Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pastel, Pen and Ink Paintings and Drawings!

Gallery at Marina Square has many amazing artists, including some fantastic Pen and Ink artists!

Drawing with pen and ink allows the artist to create strong areas of contrast. Most ink drawings are completed using black inks on white surfaces which leads to heavy contrast in value. Many artists choose to exploit this contrast.

Here's some examples of amazing pen and ink drawings, many with color added through the use of Pastels or Colored Pencil!

Don Doubledee

Linda Loebs

Virginia Mack

George Asdel

Mark Allen

Monday, July 4, 2016

Media Spotlight - Magnets & Mini Art!

Magnets & Mini-Art!!

Gallery at Marina Square is an esteemed local art gallery, but we are not just full of large art, we have small items too!

Often the perfect gift is not something large, it is something portable, unique and beautiful! Here in Morro Bay Gallery at Marina Square has a wide variety of great gifts. Here’s just a few:

Glass Figurative Magnet by Linda Hill

Photo Magnet by Alison Salome

Landscape Painting Magnet by Linda Loebs

Dichroic Glass Magnet by Linda Hill

Pen and Ink Magnet by Linda Loebs

Landscape Painting Magnets by Linda Loebs

Figurative Glass Magnet by Linda Hill

Small Painted Patterns Frame by Ardella Swanberg

Small Painted Patterns Frame by Ardella Swanberg

Mini Figurative Doll by Ardella Swanberg

Elaborate & Beautiful Wooden Box by Craig Harrill

Elaborate & Beautiful Wooden Box by Craig Harrill

Sleepy Cat Framed Drawing by Don Doubledee 
Small Watercolor Giclee's by Sarah DeLong

Mini-Oil Painting by Jeff Odell

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Media Spotlight - Gallery at Marina Square's Glass Artists - Linda Richardson, Dianne Miller, Linda Hill, & Rod Baker.


Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson is a Stained Glass Artist who lives in Morro Bay.

She creates a very wide variety of stained glass work of all sizes! From small Owls...

To large show pieces of our very own Morro Rock!

But her skill is not limited to local California sights. 

Her masterful skill is manifest in a wide variety of amazing stained glass pieces! But she is just one of our amazing Glass artists!


Dianne Miller

We are a Gallery of esteemed artists of the Central Coast, so it should not be a surprise that Glass Artist Dianne Miller also lives in Morro Bay.

Dianne creates a tremendous variety of ornaments, bottles and sculptures! From friendly, to useful to whimsical and hilarious!

From Perfume Bottles, to salt & pepper shakers

Even Morro Bay's own famous white dogs are represented in Ornament form!

Dianne has far to many amazing pieces to list, you have to come down and see the rest!


Linda Hill

Jeweler and Glass Fuser Linda Hill loves working in the sparkly-wonderfulness that is Dichroic Glass! 

Dichroic glass is a glass which displays two different colors by undergoing a color change in certain lighting conditions.

With Dichro, Linda can leverage the glass' ability to both reflect and transmit different wavelengths of light, creating multiple textures and flashes of colorful light reflecting all around!

Linda may live in Los Osos, but her pieces can be both abstract while being very literal as well. Here is a piece that is a freshly caught fish, hanging on it's hook - a perfect reflection of Morro Bay's nautical roots!


Rod Baker

Rod Baker also lives in Los Osos and also works with Dichroic Glass - but his work reflects a completely different style - more sculptural than ornamental - but reflect a tremendous skill. 

Infinity itself can be reflected back into you when gazing into his paperweights.

His Floats can lift any space, gardens, holiday decorations, back yards and offices.

Rod really put's his heart into his work!

Art isn't all work, it is utility as well. But, you should come down and see the rest of his displays - and the rest of our Artists work too!


See you soon, and thank you for visiting us here on our Gallery at Marina Square Blog!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Media Spotlight - Oil Painters in Gallery at Marina Square - Patricia Newton & Jeff Odell

Gallery at Marina Square features many great Oil Painters in addition to our retinue of amazing artists!

The first of our Media Spotlight focuses for today is Patricia Newton!

Pat has been a painter for her entire life! Her skill and mastery of the Oil Painter's brush is easily seen in her astounding work. 

Pat has lived and worked on the Central Coast for over 30 years, she creates whenever she has a free moment!  She hopes and dreams that each work of art that she produces,  goes to a happy and loving home! Every time she creates a painting, she feels like a tiny bit of her soul lives with each artwork!

In Pat's own words: "I have always been intrigued by the essence of light, the luminosity of color, the expression of a face, a warm gentle breeze, the smell of citrus or salty air. My style is representational, utilizing a glazing technique of many thin layers to create a translucent effect that provides depth and emanates light from my paintings."

