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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dalmatian Pet Portraits in Oil Paint

Progress has been slow on the four dalmatian portraits. Inevitably, when art commissions are begun, jobs simultaneously arrive on the other business front, and I must schedule my 18 hour days tightly. I am appreciative. All work is good! 

The first two pet portraits of Daisy and Molly have been completed. I am working on the third one of Memphis now, leaving one more to paint after Memphis. 


Molly Dalmatian
oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2014
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Daisy - Molly - Memphis
oil on canvas
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I hope to be more diligent about blogging, and that means I will be at the easel more to have paintings to show you. 

Use wisely what you have been given and you will be given more.  MATTHEW 25:29

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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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Week 1: Live Model Figure Sketch of Woman Standing

This piece began with Sketch #1 of the 15 minute poses from the first live model figure drawing lab. When I stopped, all I had was a line drawing. 


original 30-minute Sketch #1 of Live Model,
mixed media of charcoal, Pigma Micron ink pen, Conte pastel pencil, watercolor pencil,
on Bristol Plate 2-ply paper, 12x9 inches
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At home, I more than doubled the time and shaded the charcoal drawing, added linework with a Pigma Micron 3 pen, a little color with watercolor pencils over charcoal shading. What we have here is a mixed media drawing. I like that I could save the loose, casual feel of the drawing.

This model was relaxed and easily changed from one pose to the next. 

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Use wisely what you have been given and you will be given more.  MATTHEW 25:29

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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