Friday, October 26, 2012

Acadia National Park

Last year, I painted Jordan Pond in Bar Harbor, Maine.  I found another reference picture of another hiking trail by the Harbor, which I thought would make a nice pastel painting..I loved  looking at the water hitting the rocks creating this foam with a lot of different colors.  Unfortunately, I don't know exactly which hiking trail this one was... The view was breathtaking.. the rocks were beautiful,  and the water was so blue and so clear!  Acadia National Park has many trails but they're short in mileage....some no more than about 3 miles...however, some  trails connect from one to another making it a longer hike, if preferred.

  

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  1. Very beautifully executed Hilda,it looks like a photo!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA for such a nice comment! I appreciate it!!!

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  2. J'aime cette magnifique lumière sur les rochers!

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    1. thank you so much OLIVIER for stopping by and commenting. It was such a beautiful day and I loved the way the light was hitting the rocks!!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, Hilda! You are so versatile!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE for that comment! I appreciate it !!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  4. Dear Hilda,a great atmosphere! The water sparkles and the rocks vibrate: light and color sing!

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    1. thank you SO much RITA!! I'm so glad you like this painting!!!

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  5. The rocks are stunning , look so real and the foam and splashes on the water is just great, a wonderful scene ! Have a nice weekend dear Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much JANE!! You just made my day with your comment!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

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  6. Beautiful Hilda, I can hear the waves!

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    1. thank you ERIK for that comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  7. Looking at this makes me feel as though I'm actually there!

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    1. Thank you JERRY!!!! A wonderful place to visit..lots to do!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

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  8. Such a beautiful scene and you've captured that beauty, Hilda. I love that I can see the strata in the rocks too. Breathtaking!

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    1. thank you SHERRY for stopping by and commenting...you're so sweet..Glad you like it!!

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  9. Hi Hilda, what a beautiful landscape! I like the warm colors of the rocks versus the cool color of the sea. Wonderful! Have a good week end!

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    1. thank you TITO for that wonderful comment. I value your opinion!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  10. Outstanding dear Hilda!! What a magnificent landscape!! The colours of the rocks compliments even more the beautifully painted sea.
    Warm regards.

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    1. thank you so much for that wonderful comment, KONSTANTINA!!! You're so kind. I enjoyed painting this one.

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  11. Breathtaking beauty, indeed.Well done, Hilda.How do you preserve your pastel work, if you don't mind me asking?

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    1. thank you ARTI!! for that wonderful comment! With pastels, I just mat it and cover with glass. I never use a fixative.
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend..

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  12. Absolutely wonderful Hilda. I had been hoping to get to Acadia this summer but not a ghost of a chance. Maybe next year.....like my oldest grandson used to say when he was about two......"there's always maybe."

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for stopping by and for your lovely comment!! I hope you get to visit Acadia someday! "there's always maybe"! too cute.

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  13. I went to Bar Harbor as a child. Never been back to Maine since! This is beautiful! I've got to get back there!

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    1. thank you PAM for stopping by and for your comment!! Maine is beautiful and worth a second visit!

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  14. Oh boy! Is this a great painting or what! I want to go there They could use this as a travel poster and get thousands more visitors.
    Another winner, Hilda.

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    1. Hi JULIE...SO glad you like this painting...and such a nice comment.

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    1. Absolutely beautiful,Hilda! Takes me back to Acadia!!

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    2. thank you so much CAROL!!! Glad you visited Maine! and happy you stopped by..Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

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  16. Querida Hilda, Este paisaje es maravilloso. El contraste del mar con el verde y la montaña. Preciosa pintura. Un fuerte abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias EVA por tu comentario muy amable...Lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo!!

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  17. Hilda, This is a very bold composition and you have succeeded. The seagulls add the perfect balance. For years I have wanted to go to Maine, maybe 1213 will be the year...

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    1. Thank you so much ADRIANA for stopping by and for your very generous comment!! I hope you visit Maine...Plein air painting would be perfect for you...

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  18. Heel mooi gedaan Muxo een heel fijne sfeer lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you so much DANIELLE for your very generous comment!! I'm glad you like it.
      Enjoy the rest of your day!!

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  19. Fantastic painting! the composition is great.. hugs

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    1. thank you so much MARI for your VERY nice comment!!! Lo agradezco!!! hugs.

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  20. genial Hilda,
    todo un placer para los sentidos.

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    1. Gracias, JOSE por tu comentario!!! Lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo!!

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  21. Hello Hilda:) This is beautiful! Love the rocks and the water hitting the rocks is beautiful. The little birds make it complete. You did a great job. My compliments! Have a nice sunday:)xx

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    1. thank you so much RENATE for your very generous comment!! I enjoyed painting this very much.. A change from portraits!!
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

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  22. Hi Hilda,

    As usual another brilliant painting. Oh Hilda, do try to show your work at the Conklin House, there is no charge, if interested let me know.

    Stay safe during the storm.

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  23. thank you for commenting, JOAN. I really appreciate you stopping by!! The Conklin House sounds wonderful.. I'll call you for the info!
    I was busy all day in the basement cleaning up and putting some furniture up...Since I'm only about 60 feet from the Canal, I imagine we'll be flooded!! Getting prepared!!

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  24. This is gorgeous Hilda! I love the way the water is breaking against those cliffs. :)

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  25. Glad you liked this painting, CRYSTAL!! thank you SO much for stopping by.. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

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  26. Looks like a stunning place, beautifully painted.

