Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Robert Taylor—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for October 2013: “Origins of Light: The Central Concepts”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, October 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Robert Taylor
My earliest recollections of photography are of my grandfather taking me on photo shoots at the age of four. He let me shoot my own images while all along teaching me about cameras, light and composition.
In school, my studies were always centered around art and light, earning me degrees and certificates in B&W/Color Photography, Graphic Art/Design, Medical Imaging, Radiography and Landscape Design/Installation.

One of my earliest jobs was Forest-Land-Structure restoration along the coast and mountains. While there, I developed a great appreciation of nature and an everlasting love for nature/landscape photography.

Pinnacles © Robert Taylor

Some of my ongoing projects are landscape and nature photography of Tulare, Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, the 2011 Wildflower Season and Farm and Ranch images.

www.flickr.com/photos/slo_exposures

Robert Taylor’s exhibition “ Origins of Light: The Central Concepts” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Friday Life Group—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for October 2013: “Clothing Optional”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, October 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square
 
Every artist who is trained in the classical style begins with drawing the nude figure. This includes people you don*t think of such as de Kooning and Picasso. It also includes da Vinci who dissected corpses to understand anatomy, despite the threat of death if the Catholic Church caught him. It takes a great deal of practice and skill to be able to draw the human form convincingly. Without this skill and continual practice, paintings of the figure will not be believable. Many artists draw the figure throughout their lives.

Nude © Joan Sullivan
Determination ©
Katherine Jimison

 







At Ease © Jan French



Stretch © Ardella Swanberg









 © Len Boyle

The Friday Life Group began in 1981 in the studio of an artist in Morro Bay. Within few weeks the group moved to the Morro Bay Recreation Center and the group has been drawing every Friday at the Morro Bay Community Center since it was built. The artists who were there at the beginning include Susan Sears, Rosie and Barbara Rosenthal, Louise DeMore, Frederique Rostofsky Nancy Graham, John Barnard, Gordon Long and Jeff O’Dell. George Gibson, Stephen Rodinoff. Dorla Brebes, Mace Taylor, Walt Wedlock, Phyllis Dorn were also “charter members” but are no longer with us.

We are grateful for all the talented people who pose for our drawings. The sessions last for 3 hours. We begin with five 2 minute poses, three 5 minutes poses and one 10 minute pose. Most of the poses last for 20 minutes. None of them lasts for more than 30 minutes.

De Kooning said that classical training frees you for creating abstraction and non-objective art. All art is dependant on being able to draw well.

The Friday Life Drawing Group’s exhibition “Clothing Optional” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

The Friday Life Group’s exhibition “Clothing Optional” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

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