The aging subway—with its miles of girders, tile work, gloomy corridors, crumbling masonry, stains and scars—emerges from layers of gloriously active watercolor in the work of Joan Iaconetti. View some of the progressive stages of her work, The Killer, below.
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Manipulating the Photo
Iaconetti used a program called PosteRazor to enlarge the image to 30×22, and transferred it to Arches 300-lb. rough watercolor paper. She then created several studies, both smaller and full size, moving or subtracting extraneous elements.
Painting in Progress
Final Watercolor Painting
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