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Beverly Gurganus · 7M ago

Painting Live Models

Painting using live models scares me, or should I say intimidates me. When I was in art school I signed up for a summer portrait painting class where each class we would paint from a live mo...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Travel Sketchbook

I love sketch journals, but haven't consistently kept one.  Pinterest has so many examples of beautiful sketch journals from other artist, and I would say to myself that I will one day start...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Grandpa's Lap

"Grandpa's Lap"      20"x16" oil on canvas      Beverly GurganusEarly spring 2015 my mother suffered a massive stroke that left her with difficulties in speaking and in mobility (her left si...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Sophistication

"Sophistication"16"x20" Oil on CanvasBeverly GurganusLast summer I took my daughter to Hobbs Studio to have her senior portraits taken.  Jeannie,the photographer, did the traditional drapery...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Self portrait in oil

I "Measuring Me"20"x16" Oil on CanvasBeverly GurganusI have been painting for several years now, and I still have a hard time with putting my art "out there".  I'm very critical of my work e...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Portrait of Grandma

Last month I lost my last grandparent.  My father's parents passed away before I was born so I grew up with one set of grandparents.  They lived in a different state so we visited them most ...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Self portrait study 1

Self Portrait Study 18x10 Oil on Gallery Stretched CanvasBeverly GurganusI have found comfort in painting from photos... Lighting never changes, subject never moves, and I can work at my lei...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Her and Hen

"Her and Hen"11x14 Oil on Gallery Stretched CanvasBeverly Gurganus January 2015Out of the five people in our family, my youngest daughter (7 yrs old) has joined me in the love of raising bac...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Still life with eggs and teapot

16x20 Oil on Gallery Stretched CanvasBeverly GurganusI'm still thinking of a title for this piece.  Painting white is a challenge for me because my mind tries to talk to me the entire time m...
Beverly Gurganus · 8M ago

Chicken paintings

I have embarked on a new adventure of raising backyard hens.  I love collecting and eating fresh eggs from my own backyard as well as just sitting and watching the hens as they forge.  They ...