Sunday, December 18, 2016

ROADS OF TRUCHAS by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Roads of Truchas
Watercolor on Paper 15 x 22
This watercolor was painted from a photo while visiting the little village of Truchas, New Mexico.  Of course, I had to add my palette of colors to bring some "happiness" to it.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

WINTER IN HONDO VALLEY by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Winter in Hondo Valley
11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas

This was painted from a photo I took last winter while traveling through Hondo Valley.  I had traveled this road for the last 40 years or so, but never noticed this sweet little church. 

This was one of the paintings completed in my last acrylic workshop.  We all had a great time.

Sunday, March 6, 2016



AFTERNOON GLOW by Texas Artist Dyan Newton


Afternoon Glow
11 x 22 Watercolor on Paper
I started my watercolor class last Wednesday at Garden and Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas.  This is the painting we worked on.  Really enjoying getting back into my watercolors. 
I use mostly transparent watercolors, except for my teal sky, which is opaque.

Sunday, February 28, 2016


TEXAS LADY by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Texas Lady
12 x 12 Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas
This was fun and challenging painting this little lady in my palette of colors. 
Ben Konis (wonderful artist from Amarillo, Texas) always said "if the value is right, the color is right".  I never painted another tree trunk brown.

Sunday, February 14, 2016



ELOISE by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

13 X 15 Pastel on Sanded Paper
This was a commission.  Her husband bought this for her for Valentine's Day.
When painting my animal portraits I usually use pastels.  I have painted my daughter's dog in acrylic, using my vibrant colors

Sunday, February 7, 2016


COMING HOME by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Coming Home
11 x 11 Watercolor on Paper
This painting was done after taking a class with Frank Francese.  Was a lot of fun creating the sky.
I will be teaching an on-going Watercolor Class every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the Garden and Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas 1:00 to 4:30  Contact G&A if interested 806-767-3724

Sunday, January 31, 2016



SCOTLAND COTTAGES by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Scotland Cottages
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas
This painting was originally done in acrylic.  I decided I didn't like the way it looked, so I went back and painted oils over it.  Very pleased with it now.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

VILLAGE OF LOS OJOS by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Village of Los Ojos
11 x 22 Watercolor on Paper
This painting was done after visiting the small town of Los Ojos outside of Santa Fe.  I entered it in the 41st Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies held in Colorado this year.