30 March 2015

Sunflower Yellow on Blue. Series Art. Texas artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt


Sunflower Solo. Yellow on Blue.

Sunflower Solo
Oil on linen • 12 x 9 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

Yes, I think Sunflower Solo is about ready to try her wings.

This might be my last sunflower of the season before I move on to other subjects.

A couple of weeks ago, I found a beautiful frame at Jerry's Artarama, a frame that would be so beautiful on this painting … if the molding was deep enough to hold the canvas.  It is not.  One day this week I will be headed back to Jerry's for another frame, hopefully a frame in the same style and color of the one I liked so much.

Thank you for viewing! 
Vernita Bridges Hoyt

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"Spring Fawn"
10" x 8"
Watercolor
I did this for my first grandchild's bedroom, not long after he was born. I was lucky to get some good fawn photos through the window of our house, so had a good reference.  The deer come very close quite often. It is one thing I love about living way out in the country. We can see so much wildlife and bird life too, just by looking out the windows.




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28 March 2015

Think Spring by Leada Wood, Texas Artist







Think Spring, Copyright 2015 Leada Wood


All these warm sun drenched days have me longing to plant flowers. I love springtime in Texas! Think Spring is an acrylic knife painting, 8x8 on canvas board. Think Spring is available. 














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24 March 2015

Sunflower Work in Progress. Shades of Gray.

SUNFLOWER SOLO work in progress oil painting on linen 12x9 inches
Grayscale does it! I convert a work-in-progress to digital grayscale to check values. The grayscale image shows me where I need to make adjustments. Currently, I have a sunflower on the easel while a pet portrait dries enough for the next glaze of oil paint. Trust your own instinct.

Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. —Billy Wilder

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As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings. 



V. Bridges Hoyt — I paint the sauce of Texas.™

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23 March 2015

"Two Toms"
5" x 7"
Graphite and charcoal

This piece was done for my son when he got his forester job with the Texas Forest Service. It gave him something to decorate his office with. My reference for this was a photo I took through my kitchen window of two of the many turkeys that show up around the house occasionally.  They are fun to watch.




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22 March 2015

Best Friends



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BEST FRIENDS by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

 
 
BEST FRIENDS 16 x 20 Watercolor on Panel
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This painting was done about 15 years ago.  These children were some friends my mother new back when she was a little girl.  She is now 97.  Don't quite know why I painted everything pink and teal?????

21 March 2015

Sunflower, by Leada Wood, Texas Artist







             Sun Kissed copyright 2015 Leada Wood

One of my favorite flowers and I paint them often. Their cheery yellow color would brighten up the greyest day. I like to paint them juxtaposed against the bright blue Texas sky...I may have used my artistic license a little on the sky. I am so thankful the sunflower is one of our native flowers and grow wild up and down our country roads along with Mexican Hats, Indian Paintbrush, Bluebonnets and lots of others. I think I may have spring fever.











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16 March 2015

"Tufted Titmouse"
7" x 5"
Graphite and charcoal
Available
The black-crested Titmice are common residents in our area of Texas. It isn't easy getting good reference photos of them, as they don't sit still very long. I was lucky to get a good photo, which I used as reference for this drawing. As a child, my mother read to me from a bird book for children. In that book, the Titmouse was called Tommy, so, to me, all Titmice are Tommy Titmouse!  Guess the females are Tommie?



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15 March 2015

Missouri Silo



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Missouri Silo

 
Missioui Silo
11 x 15 Watercolor
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14 March 2015

Daisy by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

 




                  Daisy copyright 2015 Leada Wood
 
Thinking spring! Have a great weekend!













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09 March 2015

"Sadie"
7" x 5"
Graphite and charcoal

This portrait was done of my mother's dog, Sadie. It has become especially dear to Mom, since Sadie passed on last year. No one was ever able to figure out what Sadie's blood lines might have been. She was a real sweetheart.






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08 March 2015

Better Days



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BETTER DAYS BY TEXAS ARTIST DYAN NEWTON


 
 
Better Days
10 x 21
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07 March 2015

Blowin' In The Wind, by Leada Wood, Texas Artist







       Blowing In The Wind, Copyright 2015 Leada Wood

Beautiful spring like days in Texas makes me think of Tulip time. Hopefully we had enough moisture in the form of ice to bring the tulips up. I have purple, red and pink ones planted. They don't last long in our strong winds but bring beautiful color for a little while. This painting is not available. 
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05 March 2015

MEMPHIS, portrait of a Dalmatian dog, artist Vernita Bridges Hoyt

Since I missed posting on Tuesday, I am going to take one of the open days for my weekly blog post.

A Dalmatian Dog named Memphis

Recently, I have been painting Dalmatian pet portraits. Oh boy! Have I had fun painting all those spots.

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MEMPHIS
oil portrait of a Dalmatian/Boxer mix
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

Dalmatian Dogs have Unique Spot Patterns

Did you know that each Dalmatian has a unique spot pattern … like a finger print? There is no making up the spots. If you want the dog to be recognized, you have to get those spots in the right places along with the usual features in the face—the look in the eyes, the placement of the nose, the whiskers, the shape of the mouth, the size of the ears, etc. Yes, I am having fun painting the Dalmatian portraits!

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02 March 2015



Goldfinch Visitor
5" x 7"
Graphite
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This piece was done for a miniature show, in Ballinger, Texas, that happens each spring. Goldfinches are common visitors at my bird feeders each winter. While not in their bright yellow spring and summer garb, they are still a pleasure to watch.




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