Saturday, June 9, 2012

Long Island Winery

I took the reference picture from a winery on
Long Island... this barrel was in the backyard, which
I noticed when I was walking around the side of a huge
wrap around deck.  The barrel had beautiful
flowers on it which immediately caught my eye!!
I think the name of the winery was Roanoke
Vineyards, in Riverhead... I'm not sure, since we
visited a few wineries that day.....Excellent Merlot,
by the way!!!   and Music during the Summer months...Life is good !  
I painted this with oils..so basically had no clue what
I was doing but had so much fun trying.

133 comments:

  1. Beautiful Hilda. Happy Painting!

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    1. thank you NORA for your very kind comment. I appreciate it.!

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  2. You did very well with the oils. I know you are a master with pastels but I think you should do both.

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    1. thank you DOUG!!! for stopping by and for your "very" generous comment. I will try to do both..not easy! I give all my blogger friends who paint with oils...so much credit!

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  3. Nice painting Hilda. It has that vineyard look to it. Do you like oils? I think you should try some more!

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    1. thank you STEPHANIE for your nice comment.! I do enjoy oils, but it still feels awkward to work with it. Maybe if I did it more often?

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  4. Hilda, you did this while working in an unfamiliar medium??!!! It's wonderful. I love those background greens and violets - perfect for the vinyard.

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    1. thank you KATHRYN for stopping by and for your lovely comment!! I took my camera out when I saw the colors in the flowers..

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  5. Wow! This looks real!! Like a photo! Such a lovely subject too.
    I picked up my pastels again yesterday for the first time in about three years. I have an even bigger respect for your work now because my result was HIDEOUS!! Lol!

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA for that nice comment!! that's how I feel when I see your oil paintings of your bears and your incredible watercolors like the marbles!! Who can forget them?

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  6. Wonderful Hilda! You are a great artist also when you paint with the oil. Hug!

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    1. Thank you so much TITO! You just made my day with your comment!!! Hugs.!

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  7. J'aime ma chère Hilda votre manière de peindre à l'huile, similaire au pastel... tout en douceur et de façon très vaporeux...
    Les nuances de couleurs de vos bois sont superbes. L'atmosphère de cette peinture me plaît particulièrement. J'aime tout ce qui tourne autour du raisin, des vignobles et du vin...
    Votre talent est grand.
    Gros bisous à vous et bon weekend.

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    1. thank you SO much MARTINE for your lovely comment. I did enjoy painting the barrel! I never realized how many colors go into it! I, as well, love paintings to do with grapes and vineyards!! enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! hugs.!

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  8. Es un oleo precioso. Me gusta mucho pues te ha quedado detallado y con unos colores perfecto.

    Un abrazo

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    1. Hola, ROSA.. Gracias por tu comentario muy generoso..lo agradezco!! un abrazo!

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  9. Hilda, this is just beautiful, my type of scene. For one who didn't know what they were doing, you managed an exquisite piece.

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    1. thank you SHERRY! You're so kind with your comment. I wish I knew more on blending colors but I guess I'll learn by practicing! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  10. I have always loved wine barrels. Never seen them for real, but love the shape and the texture and what they contain inside. :)
    You have created magic here with the barrel and flowers.

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    1. thank you PRABAL. When you go to visit these vineyards, these barrels are all over the place! They're wonderful subjects. I appreciate your beautiful comment. Enjoy your day.

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  11. So beautiful, Hilda.....I just sold one of those old wine barrels at my yard sale. Hmmmm, maybe I should have taken so photos of it first. :) Oh well!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment, CAROL. Somebody lucked out by buying your barrel!. They make nice planters. I appreciate you stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

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  12. So many things ...! Great painting IN OILS! Great painting in any medium I say ... but from the Queen of Pastel? Wow! You obviously are a natural. Love it, Hilda.

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    1. Hi JOHN!! Glad you stopped by!..Queen of pastel? Thank you so much for that!! You made my day...

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  13. This is so pretty, Mom! I love it!

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    1. thank you, CARIN!!! You always did like barrels...I'm so glad you like it.!! Hugs!!

