Paintings by Adam Lister
Adam Lister has received much press for his 8-bit watercolor paintings but I particularly like his take on classic art. It's a modern day ode to Cubism but also has aspects of early Nintendo games with their blocky graphics.
I start with a pencil drawing, blocking in a few of the bigger components of my composition. Then I look to build the initial sketch into a strictly angular and geometric description of the subject, using only vertical and horizontal lines. A circle becomes a square, a diagonal becomes a staircase, and the translation of the original idea is rearranged through an 8-Bit inspired visual language. I find that the transparent and subtle qualities of watercolor paint on heavyweight cold press paper present a nice contrast to the rigid structure of the each picture.You can see more of Adam's work at his website.