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  27. thank you so much DIANA!!! I'm SO glad you like it!!!

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  28. Buen fin de semana, que pases un hermoso fin de semana, te invito a leer un poema mio, se titula “Marioneta”, ha sido un gusto visitar tu grandioso blog y te felicito por tu gran trabajo.

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  29. Gracias BORIS por tu comentario muy amable.

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  30. Un trabajo fantástico Hilda, las rocas, la espuma del agua contra ellas y el detalle de las gaviotas me parece precioso.

    Un abrazo

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

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  31. wow Hilda!!!!This painting is exellent!!!!I love water,you paint it like a photo!!!!
    i want to kiss you-))))
    Christa

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    1. you're SO sweet!! Thank you CHRISTA for your wow! you made my day! hugs!

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  32. Wow, beautiful! I love the way you captured the different layers and colors in the rocks. This remind me a lot of some parts of our South African coast line!

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    1. Thank you so much MINNEMIE for your lovely comment! My friend visited South Africa and came back with some amazing photos! Have a wonderful day.

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  33. You have breathed life into it. This looks very alive and very majestic. Great job.

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    1. thank you so much PRABAL for your comment!! I'm glad you like it. I value your opinion!!. Enjoy your day.

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  34. The rocks are so lifelike and so real. Fabulous.

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    1. thank you so much AK. You just made my day!

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  35. Beautiful job on the rocks and surf. I can almost hear the waves pounding. Acadia is one of my favorite parks...the sunset and the popovers at the Jordan Pond House pop into my mind immediately. Enjoy!

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

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  36. Wow! Love the light and shadow on those rocks - very realistic and pleasing to look at. Beautiful rich colors - fantastic Hilda! ♥

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for stopping by and commenting!!!

      This will be my last post for awhile because of the Storm ...we were told to evacuate my neighborhood yesterday..right now the tide is high, so we can't leave..and we're expecting to lose power by tonight! So for all my blogger friends who are in the area of the Storm,
      STAY SAFE!!!!

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  37. Es un trabajo impresionante, me gusta su luz y la atmosfera que has creado.

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  38. Hilda, you continue to do such lovely work in pastel. I especially like the unusual perspective of this particular piece. Your portraits always give me a sense of peacefulness. Nice work!

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  39. Ciao Hilda,
    gli States hanno sempre orizzonti grandiosi e
    tu hai reso bene la grandiosità dell'oceano e la forza delle rocce!
    Fai miracoli con i tuoi pastelli!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  40. This is lovely Hilda. Don't you love Acadia?!

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  41. Oh, the beautiful warm sunlight - you make me want to be there, Hilda! This is painted so beautifully.

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  42. Beautiful spot. Nice complimentary colors.

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  43. Hilda... this capture painting is simply breathtaking..!
    My compliments!

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  44. Incredible painting, Hilda.

    I have been really worried about you ... hope you are all safe and well.

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  45. Nice! Love the cool water with the warm rocks. I can feel the sunlight on the rocks.

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  46. Thinking of you and the Sandy Hurricane. Sending good vibes and concerned good wishes that everything is OK

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  47. Hope all is well with you over there Hilda. Fabulous work on this painting. Beautiful use of warms and cools with lots of atmosphere. Take care. x

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  48. beautiful painting! hope you are okay!

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  49. Beautiful painting, the rocks, the sea, I like. Hope you are well, take care.

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  50. I'm thinking of you over in East Rockaway. How are you?????

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  51. Wow - this is wonderful! I really love the perspective and composition - it's lovely, Hilda!

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  52. This is great Hilda! The rocks look so real! I love national parks. I have been wanting to visit Maine. One of these days I will get there.

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  53. This is fabulous, Hilda. The cliff appears full of texture and the ocean below.....pure delight!

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  54. Yes, fabulous! You've got the distance and aerial perspective beautifully!

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  55. Hilda, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you and yours are all right and doing well after Hurricane Sandy. Will look forward to hearing from you when you post again.

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  56. Ainns amiga, espero todo esté bien y vuelvas pronto.Fabulosa tu entrada.Me encanto.Cuídate mucho. Besitos.

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  57. fantastic painting....hoping you are all right after the terrible storm!

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  58. Hi Hilda.
    A Lovely Painting here, well done. I hope and pray that you and all those that are affected
    by Sandy come out of it safely my friend. God bless you all.
    Vic.

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  59. I can feel the warm sunshine and hear the splashes! Beautiful complimentary colors makes this one sing! Trusting all is well with you and family after the storm!

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  60. Dear Hilda,I hope all is well for you and your family. God bless you all!
    A big warm hug, dear Hilda.
    I hope soon to hear from you.
    Rita

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  61. Una instantánea de un paisaje inmenso, una visión a vuelo de pájaro. Bella interpretación.
    Saludos estimada Hilda.

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  62. Beautiful painting Hilda! You really captured the depth of the cliff and the colors are wonderful!

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  63. thank you all for your very generous comments on Acadia!!

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  64. Beautiful! This is my first time to your blog, I'm enjoying looking through your lovely artwork!

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  65. I love this for its simplicity . . . it seems you've captured an abstract sensibility with this? Simple and powerful!

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  66. You've captured this scene superbly, Hilda. The view is breathtaking in Acadia Park...I should revisit my photos of a trip we took a few years ago as your painting is giving me the inspiration to attempt another landscape!

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