31 July 2014

workshop in Plains,TX Suzy Pal Powell

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This Friday and Saturday we had a great 2 day workshop. The first big workshop in my new building. I loved it! The students were from: Artesia New Mexico, Midland, Lubbock, and Plains. They all created something that they will enjoy for years!

We have set up another collage workshop for March 6,7 2015. Put on your calendar if you are interested. I only have room for 10-11 so I will need to know as soon as you can. It is $80 for both days.



Kathy, Rhonda Carol
Georgie, Mary George, Liz
Ruth Ann, Donna and Danielle


Also, September 12 -13,next month...
 I am teaching a Sketchbook class. We will do some basic simple sketches and learn about sketchbooks and different tools we can use.  Also we will talk about making our own.  I am excited to do this because sketchbooks happen to be one of my favorite things to do! You do not need any experience, so don't worry about that part. It takes a while to learn to draw and this is a beginning if you have ever been interested. I have filled several sketchbooks over the years, and they are such fun to go back through.
The cost is $80 for both days. You mainly need a good sketchbook. This is a great brand--visual journal. They have watercolor, mixed media and smooth. I love them all. I watercolor my sketches, so this paper works really good. they have small and large. I would recommend the small to start with.  I draw strictly with ink, and that would be my advice to you also.  You can pick up a fountain pen, or a good ball point, etc. If you are worried about that, bring some pencils. colored pencils, etc.
I will make a better list in a few days.This 2 day workshop is $80 also.

27 July 2014

McLendon Homestead

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McLendon Homestead 


 
McLendon Homestead, Post, Texas
"Sit-a-Spell" Chair for Post, Texas
 
I painted this chair for "Sit-a-Spell" for Post, Texas, sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association Second Annual Outdoor Exhibit.  Beginning August 5 through the last weekend in October, about 13-14 chairs, painted by different artists, will be out on display in Post, Texas.
 
 

26 July 2014

It's A Texas Thang by Leada Wood

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It's A Texas Thang © Leada Wood

Boots and cowboys are kind of a big deal in Texas and I do love to paint them both. This is a acrylic mixed media, on canvas and is 16 x 20, ready to hang. This painting is available.

24 July 2014

Atlanta Market Artist Signing

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I have some of my collages licensed and I got to come to Atlanta to sign copies of my VW collage. It was such fun. A great experience. Keri came with me, and we stayed over a few days. 
While here I found out that Coffee City USA was here at market too so we found them. I did some art for them several years ago and he had his coffee samples there too! It was exciting to have art work on two places in the Atlanta market!
We visited the botanical gardens and CNN today. 
We will head home in a couple of days. 








22 July 2014

Texas Landscape, Wildfire, Miniature Oil Painting

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From 15 November 2010 through 31 October 2011, Texas wildfires burned 3,959,040 acres of land and vegetation. During those 12 months Texas wildfires burned 2,862 homes and 2,700 other structures.  A whopping 47.3% of all acreage burned in the USA in 2011 was burned in Texas. (1)

Texas Landscape #1: Wildfire
oil on paper, 4x4 inches
Click on image to view detail and description.
Painted with a palette knife and oil paint, this daily painting is from my imagination and was inspired by the Texas drought and wildfires that burned in the summer of 2011. This original oil painting was created on Arches 140 lb. paper which has been mounted on an archival backer board for extra support. As soon as the oil paint has dried thoroughly, a glaze of Damar varnish will be applied for a uniform glossy finish.  My muse has returned after what seems like a long absence.  

Throughout history we find oil paintings that have been painted on paper, and I decided to do a series of small Texas landscapes on Arches professional grade paper. The beauty of this application of oils on paper is that it gives us options in how we can frame an oil painting. This small 4x4 inch size can be matted and framed under glass, as you would frame a watercolor painting, or the mini oil painting can be framed in the traditional way of framing directly into a miniature frame (unglazed).

Vernita Bridges Hoyt
www.VBridgesHoyt.com


20 July 2014

Day of Storms

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Day of Storms

 

 Day of Storms
10 x 21 Watercolor on Paper
Available



18 July 2014

Sketchbook Skool by Leada Wood

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Week two of Sketchbook Skool was drawing selfies. Over 700 artists from all over the world banned together with mirror in one hand and pencil and sketch book in the other to study and draw their faces. We drew some quickly, we drew some with continuous line, some we drew from photos...we drew and drew and drew! We tried out our pens and markers, pencils, watercolor and whatever else caught our eye. We drew not to have an exact likeness but to capture a moment in time, a rendering. After all that is what art is about...putting your emotions on paper or canvas for all the world to see. It was a fun week as I was drawn to the mirror time and time again. Here are a few of my renderings.




