Monday, October 29, 2012

Founder, Dr. Hardison

As I mentioned in an earlier post {a year ago} our church had a fire that destroyed the sanctuary and damaged the rest of the building, and now we are down to the last few weeks of re-building.  There is excitement for returning to the home of Tidewater Baptist Temple.

That being said, I've made it my mission to replace the portraits of our past Pastors that were destroyed.  Time is catching up to me and I'm starting my second out of three.  Below is the first portrait.

Dr. Hardison was the founding Pastor of Tidewater Baptist Temple.  He now travels as an Evangelist while remaining a member.  He has been a faithful servant of God and he is greatly loved.

Dr. D.M. Hardison
Beverly Gurganus
Oil on Canvas  24"x30"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Engagement in Paris

Time has not been my friend lately, and it has been proven by how long it has been since my last post.  I am still here and working on paintings (even if I can't find time to post about them all).  Just to give you an idea of my day... 
   I start my day at 5:15 or 5:30 (depends on whether or not I hit the snooze button) with a work out.  I drop the kids off at school, p/u the baby I watch, and return to school by 12 noon to pick up my kindergartner.  Lunch, nap (for the kids that is), and back to school to pick up my 10th grader.  The rest of the afternoon is homework, dinner, the prep for bed.  If I'm lucky, I can fit some studio time in.  Oh, Thursdays I don't babysit so that is my painting day and my favorite day :)

Enough of that! 

Here is a commissioned painting I recently completed.

Beverly Gurganus
24x22 Oil on Canvas
I was approached by a gentleman (a friend) to paint a picture of the Eifle tower.  He was getting ready to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary and wanted to give it to his wife.  The Eifle Tower is a favorite of hers not only because it is beautiful but also, her husband proposed to her at the base of the tower.  I had never painted something like this before and was a bit nervous because I really wanted it to be special for them.  He gave me a photo and I got to work.  Whether the painting is technically successful could be debated, but the couple was very pleased, and that was my ultimate goal.