More tiny paintings I do to warm up my brain in the morning. The best thing about doing lots of these is the improvement I see in my instincts. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck halfway through a piece, and having solved many problems on a small scale (or at least eliminated many poor solutions)  I get out of jams more quickly and avoid mistakes more intuitively. People keep telling me to make bigger paintings out of them, I might. If a painting works on a small scale it will work larger.

One of them is a pig dangling from a balloon. This reveals another art lesson;  before beginning, never enter into email exchanges with a woman named Hester.