Description 8 x 8 Watercolor and Gouache Matted and Framed 13x13. It took a few days of studying this underpainting but I finally saw the turtle at the bottom. I pulled out our photos from our trip to the Big Island in Hawaii many years ago taken with an underwater camera. It was my first snorkeling experience and we were fortunate that day with a storm coming that quite a few of the green sea turtles were swept close into shore at Kahaluu Beach Park. See you can save your photos and pull them out!
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.