Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Brandenburg Gate
Here is an example of a recent commission from pencils to near finished piece. This is a watercolor depicting the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The monument was commissioned by King Fredrick William of Prussia and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788-1791. It truly is an impressive structure and is regarded as one of Europe's most famous landmarks today. The Gate consists of twelve Doric columns and is based on the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

During my graduate studies I spent a great deal of time studying architecture. Much of my art is figurative however, in recent years, I've incorporated much more architectural elements into the work as well.

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