Saturday, March 31, 2012

San Francisco

A few years back, we visited San Francisco.
So much to see...so little time. We went to
Chinatown, Alcatraz, visited the seals on
Fisherman's Wharf, Muir Woods and of
course, Sausalito... that afternoon, we
walked up those city streets ( or should
I say Mountains!) I felt like I was hiking..
very exhausting. We saw so many beautiful
homes with different pastel colors.. one
prettier than the other...They all seemed to
have colorful flowers on their front lawns..
a picture that I had to take for a future
pastel painting!!

75 comments:

  1. Lovely job on the buildings and the details to the flowers. I love the architecture in SF...such an array of different styles.

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    1. Thank you JOAN for stopping by and commenting...SF's architecture is certainly different with wonderful colors and styles..!

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  2. I, too, love visiting SF. Our daughter lives there and we love exploring all the city sites! Thanks for sharing this one!

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    1. thank you so much PAM for commenting. SF is very beautiful with so many things to do! It's wonderful that you can visit your daughter and see the sights also! I would love to go back someday!!

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  3. Lovely, Hilda, I love the richness of the colours and the architecture.

    The only thing I remember of SFC, besides the seafood at Fisherman's Wharf is that we stayed at the Drake Wiltshire Hotel - which sounded very English :0)

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    1. thank you JOHN!! We did a lot of sightseeing and a lot of walking!! The seafood in Fisherman's Wharf was excellent!! Glad you stopped by!

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  4. Great composition - really enjoyed looking at this!

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    1. thank you for those encouraging words, JERRY! I'm glad you like it. Have a wonderful day.

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  5. Lovely painting Hilda! I like this kind of architectures. Have a good Sunday!

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    1. Thank you TITO for stopping by and commenting.. I appreciate your words!!

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  6. Je ne connais malheureusement pas ce pays et encore moins ce bel endroit qui vous a inspiré ce magnifique pastel Hilda...
    Des maisons cossues immergées dans des parterres de fleurs...
    Magnifique travail.
    gros bisous à vous et un grand merci pour vos si gentils commentaires laissés sur mon blog.

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  7. Thank you so much MARTINE for those lovely words. Who knows? Maybe someday you will visit San Francisco but don't forget New York is a "Hell of a Town" also! I always look forward to your paintings. Have a good day!!

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  8. Hi Hilda! Wow..another beautiful work..I love love love the misty airy flowers..very dreamy and poetic! and love the rich colors in this whole piece..very striking..the windows and their reflections and light are magnificent..totally impeccable!Wondrous piece!!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you for visiting, VICTORIA and for your lovely comment!! I really appreciate it!

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  9. Your colors and composition are beautiful, Hilda. I go into the painting and up the walls of those colorful houses...almost wanting to peek into those windows.

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    1. thank you PAT for your comment!! It's funny but I would have loved going into these homes to see what it looks like...I bet they're beautiful inside as well!

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  10. Gosh does this bring back memories!! But I guess that's one of the reasons we make art, isn't it? Well done Hilda! Reminds me of driving up and down those hills. I sure wasn't about to walk them!! ;)

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    1. I have to admit it KIRK...I wouldn't do it again...some of the blocks were endless. LOL However, it was good to see these homes and photographing them.

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  11. I LOVE the deep rose color of the building in the foreground - it is gorgeous, and such a perfect background to those lovely flowers. This is wonderful!

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE! you're so kind. My favorite was the rose colored building as well. I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  12. A wonderful example of San Francisco's beautiful architecture and colors, gloriously painted Hilda! Have a nice sunday!

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    1. Hi JANE!! Glad you stopped by to comment on SF! I appreciate it so much. The homes are truly interesting ..one so different from the other. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.!

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  13. I like it when people paint their homes interesting colours. It makes such a difference. Lovely painting.

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  14. Thank you so much NORA for stopping by and commenting on SF. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Nice one Hilda.
    I also love the old Victorian homes and the beautiful colors people paint them.

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    1. I love the Victorian homes as well...its really nice how they paint them with all these wonderful colors...it would be very odd if I saw this in New York.! Thank you MARY for stopping by ...I appreciate it.!!

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  16. Wonderful! I really like the composition you chose with the flowers softening up the architecture, beautiful buildings. Your trip sounded great, I would love to visit Alcatraz sometime.

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    1. Alcatraz was quite eerie! But a very interesting place to visit! You must go!
      thank you so much BARBARA for stopping by and commenting.!

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    1. Thank you for that nice comment, LIZ. I appreciate it.. Have a wonderful day!!

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  18. Que estupendo viaje hiciste. Hace tiempo que pienso que me gustaría visitar San Francisco algún día. Solo lo he visto en films, pero sin duda es una ciudad maravillosa con bonitas casas y flores, tal como lo has interpretado en este bello trabajo.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Deseo que un dia visitara San Francisco. Es verdad que es una ciudad maravillosa lleno de casas bonito. Lo agradezco mucho tu comentario, CARMEN. Un abrazo!!