                                                            











17 July 2014

Wyoming Watercolor Society

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I found out today that I got into the Wyoming Watercolor Society Show with 2 paintings!
Now to get them shipped.
These are both painted on 300 pound hot press paper.  I really like it because you can smudge the paint and have a softer effect. I haven't gotten to paint since I started working on the new building and I sure have missed it! Hopefully this next week I can start back on something.
 
Brand'n

 
The Cowgirl

13 July 2014

Meadow Mission II

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Meadow Mission II 



 
Meadow Mission II
11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas
Dyan Newton Website
Sold
 


12 July 2014

Sketchbook Skool by Leada Wood

I am joining with artists from around the world, around 700 of us I think, in spending more time in our sketchbooks. For six weeks we will be sketching everyday with a different instructor every week. Danny Gregory was the first week's teacher and he had us drawing toast! The purpose of the class is to SEE. Truthfully I never really looked at toast...there is a whole galaxy there...you could become lost in space!

Danny's next lesson was fast and slow. We quickly painted with our brushes, one minute, the object of our choice and then really slowed down and drew the object. You can see where the first observation with the brush wasn't the way I saw when I slowed down with my pen...but I was close! No erasers in this class...you just go with the flow. I painted and drew several observations but this was one of my favorites. I hope you enjoyed seeing what was in my sketchbook. Have a wonderful weekend!


10 July 2014

Dawn's Early Light

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 This is 10x10 on stretched canvas and is available.

This is late! I meant to post it July 4th. I did it in celebration of the 4th.  But...we can celebrate America and being an American each day. I know I take it for granted.  How is it that we were blessed enough to be born here? We could have been born in another country, looking towards America. I love America! My prayer is that we will pray more for our country.
I still have one or two spots left in my collage class coming up July 25-26th. grab a friend and join us!

08 July 2014

Dalmatian Dog Pet Portrait, Oil Painting by V Bridges Hoyt

This is Molly Dalmatian, a commissioned pet portrait. I have lived with this painting long enough that I feel I know Molly personally although she lives on the East Coast and not in Texas. 

Molly Dalmatian
oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2014

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



06 July 2014

Colors of Life

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Colors of Life 


 
Colors of Life
15 x 22 Watercolor on Paper
Available

05 July 2014

Black Cats, Fireworks and the 4th of July, by Leada Wood

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                                                 Black Cat by Leada Wood, copyright 2014
                                 
                                                                    AVAILABLE

I grew up in rural Texas where firecrackers were a 4th of July tradition...guess they still are. I had two older brothers who used their allowance on black cats, as they made the most noise. I didn't much care for them as I was always kind of a scardy cat. Sparklers were daring enough for me...even those would send showers of sparks up my arm causing me to drop them in the dirt.

Firework watching is still a tradition with us, whether with family, friends or as a couple. We enjoy the show from a distance and let the experts do the work. I especially enjoy watching them to music, when I have a chance to be in the city on the 4th. The bigger and more colorful they are, the better! 

As we enjoy the fireworks bursting in air let's remember the symbolism and be thankful for living in a free country. Take a moment to be grateful... and give thanks for all those who have served our country and are serving now. God Bless America!

Have a happy and safe holiday!

03 July 2014

Torn Paper collage Workshop in Plains

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I had a cancellation for the July 25-26th Collage workshop and have two spots left. It will be in my new studio in my backyard.
It is all day both days.  The cost is $40 per day.($80 total) If you are interested, email me.
suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com 
For my workshops I furnish a drawing for the first day, and on the second day, I like for you to  use your own idea. If you want you can use something I have.  We normally start with a cup cake, or cup. I also have magazines. The supply list is on the side bar if you are interested in coming.
There is a motel in Denver city, 15 miles away, and a new Holiday Inn 30 miles away in Brownfield.
The  B and B here is full.

01 July 2014

Live Sketch of Woman Standing

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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
0050.
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™.