Saturday, January 26, 2013

Massapequa Preserves

My daughter, Jennifer lives in Massapequa Park and only blocks away from the Preserves which is a total of 423 acres.  You can hike for miles enjoying the sounds of nature and walk around the many ponds around the preserves or like many people,  their bikes to get around.  In December, 2006, this preserve was named "Best Nature Preserve on Long Island."  There's fresh water fishing in several of the lakes and streams in the preserve.  You can see many beautiful and unusual plants around..Beautiful orchids for one !!  For those who do plein air paintings..this would be the perfect place...  I hope you like this painting as much as I loved painting it !

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  1. it's beautiful! i love the water! so peaceful!

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    1. thank you SO much MYRA..!! I appreciate your comment.

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    2. thank you SO much MYRA..!! I appreciate your comment.

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  2. Querida Hilda, no me gusta, Me encanta!!!
    Al verlo primero pensé que era una foto y al leer tus palabras casi me veía en ese precioso parque.
    Fantástico color y la luz, los pájaros. Qué sensación tan agradable. Enhorabuena.
    Disfruta del fin de semana y si es en ese parque mejor.
    Un beso

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, OLGA por tu comentario muy generoso!!! Lo agradezco!
      un abrazo!!!

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  3. Wonderful landscape Hilda, your job is always beautiful!! :) happy weekend!

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    1. Such a nice comment, MARI...thank you so much.! Enjoy your vacation!!

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  4. Paesaggio molto bello,immerso nella natura,ottimo dipinto!
    Complimenti e buona domenica!

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    1. thank you so much FRANZ for stopping by and commenting..I appreciate it!!

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  5. Hilda, it is super. It looks so much like a photo.

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    1. thank you CAROL for that comment!!! You've made my day!

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  6. Dear Hilda, I feel the atmosphere of the place, through this beautiful painting! The flights of birds, in white, seem to me your special sign! I love it!
    Have nice Sunday, Rita.

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    1. Thank you so much RITA for your generous comment. There was so many birds in flight that day..I enjoyed painting them.
      Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  7. Hilda this is stunning! I love the reflection and the birds flying just above the water. Gorgeous!! :D

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    1. thank you so much CRYSTAL!! A comment from you puts a smile to my face!! I'm so glad you like it.

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  8. Beautiful!! I love the depth...makes feel like I am sitting right there.

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

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  9. Nice one, Hilda. Massapequa makes me think of the amusing time-travel romance movie, Kate and Leopold.

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    1. Thank you SO much DIANA for that comment!
      Now I'll have to see the movie..LOL I'm so glad you like it. Enjoy this beautiful day.!

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  10. I absolutely love this, Hilda. It pulls me right in, and fills me with a beautiful sense of peace and tranquility! WONDERFUL!!!!!

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    1. Thank you SO much CLAIRE! You've made my day...I appreciate your comment!

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  11. I thought it was a photo, the reflection is captured to perfection, the painting reflects the aura of this lovely place!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA for that very generous comment! You've put a smile to my face! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  12. This is exquisite, Hilda - makes me feel as if I were actually there - really lovely!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE!! You would love this place..it really is beautiful. I'm so glad you like it.!

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  13. Oh my heavens - I thought it was a photo it is so good. How long did this lovely piece take you? All the reflections are very gentle so we know it is a calm day. Amazing!

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    1. thank you SO much JULIE! It was a beautiful Fall day...I finished this piece in 2 days. I enjoyed painting this one and so glad you like it!!

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  14. Claro que me gusta la pintura, muy bien hecha, es preciosa y el lugar también, seguro que disfrutaría mucho contemplándolo y pintando todas las sensaciones que debe transmitir.

    Un abrazo Hilda

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    1. Gracias ROSA por tu comentario!! Lo agradezco y estoy muy contenta que te gustado!! Un abrazo...

