Description Watercolor Image: 24x22 Framed 31 x 30. My latest series of Peacocks using webbing and concentrated watercolor pigments as an underpainting. The cascading train of feathers on this male peacock was difficult but worthwhile painting. Adding some iridescent watercolors made the eyes pop. My interest in Peacocks has peaked since seeing them fly across the sky into trees at night. They are very shy when you attempt to photograph them though. I thought I was seeing a dragon flying wish I could see this male with his long train flying maybe another painting. The eyes of the train are said to hold some magic
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.