A Natural Affair
Call for Entries Accepted Artists
El Segundo, California USA
“Dreamscape” is inspired by fantastical beauty and colors reminiscent of memories and dreams. I invite you to walk towards the lovely sunrise into the unknown. My work utilizes unconventional tools. Not paints and canvas, but knife blades and Scratchboard. Scratchboard is a rigid white clayboard covered with a thin layer of black India ink.
I use an Xacto knife blade to scratch away the black ink one stroke at a time, revealing the white clayboard underneath. There is something miraculous about bringing to life brightness on a stark black background. Color is added after the etching process via watercolors or acrylics.
Because scratchboard is an unforgiving medium, I carefully plan and illustrate each piece in detail using pencil and paper before the actual Scratchboard piece is begun. The etching process itself often takes several months per piece to complete (approximately 1 hr/square inch).
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
If you are interested in art collecting and would like to purchase this beautiful art, give our art galleries a call. Our art gallery is a wonderful place for art collectors.
Our owner and curator is Los Angeles photographer Linnea Lenkus who has a passion for high quality art. She embraces Los Angeles art galleries.