Description Watercolor Sealed 12 x 12 x 1 5/8' American Easel Watermedia PanelThis was as complicated as the puzzle I just finished. Many layers were laid down to build the jellyfish as well as the surrounding water in order to get the glow to come through with the various colors used. This divine sea creature can be seen at the Vancouver BC Aquarium which is a must if you travel there. These are amazing when they race across through the water and this particular species is phosphorescent. They have both good and bad qualities for us to learn about when looking at the oceans.
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.