Description Watercolors including iridescent blue 8 x 8 x1 5/8' American Watermedia Easel sealed After being juried into the Marine Elements Show earlier this year at the Giustina Gallery I have been fascinated with all the sea life. I was watching a video on a fisherman in Coos Bay hauling in his catch of the day and was surprised when there were several 'purple' crabs which they considered a special catch. After researching the species I had to paint one. Some of them can also be more reddish.
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.