Thursday, June 16, 2011

My First Oil Painting..

So who knew! I finally took the
plunge and walked to Hewlett Point
Beach L.I. and took a photo of this boat.
I bought oil paints years ago but
never dared to paint with them..
You all paint so beautifully with oil
as well as water that I wanted to at
least try.

56 comments:

  1. Wow you did a really great job on this! Keep painting in oil!

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  2. maravillosa composicion y textura. un saludo.

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  3. I love the depth and the soft complimentary colors - great job!

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  4. Thank you LORI for your encouraging words. I'll use easy subjects at first and give it another whirl.

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  5. Muchisimas gracias JOSE por tu visita y commentario!!

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  6. Thank you TRUDY for your comment. I appreciate it very much!

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  7. A great artist is a great artist, you do amazing work with pastels and you sure seem to have a gift for oils as well. I look forward to seeing more.

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  8. Thank you so much Doug! You're so nice...you made my day.

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  9. Hilda,
    A great first attempt I must say. Just love those subtle colors creating a nice mood out there..
    And the portrait in the previous post is amazing. I wonder how you do it with pastels.

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  10. Lovely soft colors and a great job Hilda. Don't you just love those lovely oil paints. Makes me want to get back into oils.

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  11. So was it fun? Will you paint in oils again? You did a lovely job. I think oils are the most fun.

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  12. Thank you so much PRABAL for that beautiful comment. I'm enjoying it very much. I do love my pastels, though...and will leave watercolors to you since you do so well with it!.

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  13. Thank you DORS and SUSAN for stopping by!
    I did like oils very much. Love the smell and
    the creamy feel of this medium..and definitely will try it again. Before Dad passed away, he left a lot of watercolors which I've tried and absolutely failed at it..so I gave them away to my friend who works with this difficult medium. I am in awe of anyone who works with it.

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  14. Lovely painting, Hilda! I can almost feel the texture of the well painted sand between my toes. Lol.

    I have a feeling you will soon be captured by the richness oils offer to your artwork.
    It may try to win you over completely, but always continue doing the fine pastels, also.

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  15. Thank you so much DEAN for stopping by and commenting..I really appreciate it. It's a wonderful medium and I'm having a good time with it.

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  16. It could be confused with a pastel painting. Without any doubt is a realistic painting with colors and brushstrokes smooth. I hope, you keep doing oil paintings.
    Se confunde con un pastel. Sin duda es una pintura realista con colores y pinceladas suaves. Espero que sigas haciendo óleos.

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  17. Really beautiful Hilda, congrats!

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  18. Hola JULIAN! Lo agradezco mucho tu visita. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado. Now I understand your love for oils.

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  19. CHRISTABEL..thank you for your comment. I appreciate it so much!!

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  20. Hey there Hilda!.... This "beach bum" portrait is no plunge! It's a dive!... and scores a perfect 10 on my scorecard...if that means anything to you!

    A wonderful painting by any standard Hilda! Switching mediums energizes the creative spirit... and... will revitalize your interest and ideas in your pastels afterwards!

    Well done Hilda!

    Good Painting and Pastel-ing!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  21. Thank you Bruce for those encouraging words. I never thought I would like oils the way I do..I look forward to painting with them again. Seeing all my blogger friends painting with oil was such an inspiration!! Thank you again for stopping by.

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  22. Hilda, the light that is seeping through the sky and blending with the ocean is stunning..hope to see more oils from you!

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  23. Thank you PADMAJA for that beautiful comment.

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  24. thank you so much Kimberly! You're so kind.

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  25. Hi Hilda,

    WOW! This is a beutiful painting, I love the serenity of the mood with your soft palette. Keep the oils coming, well done.

    Best to you,
    Sue

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  26. Thank you SUE for stopping by and leaving me such a beautiful comment.

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  27. Truly a beautiful painting so soft and real. I have wanted to try oils but havn't yet but this does inspire me.

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  28. Good job! Kudos for showing the courage. I need to try that--only in reverse from you--and break out the pastels I've had for 20 yrs. and used about once!

    Seriously though, your experience in other media shows in your handling of the oils. Doesn't look like a first timer at all.

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  29. Thank you so much Angela for that comment. I hope you try it as well.

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  30. Thank you A.DECKER for your comment. I've had my oils for many, many years and I looked at it so often...Now, I wonder why it took me so long to try it.

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  31. Terrific Hilda! I think you'll like oils very much, I hope you keep going with them as well as your wonderful pastels! Thanks for visiting my blog :0)

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  32. Thank you PABLO. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and commenting.

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  33. Hi Hilda,
    This painting is lovely. So happy you painted in oils, what treat for you and us as well. Thank you so much for sharing. Well done.

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  34. Thank you so much JOAN for stopping and commenting. Very appreciated.

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  35. Buen trabajo, mis felicitaciones.
    un grato placer pasar por tu casa.
    que tengas un feliz fin de semana.
    un abrazo.

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  36. Muchisimas gracias, RICARDO por tu visita y comentario.

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  37. You are an absolute whiz with pastels and it looks like you're heading for stardom with oils as well! Great Hilda!

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  38. What a nice comment LIZ. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  39. Well done!!! And now enjoi this new world... the oil painting gives us a huge possibilities of art. Happy paintings!!!

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  40. Thank you BRANDNEWSTUDIO for visiting my blog and commenting.

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  41. thank you GRAZIANO for stopping by and commenting. You're right! It's so nice to be working with another medium. Oil is wonderful..love how smooth it is to work with.

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  42. Wow, Hilda, it's amazing! I hope you will continue to paint in oils!

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  43. I would be embarrassed if you saw my first oil painting, Hilda! This is fantastic - you already show a beautiful handling of the medium.

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  44. WOW! Excellent job...I would never have guessed this was your first oil.

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  45. Thank you THERESA, CLAIRE and GWEN for those wonderful comments. It really means so much to me. Seeing all your paintings have been my inspiration.!

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  46. Really nice, can't believe it's your first!! Wow!

    janice Warriner

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  47. thank you Janice..for your nice comment. I appreciate it very much.

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  48. This is a beautiful, soft painting and I love the composition. It certainly doesn't look like you've never painted in oils before. I look forward to seeing what comes next.

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  49. Lovely scene Hilda, youve done a great job. The subtle colours are very relaxing.

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  50. Thank you NANCY and SAM for your kind comments.
    I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on my first oil painting.

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  51. This nice, especially considering it is your very first oil painting. Keep up the good work!

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  52. Dear Hilda,
    ...honest, you are so good at oil!!! Wow, beautiful work nicely done! I have to confess you that I gave up oil painting at once, long, long time ago. Go, go, Hilda!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  53. Thank you so much DIANA. I only hope to paint like you someday. Your latest oil is amazing!


    Thank you SADAMI for those beautiful words of encouragement. Your love for watercolors come out in all of your paintings! A difficult medium which you have mastered

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  54. Hi just stopped by to say hi.....

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