28 February 2015

Glamour Gal by Leada Wood, Texas Artist



 

Glamour Gal Copyright 2015 Leada Wood
 
My Grandma had a Basett Hound named Bobo...I still can see him in my minds eye. Bobo was a large Basett but of course I was pretty small so everything looked big.  I remember my cousins and I standing peering over the little fence of his outdoors cage. I don't know what fascinated me about Bobo...maybe it was his sad eyes. Grandma  would let us feed Bobo little doggie treats and one of the kids gave our younger cousin a doggie treat too. I think someone got a spanking!














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24 February 2015

Sunflower Red by Vernita Bridges Hoyt

New oil painting — Sunflower Red: 


SUNFLOWER IN RED VASE • oil on panel 10x8 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015 

I continue to paint brushstrokes of sunflower colors for the month of February. You can view the full image of Sunflower Red at vbhoyt.com and read more about the painting. You'll find the painting in my TEXAS Gallery.

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23 February 2015

Cat Portrait- Gladys and BA by Linda S. Wright


"Gladys and B.A."
8" x 10"
Charcoal


This portrait was done for a very dear friend as a Christmas gift one year. B.A. the tuxedo,  stands for Bad Attitude but she really was a sweet cat. She is no longer with us. The Calico, Gladys,  is still around but, at 17, not sure for how much longer. It was a lot of fun working on this, since I knew both cats very well.



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22 February 2015

Village on the Border



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Village on the Border by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

 
Village on the Border
8 x 10 Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas
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21 February 2015

Valentine by Leada Wood, Texas Artist






            "Valentine" copyright 2015 Leada Wood

I had more fun painting this Dalmatian...it brought back memories. When our kids were young we decided to get two Dalmatians and raise them. Daisy and Dagwood were good dogs and they had their first litter of nine pups! At the time we had a six month old, a two year old and a six year old and 11 dogs. Life was good...until the pups got red mange. I had to bathe the pups every day in a special solution to get rid of it. As soon as those pups got old enough we gave them all away to good homes and thus ended our dog business. I still like Dalmatians but I prefer just to paint them. Thanks for stopping by!













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17 February 2015

Sunflower Garden Oil Painting by Vernita Hoyt

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Sunflower Garden

Painting from sunflowers grown in my garden, I warm the cold winter days by brushing sunflower colors onto canvas. 


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View the full painting at Texas Sauce Art Life: Sunflower Garden Oil Painting: Wanting to paint sunflowers to get me through the winter doldrums, I have been painting on this canvas in bits and pie…

Vernita Bridges Hoyt



16 February 2015

Goat Trio- drawing by Linda S. Wright

"Goat Trio"
8" x 10"
Charcoal
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These three goats are owned by a friend and neighbor, who raises Boer and Spanish goats. The patterns and colors on the Spanish goats are so very interesting. I plan on doing this same drawing in color soon.



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15 February 2015

Morning Chores



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MORNING CHORES




Morning Chores
11 x 14 Acrylic
 
This house was a Civil War house in the Amish Community in Missiouri.  I did this painting several years ago in watercolor.  For some reason it is showing lines in the painting, but they are not actually there.  


14 February 2015

So Happy Together, by Leada Wood, Texas Artist


Happy Valentine's Day!




So Happy Together, Copyright 2015 Leada Wood


I thought this would be a great painting to post for Valentines Day. Hope your day is sweet and shared with someone you love! "So Happy Together" is 8x8 mixed media on canvas panel and is currently on display at the Legacy Gallery in Lubbock, Texas. Have a great weekend!






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10 February 2015

Painting of Border Collie Valentine

Valentines' Day Memory of Miss Brooke

What could be sweeter for Valentines' Day than a memory of Border Collie Brooke all decked out in a bright red hat?

