Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Southeast Texas mornings, clouds, wind, February, March, moonglo andsunrise

This is blogger on the go. Mornings in southeast Texas are springlike and Thor Boxer coaxed me outside to greet the sunrise. 
We have clouds overhead while we wait. 

The tall dead pine in my back neighbors yard is silhouetted against a faint leftover moonglo backdrop. 


As vermilion washes across the east sky, clouds reflect a pale pink. Whoosh, all is gone. Mother Nature will have nothing to do with a sunrise today. Winds are as breezy as early March. 

7:00 am marks the start of my work day. Have a good one, peeps! 



Saturday, January 16, 2016

DaVinci Artists Gallery, Tomball, Texas

Saturday I worked at the gallery. What a lovely setting! If you're stressed and in need of relaxing, this is the place to be. 


January featured artist is Brian Greb, master wood turner, and gallery director. Last Fall Brian could be found at the Texas Renaissance Festival. 


Now set up in the gallery as a space within a space, the tent houses Brian's fine art creations. 


With two weeks remaining in January, you have time for the opportunity to see the works of Brian Greb and other fine artists at the DaVinci Artists Gallery, 315 W. Main St., Tomball, Texas.

Come one, come all to the best little art house in Harris County! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Boxer Dog with Stick

ART

Boxer Pup with Stick   
"A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine." - John Grogan, Marley and Me

Click the above image to view details and additional images. When sold, this painting will generate a donation to Lone Star Boxer Rescue, Texas.

LIFE

Jumping into 2016 caught me unaware. I was expecting a happier start to the year but encountered sad news on several fronts. Two friends lost their husbands, one on January 4, one on January 5, and a third friend was checked into ER with a brain tumor and bleed. The new widows are in the raw grieving stage, and the friend with the brain bleed has her husband advocating for her best care. He has found a neurosurgeon who is familiar and has much success with challenges such as hers. My thoughts and prayers are with all three friends. "May God hold you in the palm of his hand."

The next news was a sudden change to my son's family. The house they were renting was sold out from under them forcing them to vacate by February 1. That time has since been extended to March 1. Needless to say, the news threw son and family into a frenzy since my 18 year old grandson is in his last semester of high school. The least possible way to disrupt grandson's school year was to offer the upstairs of my house to them for a few months, at least until school is out.  That decision brought on another huge challenge, that of moving my studio and business office downstairs into a room that had been used as storage, a much smaller space than I have been accustomed to. Thus we have been decluttering and tossing out and giving away many of my "keepsakes" and unnecessary art supplies. The business files can't be discarded, and I am looking at purchasing more file cabinets and downsizing the office desk footprint. We hope to finish my part of the move this weekend. Then in late February, the son's family will make their move into the great room and three bedrooms upstairs.

I didn't mention holiday time which kept me off the blog for much of December. So there you have it ... why I haven't been blogging for the past month.


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

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sam's Room, Texas Hero, Ladderback Chair and Desk, Sam Houston's Law Office, Artist V. Bridges Hoyt

I am pleased to announce that my painting "Sam's Room" has been selected for exhibition at the Barbara Bush Library on Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas. 


The painting shows the interior of Sam Houston's log cabin law office located to the side of the Texas Hero's dogtrot house in the Sam Houston Memorial Park at Huntsville TX.

ART AND LIFE

I am always fascinated by the memories a painting brings to me. This one of "Sam's Room" reminds me of a pleasant day in the park several years ago with my good friend Dot. Those were the days before Alzheimer's Disease caught up with her. As we toured the historic houses of Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas in 1836, I shot photos to use as reference for paintings to come. I painted "Sam's Room" soon after the day trip, but for some reason I have never gone back to paint any others … maybe because "Sam's Room" was enough to evoke the memories of a good friendship. Dot was old enough to be my mother, and she was perhaps the greatest supporter of my artworks. 


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, December 8, 2015

Piggy Bank, Colorful Pigtails Art Series, Pastel, December Painting Sale, Texas Artist Vernita Hoyt

Art Sale Continues!  

The Piggy Bank 


The Piggy Bank
pastel on Mi Tientes paper
Inquire about price & availability here

The pastel "Piggy Bank" is one of my "Pigtails" series from 2010.  I held on to this colorful, fun piece for a few years before releasing it. Now showing at the DaVinci Artists Gallery, 315 W. Main St., Tomball TX, this pastel work is also available to internet collectors.

Because the artwork is at the Gallery, an internet inquiry for price/availability can be made by contacting me directly here or through my Facebook fine art page by clicking on the "message" option at www.facebook.com/vbridgeshoyt.artist/.

