|"the Babysitter" 8 x 10, oil on board|
Last night, my art lover friends and I made it to another Laguna Beach Artwalk. It's so valuable to get out beyond your four walls and see what's out there in the art world. My favorite gallery was Sue Greenwood and judging by the turn out, a ton of other people thought so, too. Besides appreciating the art from a distance, I stand right up next to the pieces to see the workmanship and feel the texture.
I was impressed with Maurice Gray's work last night. He takes pieces of paper and collages the background first and then adds a sculptural piece as the focal point. The collage has a polyurethane finish, and it is so smooth that I thought it was a photo at first. I had to look at an angle to see the different layers.
This piece was made up of hundreds of little matches. All lit and burnt out right away. The ax and house projected from the piece. It was one of those double take pieces.
I always walk away from these outings inspired...anxious to create another piece of art. I heard somewhere that you should exposed yourself to really good art to train your eye for your own work. So get out there, grow in your art and create!
If you would like join us for Sneak Peek Friday, just visit Jennifer at "In the Studio" and give it a try.