The beautiful Miss Brooke departed and crossed over the rainbow bridge at age 14 after teaching Thor Boxer pup everything she knew about guarding the home and gardens and protecting her master … namely me. However, Thor did not excel in the lesson of how to be a studio dog. Miss Brooke loved relaxing in the studio at the foot of the easel as I painted. Thor has never been keen about lying by the easel, but he earned an A+ in all his other classes. 


A New Home for Border Collie Brooke

I suppose you could call Miss Brooke a rescued dog. I picked her up from a family who no longer wanted her. The story was they were moving to a new house and would have no room for Brooke in the new house, but the truth of the matter was primarily that they hadn't taken good care of the girl and she was stinky with sarcastic mange, mites and skin bacteria, as well as eaten up by fleas. Additionally, she had a bad case of heart worms. If Brooke stayed with her current family or was dropped off at a shelter, she didn't stand much of a chance. Fate intervened when True Blue Animal Rescue in Brenham called me to the rescue. 

Friend Betty and I drove to Pasadena, Texas, to meet Brooke. She met us at the door, well trained and polite, and sat patiently waiting for a pat, and she practically beat us out the door to the Jeep. Brooke instinctively knew she was going for a better ride. The only person in that house that she told goodbye was the father. She never even tried to say goodbye to the mother or either of the young children. She never feared Betty or I, and jumped into the back of the Jeep.  She was so stinky, we had to drive home with all the windows open for the circulation of fresh air blowing through the Jeep. After Brooke came to live with me and (long story short) was cured of all her ills, she was very protective and not so friendly and welcoming of strangers, although she did always love Ms. Betty. 

I have thought back on the initial meeting between Miss Brooke and I, and I decided that surely it was God who brought us together. Brooke needed a new home and some healing care, and unknown to me at the time, I would soon need a caring friend and companion of my own. If you take care of your dogs, they will take care of you.

A Border Collie Red Hat Valentine

Miss Brooke became my Red Hat Valentine.  That said, I wish you a Happy Valentines' Day! May you have love and companionship and a caring friend in your life!

BORDER COLLIE BROOKE, THE RED HAT VALENTINE
oil on canvas 8x10 inches
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2007, 2015

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09 February 2015

Ancient Oak Tree field study by Linda S. Wright

The Old Oak
Field Study
Pencil and sepia ink
This was a drawing I made of a huge oak tree that is on our place. It was for an on-line art class I was taking at the time. This tree fascinates me and continues to call me to draw it. I can't help but wonder what all has happened under the branches, during its lifetime.



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08 February 2015

Santa Fe Teal



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Santa Fe Teal



 
Santa Fe Teal
8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas
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07 February 2015




 
Spur Copyright 2015 Leada Wood
 
 

 Our kids have Corgis and they are fun dogs to have...full of life and very protective of their kids...good snake finders too. I enjoy painting all kind of animals but had not tried a Corgi until today.





                 




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03 February 2015

Painting of Dachshund Dog in Red Hat

Dachshund Dog Dressed in Feathered Red Hat

RED HAT DOXIE
oil on canvas panel
copyright V. Bridges Hoyt 2007
Another image from my archives, this painting of a Red Hat Doxie paid homage to my earlier passage into the Red Hat Society and was sold to benefit Dachshund Rescue.

Looking Back in order to Go Forward

Again, this was a daily painting, small at 8x6 inches and painted quickly. Looking back, I realize that I like the freshness of those fast daily paintings. Painting quickly forced me to leave out unnecessary detail and paint my impression of the subject.

Sometimes it is good to look back in order to go forward.


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Vernita Bridges Hoyt


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02 February 2015

Deer antlers by Linda S. Wright


"Intertwined"
6"x 9"
Graphite and Charcoal
Available

Living in the country as we do, my husband and I enjoy looking for shed deer antlers each spring. I used a few of our finds in this still life. Keeping track of all the twists and turns wasn't easy!



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01 February 2015

Out on the Town



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Out on the Town

 
 
Out on the Town
11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas
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