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Work Samples

Tim in Stripes

Tim in Gouache
Gouache on paper, 2021

Urbino Potato

Urbino Potato!
I couldn't resist. Maybe Titian would laugh?

Tim asleep 9 x 12 Oil on Paper.JPG

Tim Asleep
Tim sits for me. He is my husband now! I got him off the internet last year. Anyway, he sits, and sometimes he falls asleep. That is his COVID beard.

Ferris Wheel

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36


About Barbara Epstein

Baltimore County

Barbara Epstein Gruber's picture Barbara Epstein Gruber's paintings and drawings are about light, color, air, touch and the experience of painting. They are painted directly from life, and they are about looking, about the particular vibration that occurs when one specific color is placed next to another. They speak to the abstract nature of vision, the way our eyes see in pieces of color and shape. Ms. Gruber studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her BFA in... more

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Brood X Covid Edition)

We didn't go much of anywhere this past year. It was COVID-and Brood X!!! Cicadas! Every day we awakened to a Rod Serling soundtrack and waited for the mother ship to arrive. But it was just cicadas. They were marvelous!  And they were everywhere.

Drawings and Digital Doodles

Drawings with ink wash, gouache, pastel charcoal-and ipad!

People, Portraits, Commissions

Portraits and commissions. Lots of my husband, who sits for me!



Several years ago my son and his family moved to Glasgow. They TOOK my granddaughter and left the cat. Which seemed, somehow, unfair. At any rate, it offered a new place to paint. It is greener there, the cities more compact, the museums plentiful (and mostly free) and the weather just godawful-at least in winter. In summer, it can be glorious. Just make sure you pack, well, everything. Taps ahff!

  • Garrowhill Park

    Garrowhill Park, Glasgow, UK
    Garrowhill Park, Glasgow, UK A short walk from my family in Glasgow. In Garrowhill Park EVERYONE has a dog.
  • Glasgow Street and Clouds

    Glasgow Clouds, Gouache on paper, 9 x 12 It rains every day in Glasgow in summer. And every day the clouds do this.
  • Scotland Yard

    My son and daughter-in- law moved to Scotland a while back. They TOOK MY GRANDDAUGHTER with them and left me the cat. The cat was lovely, but did not speak as well as the granddaughter (who is now fluent in Glaswegian), and she found a home with a loving student. (The cat, not the granddaughter. The granddaughter is still with her Mum and Dad.) Anyway, this is their yard. It is in Scotland. Scotland Yard. (I know. I KNOW...) Gouache on paper, 6 x 6
  • Halton Gardens.jpeg

    Gouache on paper, 8” x 8”
  • DeLaWar Pavilion 2, Bexhill-on-Sea

    DeLaWar Pavilion 2, Bexhill-on-Sea
    Gouache on Paper, 8 x 10
  • Yellow Umbrella

    Yellow Umbrella, Bexhill-on-Sea
    Gouache on Paper, 8 x 8
  • The MacNabb, after Raeburn

    The MacNabb, after Raeburn
    Ink wash, watercolor on paper
  • Kelvingrove.jpeg

    Kelvingrove portrait
    Acquarelle, pencil, ink on paper, 4 x 2

Road trips

Route 66, Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, California and Oregon

Town and Country, Land and Sea

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