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    1. thank you MYRA for that wonderful comment!!

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  15. You do very well with oils! I love Merlot too.

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    1. thank you TRUDY!! Glad you like it and glad we share the love for Merlot..LOL

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  16. Dear Hilda, I live near the vineyards!
    I like to paint the grapes as the wine taste good!
    Your (oil)painting is joyful and gives the atmosphere of the wineries all over the world!

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    1. How wonderful to live near the vineyards, RITA!!! I'm glad you like this painting..I value your comment. Enjoy the rest of your Evening.

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  17. Hilda, great job for "not knowing what you were doing". I love the subject matter as well as you technique.

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    1. thank you PAT!!! I hope to feel more comfortable with oils as I do more paintings!! I'm glad you like it!!

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  18. felice inizio settimana a te...ciao

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    1. Thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by! I appreciate it!!! Have a nice day.

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  19. Hadn't a clue? Oh I beg to differ...the shading and set up here is lovely and looks like a great place to visit!Super!

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    1. Hi MARY!! thank you..you're so sweet!! It really was a very nice day at the vineyards and hope to go again!!

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  20. Great subject!!! Nicely done. The wineries have such great things to paint. We are lucky there are so many of them within driving distance.

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    1. thank you, JOAN!! you're so right, we are now in "wine country". Unfortunately they're slowly getting rid of the farms but Long Island is perfect for growing grapes..and so close to home!

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    1. Gracias, TINA por tu comentario...Lo agradezco!!!

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  22. oh,ist das aber toll gemalt!!!So viele einzelheiten,die ich liebe.Ich bewundere deine bilder,bravo!!!!
    lieben gruss Christa

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    1. thank you CHRYSOULA for your lovely comment! I appreciate you stopping by.!
      Have a wonderful day!

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  23. I started with pastels and eventually switched to oils. Fortunately, color techniques are much the same....not like w/c where you start with lights and work to the darks.

    Wonderful piece! Did you enjoy the oils?

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    1. thank you CAROL for your nice comment! I wouldn't even try watercolors...it looks like an impossible medium..I do like oils very much...but feel more comfortable with pastels. Enjoy the rest of the day!

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening.

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  25. Hilda, this is outstanding! You've captured the delicacy of the flowers which look wonderful next to the hard surfaces of the barrel and the logs. Sounds like you had a great day!!

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    1. thank you CAROL for your lovely comment. I'm glad you liked it! We really had a wonderful day!!!

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  26. Oh what nice purple flowers.

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  27. thank you ANGELA for your comment!!! I didn't know what kind of flowers they were...they looked like wild flowers...so pretty!

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  28. Hilda, I didn't know you were as good in oils as you are in pastels! The flowers have just the right amount of detail to complement the barrels. Nice work!

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    1. thank you ADRIANA for that lovely comment. I've been trying to paint with oils more often to get used to it. I enjoyed painting this one..something different. Enjoy your day.

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  29. Hilda, as always, you made the subject look very interesting and enjoyable. The harmony in the composition is very obvious!

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    1. You're SO nice, PADMAJA! I appreciate you stopping by and for leaving that wonderful comment.

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  30. Even without a clue you made a marvelous painting, true magic...I love how you created the wood of the barrels, so real ! xx

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    1. thank you so much JANE!! I appreciate your very generous comment! I really enjoyed painting this barrel..I tried to pick up some of the colors in the flowers and add it to the wood of the barrel. Have a wonderful day.!

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  31. Hello Hilda. Have a great talent, I love the pastel portraits, places and landscapes that show us.
    I am delighted that you follow my blog, so I could visit and enjoy your beautiful work.
    A big hug.

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  32. thank you so much CONCHI. I appreciate you stopping by and for your nice comment!! Enjoy your day!!

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  33. Hi Hilda,

    Wonderful work as usual. Love the composition absolutely lovely. My work will be at the library up until June 23rd.
    Hilda, there is also the Fire Island Lighthouse show and reception June 21st.

