Description Mixed Media on 6x6x1.5 cradle sealed. Watercolors and Gesso juice were used to create this painting then sealed with archival varnish. Our frequent walks on the beach at Seaside this time was rescuing a little crab just washed up on the sand and the sea gulls were after it. I had been wanting to paint a crab and now I had this special little guy in enough detail to paint and he was safely put back in the surf to survive another day.
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.