A watercolor assemblage begins with an idea from my sketchbook based on inspiration from my travels, then I...


Step I

Work up a preliminary measured drawing on graph paper using the architectural design process;

South Beach, Miami
measured drawing
13 x 13 inches

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Step II
Construct a 3-D scale model which breaks up planes of the image to dramatize the perspective;

South Beach, Miami
scale model
13 x 13 inches

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Step III
Sketch out each part of the painting;


Step IV
Paint over the underdrawing; and, finally,

Step V
Mount the painting using a process similar to the construction of an architectural model.

South Beach, Miami
watercolor assemblage
39.5 x 39.5 inches

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The finished product is a vibrant watercolor painting resembling an architectural model. The resulting illusion of depth pulls you visually into the composition where the planes appear to shift and realign, giving you an enhanced form of perspective known as a parallax shift.


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My original work is on display for sale in my studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center; my limited edition Iris prints are for sale through this website.
 
 

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