Description Watercolor sealed 8 x 8 x 1 5/8' American Watermedia Easel panel. This starfish seems to be dancing as it is freed from the pounding surf Yaquina at low tide at Yaquina Head in Oregon. I was so fascinated with all creatures in the sea after exhibiting at the Giustina Gallery on the OSU campus earlier this year about Elements of Marine Life. I have been researching the different species we have here in Oregon. This one is a little more red than the orange variety. There was mention of something killing a lot of the starfish -- I hope not!
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.