Description Watercolors 8 x 8 x1 5/8' American Watermedia Easel sealed(Amphioctopus marginatus) uses coconuts shells for hiding in tropical Pacific Ocean.This Veined octopus carries the coconut shell with them and turns the shell over for its portable hideout. 'First, though, they flushed the mud from them. A clean house is a happy house, after all.' I had to paint this even though it was more difficult to see the octopus in its hiding place.
Diana Nadal, Portland Member Since March 2014 Artist Statement I am a native Oregonian, mother of 3, grandmother of 3 and wife of 55 years who had found creative outlets as an interior designer and business owner before focusing my creative energy to being a full-time artist 18 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.