Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunset in Venice

There is so much beauty in a
Sunset. Beautiful as it is peaceful.
My cousin and his wife recently
traveled to Venice, Italy, where he
gave me this reference picture.
I've never seen this rich orange
color in a sunset yet. I loved doing
this painting in pastel. I tried painting
it in oil but couldn't seem to capture
the softness. I still don't know
how to move those great colors around!
Someday. (I won't stop trying..)

55 comments:

  1. Hilda, it is beautiful!!! So serene and peaceful! Those oranges are just gorgeous!

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  2. thank you for stopping and commenting, CAROL! I appreciate it so much.

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  3. CARRIE, thank you so much for your lovely comment!!

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  4. Hilda, es maravilloso como consigues esos colores con el pastel. Te felicito. Es precioso!
    Un abrazo.

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  5. Beautiful work Hilda.
    We have some lovely sunsets here on the Kent Coast in England - but usually more 'pink' than orange.

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  6. Gracias, JOSH por tu comentario. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado este pastel. El puesta del sol con esto colores es raro donde yo vivo...bueno, hasta ahora no se ve!.

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  7. thank you so much SUE for your comment! I would love to see those beautiful sunsets in England!! Many years ago I went to the canal by my house and saw a pink sunset which was very beautiful...the pink reflection from the sky in the water was amazing. I never took a photo!!!

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  8. Très joli pastel... De belles couleurs.
    Venise est vraiment une ville magnifique... j'ai tant aimé mon séjour là-bas que j'y retournerai très prochainement.
    gros bisous

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  9. thank you for visiting MARTINE and for your very kind comment.! You're very lucky to have visited Venice. Maybe someday, I will have that opportunity...My cousin loved his visit..

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  10. Gorgeous! Pastel is the perfect medium for this subject matter.

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  11. maravilloso cuadro Hilda, un color sublime.
    enhorabuena y un saludo.

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  12. Wow! Gorgeous picture...gorgeous painting.

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  13. thank you CAROL for leaving me such a nice comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  14. gracias JOSE por un comentario muy generoso!! un abrazo..

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  15. thank you BONNIE for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment.!

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  16. Beautiful rich colours Hilda. Excellent work, I love it!

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  17. Great colours, Hilda!You succeeded in avoiding that overly sentimental look of most sunsets! Thank you for visiting my little orphan fashion blog which lives in the shadow of the more successful travel blog! If you e-mail me your address, I will send you a French Belles card for being the only person to leave a comment!

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  18. Dear Hilda,
    Me,too, love a sunset and always feel like watercolouring it. All your pastel work, particularly, on figures is so humane, heartwarming and beautiful. I admrie your pastel techniques. Keep up wonderful work and make us happy!!
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  19. This started my day with beautiful tranquility. Thank you for sharing your work. The colors are mesmerizing. Did I mention I love orange!

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  20. thank you DIANA for your lovely comment!!

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  21. thank you CLAIRE for stopping by and commenting!!

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  22. You have brought out full glory of the sun set Hilda.. this is awesome!

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  23. thank you MARIE for your lovely comment. You always amaze me with your posts. I think the Edwardian Era is very interesting!

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  24. thank you SADAMI for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment!! You put a smile to my face.!

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  25. thank you TRUDY for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it very much.

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  26. Good Morning, PADMAJA. thank you for commenting on the "Sunset". You made my day!

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  27. Beautiful work, Hilda! Wrapped in warmth!

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  28. Beautifully done sunset. Love the glow. I also admire your painting of your dad and his great grandchild. The way you cropped the image give an intimate look at the love shared between generations.

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  29. thank you so much DEAN for your kind comment.

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  30. thank you SKIZO for stopping by!!

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  31. thank you so much MARY for your kind comment. I'm glad you like the painting of my Dad and Skye. I wanted to capture that "moment" they had together.

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  32. Wow! What a beautiful painting! The oranges remind me of one of those old french artists. Impression, Sunrise instantly came to mind.

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  33. thank you so much JOE! Glad you stopped by.

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  34. This is stunning Hilda! I often stare into my partners cider and see a sunset :) these colours are natures way of relaxing :) Jules

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  35. So warm and beautiful, Hilda! Strong sense of that warmth within.

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  36. JULIA...thank you for your comment. When I was painting this, I found that this color was very calming ..I wished I was there to see this sunset.!

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  37. Hi SHERRY..thank you for that nice comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  38. Hi Hilda,

    I hope you don't get bored of hearing this but this painting is a WOW! Incredible work!

    Sue

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  39. thank you so much SUE for that comment. I'm glad you like this painting. Have a wonderful day!

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  40. I agree this is beautiful. Such yummy colors, very nice.

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  41. The color is so beautiful and the sun wow...its wonderful...

    after a long time i visited your blog and now i realise i missed lot of your wonderful works...will be in touch...

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  42. thank you so much BARBARA for stopping by. I appreciate it!!!

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  43. thank you ANU for stopping by !! I know you're been busy with your new home. Glad you're back.!

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  44. WOW...this is stunning!! i absolutely LOVE it, beautifully done!

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  45. thank you so much SUZANNE!!! Your comment is so appreciated.!

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  46. Your right, it is a very unusual colour for a sunset, the oranges just dominate the whole scene. Very nicely done.

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  47. Thank you so much WENDY. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.!

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  48. I had to look at it twice before I realized it was a pastel painting! Beautiful!

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  49. thank you so much ADRIANA for that compliment. You have made my day.!

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  50. Wow this sunset is beautiful.

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  51. thank you so much ANGELA...you're so kind!!

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  52. Hi just seeing what you are up to today. Have a fun one.

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