Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Runaway Poodle


Runaway Poodle
Runaway Poodle, painting by Vernita Bridges Hoyt

About This Painting:

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This is a beautiful illustration of a homeless poodle on the railroad tracks.
Media: watercolor and ink on Arches
Size: 6 in X 4 in (15.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
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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™. 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

People Walking in Watercolor

The Lonely Crowd
9x9 inches
Maimeri Blu watercolor paints on white Strathmore 140 lb. professional grade, cold press paper
Artist V. Bridges Hoyt


I painted this watercolor sketch of people (and a dog) while in Florida in a watercolor class. The class was conducted by Wyna Woodford, Montana. We painted a town street in one-point perspective. I will show you my street painting after I've completed it.

We could crop the image above to derive a vertical composition or horizontal composition as shown in the two images here and below.

The mat may not appear orthogonal to the edges, but you will get the idea. This is an old toss around mat I keep for trying out different compositions.








Cropping this painting creates a new mood and composition. Or show it all and frame as a square, as above.





As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - Painting the sauce of Texas
www.vbridgeshoyt.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Geranium Art Squared



Impression of Geraniums
11x11 inches square
watercolor on Arches 140# cp paper
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt

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After watching a Kay Smith demonstration on direct painting with watercolor, I ventured away from the given drawing to paint my impression of geraniums with the direct painting technique.

Direct painting involves painting with a pigment-loaded brush so that the first value laid on the paper is the final value. No layering occurs with the direct-painting method. Opaque paint is used freely since transparent washes are not the focus. Direct painting with watercolor is much like alla prima painting with oils. In other words, get in and get out quickly while painting from dark to light. Producing a painting quickly is the focus.

I want to paint another piece using the geranium drawing Kay provided in her workshop. Kay does a terrific direct painting demonstration which you will want to watch if you ever have the opportunity.


As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - Painting the sauce of Texas
www.vbridgeshoyt.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Breaking News

Today's painting effort, still in progress from a Stephie Butler workshop, is a watercolor portrait.


work in progress
15x11 inches
watercolor on Arches 140# cp paper
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt

This subject interested me for the opportunity to learn about painting wrinkles and beards and older people. Current events in the news also may have influenced my selection.



As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - I design. I draw. I paint.
www.vbridgeshoyt.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Getting Back to Portraits

This is what I painted today in a Stephie Butler workshop.


work in progress
watercolor on Arches 140# cp paper
15x11 inches
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt


The portrait is not quite finished but will be soon. Now I am inspired to paint more watercolor portraits.


As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - Painting the sauce of Texas
www.vbridgeshoyt.com

Little Art Cards make Good Gifts

Sometimes you want to give something hand made to a friend.


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That "something" can be as simple as a hand-painted watercolor on a baseball card sized piece of watercolor paper.


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The size of a baseball card and an ACEO painting is 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. ACEO stands for Art Card Editions and Originals. Art cards can be collected in the vinyl baseball card sleeves and placed in a binder.


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The art card originals I chose to paint for four of my painting friends are sunflower sketches.



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The four ACEO paintings above were inspired by my neighbor's giant sunflower plants. They were painted from memory in a simple style to create a small hand-made gift.

An alternate way to collect art cards is to search for ACEO on eBay.


As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 
V. Bridges Hoyt - Painting the sauce of Texas
www.vbridgeshoyt.com

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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