Description Image: 20x13 Framed 26 x 20Part of my series using webbing and concentrated watercolor pigments as an underpainting. It is more difficult to achieve the same results when spraying on Yupo because the paint is easily adjusting with touch. I love how the paint reacts on the surface and when it is burnished it changes totally. I wanted to include some sailboats in my fishing nets and floats series. This one was a pleasant surprise.
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.