Description Mixed Media: Watercolor on AquaBord sealed 15 x 11 x 2 cradle and framed 16x12x2 To think that you start a painting by spraying pigments over spider webbing and see what designs you get. The colors and background spoke to me almost immediately. Thus the peacock was painted over the background. First in my series of peacocks
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.