    Have a great week,
    Joan

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  34. Thank you SO much JOAN for stopping by and commenting...I will do my best to see your paintings. I would hate to miss it...Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  35. Ciao Hilda,
    Bacco deve essersi nascosto per provare ad imitarti e dipingere con i pastelli!
    Dovresti provare a proporre a quella cantina di
    commissionarti un poster...avrebbero tutto da guadagnare!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  36. Floriana!! Thank you for your generous comment..I appreciate it SO much!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  38. Hello dear Hilda, what a wonderful painting sfumated, it's like a sort of unreal vision, lovely!
    Have a wonderful week, hugs.

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    1. thank you CAROLINA for stopping by and for your comment!!! I appreciate your nice words! Have a good week!!

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  39. I love it when painters find these little quiet scenes to capture. Well done on simplifying those flowers - they really sparkle!

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for your generous comment. I'm glad you liked it...Enjoy your day!!

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  40. oh hilda, i absolutely LOVE this! beautifully done.

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    1. Thank you SO much SUZANNE!! I'm so glad you like it! I enjoyed painting this...Hope you're well!

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  41. Wow Hilda..this is sublime and so very beautiful..gorgeous !Love the spray of airy flowers coming from the barrel! You are fabulous! Stunning work!! and Merlot sounds delightful...yum!Love wine!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you VICTORIA for your very kind words. I appreciate you stopping by!! Yes, Merlot is my favorite, as well. Enjoy the rest of the Evening.

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  42. There is place in Missouri called Silver Dollar City...it's a beautiful amusement park filled not only with rides and actors and musicians, but with trees galore and flowers everywhere flowing from barrels just like what you painted. I am in awe of the soft delicacy of your greens and flowers...but also the crisp edges of the barrels. So impressive Hilda. Good good work! And thank you for triggering memories of this wonderful park.

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    1. thank you for your very generous comment, LISA...! I'm so glad you like this painting. This was a little different from my "usual" but I'd like to do more in the future.. Silver Dollar City sounds wonderful!!

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  43. Life is indeed good for you Hilda. It is obvious... from this wonderful oil still life subject... as rich in warmth and texture as your usual pastel paintings!

    Good Pastel-ling!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. thank you BRUCE for your nice comment!! I did enjoy the oils...maybe a landscape next?! hmmmm!! I need just a "little" more confidence!! Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  44. You've handled the oils like a champ, Hilda!!
    Great painting!
    On a side note...MMMMMMM, merlot! :)

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    1. thank you DEAN!!! Such a nice comment! I appreciate it so much! A glass of Merlot does sound good, doesn't it?!

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  45. I would love to see that barrel with flowers in person! It looks so beautiful in your painting. Nicely done!

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    1. I wish you could've seen it as well, HEATHER!! It was beautiful..the purple flowers were very bright in color..I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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    1. thank you ASHOK! I love your comment! Have a wonderful day!!

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  47. What I find especially interesting is that your oil painting has a real 'pastelsy' look about it. I'd be right there with my sachet of yeast and sugar too!!!

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  48. thank you JERRY!!! I probably need more brush strokes to get that pastelsy look out..maybe I've been painting too much with pastels..LOL ..thank you for stopping by and for your comment!

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  49. The flowers look so beautiful!Its always refreshing to switch from one medium to other, time to time.I believe you enjoyed the experience.

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  50. thank you ARTI for your wonderful comment!! I think its a good experience to try another medium...of course, my first love is pastels, since I feel so comfortable with it. Have a wonderful day!!

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  51. I can understand why you were drawn to this, just lovely. You did a great job with the oils, fun to try different mediums isn't it? I appreciate your frequent visits to my blog, hugs.

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  52. thank you so much BARBARA! I enjoyed painting this very much.. I have always said that visiting all of my friends in blogger land is like visiting art museums. Everyone has their own wonderful styles. again, thank you for your lovely comment!!!

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  53. felice fine settimana a te...ciao

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  54. Thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by...and enjoy your weekend as well!!!

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  55. This looks like a lovely place to be!

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  56. thank you DIANA for stopping by!! I'd love to go back again...It's truly a nice place to spend the day.

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  57. Such a lovely painting! You really did a great job with the wood, too!

