There are 27 pieces on view through the end of the year.  The theme is mainly 'Art About Food', and includes Farmers' Market designs and areas in Eastern Washington where people's lives depend on the land and water seen in the sketches and paintings.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Art Squared Happened

I think this was one of the biggest nights they have had in the 3 years they have had the event.  Lots of new faces and many commented on how enjoyable it was.  After getting all my show work up for my opening on the 13th at Olive, I learned that the show was going to go to Christmas, so finished two more, then dove in to the 6x6's.
Here are a couple that were sold by ArtWalla Sept.26.  There were over 80 artists and at 10 each, over 800 artworks and I think as many people were there that night.!
(probably a slight exaggeration).  It was a great crowd, music and food, and wine from Cavu Cellars who donated their old airplane hanger space which has been completely refurbished and perfect for all the art and lots of folks.  Thanks Cavu and Thanks to tireless people at ArtWalla, who put the spotlight on artists every year with this outstanding event.

New End Date for Show At Olive

I am pleased to say that Olive has asked me to extend my show through the end of the year.  I have added new work already and will have some more in the studio, new and ready to hang when spots open up.  The restaurant that is open daily from 8 am until 9 pm  daily.  The people that work there have an amazing variety of duties and talents.  It's been a pleasure to go there so often now and witness how active and upbeat the place is, how good the food really is, how beautiful the desserts and other showcase selections also are.  I will never run out of subject matter!  All the staff are nice and seem to enjoy their jobs.  It's fun to watch all the bustle and activity in the open prep areas.

  Hope you can go in and have a bakery treat, a pizza, a salad, soup or some one of all the many items on their dessert menu.  And while you are there, enjoy the artwork, too!

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Paintings at Olive Marketplace and Cafe

This show has been extended through the end of the year!  I have several more I am working on to add thru out the time.  This has been a great opportunity to explore new subjects. Hope you get to see the show. There will be refreshments available on Opening Night. Hope you can come!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Art about Food

Food is many things to me, memories of fun trips and flavors and styles of service.
I am working on diverse styles and using various media.
I am also just getting ready to make a postcard and information mailer for the September show.  Watch for that on this and on my Facebook page soon.

This image is Acrylic, based on a happy Sante Fe memory.  I am also doing still life set ups with dishes and food from our kitchen, finding so much beauty in just depicting the forms and colors.  I have combined pastels, acrylic, watercolor and anything else I have on the table to acheive a realistic result and then collage the images into a composition that pleases me.  These hot summer days actually serve to keep me working in the studio.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dishes and the food that is served.

I'll be readdressing earlier subjects for the upcoming restaurant show.  Food,  and all sorts of food containers and utensils  and serving ware have always been of interest to me for their myriad of forms and decorative qualities. Plus color, color, color!  Save the date, Sept. 10 at Olive Marketplace Restaurant, Main St. Walla Walla.

Where to find cards and prints and Original Art

Every once in awhile I want to update information on where my work is available. Although I do sell out of my home studio, most people purchase my cards at Book and Game, Main St. Furniture, Sweetwater Gift and Home and Cougar Crest winery, all in Walla Walla. I ALSO HAVE PRINTS AT Main St. Furniture and Olive Restaurant on Main in Walla Walla.   I am planning my next show of
original art with some framed prints at Olive Marketplace Restaurant in September opening on the 10th of that month.  If you have any questions about buying anything, shows, or commissions, please do not hesitate to contact me at dianas43@q.com or zdianas43@gmail.com.  I am painting and drawing everyday possible, so there will be lots of new work for September.
I am getting an incredible amount of hits on this blog, so I hope that means people are enjoying my work, and want to know more.