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  15. Beautiful deep greens , what a great lusciousness and reflexions . Love those birds, too :-)) Have a nice Sunday dear Hilda. xx

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    1. Thank you so much JANE!!! I'm so glad you liked this painting...I appreciate your comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hugs

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  16. Precioso lugar y precioso tu óleo. Los reflejos del agua son increíbles. Has conseguido llevarnos hasta el lago. Casi puede oírse el vuelo de los pájaros...
    Besos.

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que le ha gustado este oleo, CONCHI!! Un comentario muy generoso! un abrazo!

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  17. Hilda!
    Great job! Great work of art! Reminds me of my art buddy Monet!
    Really nice to look at over and over again!
    Michael

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    1. thank you MICHAEL for stopping by and commenting! You're too generous!!! Enjoy this beautiful day, my friend!!!

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  18. Schitterend heb je dit gedaan Muxo heel knap werk lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you so much DANIELLE, for such a nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  19. At first sight, I thought Hilda posts a photo, but then I saw was a wonderful realistic pastel. Great colors.

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    1. Thank you so much JULIAN!! What a nice comment..This was an oil painting..I was going to do it in pastel but I thought oils would be nice for a change.!

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  20. Hilda, you've done a fabulous job with that. I would find all that foliage too daunting and fussy yet you've managed to retain a lovely feeling of calm even simplicity - perfect!

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    1. thank you JERRY...I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!! It was such a beautiful day for a walk by the water..enjoying nature!

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  21. Hilda, I just love your pastels. This is gorgeous and I can imagine being here with both your words and painting making it come to life for me.

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    1. Thank you SO much SHERRY for your lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by!!!
      Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day!!

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  22. Hilda, it looks like such a beautiful spot! And you have done a magnificent work of the scene!!! Bravo!!!

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    1. It was a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sounds of the birds! I'm so glad you like it KATHRYN!

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  23. yes, that would be a lovely plein air destination. Your painting captures the serenity of the place!

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    1. I can see you sitting there painting, CELESTE! Glad you like this painting and I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  24. Fantástico!!! Me gustan esos reflejos que has hecho en el agua. Un precioso pastel!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Esoy muy contenta que te ha gustado este oleo, JOSH!! Tengo una sonrisa en mi cara con tu comentario. Un abrazo

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  25. Looks like my hubby's idea of heaven!
    It is such a beautiful, tranquil scene. Wonderful :0)

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA!! I'm so glad you like this...definitely a nice place to be.

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  26. Incantevole dipinto, adoro questi colori. Complimenti Hilda. Un abbraccio!

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    1. Thank you TITO for that very nice comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!
      hugs!!

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  27. Beautiful colorful reflection on the water! It seems to be a little paradise there and it has to be very nice to live near such a beauty.

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    1. thank you MARCELA for stopping by and commenting on my painting...it's an Artists' paradise for sure.!

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  28. Oh my goodness, Hilda, this is fantastic... what a painting. I'm almost lost for words; the whole thing really works for me... wow!

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    1. You just made my day, JOHN! thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  29. Tu obra es preciosa Hilda, esos reflejos me gustan.te felicito. Besos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, EVA por tu comentario muy generoso!! un abrazo!!

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  30. Oh, Hilda, it's outstanding. Lovely painting and a yes, it would be a wonderful place to paint plein air. Thank you, maybe we can paint together in the spring.

    Yes John said it the best WOW!!!





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    1. thank you JOAN for stopping by and for your comment!! I've never done plein air but I would love to paint with you...we'll set up a date...In the Springtime?? LOL Glad you liked this painting!!

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  31. Hi Hilda - just wanted you to know that your remark on my other painting 'Seventeen Degrees' is showing up on my blog. Because I use email verification, if I'm not on my computer for awhile the remarks don't get posted right away. It was probably my fault!

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    1. thank you CLAIRE for stopping by!! Glad you finally received the comment...Google has been acting very strange lately!! Have a good day!!

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  32. Gorgeous, Hilda. The color is fabulous.

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    1. Glad you like this painting, CAROL!! Enjoy the rest of this wonderful day!!

