- 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.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Siletz River Abstracts
Acrylic on linen presented me a challenge that lasted most of the day. At 7:00 AM I went for a boat ride and enjoyed the atmsophere of a partly misty morning. Back to my studio overlooking the river at 10:00 AM. Painted continuously until almost 3:00 PM. I found the acrylic drying and could not at first keep working on both backand forth as I did on smaller oils.