30 September 2014

Dachshund in Cowboy Hat, Oil Painting by Vernita Hoyt

With a wink, a stagger and a slow southern drawl, 
Cowboy Doxie sauntered into Dodge.


"Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much." --John Wayne

Cowboy Doxie
oil painting 5"x7" canvas
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2007
certificate of authenticity included 
SOLD 
 20% of sale was donated to DARE • Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education ~

Cowboy Doxie was painted and sold in 2007. Cowboy was one of a dachshund trio. The other two paintings were titled Santa Babe Dachshund and Wet Paint Doxie. All three paintings of the trio found homes.

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29 September 2014

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Texan Pioneer
7"x 5"
Watercolor on Aquabord

My husband raises Texan Pioneer pigeons and I love their varied colors, patterns and iridescent feathers. I had bought some iridescent medium to try with watercolor and a pigeon seemed the perfect subject for that. The medium worked well, although it is difficult to see from this photo.

28 September 2014

Hollyhock Heaven

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Hollyhock Heaven


 
Hollyhock Heaven
11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas
Available at Studio Tour, Lubbock, Texas November 8 and 9
Marsha Davis Studio

27 September 2014

"Bath Time Blues" by Leada Wood



                                    
"Bath Time  Blues" by Leada Wood ©2014
www.leadawood.com


Mollie is the funniest little Yorkie, especially after her bath. She usually runs around in circles rubbing herself on the carpet to dry. However this day she ran and jumped in a bucket of rags and started pouting. Bath Time Blues is 16x20 watercolor with collage and a little mixed media thrown in.
Have a great weekend! 
                                  












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26 September 2014

Blue Bulldog

Happy Friday!  Here is a little commissioned portrait of a bulldog that I just finished.  Such a handsome guy.



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25 September 2014

Day 19-25 Suzy Pal Powell

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This is the 3rd week of the 30 day Challenge.
 It is nearly finished. I have had to struggle but glad I stuck it out.
The Buffalo is an oil, and the 2 bikes and the fish are acrylics. the others are Watercolor.
all of these are available from me or Daily Paintworks.

24 September 2014

"What I Like About Chicago" by Debbie Cannatella


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What I Like About Chicago
20"x26" transparent watercolor
by Debbie Cannatella of Corpus Christi, TX
$700
giclee prints are available

I go back to Chicago nearly every late May/early June, just in time for the peonies to be open, and the poppies and tulips to be swaying in the windy city. The original for this painting was in an Artists of Texas exhibit in a gallery in Spring, TX last year. I was able to combine the trip to deliver the painting with a dinner with artist Vernita Bridges-Hoyt. So now, every time I look at this piece, I not only am transported to the cool, crisp early spring days of Chicago and Oak Park, but smile as I remember my visit with Nita.


23 September 2014

Homeless Yorkie dog painted by Vernita Hoyt

Today's painting is my pastel rendering of a little homeless, ownerless Yorkie. This pup needs a little TLC from a forever-after family.

Yorkie Pup
mixed media, pastel and ink on 140 lb. cold-pressed paper, archival
10x8 inches

When this painting sells, 40% of the gross net proceeds will be donated to Tiny Paws Rescue & Shelter in Spring, Texas.

Here is a larger image of the painting.


Yorkie Pup
pastel on cold-pressed paper, 140 lb.
10x8 inches
Vernita Bridges Hoyt, artist 


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22 September 2014

Neighbor's Donkey

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This drawing (8x10) was in experiment on a new substrate for me, Clay board. I used a photo I took of a donkey that lived next door to a friend in Fredericksburg, TX. Surface is a bit too smooth to build up enough layers to get things as dark as they need to be.  One nice thing about using the board, however, is that, once the work is sprayed with fixative, it can be framed without glass. I used graphite to get the initial drawing down then went back in with Cretacolor Nero pencils, oil-based charcoal pencils that don't cause the shine that a build of of graphite will.

21 September 2014

Los Ojos Country

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Los Ojos Country

 
Los Ojos Country
12 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas
Available at Lubbock Studio Tour, November 8 and 9
Marsha Davis Studio

20 September 2014

Forrest Friend by Leada Wood





 
"Forrest Friend" by Leada Wood ©2014
 
Forrest Friend is a mixed media painting on paper, 15x22 inches and is available.
 
 
 
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19 September 2014

Hello!


Hello and happy Friday to you!  My name is Misty Poe and I'm new to this blog, and happy to be here included with this group of talented artists.  For my first post, here's commissioned painting that I am about to be finished with of a cute and feisty little dog named Trixie.  I love painting and especially doing pet portraits, and have recently completed illustrating a children's book about a dog as well.  I'm always up for a new commission.  Let me know if you are interested.

