"Many years ago I chose transparent watercolor as my painting medium. It is always challenging. Watercolorists pretty much get only one shot - it either works or it doesn’t, but I enjoy the fact that there is always an element of risk.”
"Derelict Concrete" 2015
Transparent watercolor on paper, 30"x40" Private collection
"Rahn's Concrete: Virginville, Pennsylvania" 2012
Transparent watercolor on paper
Courtesy of the Artist
THE MAIDEN CREEK SERIES
These works were shown at ACA Galleries in NYC in 2013 and reviewed in ArtNews. The exhibition traveled to the Allentown Art Museum in 2013-2014. A few are reproduced below.
“I respond to my environment. Most of my subjects are gleaned from my surroundings; places I am familiar with and have formed some attachment to - presently, my home in rural Pennsylvania. I often return to the same subject multiple times; not for reasons of nostalgia, nor am I trying to glorify the American landscape. I think it is more like a dog marking its own territory."
"Between 2011 and 2013 I completed a project documenting sites along the 22 mile long Maiden Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River. I consider these to be watercolor drawings as opposed to paintings. They are all nearly monochromatic and in panoramic format executed on either 22”x30” or 30”x40” watercolor paper, although in some cases the images are only approximately 7 inches in height. They are titled only by their respective latitude and longitude coordinates.”
© 2020 by Matthew Daub.
Works may not be reproduced without permission.