This series of watercolors are a study in how light can
manipulate the form and function of seemingly never changing
structural objects, in this case buildings. The views illustrated
here are of a hospital’s backside. It is the view that I see
everyday but that is constantly changing due to the amount of light
reflected off each structure. Time of day, weather conditions and
seasons all play a role in its perspective metamorphoses.
These urban landscapes are executed in watercolor and are fairly
small in scale. This practice allows me to explore, with a greater
sense of focus and restraint, the intimate relationship between the
arrangement of space, color and the division of the picture plane.
It challenges me not only to capture the moment but find the
harmony between color and shape at any given time while finding
aesthetic solutions unique to water color painting.
Daniel Da Silva