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18 September 2014

Sketchbook Workshop

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We had a great time sketching this past week end. We have been in a drought for over 4 years, and on it rained all day long! I had plans of sketching outside but we had to re group, but we had a blast. or I did! We had 10 to begin with, and due to family illness we lost 3. and there are 2 missing from the photos!  We did several different things ..different ideas for sketchbooks, and ran out of time!
on Saturday I fixed lunch and we had to sketch our lunch, and I am sorry I forgot to take their photos. I added mine below.
one of our sketches consisted  of an old photo, and drawing and painting around it. That is a lot of fun, and especially if you are timid about drawing. The one below is my example for them.
This is a small movie of the group, and not all is in it.

Laura, Lisa, Judy, Carol and JaneLenda and Marisa (not in photo)
 
My lunch..
.one below  is the photo, which I hadn't painted yet, and the painted one, which I can see needs some more darks in it, but you can tell what we did. This is a lot of fun too.


 


I plan on another sketching 2 day workshop Oct.3-4 for those who had to miss, as well as those who might want to come again, or for anybody new. The 2 day is optional, students can come for just one day if they want.

17 September 2014

"Remembering" by Debbie Cannatella



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Remembering
22"x30" transparent watercolor
SOLD

These days I'm bogged down with commissions... which is a good thing! Ideally artists should sell everything they paint. But it hasn't left me much time to blog or produce work for shows or for my gallery.  This commission is one I just finished last week and highlights special items of the client's father's and grandfather's collection of glass, as well as gifts from her husband and from her travels.



16 September 2014

Galveston Seascape: The Pink Granite Jetty by Vernita Hoyt

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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.
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $125 USD plus $9.50 USD s/h
Galveston Seascape: Waves Crashing on Pink Granite Jetty oil on canvas panel 6 x 8 inches © Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2008 AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: Use BUY NOW button above. 
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.

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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15 September 2014

Opportunity for Artist Who Wants to Blog Weekly

We are looking for an artist to join our one painting a day blog who will take Monday or Friday and post weekly. We support each other by sharing each other's daily post when possible.

No membership fee required. Just post and share.

Email txsauce@txsauce.net for more information. Thank you!

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3:20 pm … Both days have been filled. We have two new artists!

Watch for:

  • Linda Wright on Monday
  • Misty Poe on Friday

14 September 2014

New Mexico Village

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New Mexico Village

 

 
New Mexico Village
18 x 24 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
This painting will be available at the Studio Tour, Lubbock, Texas Novemeber 8, and 9
I will be at the Marsha Davis Studio, 3602 28th Street


12 September 2014

Cattail Casanova by Leada Wood


Cattail Casanova by Leada Wood copyright 2014


Cattails and dragonflies seem to go together, down on the creek bank by the old holler log. Cattaill Casanova is a transparent watercolor on Archival watercolor paper and is 9x11. It is available!


11 September 2014

30 day Challenge Day 7-11

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 This is day 7-11.  Day 11 is from a photo I took in NY , October 2001.  I got to go with a disaster team to NY and work, and we were folding flags for the families. President Bush handed them out. It was a very solemn and sacred time in that huge building folding flags without any sounds other than airplanes going over. The only talking was when some one needed to know how to fold. I was very humbled and honored to have folded one.  I just decided I would just do a pen sketch of this scene in honor of those lost 13 years ago.
The Freedom Balloon was also done with 9-11 in mind. It was from our trip to the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM.  The White fence was in Dallas. Don't remember where the flowers and boat was!
 
 
 


 
 


09 September 2014

Texas Sauce Art Life: Galveston Oh Galveston Oil Painting

Texas Sauce Art Life: Galveston Oh Galveston Oil Painting: Galveston Oh Galveston

 About This Painting: Painted from my reference photo of Galveston Island as viewed from the 61st Street Fis… (click link above for more information)






07 September 2014

Remembering Alto Village Race Track

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  Remembering Alto Village Race Track

 
Remembering Alto Village Race Track
10 x 16 Watercolor
Available
 
This is a painting I did several years ago after visiting this run down race track close to Ruidoso.  Brought it back to life with my palette of vivid colors.

05 September 2014

Giants Among Us by Leada Wood



Giants Among Us is a batik watercolor, 15x22, by Leada Wood , on unuryu paper, which is a handmade paper and is very thin. I mix my own combination of waxes and use a copper tool to apply the wax waiting until it has hardened to apply layers and layers of watercolor. It's a fun medium to work with...a little labor intensive but gives results you can't get any other way. In the end you must remove all the layers of wax.
Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

04 September 2014

30 day Challenge

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I Signed up for the 30 day challenge...Paint 30 Paintings in 30 days like I did in January.
I am not sure if I can do it this time but I will try. 
I decided my theme 'might' be paintings from mine and my daughter's trips. Each year since 2002 we have tried to go somewhere. 
The first two are  from Maine. they are watercolor 5x7. unframed
The last one is from NY. and is 6.5x10.5 unframed
 

02 September 2014

Runaway Poodle

Runaway Poodle
Runaway Poodle, painting by Vernita Bridges Hoyt
About This Painting:
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Media: watercolor and ink on Arches
Size: 6 in X 4 in (15.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
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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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