"Calla Lilies and Steers" Number nine of the Woodlot Mother's Well Cared for Steers Series, oil on canvas, 18" x24", for sale $300 plus shipping. Today the skies are partly cloudy and much easier for me to paint outside. To get the feeling I wanted from the white flowers, I painted mostly all around them today so the painting I worked on yesterday is much warmer and fun.
- Diane Widler Wenzel
- The idea for COLOR BRIDGES came from many sources. Portland State College 1962,Professor Frederick Heidel's first painting assignment was to make a grid and explore mixing colors to arrange on the grid to see how they would look. Moving these painted pieces of paper on different backgrounds bring back 4 years of studying painting with Heidel. Each arrangement I have made are like his assignments. They have a goal of basics while allowing the emotions freedom. Another source was Professor Mary MacIntire at Western Washington University who was a member of Fiber Design and I had the honor of photographing for a statement about her process. She used to move around pieces of colored paper to design her fiber works.