Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yorkie Dog Portrait

"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it." —Robert Motherwell.

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I have painted homeless dogs and I have painted upscale dogs. Last week I was commissioned to design two tote bags with a Yorkie on them—my first Yorkie ever.

My client wanted only totes—so the original painting is in my inventory. This small work is waiting for somebody somewhere who will be reminded of their Yorkie and give this painting a home.

  • Yorkie jr.  © Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2011
  • mixed dry media on Arches 140# cp paper
  • 10x8 inches
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... and then there were totes.

ART. My newest tote bag design ... "Yorkie jr" personalized for the granddaughters of my collector. She is giving them as back-to-school gifts and really liked the way the Yorkie sits on the name. I can very easily personalize the Yorkie design with a different name. You won't find these at Zazzle or Cafe Press or anywhere but here. Email me for more information on the totes—

When we look around us, we find art everywhere. Art is on labels of products, in our TV ads, on t-shirts and other clothing items, on all our greeting cards (which are a huge market), on the covers of books, on the pages of children's books, etc.—not to mention hanging on our walls and in our museums. Robert Motherwell was right when he said, "what a poor life without [art]."

Find yourself an artist to follow. There are many of us. I hope your artist will be me.

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