At McMenamins we started painting exposed pipes, treating them as opportunities for creativity. Hence, I gravitated to painting the 2” pipe elbow which formed the perfect shape for whimsical faces. I love the size, weight and shape of these miniature sculptures.
I have a habit of keeping a small drawing pad in which I draw imaginary concepts and/or places. I troll through the pictures, and when one grabs me, I develop it into a painting. The original drawing is enlarged and painted in color achieving a fullness only suggested by its humble origins and sometimes it really surprises me.