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Drawing – Dash of Cinnamon

18″ x 24″
graphite and chalk on toned paper
August 17th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Playing with Scale

Because I exaggerate scale so much in my work, I spend a lot of time adjusting objects in order to make them look “real”.  There are a few problems with working on such a small area in real life in order to transform it into a large environment.  One is that I can’t always sit […]

August 13th, 2010|Blog, Little People|1 Comment

Dash of Cinnamon

30″ x 40″
oil on linen
I had been looking to do a follow up painting to the drawing of Sean in the sugar jar for a long time.  I came up with Dash of Cinnamon.  In this scene, Sean has escaped from the jar and […]

August 9th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Cliffhangers Drawing

I thought I should follow up the last post with the preliminary drawing. The warm toned paper helped with visualizing the colors of the final painting.
June 16th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Progression Shots – Cliffhangers

Here is another set of progression shots for my painting “Cliffhangers.”
June 15th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Progression Shots – Bones Will Crumble

I have become addicted to taking progress shots for my work. The ability to go back and see how I […]

May 26th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Bones Will Crumble

30″ x 30″
oil on linen
This is the new painting I was trying not to “lick.” When I first moved to Philadelphia, I was fascinated with radiators because I had never really seen them before. We don’t have them in Texas. Ours was in good condition but you could tell […]

April 28th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Scale Conversion Diagram

18″ x 24″
pen and watercolor
I thought it would be fun (and useful) to create a scale reference for myself to figure out how my tiny figures compare to other objects. I had in mind those dinosaur guides that always show up in natural history museums. It might […]

April 22nd, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Don’t Lick the Painting Ricky

I’ve started a new painting after a few months hiatus. It’s been tough to start new pieces lately because I seem to keep moving. It takes time to get settled in to a new studio and feel comfortable. This painting, I hope, will finally take me back to a place I reached back at the […]

April 2nd, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

New Painting: Cliffhangers

20″ x 16″
oil on linen
February 17th, 2010|Blog, Little People|0 Comments