Adding the Decking to the Structure

This structure is based on a section of the former Grassypoint Bridge which linked Superior, WI with Duluth, MN. Its orientation and size relative to the 48″x48″ canvas is based on areal photos of bombed Cologne Germany at the end of WWII, specifically the ruined train station near the cathedral. Ultimately, destruction and the rebuilding process is the main concern of this project.

Texturising the decking boards for the top of the structure.
Getting there. I will not be covering the entire structure as it will be in a state of repair.

Creating the Vault

Currently working on the vault of the structure of the current painting. Very challenging, but after much experimentation I’ve settled on using 1/8″ thick MDF material over 1/2 a cardboard roll to recreate the tiled roof. The tiles in this case are cut to 3/8 inches square with a 12 degree bevel to ensure a somewhat tight fit. Once fitted, I’ll sand the tiles smooth and paint them to match the plaster sides.