The Golden Scandal is currently featured in The Monmouth Museum's Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Traditional to Modern.
Duplicity cloaked in eroticism, a well-executed plan in high stakes operations. Alluring in her every movement, reptilian markings camouflage a prominent stiletto designed to directly penetrate.
- R. Derrick
Using a combination of self-directed photography, life observation and archived source materials, The Golden Scandal was intended to personify fashionable accessory beyond narrative still life. After a series of successful color studies were executed, the desired proportions were drawn freehand onto a final piece of hot pressed watercolor paper. Delicate graphite contours were refined to set the framework for a multi-layering technique of gouache, ink and aquarelle pencil.