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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Art! Sunflower in Red Vase

New oil painting — Sunflower Red: 

SUNFLOWER RED • oil on panel 10x8 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015
I continue to paint brushstrokes of sunflower colors for the month of February. You can view the full image of Sunflower Red at vbhoyt.com and read more about the painting. You'll find the painting in my TEXAS Gallery.

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Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. —Paul Hawken 

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, February 6, 2015

Sunflower Garden Oil Painting





Sunflower Garden


Wanting to paint sunflowers to get me through the winter doldrums, I have been painting on this canvas in bits and pieces while taking care of other commitments. I called this one "Sunflower Garden" because I was inspired by the sunflowers that grew in my garden one summer not long ago.






SUNFLOWER GARDEN

oil painting on canvas wrapped panel 8x10 inches

copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

Our weather here in southeast Texas is semi-tropical. The weather is mostly warm and humid, but winter brings weather where one day is warm and the next is freezing. Temperatures are up and down, changing almost daily. Painting sunflowers in February reminds me of summertime.



Claim this sunflower painting as yours! The painting is available for purchase at http://vbhoyt.com where I show oil paintings.






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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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dog Days of Summer. How to Improvise.

"Dog Days of Summer"
Lab in Kiddy Pool
watercolor 10x8 inches
Dogs know how to improvise, how to make the best out of what they have. When a Lab can't find a large body of water to jump into, he will improvise and climb into the kiddy pool. That is a lesson we, as people, need to remember. When one thing doesn't work out, we need to improvise.

Some of us find it easy to fall into a rut and follow the same routine day after day, but January is the perfect time to improvise. Think outside of the box. Stir the pot. Find a different way to go about the day. Add a little spice to life. Pick up a new attitude. Smile. Laugh. Follow a different route. Shuffle your typical schedule. Take an artist's date. Look at the sky. Look at the ground. Listen to birds. Notice the moon. Enjoy the good in this day.

This painting, which I have titled Dog Days of Summer, was a commission painted before Christmas for a client who gave it as a gift to her daughter.

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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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Friday, January 2, 2015

Rottweiler Dogs in Texas Bluebonnets, watercolor art

This watercolor painting of Rottweiler dogs sitting in a field of bluebonnets was a commissioned painting to be used as a Christmas gift for the client's mother. I enjoyed painting this as it included so many of my favorite subjects, i.e. the dogs, the background landscape, and the field of Texas bluebonnet wildflowers.

Rotties in Texas Bluebonnets
watercolor 11x14 commissioned painting
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2014

There is a story with this painting. When I paint a commissioned piece for a client who plans to give the painting as a Christmas gift, I'm very careful to keep the painting under wraps until the gift has been given. However, I almost spilled the beans on this one. A couple or three nights before Christmas I had worked very late after a long day. I was tired, extremely tired, but decided to write my blog ahead of schedule. When I closed the compose window, I clicked "publish" instead of "save draft" and that was not a wise decision. The image went to G+, Daily Painters site, Facebook, and other places I never dreamed to find it. I searched and think I deleted all of them before the gift recipient saw the painting. Whew! Lesson learned: never, never post an image before I am ready for it to show up all over the internet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


To hear pronunciation of Rottweiler (and read a short description), click on the speaker icon at this dictionary link.



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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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

World Blog Hop with Vernita Bridges Hoyt, Texas Artist


Welcome to TXsauce Studio and my blog Texas Sauce Art Life where I ramble on about art and life as I paint the sauce of Texas.
MOOOORY CHRISTMAS!
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt

A big thank you to my friend Leada Wood who invited me to participate in my first World Blog Hop.

I met Leada online when I was asked to set up a blog site for the Caboose Watercolor Society ~ 2010. Leada is a wonderful artist and is versatile in the artworks she creates. The Christmas Angel below is one of my favorites. You can check out Leada's blog at www.leadawood.com/blog.

Glad Tidings © Leada Wood
World Blog Hop Questions / Answers

What am I working on?

December has been a full month for me. I have completed three watercolor commissions and have two more oil paintings to complete. All of my December painting subjects have been animals.



How does my work differ from others of its genre?

People tell me I capture the personality of a pet in his/her eyes. Many/most of my pet portraits generate a donation to an animal rescue organization to help homeless or ownerless dogs. 

Why do I create what I do?

I grew up on a farm in East Texas. Summertime in the country was time away from school friends, and when I grew bored my mother would tell me to go draw or color a picture. I began oil painting at the age of 9 years and painted my first commissioned portrait when I was about the age of 23. There were years when my focus was on family or other work, but I have always come back to painting. I feel like God gave me a talent that I must use. I feel most true to my calling when I am making art. 

If I can use this talent to build a better world by drawing attention to homeless abandoned pets, children with cancer, or some other worthwhile cause, I feel that I have given back a little of what God gave me.  Some of my favorite Texas charities are Lone Star Boxer Rescue, True Blue Animal Rescue, and Ronald McDonald House. 

I also love painting portraits of children and will be doing more of that genre in 2015. Keep a watch on my blog for this new direction to show itself. 

How does my creative process work?

I design. I draw. I paint.

Vernita Bridges Hoyt, Texas artist
"painting the sauce of Texas"

Over the years, I have learned to paint what I know and love. I love Texas' animals, wildflowers, people, and places. That is how I came to paint "the sauce of Texas."

Early mornings are my most creative time. I typically get to the studio as soon as the boxer dog has been fed and walked. I work in various mediums including oil paint, watercolors, soft pastels, pencil, charcoal, and sometimes mixed media. I love the challenge of freehand drawing. I love color. My process and technique are different with each medium, but my color palette stays close to the same with each medium. Colors are the continuity in my artworks. 


World Blog Hop: My Chosen Artist to continue The Hop

Bird Wharf © Jimmie Bartlett

It is my pleasure to introduce to you Jimmie Bartlett. Jimmie is a Texas artist met online through a common interest in art and blogging. Since 2009 I have watched Jimmie grow with his art. 

You will find out more about Jimmie by visiting the blog Jimmie's Art where you will view the works of a multi-talented artist. 

Jimmie will be making his World Blog Hop post on December 29.  I know you are going to enjoy Jimmie's blog.







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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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Friday, December 19, 2014

Painting of Rescued Brown Pelican on Galveston Bay

I have been busy painting commissions due before Christmas, and I'm still painting. I do promise to be better about blogging in the New Year 2015, which is fast approaching.



One recent painting was of a rescued brown pelican at Smith Point on Galveston Bay, Texas. The pelican had been tangled in a fishing line and was untangled and rescued from certain death by my client's husband and their son. Mrs. H (my client) commissioned the painting for Mr. H's birthday. Both were happy with the painting of the rescued brown pelican. When my clients are happy, I am happy!

We are all extra happy the brown pelican was rescued from the tangled fishing line.

Only six more days until Christmas 2014!

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. Questions? You can reach me through the Contact Form in the blog sidebar. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blue Dachshund Christmas

Blue Dachshund Christmas
watercolor 4x6 in.
available at TXsauceStudio.Etsy.com
I feel like Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole. I'm late. I'm late! I started out ahead. How did I get to be late? Two commissioned paintings completed, working on the third to be finished today (that's the plan), I will be left with two more to paint before December 31. How did it get to be December 18 so quickly? Only one week until Christmas 2014. Another year almost over. I must get back to painting now.

Have a Merry, Merry Christmas!

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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