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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunflower Ready to Fly Solo. Frame and Ship. Spring is in the Air.

Sunflower Solo. Yellow on Blue.

Sunflower Solo • Oil on linen • 12 x 9 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015
I have painted for two weeks on sunflower Solo, the background going from almost white to pure cobalt blue then settling on a soft sky mix of cobalt blue and titanium white. This is one of those paintings that may never be finished; however, I will need to stop. Soon. 


Today the muse was with me. I painted with two additional hues of green on the leaves. Yes, I think Sunflower Solo is about ready to try her wings. 

This might be my last sunflower of the season before I move on to other subjects. 

Frame and Ship.

A couple of weeks ago, I found a beautiful frame at Jerry's Artarama, a frame that would be so beautiful on this painting … if the molding was deep enough to hold the canvas.  It is not.  One day this week I will be headed back to Jerry's for another frame, hopefully a frame in the same style and color of the one I liked so much. The good news is I now have an extra frame that will be perfect for my pastel painting of Mother's Bluebird. 

Spring is in the Air.

Spring is bursting out all over while March winds blow. I so want to work in my flower garden, but winds have kept me mostly inside the house. I know better than to expose myself to too much airborne pollen. Allergies abound. Even poor Thor Boxer boy has a runny nose and red eyes. Maybe in another week or two, the winds will die. Then I will get started in the flower garden before spring is gone and summer is here. We will enjoy this springtime. I hope you will.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grayscale does it. Sunflower on the easel. Trust your instinct. Purchase art online.

SUNFLOWER SOLO
work in progress
oil painting on linen 12x9 inches
Grayscale does it! I convert a work-in-progress to digital grayscale to check values. The grayscale image shows me where I need to make adjustments.

Currently, I have a sunflower on the easel while a pet portrait dries enough for the next glaze of oil paint.

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
—Billy Wilder


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

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Still Life Painting of Turnips by Vernita Bridges Hoyt

Turnips and Greens Still Life Oil Painting

Turnip Greens conjure memories from my past on the farm. Mother always had a garden and made sure she had vegetables of all kinds available for us three children to eat. I credit my mother with teaching me to like fresh vegetables. Good memories! In my mind I can see Mom working in the garden.

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Detail of Turnips
16x20 inch oil on canvas
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
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Turnip Greens Straight from the Garden
16x20 inches
oil on canvas
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
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Turnip Greens
16x20 inch oil on canvas
artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt
various detail images


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Monday, March 9, 2015

Resolutions I Did Not Make

New Year Resolutions I Did Not Make … 


I did not make resolutions for 2015 because I tend to make the same ones year after year.

Art:

Keep a sketchbook journal.
Paint a quick portrait daily.
Revise and merge websites.
Replenish oil paints and brushes.
Clean and reorganize the studio.



Without planning, I have already marked one item off the non-list by going to Jerry's Artarama last Friday to buy a new tube of cobalt blue oil paint. I left the store one hour later with $290 of needed art supplies that included a good $145 red sable brush on sale for $70 and a nice mahogany frame for my "Sunflower in Red" painting.

I am prompted to buy art supplies more frequently before prices go any higher, though I do get good mileage out of brushes. This was my first brush purchase in years. Some of the brushes I paint with are 20-30-40 years old. Buy good ones, take care of them, and they do last.

I'm anxious to frame the sunflower. It's going to be pretty in the mahogany frame.

Today, as then….

Jesus asked, "Must I do miraculous signs and wonders before you people will believe in me?"
John 4:48

Today, as then.


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dalmatian Dog Art. Oil Painting of Spots. Texas Artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt.

A Dalmatian Dog named Memphis … 

Recently, I have been painting Dalmatian pet portraits. Oh boy! Have I had fun painting all those spots! Spots are much more than black and white.

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MEMPHIS
oil portrait of a Dalmatian/Boxer mix
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

Dalmatian Dogs have Unique Spot Patterns … 

Did you know that each Dalmatian has a unique spot pattern … like a finger print? There is no making up the spots. If you want the dog to be recognized, you have to get those spots in the right places along with the usual features in the face—the look in the eyes, the placement of the nose, the whiskers, the shape of the mouth, the size of the ears, etc. Yes, I am having fun painting the Dalmatian portraits.

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, 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™. 

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/

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.



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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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