Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sunflower Gold 14, Abstract Sunflower by V. Bridges Hoyt


Alcohol inks on ceramic tile 4x4 inches

I've been experimenting a little with alcohol inks which I learned about in Florida last August while attending a week of watercolor workshops with some painting friends.

The inks are quick to use and relaxing fun as they have a mind of their own even more than watercolors do. I never know what I'm going to get until I get it. The metallic paints, gold and silver, are even harder to control. You see a blob of gold in the center of the abstract sunflower, yet the gold doesn't photograph as gold. It's next to impossible to catch the metallic shine on camera.

The fun comes in watching the inks flow, tilting and blowing the ink to try and manipulate an image, knowing full well the inks will flow where they want to go. I'm thinking of coasters.


As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - Painting the sauce of Texas
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Historic First Christian Church by Vernita Bridges Hoyt

The Historic First Christian Church of Grapeland, Texas. 

The one and only signed artist's proof, framed and matted, will be auctioned to benefit the First Christian Church fundraiser during the homecoming festivities at the Grapeland Peanut Festival, Saturday, October 11, 2014. 


The First Christian Church of Grapeland, Texas
[Frame shown here is a sample only and may not accurately represent the final frame selected for the painting.]

This is a fine art giclee print on professional grade paper, printed by a professional print house. Print size is 9x12 inches, so the matted and framed painting will be larger. Very nice! Get your bids in at the Grapeland Peanut Festival to benefit the historic First Christian Church.

The First Christian Church was organized around 1872 in the Old Red House community, about three miles east of Grapeland.  The congregation moved to Grapeland in 1882 and in 1895 a house of worship was erected.  In 1915 the church building was moved to its present location, where some 75 years later the congregation disbanded, donating the church to the community.

The First Christian Church building, a state historical site, is now used as a community building, and is available for special occasions and community related events.

The First Christian Church Memorial, Inc. is a non-profit organization.  Funding for the maintenance of the building and grounds is acquired through gifts, donations, membership dues, memorials, and/or building rental.

If you wish to make a donation, write to:
First Christian Church Memorial, Inc.
P.O. Box 876
Grapeland, TX  75844

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V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Turnip Greens 16x20 Oil Painting by Vernita Bridges Hoyt

This painting is available, always prettier in real life, and unless it is purchased before Halloween, I will have it with me in Bullard, Texas, at the Genny Wood Art Show & Sale on the 1st of November. If you're close, come see all the art. There are many excellent artists participating in this event. If you're not close, come anyway. 'Tis the season.

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Detail of Turnips
16x20 inch oil on canvas
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
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Turnip Greens Straight from the Garden
16x20 inches
oil on canvas
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
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Turnip Greens
16x20 inch oil on canvas
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
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V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Galveston Seascape Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty

Still available is this seascape painted from reference photos I shot on my 2008 Galveston vacation before  Hurricane Ike made landfall on September 13 of the same year. This seascape painting is now available for purchase. Scroll down to read more about Hurricane Ike and The 1900 Storm that killed more than 6,000 people on Galveston Island.


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Galveston Seascape: Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty
oil on canvas panel 6 x 8 inches
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2008

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HURRICANE IKE
September 13, 2008: Hurricane Ike was the category 4 storm that convinced the population of Galveston that the city still was not hurricane proof 108 years after the Turn of the Century Storm, although a seawall had been built and many other warning systems were in place. Click here to view the permanent Galveston shoreline changes made by Hurricane Ike. Click here to view the damages to Houston as reported by Centerpoint Energy.

THE 1900 STORM
September 8, 1900: In the years before hurricanes were named, the Great Hurricane wiped out Galveston, Texas, and killed over 6,000 people. A few years back, I read Erik Larson's best seller book Isaac's Storm which is still available. I recommend you read this book if you haven't. The book is part historical documentation from the viewpoint of Isaac Cline the Galveston weatherman who tried to warn about the approaching storm and part historical fiction based on narratives told by survivors. I had always heard of the Turn of the Century Storm, but until I read Larson's book I never understood the depth of destruction to the Island and to the people living there. You will never view a hurricane in the same light after reading about The 1900 Storm. Click here to view more information about the Great Hurricane.

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Galveston Oh Galveston Oil Painting


Galveston Oh Galveston
Galveston Island Oil Painting, painting by Vernita Bridges Hoyt
About This Painting:
Painted from my reference photo of Galveston Island as viewed from the 61st Street Fishing Pier in the month before Hurricane Ike made landfall. 
Media: oil on canvas panel
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $125 USD
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Colors in the digital image may vary slightly from monitor to monitor. What I am seeing on my iMac closely matches what is on the original canvas. 


I paint from personal experience and prefer painting from my own photo references. Memories of that trip to Galveston come back in waves, and Glen Campbell's song Galveston runs through my mind.

Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin' I still see her dark eyes glowing' She was 21 when I left Galveston
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing While I watch the cannons flashing I clean my gun and dream of Galveston
I still see her standing by the water Standing there lookin' out to sea And is she waiting there for me? On the beach where we used to run
Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying Before I dry the tears she's crying Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun At Galveston, at Galveston

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Runaway Poodle


Runaway Poodle
Runaway Poodle, painting by Vernita Bridges Hoyt

About This Painting:

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This is a beautiful illustration of a homeless poodle on the railroad tracks.
Media: watercolor and ink on Arches
Size: 6 in X 4 in (15.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
How to Purchase:

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As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

People Walking in Watercolor

The Lonely Crowd
9x9 inches
Maimeri Blu watercolor paints on white Strathmore 140 lb. professional grade, cold press paper
Artist V. Bridges Hoyt


I painted this watercolor sketch of people (and a dog) while in Florida in a watercolor class. The class was conducted by Wyna Woodford, Montana. We painted a town street in one-point perspective. I will show you my street painting after I've completed it.

We could crop the image above to derive a vertical composition or horizontal composition as shown in the two images here and below.

The mat may not appear orthogonal to the edges, but you will get the idea. This is an old toss around mat I keep for trying out different compositions.








Cropping this painting creates a new mood and composition. Or show it all and frame as a square, as above.





As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - Painting the sauce of Texas
www.vbridgeshoyt.com

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