“Cave Drawing Memories” watercolor/mixed media by Diana Nadal

15 x 11 double matted and framed 21 x 17 with UV museum glass

“Visiting one of the oldest caves in the Dordogne  had a lasting impression of that experience. This represents a door to the darkened entrance with so much mystery, greenish-blue dampness, and darkness, a confined atmosphere that serves to save the cave for future generations.”  DN

 

“Stone Town Street 1” watercolor on gesso by Diana Nadal

15 x 11 double matted with frame 21 x 17

“First in a series of paintings of the streets and doors found in 15th century “Old Town” section of Zanzibar. There is Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements seen in part of the city.”  DN

 

“St. Emilion Green Door” watercolor and gesso by Diana Nadal

14 x 10 framed and matted 23 x19

“This design on the window part of this French door in a villa in the picturesque Saint Emilion located in the vineyard countryside was very interesting and caught my eye. The green was difficult to achieve so many layers and colors were used to bring out its aged glory.” DN

 

  “Green Door St. Jean de Cole” watercolor and gouache by Diana Nadal

14.25 x 10.5 framed and matted 21 x 17

“Painted from memories of a visit to the Maison Blanche in the center of a French countryside. The buildings and cathedral were quite unique from other villages and several door paintings came from this visit.” DN

 

 

 

Diana’s art is in mixed media gesso, gouache, and watercolor to highlight varied transparent qualities.The center of Diana’s artwork comes from an emotional connection to nature. She finds painting in a series gives her a body of work using similar techniques.  Painting representational and abstract art, with an interior decorating background, and formal studies of color Diana Nadal creates themed works of art.

 

 

 

The Green Room

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Seaside, Oregon

Fittingly, the first Fairweather presentation of the year, a month-long exhibit, the GREEN ROOM, spotlights art by regional fellow gallerists.

In the entertainment business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for artists before, during, and after a performance or show when they are not engaged on stage. The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green.

Featuring:

Watercolors by Bill Baily, exhibiting artist from the Portland Art Museum

Fresco art by Agnes Field, founder and past president of the non-profit Astoria Visual Arts

Watermedia by Diana Nadal, fellow designer and frequently showing at Gusitina Gallery

Mixed media work by Jan Rimerman, curator for Lakewood Center Gallery and Rain Spark Gallery Director

Abstracts by Bill Shumway, founder of Pegasus Gallery and creator of the Vistas and Vineyards en plein art program

 

Other historical green room fun facts:

Richard Southern, in his studies of Medieval theatre in the round, states that in this period the performing area was referred to as the green. This central space, often grass-covered, was used by the actors, while the surrounding space and circular banks were occupied by the spectators. From this source then The Green has been a traditional actors’ term for the stage. The green room could thus be considered the transition room on the way to the green/stage. Technical staff at some theatres (such as the London Coliseum) still refer to the stage as the green.

 

Another explanation is that in the 18th-century theater makeup was a greenish-clay in color.  However, it took a long time to dry without cracking, so actors waited in the “green room” until it had fully cured.

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And, too,  GREEN ROOM will feature spring vignettes by D. Fairweather, gallerist/ allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers and GREEN ROOM  display images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, special events photographer.

 

 


 

 

 

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