Description Watercolor on 140 lb. Arches Cold press Image: 14 X 11 Matted/Framed: 21 X 17We are so lucky to live in a city with beautiful gardens. We enjoy taking out of town friends to the Rose Garden in Washington Park. We all were photographing so many beautiful roses which were gleaming with the morning sun after a sprinkle the night before. My favorite rose, which I call the Gratitude Rose is just below the entrance steps. It captures the eye with the yellows, oranges, pinks and reds in the petalsjust like a watercolor.
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.