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  19. A beautiful pastel, Hilda! What an inspiring place to visit!

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    1. thank you DEAN for your comment..you are so kind. It really was a wonderful place to visit!!

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  20. I love San Francisco, a gorgeous city with gorgeous views! Beautiful piece, Hilda! I always wish I could see the inside of interesting looking homes. Sometimes I am almost compelled to overcome my own innate shyness and knock on doors. Almost.

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    1. SHERRY...you always make me chuckle!!! Do you know how many times I want to knock on the door as well? I guess that wouldn't be a good idea! Thank you for that wonderful comment..I appreciate it!!!

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  21. It's gorgeous! And I love all of those tiny little flowers. Such attention to detail! :0)

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  22. thank you SANDRA...it was a fun painting!! I appreciate your sweet comment!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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  23. What a beautiful pastel painting, it is like a poem. That trip has been very fortunate, made you make the best of your spirit. A big hug.

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    1. Thank you so much CAROLINA for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I appreciate it.!! It was a wonderful trip to SF.

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  24. I knew that was a San Fran piece of art right away. Lovely.

    We were there years back and did all those same things. Isn't it lovely?

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    1. Thank you so much LISA for stopping by and for your nice comment. I'm so glad you visited SF. It's definitely a wonderful place to go. Next time I would love to go to Northern California and visit Sonoma/Wine Country!! I heard it's beautiful there.

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    2. My sister was just in wine country a couple of months ago and stayed in a really nice place. She said it was amazing. I love the Redwoods in Northern CA. Also when we went we stayed at Shelter Cove...that was a well-kept secret...so private.

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    1. thank you DIANA for stopping by. We had a wonderful time and came back with lots of future reference pictures. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  26. Yes,I recognize these homes and love them so much.. you brought me pleasant memories of the place and your work, just super!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA !! I'm so glad you like this painting. It brings those memories back to me as well.

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  27. I just got back from San Francisco..This painting is great..you really captured the SF feel

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    1. How wonderful, PAGE! I'm sure you enjoyed your stay..welcome home...and thank you for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment.!

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  28. Ooh! I love the angle of the buildings and the flowers of course.

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

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  29. Ciao Hilda,
    I have been too at San Francisco many years ago and I find this town beatiful, lively and very coloured like your paint!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Hi Floriana! We had a wonderful time in SF and hope to visit Sonoma next time. Thank you for your lovely comment! Hugs..

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  30. Love the colors, the angle of the building, just plain love it, well done Hilda.

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    1. Hi JOAN!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! There was a lot of plein aire artists like you by the Wharf when I was there.. Glad you like this one.!

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  31. Beautiful piece Hilda. Your work is always so inspiring.
    I visited SF last year and we loved it. Had the most wonderful time there.

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  32. thank you so much DORS for stopping by..I appreciate it..There really is so much to do...I especially loved the art galleries around the city!!! Have a wonderful Evening!

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  33. Oh it's been years ago, but this takes me back! The uphill look and painted lady houses. Super Hilda!

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    1. Hi MARY!! Glad you stopped by. I appreciate your comment!!. There was lots of pastel houses in SF. Actually, we never realized how many until you walk the neighborhood.

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  34. Hilda, this is gorgeous! I hope to live in CA some day, you never know where the military will send us:)

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    1. Hi CARRIE!! Thank you so much for that wonderful comment! If you ever move to SF you'll have so many reference pictures for your gorgeous paintings!! Have a wonderful Evening!

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  35. Te deseo Felices Pascuas, querida Hilda.
    Un abrazo.

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  36. Gracias, CAROLINA...un abrazo!

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  37. Hi Hilda,
    I think I would have guessed SF, even if you never mentioned where the painting was from; you captured it perfectly! It's always such a pleasure to visit your site. Blessings, Sandy.

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    1. thank you SANDY..such a nice comment!! I appreciate it so much! Enjoy the rest of your Evening!!

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    1. Hi KIM! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on SF!! I appreciate your nice comment.!!

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  39. This brings back memories of my own trips to San Francisco. Beautifully painted with a unique viewpoint that speaks of the area.

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  40. thank you so much CAROL! Yes, the area has so many of these homes...they're taken care of beautifully! I appreciate your comment!!!

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  41. I love San Francisco as well - and you have certanly done justice to its beauty and uniqueness. I like the perspective of looking up at these beautiful homes through the flower gardens - nicely done!

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  42. thank you SO much Susan..When we were walking through the streets, we were always looking up to see these homes and all of these beautiful flowers were in front of them so I had wonderful reference pictures to choose from. Again, I appreciate your comment! Have a good day!!

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  43. Hilda, bom dia!
    E são essas casas, com janelões bem altos, e cores, que amo. E o jardim, parece que posso colher uma flor azul, de tão real...rsss....
    Parabéns pelo blog e pelas pinturas, lindíssimas, tens um lindo talento.
    Um abraço,

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  44. thank you so much NILCELI for your visit and your wonderful comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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