Sunday, September 1, 2013

Linda Loebs—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for September 2013: “The Color in Life”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Linda Loebs
Living in California I’ve become intrigued as an artist with the sea and rolling hills of this area. Now my art reflects the landscape of the area, but still retains my deep appreciation for the ever changing sky and the effect of sunlight on clouds that I acquired while growing up in the Northwest. Trying to capture the atmospheric wonder that I see is a large part of my art.

A Thunderous Spring
I’ve used many mediums, but I enjoy working with watercolor and acrylic paints the most. While some find watercolor a difficult medium to work in, I love watercolor’s versatility. It can be very controlled or very loose. When using watercolor I can choose to see what the paint will do, and I think it is this potential for the unplanned that makes it ideal for painting clouds.

Sometimes I combine watercolor with acrylic paint. I can achieve the loose feel of watercolor along with the dense vibrancy of acrylic paint. I love the brilliance of acrylic, as color is what drives most of my art. I don’t have a favorite color, but rather get excited by the interaction of colors. To me colors are like people. Life and art would be plain if we were all alike and there was only one color. It’s the mixing of different personalities like the mixing of different colors that gives interest and meaning to life and art.

Color is such a wonderful tool for creating mood; it can be quiet and subtle or loud and spectacularly intense as it blazes nature’s beauty at the viewer. As an artist I’m forever trying to capture the impact of nature on me, and I hope to share those feelings with others through my art.

Linda Loebs’ exhibition “The Color in Life” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Silk Painters International—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2013: “Sensational Silks II”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 13 from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Silk Painters International (SPIN) is a group that promotes silk painting as a fine art around the world. It has the responsibility of designating artists as Master Silk Painters after they submit an application, complete some rather rigid requirements, and pass a committee of their peers. It is a prestigious honor.

In January of 2011, Stephany Andrews, a local artist who was on the SPIN Board of Directors, met with a group of artists to see if there was sufficient interest in having a local chapter. The response has been overwhelming and we now have 35 members who meet monthly to share ideas, techniques, offer support, and promote our local silk artists. We are now the largest chapter in the world.

Our mission statement: “To promote silk painting as an art form. It is our purpose to encourage artists through the sharing of information and techniques.”

Landscape ©
Barbara Alloway
Sea Turtle © Beverly Johnson
Orange Flower ©
Eileen Stegeman 
Between Shore & Dunes © Jackie Bradley







Pink ©
Myrtle Stowitts

Dare to Bloom © Sandy Christey

CB on Silk © Stephany Andrews
Trumpet & Orchid I © Pamela Rivas
Windegoddess © Jill Targer
Necklaces © Susan Patton

The SPIN group exhibition “Sensational Silks II” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from the 1st through the 29th.

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