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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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Posted by V. Bridges Hoyt, Fine Artist on Thursday, May 7, 2015


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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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. 


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

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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
Subscribe to my blog letter in the top sidebar at Texas Sauce Art Life, or contact me here. I do not share your email address.

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After the Storm, a Palette Knife Landscape Oil Painting 8 x 8 inches by Texas artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt.

As much as I fear violent weather, the storms energize me to paint. Painted with a palette knife late last night, this painting is oil on a cradled wood panel 8 x 8 inches. The thick paint will take about 10 days to dry thoroughly. 


AFTER THE STORM
palette knife oil painting on cradled wood panel 8x8 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015


250 USD, "After the Storm" is available for purchase at TXsauceStudio.etsy.com.
Or contact me directly to ask about terms.
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This day has been strange. 

A wrong number caller continued to call even after I tried to help him find the right number (unsuccessfully) and suggested he call Information. Then he called my number again, always looking for someone else with the last name of Hoyt. And again.

Recent storms seem to have thrown everything off kilter. 

A fax came in and was refaxed five or six times without completion. I finally had to turn off the fax machine and reboot it, but by then the sender had emailed the information. I don't know yet if the reboot fixed the fax.

I went to three different stores looking for a Clorox Bleach Gel Pen: Kroger, Target, and Walmart. Kroger had a Tide substitute that had no bleach in it. Target had one that I found online but when I got to the store they had none. Walmart had only five. I bought three. Why a bleach pen? It's for an art project secret until I know if the pen will do what I expect.
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'I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.'
–Vincent van Gogh


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 blog letter in the top sidebar at Texas Sauce Art Life, or contact me here. I do not share your email address.


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/

Monday, April 6, 2015

Busy Busy Busy. Sunflower Susan. Stained Red for Arizona.

SUNFLOWER SUSAN
oil on cradled birch panel 6x6 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

Busy, busy, busy seems to be the story of my life as always, but I wanted to take a few minutes to show you an image of the dry painting and my treatment of the exposed birch wood deep sides. I do believe birch wood panels are one of my favorite supports if not THE favorite. The cradled birch panels are a basic box and can be displayed upright on a shelf or table as well as hung on the wall as is … or framed. 

I stained the wood sides with a mix of alizarin crimson oil paint and turpenoid, brushed it on to the wood, and then I wiped it down with a rag. Now the sides relate to the red used in the Brown-Eyed Susan sunflowers.  I like the red as it appears almost to be a cherry wood, not to mention that it nicely accents the painting.

Soon this painting of Sunflower Susan will be on the way to its new home in Arizona. 

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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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Family Time. The Resurrection. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene, Disciples, and Thomas.

Family Time

I hope you all had a Happy Easter. I intended to send this post out on Sunday, but I was spending some time with family over the weekend. I don't get a lot of family time these days, so I take it when I can get it. 

A day later on Monday, I am sending these quotes out to you. They are still timely. 


The Resurrection

Early Sunday morning, while it was dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, "They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!"
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side. Then the other disciple also went in, and he saw and believed—for until then they hadn't realized that the Scriptures said he would rise from the dead. Then they went home.

John 20:1-10 NLT

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels sitting at the head and food of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. "Why are you crying?" the angels asked her. "
"Because they have taken away my Lord," she replied, "and I don't know where they have put him."
She glanced over her shoulder and saw someone standing behind her. It was Jesus, but she didn't recognize him. "Why are you crying?" Jesus asked her. "Who are you looking for?"
She thought he was the gardener, "Sir," she said, "if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him."
"Mary!" Jesus said.
She turned toward him and exclaimed, "Teacher!"
"Don't cling to me," Jesus said, "for I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and your Father, my God and your God."
Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, "I have seen the Lord!" Then she gave them his message.
John 20:11-18 NLT

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

That evening, on the first day of the week, the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! "Peace be with you," he said. As he spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed them his side. They were filled with joy when they saw their Lord! He spoke to them again and said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Then he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven. If you refuse to forgive them, they are unforgiven."
John 20:19-23 NLT


Jesus Appears to Thomas

One of the disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he replied, "I won't believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side."
Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly , as before, Jesus was standing among them. He said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don't be faithless any longer. Believe!"
"My Lord and my God!" Thomas exclaimed.
Then Jesus told him, "ou believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who haven't see me and believe anyway."

John 20:24-29

Purpose of the Book

Jesus' disciples saw him do may other miraculous signs besides the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life.

John 20:30-31

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sunflower Susan FREE Painting Giveaway

Sunflower Susan better known as Brown-Eyed or Black-Eyed Susan: 

[wet paint just off the easel] 
SUNFLOWER SUSAN
oil on cradled birch panel 6x6 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015
April 1, 2015:  Sunflower Susan is the painting awarded as the prize in a giveaway drawing on my Facebook page. The painting is also the last (for now) of a sunflower series painted through the winter of 2015. 

The winner of the Sunflower Susan FREE painting is D. Compagno, an Arizona resident, fan and follower of https://Facebook.com/VBridgesHoyt.artist

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 blog letter in the top sidebar at Texas Sauce Art Life, or contact me here. I do not share your email address.
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