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Temecula Valley Art League member Si Osgrove presents at Fallbrook Art Association meeting

 

Last updated 10/5/2018 at 4:02am

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Si Osgrove, a member of Temecula Valley Art League, will present "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Composition" at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Fallbrook Art Association.

Temecula Valley Art League member Si Osgrove will present "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Composition," 9:30 a.m., at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Fallbrook Art Association. The slide show will display pictures of paintings and photographs to illustrate various aspects of composition such as balance, the rule of thirds and the rules of dominance. The program will be held at The Woman's Club, 238 West Mission Road, in Fallbrook.

For seven years, Osgrove taught photography at University of California Los Angeles Extension in Los Angeles. Each course included the topics of composition and lighting. During the day, Osgrove was the Los Angeles Zoo photographer.

"I've photographed every animal from anteater to zebra," he said.

He began painting when he was eight but only oil painted intermittently until he was 22. Then, as a graduate student in photography at Ohio University, he took some art classes and began oil painting regularly. It was a change of pace from his numerous photographic assignments.

"My need is to paint the world around me brighter and more vividly than I see it," Osgrove said. "That's the way I like it. It is my goal to paint the essence of a subject, not to reproduce it as a photograph would. My subjects are landscapes, trees, flowers and scenes of the Western United States."

In 2011, Osgrove started using acrylic paints and now prefers acrylics to oils. He said he likes the quick-drying characteristics of that medium.

"Acrylics allow artists to make rapid improvements to a painting," he said.

Osgrove has three paintings on display in the newly opened FAA gallery at 127 North Main Ave. in Fallbrook. Si Osgrove can be reached in Fallbrook at (631) 223-9806.

Submitted by Si Osgrove.

 

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