Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Green Apples and Bread, Still Life Oil Painting


Green Apples and Bread
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt
oil painting on canvas, 20" H x 16" W
in a private collection


I painted this still life at the 2009 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. The still life was set up for about a dozen artists who were painting in different media. I was one of only two oil painters in the group. The others painted watercolor or pastels. It was really great to be painting plein air (outdoors) in an art festival setting, and the Woodlands Waterway is the perfect environment for it. People milled all around and stopped to ask questions as I painted. That interaction itself inspires an artist, or at least it does me. 


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Double Dog Dare, Border Collie and Boxer, Oil Painting

I did keep this painting for myself. So glad I did. 


I Double Dog Dare You
7"x5" oil on panel
unframed
Artist's Collection


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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Border Collie Soccer, oil painting


... and then there was the Dog, the rescued border collie who came to me at the age of 8 years. Border Collie Brooke shared my life for six years. She continually brought me that wet, slime and dirt covered soccer ball from the back flower bed and with her eyes said, "Let's Play Soccer." I finally realized, "Hey! This is a soccer ball. I can kick it. I don't have to touch it with my hands."  Brooke was even happier playing soccer the real way ... with feet. The ball would go rolling across the yard. She would run after and retrieve it, dropping it at my feet so I would kick it again. 

Border Collie Soccer is an oil painting on 5x7 inch panel. It was painted with brushes in my representational style. This painting began with a quick sketch (brush dipped in thinned paint) and continued with strokes of tone laid deliberately to build the image. These small daily oil paintings typically take 2 - 3 hours from start to finish. 

This painting sold quickly to another border collie owner. After Brooke crossed over the rainbow bridge, I wished I had kept the painting. I miss Border Collie Brooke. She was a sweet girl. Just look at the love in her eyes.

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