Description Watercolor painting. There are so many photos today that are not so beautiful in this country. I wanted to be able to portray something of the culture from several years ago before all the political changes. I imagined myself from my own experiences on river trips washing dishes in the river but never with such a beautiful sunset that was captured in the companion painting, River Reflecting Afghan Sunset. It would make the chore much easier.
Diana Nadal, Portland Member Since March 2014 Artist Statement I am a native Oregonian, mother of 3, grandmother of 3 and wife of 50 years who had found creative outlets as an interior designer and business owner before focusing my creative energy to being a full-time artist 13 years ago.
My inspiration comes from family travels, wine, reflections and shadows on water and other surfaces, scenes with people doing ordinary but interesting things and portraits. I can't resist painting an interesting face! I prefer to paint realistically but lately my emphasis has been on more expressionistic and abstract subjects.
I taught my first workshop on Exploring Liquid Watercolors Using webbing, textures and other techniques--"Making It Your Own," and am interested in teaching artists how to start their own critique groups.