The smaller details are developed in the same manner, again
using layers of transparent watercolor. I work with two brushes
at all times, one to lay in the color, the other to control
the diffusion of color with water. As the piece nears completion,
the details are emphasized and the darkest pigments are laid
pieces are conceived with a three-dimensional aspect.
These paintings include cut-out pieces that are layered on top
of the original watercolor painting. Each of these cut-outs
is painted on the top and back surfaces as well as the edges.
I mat each painting using acid-free matboard. The dimensional
pieces require a shadowbox mat, foam core strips
are mounted on the edges of the inner mat to achieve the necessary
depth for the cut-outs and an outer mat covers these. The painting
is then framed in a natural maple frame. All of my work is produced
solely by myself, with no assistants or apprentices.
An Iroquois Creation Story