Description 16x20 Watercolor on AquaBord Framed 20x24 Using Dr. Ph. Martin Hydrus watercolors both as the underpainting using my spraying technique and additional webbing applied a 2nd time before deciding on the crows in the cornfield. Our neighborhood crows greet us on our walks and so I have been just waiting for the right painting subject to come along to honor them. This is season appropriate right now and was a lot of fun once I figured out where I was going with the underpainting.
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.