Each painting begins with a postage stamp glued down to the paper. Then I paint around it, extending the scene, with watercolor and gouache. As a result, the paintings are quite small – usually around 3 inches tall. Like a jigsaw puzzle, I begin with the edges and work from the outside in. Everything is done freehand with a brush; I do not use pens or pencils. I do not paint on the stamp itself. And I do not research the subject, so the extension is completely invented and should not be tested for accuracy.
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