Saturday, February 4, 2012

For Sale

The reference picture for this
pastel painting was taken at the
Spring show in Carlyle, PA.
fairgrounds. This particular car
was for sale for $10,000.. it runs
and only has a little rust on it. LOL
I think its a Plymouth, maybe
1930-31 ? So hurry to the fairgrounds
before its sold!! For some strange
reason, I love to photograph antique
cars...and love to paint them as well!!!

86 comments:

  1. You sure captured the look and texture of this rusty automobile. You do all of your different subjects well but it seems like you REALLY have a gift for vehicles.

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    1. thank you so much DOUG for your comment!! I do enjoy those old cars!!

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  2. I love what you've done with this subject. Creative thought shows in the view you chose to use. Again your color palette is exquisite - so soft it lends itself to the light.

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    1. thank you TRUDY for stopping by and commenting!!! You're so kind....

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  3. Love this! There's just something about old cars. They have such charactor.

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    1. thank you KIM for stopping by and commenting on this old car!!! They do have character...don't they? Have a good day.!

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  4. I love the close up shot of a corner of this lovely antique piece,, have always liked your car works Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA for your very kind words!!! I thought it would make for a better painting by cropping the picture.

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  5. I love the warm colors and the soft patina that a car this age has - you painted it beautifully!
    You weren't too far away from where I live when you were at the Carlisle fairgrounds taking that picture! We enjoy seeing all of the different cars that go down the highway when the car shows are going on, and my husband entered two of his cars one year and won some awards!

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE for stopping by and your wonderful comment.! We love to visit Carlisle when they have their shows..if I lived in the area, my husband would be sitting by the highway looking at these beauties passing by!! How wonderful that your husband won some awards!!

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  6. Beautiful texture and colors.

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    1. thank you AK for stopping by and for your kind comment!! I appreciate it so much.!

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  7. Hi Hilda, I like this old car, you have captured the essential of it, using a very interesting perspective and lovely colors. Great work! Ciao!

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    1. thank you TITO for stopping by and commenting on this old antique!! There's something about those colors that I love to paint!!

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  8. Hilda what a great painting ! I love how you just picked an angle instead of the whole car.....doesn't look very rusty to me :-)) Excellent art work! Have a nice sunday!

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    1. thank you JANE for your lovely comment!!! I appreciate you stopping by..I was going to paint the entire car but thought it would be more interesting this way!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  9. Antique cars come with great curves and lines...and you have captured it well, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN for stopping by and for your kind words!! I really enjoyed painting this one.

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    1. thank you CAROL...! I appreciate your comment!!

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    1. thank you so much PATRICIA!!! I appreciate your kind comment!! I love these old cars also...

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  12. Magnífica pintura. Eres genial Hilda. Bravo!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, JOSH!!! Ya sabes que aprecio mucho tu comentario!!! un abrazo!!

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  13. Bravo!!! Antique cars have such charm. Good work!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for stopping by and commenting! There's something about antique cars that draws me to paint them!!

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  14. Great job on all those rusty parts!

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    1. thank you so much ERIK for stopping by and for your nice comment!! Love those rusty parts!!!

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  15. This work looks like a scene directly from a 1960's film. It really looks antique. Very good job on this.

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    1. thank you PRABAL!! I appreciate your comment! I've always loved antique cars, but the ones that are in their original state are the ones I really love..especially to paint!!!

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  16. I so love old car paintings and in fact, I also love seeing the old cars in real life. You've done a beautiful job on this piece, Hilda! One day I'm going to attempt one of these myself. I've done a yellow cab before and it came out ok, but I'm still saying to myself "I think I can..."

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    1. Thank you so much SHERRY for stopping by and commenting! My answer to you is
      "yes, you can!!"

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  17. How did I miss this one earlier? I love it! The close-up angle is very unique and makes the car have a special personality. I love the softened colors too. Very nice!

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  18. Thank you so much KATHERINE!!! I enjoyed painting this old car!

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  19. Great job on the rusty finish and I love how the right side of the car merges into the background.

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  20. thank you so much MARY for stopping by and commenting! Have a great day!!!

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  21. Ooh I love all things battered and old too! There is SO much character in this - something that would be entirely missing from a shiny new car! Fabulous!!! :0)

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    1. Thank you SANDRA for that nice comment! They do have character, don't they!?

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  22. Hilda, this is wonderful!! I love the detail! Looking forward to the next car. :)

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    1. Thank you so much CAROL!! I do have so many reference pictures of old cars and trucks, so I will be painting more sometime!!

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  23. Love your vantage point for this one! You gave this tired old fellow dignity and purpose. Great job with the rusty texture!

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    1. Thank you ROSEMARY for that nice comment! I love painting the rusty texture! Lots of great color in it.

