Description Watercolor 11 x 35 on 300 lb Arches. Framed 16 x 40 St. Jean de Luz on the Atlantic coast of France is one of our favorite places to stay when visiting France. You get the quaint fishing Port, cultural and historical influence of the Basque, Spanish and French cultures with the historical significance of being chosen to host the royal wedding on June 9, 1660 of Louis XIV to Maria Theresa, the Infanta of Spain which lead to the Treaty of the Pyrenees. The quaint fishing port adds even more to the reason I love this place. I used this subject to paint 4 more abstract versions of the floats and nets.
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.