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Texas Sauce Art Life ... ramblings about art and life. Published since January 2005. Unless quoting another source, all images and content are copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt. All Rights Reserved. If quoting parts of this blog, please provide a back link to http://txsauce.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 19, 2015

Texas Rains, Tropical Storm Bill, Red River Video, Lucky Dalmatian Pet Portait, Contemporary Animal Artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt

The recent Texas rains have really challenged my studio schedule. Hopefully, now that "Bill" has blown to the north of us, I can get back into the studio.

Lucky Dalmatian • Detail Stage
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015
This is my current work in progress. I am so close to having finished this pet portrait.  I show you three stages of the pet portrait, the most recent image first. I am determined to complete this commissioned painting today. 


Lucky Dalmatian • Intermediate Shading
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

I saw photos and a video of the Red River swollen with the run off from Tropical Storm Bill up in North Texas at the Texas / Oklahoma border. I've tried to embed the Red River video at the bottom of this blog post. I hope you can see it.

Lucky Dalmatian • Underpainting
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

It seems coincidental that I began this pet portrait with a red underpainting, but in reality I began long before the rains fell. A red underpainting gives a glow that shines and peeks through the finished piece. Look closely at the top two images. You'll see the red shining through in places. The tongue, of course, has changed very little.

Back to the studio …

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P.S. About the Red River …

WATCH INCREDIBLE VIDEO from Chopper 11 as Red River flood waters threaten I-35 near TX/OK border. #CBS11WxREAD MORE: http://cbsloc.al/1SwjNBz
Posted by CBS DFW on Friday, June 19, 2015


As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Miniature Expressionist Landscape Painting, Texas Wildfire.




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Texas Wildfire.
Oil on paper, painted with a palette knife.
4x4 inches.
Paynes Gray, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna. 




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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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Expressionist Painting of Church in Trinity, Texas

TRINITY CHAPEL • oil on panel 11x14 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2011
USD 525. + shipping
In years past as I would drive home from Dad's farm, I watched the little wooden A.M.E. Methodist church at Trinity, Texas, go through decay and then an attempt at restoration. Through research, I found the little church listed on the Texas historic record. On one of my trips I stopped to shoot photos of the little church which, in turn, inspired this expressionist painting. This painting is AVAILABLE directly from me or online at http://TXsauceStudio.etsy.com/  Ask me about an easy payment plan. Click here then use the zoom in tool to view close up detail of this image. 


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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Texas Sauce Art Life … blog about art and life. Published since January 2005. Images and content © Vernita Bridges Hoyt. All Rights Reserved. If quoting parts of this blog, please provide a back link to http://txsauce.blogspot.com/

Water, Dogwood Art, and Family Connections

Whew! What a stressful ride was that — the month of May.
Water. Water. Everywhere.

Dogwood in Crockery • oil
Looking through images of past paintings, I came across these two pieces painted many years apart yet coincidentally so similar. Dogwood in Crockery and Dogwood in Red Pot. Both paintings have a strong family connection to my grandmother, my mother, and my aunt.  

Dogwood in Red Pot • oil

June brings thoughts of my mother and her love of all flowers. Her birthday would have been this month, and I am reminded of how quickly time passes. Several years before her death, she 'confessed' to me that as a teenager she had fibbed on her drivers license application to make herself one year older because she had been in such a hurry to drive. Lol ... As children we have such a small window into a parent's life. We tend to forget that parents had a life before we were born. 

The sun shines again this morning. Have a good one!


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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™. 

View my Texas Impressionist Oil Paintings
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Art Available at The Gallery at Crowley

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A small corner of my art studio. 

The Gallery at Crowley

I am happy to be invited to show at another out-of-state gallery, this one in Crowley, Louisiana. Paintings delivered to The Gallery at Crowley include two sunflower paintings and my painting of the Sacred Heart Cathedral.  If you're in Louisiana, please stop by to view the artworks at The Gallery. 


The Stagecoach Gallery at Platte

I also have paintings at The Stagecoach Gallery in Platte, S. Dakota. When you're traveling this summer, please make a point to visit The Stagecoach in Platte. 


Architectural History and Beautiful Art

Both galleries are located in the historic downtown districts of Crowley and Platte. The buildings are original and speak of architectural history themselves as well as being surrounded by more old town history. Both these charming small town art galleries are filled with beautiful pieces of artwork including paintings, ceramics, original jewelry pieces, and much much more. You will always find beautiful, original artworks created by the artists living in small towns. 


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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™. 

View my Texas Impressionist Oil Paintings
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Texas Sauce Art Life … blog about art and life. Published since January 2005. Images and content © Vernita Bridges Hoyt. All Rights Reserved. If quoting parts of this blog, please provide a back link to http://txsauce.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First Light in Landscape Art. Blogs vs Social Media.

First Light in the Landscape

Weather, weather, and more weather. That's Texas for you. We are coming out of several years of drought and have forgotten what a typical Texas springtime is about. I do believe our prayers for an end to the drought have been answered. God is good.


FIRST LIGHT • Oil on Cradled Wood Panel 8x8 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015
250. USD available at TXsauceStudio.etsy.com



Thoughts of Blogs and Social Media

There are times when I wish Facebook had not overtaken blogs. Blogs are more like writing a letter; however, with either format the world gets to read over my shoulder. Technology lures us into social media. Facebook can capture my attention for hours if I'm not careful to watch the time. I am at the stage of life now that I don't want to constantly watch the clock, but no matter how I try to live in my own time, there is always a schedule that lures me back to clock watching. My clock is now on the little bar at the top of my iPhone screen. Technology. I have only one clock hanging on the wall. That is in my art studio, and I find the ticking of a wall clock transports me into another era when time moved slower. As children we seemingly had all the time in the world, but as adults we create schedules for ourselves and want to move faster and finish more deadlines. Maybe the battery will run down, or maybe it's just that my battery is running down. 


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

When to order your Mother's Day Card

April 25 is the last day to order your Mother's Day card from TXsauceStudio.Etsy.com, and on Monday April 27 Mother's Day cards will be replaced with Father's Day cards. 

Designed on a Mac and printed on high quality glossy card stock, you will be pleased with greeting cards ordered from my Etsy shop TXsauceStudio. Click here for a shortcut to the greeting cards section

Order your Mother's Day card by April 25.


Today I shipped the "Sunflower Susan" painting, three Mother's Day cards and one Sunflower card.

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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™. 

View my Texas Impressionist Oil Paintings
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