Monday, July 29, 2013

Texas Impressionist Oil Painting, Watermelon with a Fork

oil on wood • 10x10 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2013 
For quite some time, a number of unfinished paintings have leaned against the walls of my studio. The watermelon still life above was one of them. I finished painting it last weekend, and the painting is still wet. 

I decided to group my oil paintings together on a new website.  Building a new website takes time, and I don't have much time to spare, so this website is going together one painting at a time. If I can keep up a daily pace, by the end of August there should be about 30 paintings on the site. I may not have 30 oil paintings in inventory, but I will supplement with images of some of my better paintings that have sold. When the time is right, I'll finish painting more of the work-in-progress waiting in the studio.

An artist peer once told me, "You paint impressionism with your own flair—a Texas flair—a Texas Impressionism."  View my Texas Impressionist Oil Paintings and watch the new website grow.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heavena time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. (NIV) (New International Version)   Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 

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