Monday, December 22, 2014

World Blog Hop with Vernita Bridges Hoyt, Texas Artist

Welcome to TXsauce Studio and my blog Texas Sauce Art Life where I ramble on about art and life as I paint the sauce of Texas.
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt

A big thank you to my friend Leada Wood who invited me to participate in my first World Blog Hop.

I met Leada online when I was asked to set up a blog site for the Caboose Watercolor Society ~ 2010. Leada is a wonderful artist and is versatile in the artworks she creates. The Christmas Angel below is one of my favorites. You can check out Leada's blog at

Glad Tidings © Leada Wood
World Blog Hop Questions / Answers

What am I working on?

December has been a full month for me. I have completed three watercolor commissions and have two more oil paintings to complete. All of my December painting subjects have been animals.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

People tell me I capture the personality of a pet in his/her eyes. Many/most of my pet portraits generate a donation to an animal rescue organization to help homeless or ownerless dogs. 

Why do I create what I do?

I grew up on a farm in East Texas. Summertime in the country was time away from school friends, and when I grew bored my mother would tell me to go draw or color a picture. I began oil painting at the age of 9 years and painted my first commissioned portrait when I was about the age of 23. There were years when my focus was on family or other work, but I have always come back to painting. I feel like God gave me a talent that I must use. I feel most true to my calling when I am making art. 

If I can use this talent to build a better world by drawing attention to homeless abandoned pets, children with cancer, or some other worthwhile cause, I feel that I have given back a little of what God gave me.  Some of my favorite Texas charities are Lone Star Boxer Rescue, True Blue Animal Rescue, and Ronald McDonald House. 

I also love painting portraits of children and will be doing more of that genre in 2015. Keep a watch on my blog for this new direction to show itself. 

How does my creative process work?

I design. I draw. I paint.

Vernita Bridges Hoyt, Texas artist
"painting the sauce of Texas"

Over the years, I have learned to paint what I know and love. I love Texas' animals, wildflowers, people, and places. That is how I came to paint "the sauce of Texas."

Early mornings are my most creative time. I typically get to the studio as soon as the boxer dog has been fed and walked. I work in various mediums including oil paint, watercolors, soft pastels, pencil, charcoal, and sometimes mixed media. I love the challenge of freehand drawing. I love color. My process and technique are different with each medium, but my color palette stays close to the same with each medium. Colors are the continuity in my artworks. 

World Blog Hop: My Chosen Artist to continue The Hop

Bird Wharf © Jimmie Bartlett

It is my pleasure to introduce to you Jimmie Bartlett. Jimmie is a Texas artist met online through a common interest in art and blogging. Since 2009 I have watched Jimmie grow with his art. 

You will find out more about Jimmie by visiting the blog Jimmie's Art where you will view the works of a multi-talented artist. 

Jimmie will be making his World Blog Hop post on December 29.  I know you are going to enjoy Jimmie's blog.

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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