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About the Artist
There are so many everyday objects to choose from, so I'm always inspired. I start my process by doing much research on the topic I've chosen. That involves gathering objects or finding images of my subject. After gathering my objects, such as Lego mini-figures, I lay them all out and try different compositions of them. I take 10 to 100 photographs, changing the composition as I go. When I finally choose the composition that I like, I start sketching the objects with a pencil on my watercolor paper. When the sketch is complete, I start painting. I often start at the bottom of the paper, which I did when painting the Legos. This way my hand is not dragging over my sketch and rubbing it out. I use a very tiny brush unless I have a large background. My brush is not very wet, it's almost dry brush. I will paint an image, and then allow the paint to dry. Later, I will go back to that image and paint it again and maybe even a third time. This way it builds up the paint, making my images very bright and giving them a rich texture. My watercolor paintings look unlike any others I have ever seen. My process is very unusual, and my paintings are totally unique. Many people mistake them for other media. Each painting takes me between 3 and 4 weeks to complete.