Monday, March 17, 2014

On the beach

Hi, it's been awhile. I need to spend more time on the blog. 
Here is one of my new oil paintings. 
I have been teaching 4 watercolor classes and 1 open studio group. It's a lot of work with much prep to do.
Soon the season will subside and I will have much more time to write and paint and keep in touch.
Thanks. Hugs to all. Diane.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pear and Grape Still Life oil Painting

Diane Hutchinson
Pear and Grapes
I am so excited to be painting in traditional oils.  I have been working and teaching watercolors for years and have decided I needed to change up my style and learn something new.  Here is a picture of one of my first oil paintings.  Pear and Grapes is    9" X 12". I will be displaying it in my gallery space in Tequesta Florida soon. Please contact me if you are interested in painting classes or to purchase this painting.  


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It has been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog. I am sorry.
 Many things have been happening to me in the year and a half since I have written last. I have made 4 large murals for a bridge in Ft. Lauderdale.  I have made a 670 sq. ft mural for a balcony floor. I also have made 2, 10 ft. murals for a hotel in Key West.  As you can see, I have been really busy. 
  I also have been teaching watercolor painting two days a week. Not to mention,taking care of my 86 year old mother.
  This was all getting to be too much for me, so I decided to eliminate a few things.  First of all I had to eliminate the large overhead that I was dealing with in my 1,000. ft tile studio  . 
  I have spent many weeks culling out things to keep and things to throw out.  Now on June 3, at 4:00 pm I have closed my studio and given back the keys. It took 3 weeks to sell all the tools and equipment. It took almost that long to move everything that I decided to keep into a storage unit. 
  I will in the near future start selling some of these items on eBay. 
I hope to keep all advised as to my progress in my new endeavors. Till next time. Take care and hug the ones you love.  Diane

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reef Tile Mural

During the last 2 months, I have been working on a new mural. It has been finished and installed. The size of it is 7 ft. wide and 5 ft. high. The clients were thrilled.

Reef Mural

Reef Tile Mural

If anyone wants a larger picture, please contact me and I will email
some close ups.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Marshall Bridge Beautification Project, Ft. Lauderdale

The bridge project is finally complete. It looks great if I do say so myself.
 Check out the YouTube video that my husband Ross produced.        

He was nice enough to put it together complete with his own original music. I can't say enough nice things about the people Kevin and I worked with on this project. I also hope to be working on another project soon. Thanks to all.

Marshal Bridge Murals from marina.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sailboat mural in tile complete.

Here is a picture of the final tile mural. The Sailboat.  it is 10' X 7'. Enjoy.

The final mural is complete. We finished the setting and grouting on 10-27-11. Believe it or not we are 4 days ahead of skedule.  What a great project!! 
Now we wait till the bridge gets painted.  The painting is underway. it will be a bluish grey. The murals should really stand out.
The tenative date for the installation is the first week in December.  I will be there watching.