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How I set up my paint palette

beverly gurganus from the studio my process setting up my paint palette

How I set up my paint palette

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I love getting a glimpse into another creative's process.  We all do things differently, and there is always something to learn from each other.  I thought I would share with you how I organize my paint palette. 

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Twirly Dress and Butterflies

beverly gurganus from the studio oil paintings Painting for a Purpose Twirly Dresses

Twirly Dress and Butterflies

My ultimate desire as an artist is that my art connects with its viewers, and that desire has motivated my current collection Children of the King: Twirly Dresses. I am a mother of three girls who are ages  25, 21, and 11, and I loved to see them so happy, innocent, and free to just be a little girl.  When they'd put on a pretty dress, they were instantly transformed into a twirling princess.  This collection brings that fantasy into reality as we are children of The King! (close up of painting) God lead me to a wonderful organization, The...

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30 paintings in 30 Days: Day 19-21, 24

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus Day 24 from the studio home decor oil paintings palette knife pink plant lovers tea cup wall art

30 paintings in 30 Days:  Day 19-21, 24

Wow, what a month so far!  Can you believe we are nearing the end of this challenge?  By participating in this challenge I have learned so much like... 1.  There is beauty in an imperfect painting.  I love the fine details in a painting, but I have found that I also love the freedom of painting without all those details. 2.  I have more time in my week to paint than I thought I did.  I just have to better prioritize my schedule 3.  The more you paint/create the more your creative juices begin to flow.  I have so many...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus Day 17 flowers from the studio home decor oil painting oil paintings palette knife plant lovers wall art wreaths

30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

Saturdays are pretty busy around my house.  It is the day we try to squeeze chores, errands, and family time, but I was able to get all of that done yesterday (except the family time).  My youngest child's birthday is today so I have some fun family time planned for later this evening so I was able to get into the studio early...Yay, no late night tonight!   Although my chores are complete, I still have birthday fun to prepare; therefore today's painting was sweet and simple.  Inspired by one of my fun DIY décor projects I thought I would...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 16

30 in 30 challenge beverly gurganus coffee cup Day 16 flowers from the studio home decor mug oil painting oil paintings palette knife plant lovers Rae Dunn tea cup wall art

30 Paintings  In 30 Days: Day 16

I'M OBSESSED WITH RAE DUNN, AND I KNOW  I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! If you haven't heard of Rae Dunn, you may not want to know because you will become just as obsessed as all us other crazed fans. (Haha).  What is Rae Dunn you might ask?  Rae Dunn is the artisan who creates these perfectly imperfect pottery that includes mugs, plates, bowls, trays, bake pans, planters, pitchers, etc... the list goes on.  She has created several different designs, but my obsession lies with her large letter designs.   Rae Dunn pottery can be found at places like TJ Maxx,...

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