Be sure to mention the title of the artwork. 

(see below image)

This piece is pastel on a special Mi Tientes pastel paper and includes a backer board, all packaged in a cellophane wrapping for safe keeping during shipping and handling. Pastel is a soft medium and is best displayed when matted and framed with picture glass over the artwork to protect against the elements. If you want help framing, contact me.


The Piggy Bank
Small Paintings. Small Prices.
See art image at top of blog for clearer detail. 

December Art Sale!

For December only, I am offering a SALE of 10% off all my paintings exhibited at the DaVinci Artists Gallery, Tomball, Texas, also available to internet buyers.

INTERNET BUYERS will get 10% off + free shipping for the month of December.

Be first!

Contact me with a Facebook message at this link or through the "contact form" in the blog sidebar.

Over the next few days, I will be showing additional pieces that are on exhibit at the Gallery.  You can order directly from me by sending a message through the "Contact Me" form in the blog sidebar.

Be first! 

Gain the opportunity of being a first viewer. Subscribe to Texas Sauce Art Life to receive the updates by email. See sidebar.

Contact me to purchase the drawing or painting of your choice!

Shipping is FREE during the month of December.

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

Subscribe to my Monthly Studio Notes in the top sidebar at Texas Sauce Art Life, or contact me here. Your email address is safe with me. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Geraniums Art, Watercolor Painting, Small Paintings Small Prices, Christmas Art Sale, Texas Artist V. Bridges Hoyt

"Geraniums" by Texas artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
Retail $25 - Gallery discount 10%
+ free shipping
and additional discount for internet shoppers.

Small Paintings!  Small Prices!  

Art Sale Continues … 



"Geraniums" in clay pots are some of my favorite flowers to paint.

This small painting is 8 inches tall x 5 inches wide and has been mounted inside a mat to fit a standard 10 x 8 inch frame.

"Geraniums" is a wash and line (watercolor and ink) in my popular illustration style art.

This painting is matted to fit a standard 8x10 inch frame in vertical orientation.

(see below image)

Just in time for Christmas, my "Geraniums" painting is ready and waiting for you! Pop it into a standard 8x10 inch frame, and you are set to go.

Matted "Geraniums" watercolor fits 8x10 frame

December Art Sale!

For December only, I am offering a SALE of 10% off all my paintings exhibited at The DaVinci Artists Gallery, Tomball, Texas, also available to internet buyers.

INTERNET BUYERS will get 10% off + free shipping for the month of December.

Ask me about an additional discount available for Internet shoppers.

Be first! Reserve your painting now.

Contact me with a Facebook message at this link or through the "contact form" in the blog sidebar.




Over the next few days, I will be showing additional pieces that are on exhibit at the Gallery.  You can order directly online from me by messaging me through the "Contact Me" form in the blog sidebar.

Be first! 

Gain the opportunity of being a first viewer. Subscribe to Texas Sauce Art Life to receive the updates by email. See sidebar.

Contact me to purchase the painting of your choice!

Shipping is FREE during the month of December.


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

Subscribe to my Monthly Studio Notes in the top sidebar at Texas Sauce Art Life, or contact me here. Your email address is safe with me. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Small Paintings, Small Prices, Blue Dachshund Christmas, Watercolor Painting, December Art Sale, Texas Artist V. Bridges Hoyt

Just in time for Christmas, my watercolor painting of a longhaired, blue dachshund dog is ready and waiting for you! This small painting wants a home of its own.
"Blue Dachshund Christmas"
See this painting in real life at
The DaVinci Artists Gallery, Tomball, Texas
$25 / Take 10% off + FREE shipping

December Art Sale!

For December only, I am offering a SALE of 10% off all my paintings exhibited at The DaVinci Artists Gallery, Tomball, Texas, also available to internet buyers.

INTERNET BUYERS will get 10% off + free shipping for the month of December. Ask me about an additional coupon available for Internet buyers.

Be first! Reserve your painting now.

Contact me with a Facebook message at this link or through the "contact form" in the blog sidebar.





Small Paintings / Small Prices


Over the next few days, I will be showing additional pieces exhibiting at the Gallery this month.

Be first! 

Gain the opportunity of being a first viewer. Subscribe to Texas Sauce Art Life to receive the updates by email. See sidebar.

Contact me to purchase the painting of your choice!

Shipping is FREE during the month of December.

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

Subscribe to my Monthly Studio Notes in the top sidebar at Texas Sauce Art Life, or contact me here. Your email address is safe with me.