Monday, April 1, 2013

Deborah Kyle Hintergardt—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for April 2013: “The Livin’ End!”

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, April 12 from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Deborah Kyle Hintergardt
My medium of choice is acrylic. Every so often I’ll try something new, but I always come back to acrylic. It’s like an old trusted friend. For me, painting is intuitive, not academic. Thinking too much always seems to get me into trouble. From subject matter, to color choices, to composition, it’s all about how I feel, what makes me happy, what emotions I want to project. In short, I paint whatever strikes my fancy, however it strikes my fancy. “The Livin’ End,” the title of my show, is a play on an idiom for something outrageous or extreme and my penchant for painting animal “ends” and other quirky subjects with my extreme use of color.
Deborah Kyle Hintergardt

Dahlia and Lemon Cukes © Deborah Kyle Hintergardt

Deborah Kyle Hintergardt’s exhibition “The Livin’ End!” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

www.artbyDKH.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

Susan Wood—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for April 2013: “Water & Colors”

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, April 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Susan Wood
I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Painting outside with the changing light, wind, tides, and temperature certainly has its challenges—and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is something invigorating about that challenge. The first thing I do after I decide what I want to paint, is to give up. I give up trying to make my painting look just like what I see—that’s not even possible—or at least desirable for me.

Windy Dunes © Susan Wood

I like to get as loose and spontaneous as I can, and I feel when I do that, I get my best paintings. I love the transparency of watercolor, the freshness and the beautiful colors. Watercolor forces me to “go with the flow” because it cannot be worked over and over as most other mediums can. White has to be left white, and once something is down, it’s likely to stay down! Corrections can be made to some extent, but there is always a danger of muddying up the whole thing... when that happens  I just have to start over with a new painting!

Susan Wood’s watercolor exhibition “Water & Colors” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

www.susanwoodart.com

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068