About Me

Welcome to DaneArt! I’m Dana Richards. I live and paint watercolors in the countryside near Stevenson’s Bridge in Solano County, California.  Views of Mount Diablo, walnut orchards and farm scenes constantly inspire me.  The birds, insects and animals along nearby Putah Creek and in my backyard pond provide additional sources of inspiration. Over the past year, I have been experimenting with Plein Aire painting with a group of other enthusiasts.

My work has been shown locally at the Davis Art Center, the Pence Gallery and in other locations around Sacramento and Woodland.   If you are interested in purchasing any of my paintings, I can be reached at danemrichards@gmail.com.



4 Responses to About Me

  1. danemerry.org says:

    That would be great Al. People have to click on the word “comment” to leave a comment but that’s not really clear AND the word is so small!

  2. Al Shamble says:

    Hi Dottie,
    I really like your website, colors are vivid and it has a clean design and feel .
    I found how to comment on this page, if you like we can try to figure out how to show the comment option on your home page posts. Mine does it so there must be a way, hopefully I can remember how. Cheers ! Al

  3. danemerry.org says:

    Wow, Arena, thanks for taking the time to share your techniques. Now, I have a plan of attack. I appreciate your words of encouragement. I was having fun using the Aquaboard but “blotchiness” was driving me mad. I was wondering if I needed to soak the whole board and then let it completely dry?!I’m going to try both your approaches instead. Many thanks.

  4. Arena Shawn says:

    Hi! I saw your comment on Kara’s blog regarding Aquaboard — I have recently taken up the adventure of this surface, and after quite some struggle, now falling in love with it. I just want to say — if you feel frustrated when first trying it, don’t be discouraged, because almost everyone I know who tried it is discouraged at first! Perseverance is truly the key on this one… Since it behaves so different from paper! I’ve found out using very thin wash (very watery) glazes works very well on it, or you can put thick dark pigment on it and later lift out passages almost back to white. To get soft edges, you can put down pigments wet on dry, then use a small brush with lots of water to feather and push the edges around. It’s a lot of fun!

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