Monday, September 17, 2012

St.Mary Lake - Montana

I enjoyed our trip to Montana a few years back.  I took many reference pictures.  St. Mary Lake is in Glacier National Park located on the East side of the park and is 9.9 miles long -300 ft.deep.  During the Winter, the lake freezes completely over with ice up to 4ft. thick.. We took a 2 1/2 mile hike that day and I remember how beautiful the lake was...I saw so many colors that even a camera doesn't see.. Well, at least my camera!.. I have another beautiful reference picture of the lake that I might someday paint in pastels..I enjoyed getting my oils out for this little painting.

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  1. This is a beautiful painting. The lake looks cool and refreshing!

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    1. Thank you so much MYRA for commenting on this painting. I really appreciate you stopping by!!

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  2. Wow Hilda, just excellent. I thought I was looking at a photo until I got to the end of your description.

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    1. thank you BARBARA ..I had a lot of fun with this one. A little harder to paint on since its a small canvas. I admire all of you even more working with oils!! Glad you stopped by.

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  3. The lighted hills provides a majestic backdrop to the calm lake, thought it was a photo! Very realistic!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for your lovely comment! I'm glad you stopped by to comment!!! Enjoy your day!!

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  4. this painting makes me feel relaxing. very good!

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    1. thank you so much JESSICA for stopping by and commenting on Montana! Its such a wonderful place to visit.

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  5. Het is te mooi voor woorden wat heb je dit goed gedaan mijn complimenten lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you so much DANIELLE for that very generous comment. I appreciate you stopping by...have a wonderful day.

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  6. The state of mind that I get looking at this landscape is so cool, quiet, silent.
    In the mountains , the air is crystal and makes clear also my feeling. When I get home my mind is lighter!
    In this your SO beautiful work I can find all this at a glance, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much RITA..you're so kind...a beautiful comment which I appreciate. Enjoy the rest of the day.!

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  7. I enjoyed getting your oils out too!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Hilda! I can feel the majestic power of the place.
    Warm regards.

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    1. Dear KONSTANTINA..thank you so much for your comment! I'm starting to enjoy the oils much more than ever...I still need to practice but I bought some wonderful new colors..I feel like a little girl in a candy shop!

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    1. thank you so much SUE. I'm so glad you like it and for stopping by!!!

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  9. What a beautiful romantic landscape, Hilda. The magnificence of color and of the light, have caught my eyes. Great. Hugs!

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    1. thank you so much TITO! Coming from you who paints so beautiful!! Hugs.

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  10. Oh how beautiful, Hilda! Rocks and water together are always just so soothing for me...Throw in trees and I'm over the moon! (And add the mountains? Perfection!)

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    1. Hi SHERRY!! You are SO kind with your comment. I've always had problems painting trees since I can never get that "perfect" color but I'm happy with this one. Glad you stopped by!!!

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  11. Linda demais esta paisagem, Hilda! encantada! parabéns. Um abraço.

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    1. thank you VALERIA for your lovely comment! You're so kind!!!

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  12. ...it is great that you work in both pastel and oil--I always admire artists who do both. Beautiful painting--you caught the depth of the water.

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    1. thank you CELESTE for stopping by and for your comment!! I really like oils but a little bit more comfortable with pastels...its fun trying both! However, I will visit all my blogger friends to enjoy watercolors...

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  13. Montana is on my list! This really makes me want to visit.

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    1. Hi PAM!! thank you for your visit and for you wonderful comment...I hope you do visit Montana some day...a beautiful place.

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  14. That is absolutely stunning, Hilda, beautiful!

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    1. thank you JOHN!! I'm so glad you like it..I really appreciate you stopping by!!

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  15. Small but totally beautiful, you really get the feeling of pureness and freshness ...so peaceful.

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    1. thank you JANE for stopping by and commenting..it was a very peaceful place to visit.. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  16. This is beautiful! I didn't know you also work with oils. Really gorgeous painting - I love it's tranquility :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA for stopping by and for your awesome comment! I pick up my oils once in awhile...lately, I really like it..its a nice change from my pastels...so creamy when I put it on the canvas..

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  17. Querida Hilda, este paisaje es precioso con colores muy reales, parece una fotografia. El agua parece de verdad y la vegetacion, muy bien hecho. Me encanta mirarlo y veo paz, tranquilidad. Congratulations dear. Best regards

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    1. Gracias EVA por tu comentario! Yo tenia un buen tiempo jugando con los oleos para esta pintura. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado!! Un abrazo!

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  18. Hi Hilda, que oleo tan maravilloso, me encanta el paisaje y tu lo has reflejado de maravilla, felicidades!!! Besos!

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    1. Hola MARI! Gracias por tu comentario! Tu eres muy amable! Lo agradezco!! Un abrazo!!

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  19. Beautiful vista in such a small format! Your work is amazing Hilda...I always enjoy the information with it as well.

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY!! you're so sweet. I'm glad you like it. I like to share a little information about these places...I would love everyone to go someday..its so beautiful!!! LOL

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for your comment!!! I really appreciate you stopping by!!

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  21. Fabulous work Hilda. I enjoyed seeing your oil work as well as a landscape composition.

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    1. thank you CAROL for your encouragement!! I have been enjoying painting with oils..a nice change from pastels. I'm glad you stopped by to comment....

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  22. This one stopped me dead in my tracks, Hilda. Your values are so great I thought it was a photo. The way you did the water is especially awesome.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this one, JULIE! You just made my day with your very generous comment!!! Enjoy your day...

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  23. This is an absolute show stopper. It has captured that tranquil feel so well. Perfect in every sense. Congrats Hilda..

