Description 15x11 Watercolor and gesso juice painting, triple matted Suggest 20x16 frameIn July of 2019 I decided to change this painting because I didn't like the bush by the door. In researching my original door I realized that it actually was from the Marais District in Paris where we have stayed on both trips to France. I'm much happier with this version. The scroll work on this door is evident throughout France.
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.