Gallery at Marina Square has a tremendous number of talented and amazing Oil Painters!

Jeff Odell is an exceptionally talented local painter. A major influence for Jeff was his experience in the painting studio of nationally recognized painter and Professor Emeritus Wilbur Niewald, who taught that the only way to get at the visual truth of color is to work directly from nature.

Jeff Odell has pursued the “truth of color” for more than 30 years on the Central California Coast, painting rural/urban landscapes, seascapes, portraits and figures, interior studies, and “anything that will sit long enough to serve as a subject.” 

Jeff is an amazing person, and an amazing artist. His paintings can create a sense of the sublime in almost any space. You live in a beautiful place, decorate it with some of his beautiful art!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Media Spotlight—Photography, Alice Cahill, Beth Sargent, Alison Salome, Carlo Christian, Jillian Parks & Chuck Pruitt for Fall 2015

Alice Cahill

Alice Cahill is an award winning nature photographer. Her inspiration is the Earth – she is fascinated by it, and she believes in nature as a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life.

Alice’s photographs have been published in many nature and photo magazines, including Outdoor California, Photographers Forum, Outdoor and Nature, and Oprah’s O Magazine.

Alice is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Beth Sargent

Beth has a love for nature’s beauty and mystery. The vision that she sees when she looks through the lens of her camera is a world of wonder. She shares that wonder of nature with everyone through her photography.

Beth says that the Central Coast of California has beauty like no other. It is rich with wildlife and beautiful views. Though Beth’s photography takes her to many wonderful places, the Central Coast of California is her home and she feels blessed to live here.

Beth’s interest in photography started in the 1970’s while in college. In time, her interest grew into a passion that really shines through her award winning photography of today.

Her work is shown worldwide. Her passion is photographing nature for all to enjoy.

Alison Salome

Oh, to walk where the ocean kisses the land!! To have my feet in the sand while the surf surges over them and swirls around my ankles - this is pure bliss. If only I could capture this feeling and share it with you!

I have always felt that I belong on the California Coast, where I can hear the ocean and taste the salt in the air. My images bring to life the sand, the sea, the playful otters, the majestic pelicans, or a dramatic sunset over the ocean.

Most of my photographs are from the area between Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo, although occasional road trips to the North provide images from the Mendocino area.

Thank you for viewing my photographs. I hope that they bring you the feeling of having your feet in the sand.

Carlo Christian

From a young age, I have been in love with the craft and art of photography. I was fortunate to work as a commercial printer in two prestigious photo labs, as well as, an assistant photographer in a high-end fashion studio. Today I work as a chemist and own a small studio and photography business.

My interest in history, both natural and human, informs my choice of photographic subjects. My favorite mentor taught me when outdoors nature tells us about relationships, the cycles of life and matter, organic and inorganic: “just look around and listen.” This lesson still inspires my photographic vision.

I love revisiting deserted buildings, farms, ranches and junk yards over time as they return to nature—the sacred circle. These abandoned places whisper stories of our ancestor’s dreams and lives when we take the time to look and listen. My ambition is to share those impressions. 

Jillian Parks

Jillian combines her background in animal care with her love of photography, creating joyful, timeless portraits of animals and their people. Jillian believes that having one special image of your beloved pet is a way to honor their love, loyalty and friendship.

When she’s not lying on her tummy taking dog photos, Jillian likes to go to the beach with her dogs, dance with her kids, and laugh a lot. She volunteers her time for various animal welfare groups including Woods Humane Society, SLO Animal Services, Second Chance at Love and more. She believes that every animal deserves a safe, loving home. Until there are none, adopt one!

Jillian lives in Morro Bay with her husband, two children, three dogs, and a persnickety cat.

Charles Pruitt

Charles Pruitt began taking photographs over 40 years ago when he was given an old 35mm camera by a family friend. 

While living in Hawaii, Chuck was mentored by Boone Morrison, founder of the Volcano Art Institute in Volcano National Park. This association led to meeting and learning from Brett Weston, Minor White, and Paul Caponigro. During this time Chuck began working in large and medium film formats, abstract photography using color infrared film and long exposures; often taking a 4x5 Crown Graphic on backpacking trips.

Chuck studied photography after returning to California. While in college he combined Chemistry and Photo classes to recreate historic techniques of wet plate negatives, cyanotypes, platinum and albumin printing methods. Chuck received state and national recognition for his experimental prints.Chuck took up digital photography in 2004, but still uses his 50+ year old Hassleblad.