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    1. thank you PRABAL..I value your opinion SO much!! Glad you liked this painting.

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  24. Una pintura estupenda, con agarre y mucha profundidad.

    Un saludo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, ROSA!!! Lo agradezco tu comentario!! Un abrazo!!

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  25. La belleza cuando has conectado con ella y las visto como pocos la ven...es más fácil plasmarla Hermoso paisaje....Saludos

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  26. Gracias PEPE por tu comentario muy generoso!! Lo agradezco!! Un abrazo!

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  27. Beautiful shading in this!!! What a wonderful view! Nicely done!!!

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    1. thank you JOAN for commenting on this painting! I really enjoyed painting this one.!!

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  28. QUE BONITO Hilda, es una delicia pasear tu blog.
    un abrazo

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    1. Gracias JOSE for tu comentario muy amable..Lo agradezco!!

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  29. I can't believe you captured so much in such a small space - what a gem!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN! I enjoyed painting on this little canvas...I'd like to do more. Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  30. Very impressive scene Hilda. We have recently been on holiday in Scotland and now we are completely hooked on mountains and lakes like this!

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  31. thank you JERRY for stopping by! Montana is a beautiful State!...you'd love it! Someday, I'd like to return. Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  32. thank you SO much THERESA! I'm glad you like this one. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  33. Hilda, what a treat! I've been there and this shows it off beautifully!

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  34. thank you for stopping by MARY and for your lovely comment...SO glad you were there!!

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  35. Je suis très heureuse de pouvoir à nouveau admirer votre travail. Je rentre à peine après plusieurs semaines d'absence... Je vous remercie aussi pour votre très gentil message laissé sur mon blog. Cela me fait chaud au coeur.

    Quelle beauté que cette peinture ! On peut y voir le bonheur que vous avez ressenti en vous trouvant sur place. Les nuances de couleurs sont sublime et mon dieu quelle sérénité.
    Gros bisous à vous et continuez à nous émerveiller.

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    1. Glad you had a wonderful time on your vacation, MARTINE!! Thank you for visiting me and for your beautiful comment. I'm glad you like this painting.

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  36. good morning lovely Hilda
    an amazing work!!!So many details on mountains,and everywhere!!!!
    Bravo again Hilda,you are a great talent-))))
    kisses from Greece

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    1. thank you SO much CHRISOULA..you are so kind! I'm glad you stopped by and for your lovely comment!!! Enjoy your day!

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  37. Hi, Hilda,
    Wow, the work depicts the scene very well. It impresses me so much. Thank you for sharing the wonderful work!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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    1. thank you SO much SADAMI for your very generous comment.. you just made my day!!

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  38. Te ha quedado perfecto, sin más palabras.Enhorabuena.Besos.

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    1. Hola, CARMEN...gracias por tu comentario muy generoso...lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo!

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  39. You mentioned seeing so many more colors on location than were captured in your photos. That's typical of what the camera can see. Our eyes can enjoy so much more at a live scene. You've done well with the photo and I hope someday you can get back to Glacier and paint en plein air!

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  40. If I can be guaranteed to paint plein aire like you, I'll do it! LOL I do understand seeing color with the eye is SO different than the camera...I will try...thank you for stopping by, DIANA...I really appreciate it.!

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  41. Gorgeous Hilda. You don't post as often as some but when you do, it's always awesome! Lovely landscape.
    Happy Painting.

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    1. thank you for that very nice comment, NORA..you're so sweet. Glad you liked it.. Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  42. Hilda this is so fabulous. I thought it was the actual photo when I first looked. You have definitely captured the beauty of the place.

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    1. thank you LAURA...I really appreciate your very kind words!!! I really enjoyed painting such a beautiful place like this Lake...Have a wonderful day!!!

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  43. Simply gorgeous Hilda! My son lives in Missoula as of Feb and I can't wait to see it!

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    1. thank you so much LISA!! I can't wait to you go there...its breathtaking!!! Glad you like it!! Enjoy the day!

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  44. thank you so much LINDA!! After looking at the painting again, it really takes me back to when I visited it and I told my husband we really need to go back!! Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN for stopping by and commenting on St.Mary's Lake...you're so kind!!!

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  46. This is lovely, Hilda - makes me want to go there!

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  47. Oh CONNIE, I hope you do...Its so peaceful and beautiful.. I'm glad you stopped by and glad you like it.

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  48. Hi Hilda.
    This painting is absolutely brilliant. It stands out so powerfully. Your not only a portrait artist, but also a brilliant Artist for anything. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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  49. You are so kind, VICTOR! I appreciate your comment..! thank you for visiting!!

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  50. Love this Hilda! You did such a wonderful job with the water and depth! You can paint everything so well!

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  51. thank you for that "very" generous comment, CAROL. I'm so happy to say I sold this little painting! Montana is full of beautiful lakes waiting to be painted.!

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  52. Gorgeous scene. Makes me want to get my oil paints out too! lol

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  53. thank you THERESA!! Every time I look at this painting, it makes me want to go back to Montana.!! I hope you take your oil paints out!

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  54. Hilda, this is gorgeous! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing the info about the lake, too!

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  55. thank you so much THERESA! This was one of my very favorite places to visit. Absolutely breathtaking! So glad you like it.!

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  56. Powerful beauty! What a stunning place and you have brought it to life with such gorgeous energy..majestic and spiritual!
    Wonderful work!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!!
    Victoria

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  57. thank you SO much VICTORIA for that nice comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  58. I was there forever ago and such a beautiful place. You captured it soooooo well.

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  59. thank you so much, ANGELA...Montana is one of my favorite places and I think I "need" to go back again!!! Glad you like it!!

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