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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/

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™. 

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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 Daily Painters Art Gallery.
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
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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/

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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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
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Good Friday. Jesus Sentenced to Death. The Crucifixion. The Death of Jesus. The Burial of Jesus.

Good Friday

When I was small, Mom always told me that without fail we would have a cloudy day on Good Friday.  Seemingly, we did.  Today is a cloudy day on this Good Friday in southeast Texas. 

Jesus Sentenced to Death

Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and they put a royal purple robe on him. "Hail! King of the Jews!" they mocked, and they hit him with their fists. 
Pilate went outside again and said to the people, "I am going to bring him out to you now, but understand clearly that I find him not guilty." Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, "Here is the man!" 
When they saw him, the leading priests and Temple guards began shouting, "Crucify! Crucify!" 
"You crucify him," Pilate said. "I find him not guilty." 
The Jewish leaders replied, "By our laws he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God." 
When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever. He took Jesus back into the headquarters again and asked him, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave no answer. "You won't talk to me?" Pilate demanded. "Don't you realize that I have the power to release you or to crucify you?" 
Then Jesus said, "You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above. So the one who brought me to you has the greater sin." 
Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders told him, "If you release this man, you are not a friend of Caesar. Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar." 
When they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). It was now about noon of the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people, "Here is your king!" 
"Away with him" they yelled. "Away with him—crucify him!" 
"What? Crucify your king?" Pilate asked. 
"We have no king but Caesar," the leading priests shouted back. 
Then Pilate gave Jesus to them to be crucified.
John 19:1-16 NLT, Touchpoint Bible. Guideposts.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus and led him away. Carrying the cross by himself, Jesus went to the place called Skull Hill (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they crucified him. There were two others crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. And Pilate posted a sign over him that read, 'Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.' The place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and the sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it.  
Then the leading priests said to Pilate, "Change it from 'The King of the Jews' to 'He said, I am King of the Jews.'"
Pilate replied, "What I have written, I have written. It stays exactly as it is." 
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they divided his clothes among the four of them. They also took his robe, but it was seamless, woven in one piece from the top. So they said, "Let's not tear it but throw dice to see who gets it." This fulfilled the Scripture that says, "They divided my clothes among themselves and threw dice for my robe." So that is what they did. 
Standing near the cross were Jesus' mother, and his mother's sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Woman, he is your son." And he said to this disciple, "She is your mother." And from then on this disciple took her into his home.
John 19:16-27 NLT, Touchpoint Bible. Guideposts.

The Death of Jesus

Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty." A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 
The Jewish leaders didn't want the victims hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath at that, because it was the Passover), so they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was dead already, so they didn't break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and blood and water flowed out. This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account; it is presented so that you also can believe. These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, "Not one of his bones will be broken," and "They will look on him whom they pierced."
John 19:28-37 NLT, Touchpoint Bible. Guideposts.

The Burial of Jesus

Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take Jesus' body down. When Pilate gave him permission, he came and took the body away. 
Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night, also came, bringing about seventy-five pounds of embalming ointment made from myrrh and aloes. Together they wrapped Jesus' body in a long linen cloth with the spices, as is the Jewish custom of burial. The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before. And so, because it was the day of preparation before the Passover and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
John 19:38-42 NLT, Touchpoint Bible. Guideposts.





Old Flatbed Truck. Painting with Zain. Country Life.

Old Flatbed Truck: 

Old Flatbed Truck
oil painting 16 x 20 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2007
NFS

Painting with Zain: 

On one trip about 10 years ago, my young grandson Zain accompanied me to the farm. The young Zain told me he is not a country boy and reminded me that he was born in the city. Nevertheless, I insisted that Zain ride with me out to the back pasture where I knew there were some good painting subjects. One such subject was the old flatbed truck that had died and been parked there. The landscape had found a way up through the bed of the truck, and a tree grew. Zain was fascinated by the tree growing in the bed of the old truck. I parked the Jeep. Zain and I sat in the back of the Jeep and painted this picture of the tree growing through the old flatbed truck. I offered Zain the paint brush and he painted in the horizon line and some of the sky and foreground. I let him also place brushstrokes of paint on the tree and the truck. By the time we were done painting, it was obvious to me that Zain had a good time in the country that day.

Some paintings are too good to be sold.

The Country Life: 

I sometimes think about all this generation of city kids is missing by not knowing the country life, the slower life without video games, computers and other high tech equipment. The country life has its own type of immediate gratification. All one must do is open eyes and look out across the beautiful landscape, breathe the fresh air, and feel the sunshine. And in the above instance … PAINT!



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