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  58. Thank you so much THERESA!!! I'm so happy you like it...I enjoyed painting the barrel..there was a lot of color in the wood.! Have a wonderful day!!

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  59. I love this job, and your latest portraits are wonderful, full of expression : )

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    1. thank you SADEU for stopping by and for your nice comment. I appreciate it!!!

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  60. This is so beautiful Hilda!! You've given it such old master/old world style. It is amazing!! :)) Well done. :)

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    1. thank you CRYSTAL!!! What a nice comment..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  61. You are so skilled in oil paint, Hilda! What a lovely and serene painting!

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    1. Thank you so much SUSAN...you just made my day with your comment!!!

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  62. Bezauberndes Motiv und so herrliche Details. Sehr schön Arbeit Hilda.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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    1. thank you JANINA for that lovely comment..I appreciate it!!! Have a wonderful day.

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  63. You did a wonderful job! Riverhead must be a beautiful and inspirational place!

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    1. thank you LORI..for that nice comment!!! Riverhead is a lovely town..lots to do....

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  64. magnifica obra hilda, tu blog es para mi una referencia en el mundo del arte. te agradezco siempre tus amables palabras y que nos dejes ver tan hermosas obras. enhorabuena y un saludo.

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  65. Lo agradezco tus palabras, JOSE.! Estoy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura. Tu es muy agradable!!

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  66. Dear Hilda,
    Wow, your still life often amazes me(*as you know I do not like still life). The work shows me your personality--so caring, sensitive and very well organized. Nice~! You have to teach me how to make still life!
    Cheers, wink,wink, Sadami

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  67. thank you so much for stopping by SADAMI!! I'm painting a landscape now and look forward to painting portraits again!!...we all have favorites, don't we.? Have a wonderful day!!

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  68. Sounds like you had a lovely trip and got reference photos too! (and probably a few bottles of vino I should hope! Love your painting you must have thought that those barrels were set up just for you to paint. ;)

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  69. thank you so much DIANA!! Yes, I couldn't leave without buying two bottles of Merlot!!! Barrels are such a nice subject...After looking at the reference picture, I saw so many colors in the barrel. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

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  70. Beautiful and glad you enjoyed the merlot

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  71. thank you PAGE for visiting and commenting!!! I really appreciate it!!!!

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  72. For someone who says they don't know what they are doing when painting in oils, you sure have done a magnificent job. I think you nailed the colors of the weathered wood, and the flowers are so beautiful - an excellent painting!

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  73. There's something about an old barrel or an old barn that I really like to paint....thank you so much for that nice comment, CLAIRE! You've made my day.

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  74. Te ha quedado precioso y el retrato de tu nieto muy lindo, ainns estos nietinos nos traen locas jejeje.Besitos y buena semana.

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  75. Gracias, M.CARMEN por tu comentario. Esoy muy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura y la pintura de mi Nieto!!! Lo agradezco..

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  76. Hilda, you did such a wonderful job with this! You created such wonderful depth. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much CAROL for stopping by and for your wonderful comment! I appreciate it.

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  77. Big Hugs, Hilda!
    Have a happy Sunday.

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  78. thank you CAROLINA for stopping by!!!!

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  79. Hi Hilda...loved revisiting this gorgeous piece..and I look forward to what you share next!
    Wishing you a beautiful summer!
    Victoria

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  80. thank you so much VICTORIA!! you are so kind. I wish you a wonderful summer as well!!

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  81. Bello questo dipinto, e buono il Merlot!!
    felice inizio settimana...ciao

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  82. thank you so much GIANCARLO for stopping by and for your lovely comment...yes, good Merlot!! Have a nice day.

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  83. Gorgeous painting Hilda! Been scrolling through some of your earlier posts.... wow, girl... you've got it going on with the art! Great work!

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  84. thank you so much TERESA!! so glad you stopped by...you just made my day.! I hope all is well with you!!!

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  85. Hi Hilda,
    It is always so nice to see your work; both in oils and pastels! I love the idea of visiting the winery "with" you through your art and I really enjoy how you set the scene in this piece. Very nice! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

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  86. SANDY...you're so kind. thank you for that "very" nice comment. It is so appreciated.

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