Thursday, October 13, 2011

Heaven on Earth

I don't think there's a more
beautiful place...a more spiritual
place than when I visited the
Grand Canyon. What I saw was
layer upon layer of these beautifully
colored rock...almost like a staircase
going down into this amazing valley.
If you're in the right spot you can
see the Colorado River that snakes
around the valley.

55 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog! It looks like we share a love for some of the same beautiful places. Your pastels are lovely...vey realistic! I read your bio and laughed to see that you are from East Rockaway. I lived in Lynbrook on Atlantic Ave just down from St. Raymond's. I didn't realize that they had an Art Club as part of the Parish Social Ministry. They must have started it after I moved to Suffolk when I retired. I am going to list your blog under my links so I can come back and visit. (I typed this once and seem to have lost it. I hope it doesn't come out as a duplicate post.)

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  2. Hi Hilda! your pastel is beautiful! I think Grand Canyon really inspired you.
    Greetings

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  3. Oh Hilda,
    This is just soooo good. The light and the space that you have captured along with the character of those rocky surfaces is just so awesome.

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  4. thank you JOAN for stopping by and commenting. Your very kind.! I found your blog while visiting Joan S. blog. and read you were in beautiful Maine. Since I just got back from there, I enjoyed all of your paintings. I'm not sure, but maybe the art club in East Rockaway started in 2005. Welcome, neighbor!

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  5. Gracias Jose!! Por tu comentario...Lo agradezco sinceramente!!

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  6. Thank you for your comment CHRISTABEL! It was definitely an inspiration to visit and paint this wonderful place.

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  7. Thank you PRABAL for your wonderful encouragement!!

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  8. One of my favorites... the colors so inviting!

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  9. The grandeur is awe inspiring. Beautiful colors.

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  10. thank you so much MARIA for stopping and commenting. For this painting, I took a lot of my pastels out ..so many wonderful colors.

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  11. I appreciate your comment TRUDY. I enjoyed painting this so much. My color palette was definitely full..

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  12. The light, depth and atmosphere you have captured in this are downright masterful, Hilda. This is GORGEOUS!

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  13. It looks very magnificent Hilda! You brought back to me my memories of doing this painting and it was so challenging for me!

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  14. Beautiful work Hilda. The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places and you have really captured the spirit of it. Pastels are the perfect medium for the scene.

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  15. thank you so much CLAIRE for stopping by!! Your comment just made my day.!

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  16. thank you PADMAJA!! Such a nice comment...it was definitely a challenge for me as well..but I enjoyed painting this.

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  17. CAROL...thank you for your wonderful comment! The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places as well. In fact, I would love to go again to see other sections of it...you can never see all of it.! My husband wanted to go on the mule to the bottom! I told him he would have to go alone...LOL

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  18. Oh my Hilda! This is stunning! I clicked on the image itself and it came up much larger with a black background and it was amazing. Beautiful beautiful work!

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  19. thank you so much SHERRY!!! I'm so happy you like it..you made my day.

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  20. Beautiful light! You really captured the feeling!

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  21. thank you PAM for stopping by and for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it.!

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  22. Beautiful color and feeling. I stayed at the El Tovar Lodge on the canyons rim. It was so amazing seeing the canyon in the day, at sunset, and then at sunrise. You really see what light can do to color, value, and even shape at the canyon.

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  23. Really beautiful layers of colors in the sides of the canyon, and beautiful shadows. I like the small shrubs and flowers in the foreground. It frames it beautifully.

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  24. I agree with you DOUG! The color is so amazing and unfortunately, I never saw it at sunrise..and can only imagine the beauty of it. Thank you for commenting!

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  25. DIANA..thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.!!

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  26. thank you so much VIRGINIA. I've always had problems with shrubs and trees but it seems the more you work with it..it gets a little easier. Again, I truly appreciate your comment.!!!

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  27. This is an absolutely incredible take on this beautiful spot, Hilda!! Amazing work.

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  28. Some places really do just take your breath away. Love your painting of this beautiful place.

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  29. thank you DEAN, BRAD, and ANGELA for your kind words. Someday I would like to go to the Skywalk in the Grand Canyon! Its a transparent horseshoe shaped bridge at the edge of the canyon! Talk about views!! Have a wonderful day.!

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  30. that is a fabulous painting. I too, was transfixed by the incredible beauty of the Canyon.

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  31. thank you MARY for that nice comment! So glad to hear you visited this amazing Canyon.!

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  32. Magnificent painting Hilda, you certainly captured this beautiful place.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  33. Beautifully done and just the way I remember it. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty. Also, I love your Maine piece. We often get to Maine and your color choices are right on.

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  34. thank you so much JOAN..your comment is so appreciated!! It is a beautiful place to visit.

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  35. thank you MARY for your kind comment. The Grand Canyon takes your breath away!! Thank you for your comment on Maine as well. Another beautiful place ...

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  36. Thank you for commenting on my blog and my reward for visiting your bog is seeing your beautiful work. Wow - your Grand Canyon piece is amazing.You nailed the light.

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  37. thank you JULIE! I appreciate you stopping and commenting. I enjoyed your beautiful work.

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  38. Nice painting.That is a magic countryside.Congrats,Hilda.

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  39. Thank you so much ISABEL!! Yes, definitely a magical countryside!...I would be happy if I just captured a little of its beauty. Have a wonderful day.!

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  40. You really captured the layers of the rock geology, and the colors are wonderful! I'm so glad you got to paint at the Grand Canyon!

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  41. thank you so much ALINE for visiting and leaving me such a nice comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  42. thank you THERESA for stopping by and commenting on my painting. I truly appreciate it.!!

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  43. thank you KARI

    thank you SKIZO

    Your comment is SO appreciated. I loved painting the Canyon! I miss that beautiful place!

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  44. This is so beautiful. Love it.

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  45. thank you so much BRAD! I enjoyed painting this one.

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