Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Galveston Seascape Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty

Still available is this seascape painted from reference photos I shot on my 2008 Galveston vacation before  Hurricane Ike made landfall on September 13 of the same year. This seascape painting is now available for purchase. Scroll down to read more about Hurricane Ike and The 1900 Storm that killed more than 6,000 people on Galveston Island.


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Galveston Seascape: Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty
oil on canvas panel 6 x 8 inches
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2008

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HURRICANE IKE
September 13, 2008: Hurricane Ike was the category 4 storm that convinced the population of Galveston that the city still was not hurricane proof 108 years after the Turn of the Century Storm, although a seawall had been built and many other warning systems were in place. Click here to view the permanent Galveston shoreline changes made by Hurricane Ike. Click here to view the damages to Houston as reported by Centerpoint Energy.

THE 1900 STORM
September 8, 1900: In the years before hurricanes were named, the Great Hurricane wiped out Galveston, Texas, and killed over 6,000 people. A few years back, I read Erik Larson's best seller book Isaac's Storm which is still available. I recommend you read this book if you haven't. The book is part historical documentation from the viewpoint of Isaac Cline the Galveston weatherman who tried to warn about the approaching storm and part historical fiction based on narratives told by survivors. I had always heard of the Turn of the Century Storm, but until I read Larson's book I never understood the depth of destruction to the Island and to the people living there. You will never view a hurricane in the same light after reading about The 1900 Storm. Click here to view more information about the Great Hurricane.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Galveston Oh Galveston Oil Painting


Galveston Oh Galveston
Galveston Island Oil Painting, painting by Vernita Bridges Hoyt
About This Painting:
Painted from my reference photo of Galveston Island as viewed from the 61st Street Fishing Pier in the month before Hurricane Ike made landfall. 
Media: oil on canvas panel
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $125 USD
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Colors in the digital image may vary slightly from monitor to monitor. What I am seeing on my iMac closely matches what is on the original canvas. 


I paint from personal experience and prefer painting from my own photo references. Memories of that trip to Galveston come back in waves, and Glen Campbell's song Galveston runs through my mind.

Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin' I still see her dark eyes glowing' She was 21 when I left Galveston
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing While I watch the cannons flashing I clean my gun and dream of Galveston
I still see her standing by the water Standing there lookin' out to sea And is she waiting there for me? On the beach where we used to run
Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying Before I dry the tears she's crying Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun At Galveston, at Galveston

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, 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)
How to Purchase:

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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
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Geranium Art Squared



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

SOLD
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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. 
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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

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