- 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.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
When I was a young child I was impressed by my grandfather's shoe box that he filled with his small watercolor paintings on paper folded as greeting cards. He painted a band on the left side to symbolize the gold or silver gilt on precious bound books. He had a printer make inserts with the greeting.
For about 15 years I have been making accordion watercolor books and storing them in shoe boxes. Sometimes they become greeting cards that I make for family and friends.
Below are a series I made on a cruise to South America. Most of these small painted books are painted outdoors.
Below is one I did this week when a grandmother came with three of her grandchildren.
We painted out on our patio.