Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Painting Van Gogh Sunflowers. Special Offer.

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After demonstrating how to paint sunflowers with acrylics in a style similar to Van Gogh, I brought the demo painting home and added some opaque oil paint to the sunflowers and vase. You will notice that my version of "Twelve Sunflowers" was inspired by Van Gogh's painting but did not duplicate exactly. My personality always creeps into each painting I do, and so will yours. This is as it should be because as an artist, we each want to develop a personal style. If you are being true to yourself, your style will always show a bit of your personality in each painting you do.

12 Sunflowers (after Van Gogh)
mixed media of oil over acrylic
20" H x 16" W, framed with a barnwood finish
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2016

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List price $375.00
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunflower Wash. Watercolor with Ink. Special Offer.

Sunflower Wash.
Watercolor with ink line.
Original art in double mat, ready for 8 x 10 inch frame.
Copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

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Life in Texas has been a little strange this year with first the April flood that caused heavy flooding from the roof down in the DaVinci Artists Gallery where I show my paintings in Tomball. That, of course, put a stop to showings until the gallery is restored to former glory. Aside from teaching a sunflower class to raise funds for replacement of electronics lost in the flood, I have found it next to impossible to paint in 2016.

In the meantime, I resorted to showing existing art in my Etsy shop (link at the bottom of this post), but I'm ready to show paintings on the blog again. I'm hoping to find my muse again through this blog and the sunflower art. Help me by supporting my art, and remember to find your sale coupon.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Scotty terrier dog with daisies painted in watercolor by Texas artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt

This commissioned painting of a Scotty dog was completed in ApriI; however, my lips were sealed until the painting had been presented to the final recipient in the State of Maine. The presentation was made on May 7 in time for Mother's Day. 

Scotty terrier 

Kathy and her gift

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Showers and First Light Oil Painting on Wood

The old adage "April showers" has certainly proved to be true this year and last year. Where February in past years seemed to be our wettest month, April has become the "month of floods" in southeast Texas.

First Light • oil on cradled wood panel • 8 x 8 x 1 inches 

In late February / first of March, I moved my art studio downstairs to a much smaller space where I do not have ample storage room for existing art inventory. Therefore, I am offering some paintings for sale at reduced prices. Click on the image or the caption to read a full description of "First Light" which was painted April 2015 after last year's storms. The light and texture are really nice in this painting. You just can't see the texture in a digital image. I wish you could. "First Light" has been reduced to half the original list price. This is a real steal for an oil painting of this quality. If you want it, grab it before I change my mind.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sunflowers, Miniature Watercolors, Texas Springtime

Sunflower Mini-Paintings in Watercolor
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Springtime in Texas is a physics sine wave. One day is up; the next is down. One day is 90°F; the next is 42°F. With springtime undulations come other wavy movements—the snake—found in grassy areas and flower beds filled with new growth vegetation. Last year's heavy rainfall and flooding brought snakes to higher ground, my back gardens being some of that higher ground, the most worrisome being the Coral Snake. We found two of them together. I am hoping there will be no such discoveries this spring or summer.

Change is constant in life ... and in art. Etsy is making changes to their site and will be offering (or converting) all shops to an actual website. Etsy will be charging an additional fee for the new format. I don't need another website and might be making some changes if they actually do incorporate the additional fee. I will keep you posted on developments.

Special Offer for TXsauce blog readers:  Visit my shop now and get 10% off your purchase(s). Be sure to enter coupon code TAKE10 at checkout. This offer is good through Saturday, April 16, 2015.

Have a wonderful day,

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bridges, Transitions, Changes, and a New Look to TXsauce Blog

Old Bridge over the Colorado River at LaGrange, Texas

Life is like the weather in Texas. Nothing ever stays the same for long. Every day is filled with new adventures, and as Bilbo Baggins said in The Hobbit, "Adventures are not all pony rides in May sunshine." —Vernita Bridges Hoyt

Transitions ... So I decided to change the blog layout. You will see more, but as life goes I had to make some choices. The header banner image had to go. The sidebar widgets were lost. The list of links are no more. If we decide we don't like the new "dynamic" layout, I will rebuild the old one.  I have added my website links to the signature line below to get you to my portfolio and available paintings. The Etsy shop is now a signature link instead of a mini-shop in the sidebar. The best thing about the new layout is that more past posts and images are visible. You also have the option of clicking on the top left menu button to change the layout to suit you. Try it on for size and see which view you like the best. I would love to hear from you.

UPDATE, July 12: Blog layout was changed back to traditional newsletter format. People say this format is cleaner and easier to read.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Red Cow Newborn Received Award

I was pleased to receive notice that my palette knife oil painting "Red Cow Newborn Under a Watchful Eye" was selected by Timothy C. Tyler for a juror merit award in the Artists of Texas Spring Exhibition Texas 2016.

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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