Brett LaGue

Visual Art

A few old movies on TV and suddenly it’s like a groovy day in California. Surf’s up!

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blogpostSketching is more than just a way to pass the time for me. More of an addiction, really, though a pleasant one. Thoughts, feelings, impressions, moods and direct observations seems to find their way onto a surface eventually. Sometimes in form of watercolors. Sometimes oil pastels. Plein air painting also feels a bit like sketching to me. Then there is good old pencils and silverpoint.

As far as I can tell, it all looks like my work. I often hear otherwise. The movement is the same. My objective is always to capture not the details of the object itself, but its underlying energy. All of it reflecting a combination of the environment and my mood at the moment of interpretation.

Happy Cloud, 6x6" acrylic

Happy Cloud, 6×6″ acrylic

Still, it confuses people. Yet there is one more way my mind seems to wander. I’ve always wanted to make the world a happier place – so Pop! was born as my small contribution for that. It cheers me up anyway. I’m a particular fan of clouds truth be told.

My suggestion is to  pick what you like best and ignore the rest. Goodness knows I can’t.

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