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  24. This is a super cropping of interesting shapes! And the rusty color is just right. Wonderful, as usual, Hilda

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    1. thank you MARY!!! for stopping by and for that nice comment! I thought it looked better cropped...Now, I'm glad I did it.

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  25. Can't help but love those old cars and trucks. Nice work!

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    1. thank you N.POUCHER for stopping by and commenting! I really appreciate it!!! Have a good day..

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  26. this is so well done hilda! i love the composition! even the rust looks great!

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    1. thank you so much SUZANNE! I appreciate your nice comment!! Have a wonderful day.

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  27. The viewpoint in this painting is very interesting. I love it!

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    1. thank you so much NANCY!! I have a lot of pictures of old cars but I thought this one would look nice cropped!! Have a good day!

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  28. I love the old cars too.This is amazing work.Beautiful!

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  29. thank you ISABEL for stopping by and for that lovely comment.!! I appreciate it.

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  30. This is a very interesting and beautiful theme, I like it much : )

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  31. thank you so much SADEU...you're so nice!!! your comment is so appreciated...

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  32. I love this, Hilda - wonderful painting and great design!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  33. Ciao Hilda, do you know if somebody bought this old car? Just to play...Really it is a beatiful paint and give perfectly the age, the color and the past life of the car.
    Ciao, un abbraccio, Floriana
    p.s. I hope my bad english can be understand.

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    1. thank you FLORIANA! for that nice comment. Believe it or not somebody might have bought this car!...they travel from all over looking for that special car that can be restored! Your English is wonderful!! Hugs

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  34. Perfectly painted Hilda, it sure does have that rusty feel and I love the tire too. Bet it was a fun subject to paint.

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  35. thank you so much BARBARA!! I did enjoy painting this one...I appreciate your nice comment.!

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  36. This is a fun piece and one of your very best: whimsical and charming in subject and rendition. You should do more on this line!

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  37. thank you so much DIANA for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment. I have quite a few reference pictures of old ...antique cars that I took! Some really nice ones so hopefully in the future I'll be painting more.

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  38. Wow Hilda...this is So fabulous!Gorgeous and charming..I am in love with this piece..the atmosphere, colors.. the softness and the details..I love it!
    Shine on...another brilliant work!
    Victoria

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  39. thank you SO much VICTORIA for those encouraging words...I appreciate it so much.!!

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  40. LOVE this!!! You painted this beautifully and I love the composition. I also am a fan of old cars and trucks! I really hope you will do more of these, because you do it so well!!

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    1. Thank you THERESA for stopping by and commenting!!! I appreciate it so much. I would love to do more of these!!!!

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  41. Lovely work Hilda. Oh those old cars are so special. I have just been wandering through your site looking at the lovely pieces. Your have so much talent. I love the way you have your site set up so we can just scroll down to view them all.

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    1. thank you DORS for stopping by and commenting!! I have been wanting to add all my blogger friends to my sidebar and SO afraid of doing it without messing things up! I need to wait for someone to come over and help me with it. Have a wonderful day!!

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  42. Spent some time looking through your blog, Hilda. Your work is excellent and I enjoyed it greatly!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN!! I really appreciate your kind comment!!!

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    1. thank you so much KAREN!!! At first I wasn't going to crop it ...but glad I did. Have a great Evening...

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  44. Love this Hilda. You know all your work has a very sensitive, old masterly feel that I just adore. Really well done. :))

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  45. You are so sweet, CRYSTAL!!! thank you for that comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  46. !!!!!!!!!!!!SALUDOS, GRACIAS POR Y COMENTARIO ES UN PLACER TU BLOG DE PASTEL ES PERFECTO!!!!!!!!

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  47. Gracias, NATIVIDAD por tu comentario!!! Lo agradezco mucho.

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  48. You did a fabulous job on this and the cropping you did to get such a strong design is great. The part I am in complete awe of though is the ellipse of the wheel. Amazing.

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    1. thank you SO much JULIE for your visit and your very nice comment!!! I think I spent more time on the wheel..it did give me problems but I finally realized what I was doing wrong! Have a wonderful day!!

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  49. I can see why you love them. You do them so well.

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    1. thank you so much ANGELA! I do enjoy these antiques..I hope to do another one soon. Have a nice Evening!!!

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  50. Great angle makes it different and interesting. A wonderful palette, you certainly have captured the antique feel of the auto. I love the old cars as well, they have such character. Well done.

    Sue

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    1. Thank you SO much SUE!! I appreciate you stopping and commenting!!!

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  51. Muy buen trabajo, muy conseguido los detalles.Abrazos.

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  52. Gracias M CARMEN para tu visita y tu comentario. Lo agradezco mucho!!!

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  53. thank you so much DIANE for your comment!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!! Have a wonderful day.

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