Description Mixed Media: Watercolor and gesso juice 14x11 painting suggest framing 20 x 16. Our amazing 2nd trip to Bayonne to discover the Nadal ancestry's addresses during the 1800's was truly unbelievable to find the street and buildings basically unchanged. This door was what I think of typical French colors and I loved the shadows from the light post on the wall and the way the light reflected on the door.
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.