Thursday, September 26, 2013

Still Life August 2013

Beverly Gurganus
12x4  Oil on Canvas

Some of my favorite still-lifes to paint are bottles.  I love all the shapes and reflective light found in the glass whether transparent or not.
In this piece I was trying to stay with a more muted color scheme (I usually use bolder color) and a cropped composition bringing the eye in through the cropped bottle.
 I still haven't master the perfect bottle where both sides of the bottle are perfectly symmetric, but I like the character that the imperfection brings to a painting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dr. Paul Hawkins

In my previous post, I shared with you a portrait that I painted of Dr. Hardison founder of Tidewater Baptist Temple (the church that burned down a year and half ago).  I have been in the process of replacing the portraits that were destroyed in the fire.  Below is the second portrait (completed in November 2012) of Dr. Paul Hawkins.


Displayed at Tidewater Baptist Church