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  33. Fantastic depth of color and serene greens- love it!

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    1. thank you MARY for stopping by..Greens was the problem...never know which ones to use..LOL...but I did enjoy painting this. Glad you like it.

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  34. wonderful painting,and a beautiful place!!!I love it!!!!
    kisses
    Christa

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    1. thank you CHRISTA...you just made my day..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  35. Beautiful peaceful place. Yes I do like it as much as you liked painting it.

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    1. thank you so much ANGELA...it was a nice place to paint...so much to see and SO peaceful!! Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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

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  37. Such a beautiful, serene setting. Love the greens.

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  38. Thank you so much MARIA for your lovely comment. I'm so happy you like this painting. Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  39. So beautiful, Hilda! It's so understated but there's something so powerful about it—makes me want to get lost in it.

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    1. thank you so much LORRAINE for stopping by and commenting on my painting. I appreciate it!! It really is a peaceful place to visit.!!

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  40. Love the serene feel of this! What a lovely spot!!

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    1. thank you JOAN for commenting..I appreciate it ...I think you would enjoy painting here.

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  41. Oh, Hilda, that still deep water is reflecting like a mirror and all those luscious greens! This is truly a fabulous painting!

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    1. Thank you SO much SUSAN for your lovely comment. I'm so glad you like this painting..!!

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  42. Ciao Hilda,
    fortunata tua figlia che vive in un paradiso così! E tu sei stata brava a trasmetterci luogo e atmosfera che sono davvero paradisiache!
    Ciao, ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  43. thank you so much FLORIANA for stopping by. Yes, my daughter is very lucky to live near this beautiful place and its always nice to visit this paradise as I do many times.

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  44. Thank you so much for stopping by LIANA!!! and for your comment!! I appreciate it !!

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  45. Beautiful painting, Hilda. I love the colors and those birds really make them "pop".

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  46. thank you so much PAT for stopping by and making my day!! The preserves has many places to take that "perfect reference shot"...

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  47. Hi Hilda.
    My, a Waterscape, brilliant Hilda. I would love to see more Land and seascapes from you. All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you so much VIC!! I learned a lot from seeing your paintings!!!

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  48. Hi Hilda:) What a wonderful painting. I see that this has been said many times before:) I doubted whether it was a picture. Beautiful the way you have painted the water. Great job!. Big hug and a very nice week end:)xx

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    1. thank you so much RENATE! Glad you stopped by and SO glad you liked it!! Hugs!!

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  49. Wow, Hilda, this is amazing and gorgeous! I hope you will do more landscapes!

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  50. thank you THERESA for your wonderful comment. I really did enjoy painting this landscape..and have so many beautiful reference pictures that I probably will do more...Glad you stopped by!!

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  51. What a beautiful spot, Hilda! I can see why people love to walk and bike. And, fish! You've captured the peacefulness and beauty wonderfully. Love your greens and the reflections in the water.

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  52. thank you so much CAROL for your comment. It was a very peaceful place to visit...as I was walking over this little bridge, I looked down and saw this huge turtle in the water..the little ones would have loved to see them...
    Although I'm an adult and love to see turtles as well!!!LOL I'm glad you liked this painting.

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  53. This is just beautiful, I see you are still using oils too. I want to visit there and paint, how lovely.

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  54. thank you so much BARBARA!!! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. I enjoy oils so much now..I have learned so much from all of you! You would love painting in the preserves...so many beautiful scenes.!

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  55. Wow Hilda...this looks like a really beautiful place to walk. You painted it with such gentleness and I don't think the color could be any prettier than what it is. I love the sweet birds flying over the water!

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  56. thank you so much LISA!!! you're so kind...There was many more birds but I stopped at four!! Glad you liked this painting!!

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  57. Oh, Hilda,
    What a wonderful oil painting! So quiet and so beautiful!! I love the reflection on water. Congrats!!!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  58. thank you so much SADAMI for your very generous comment...I'm so glad you like it!! Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  59. This is so blissful..peaceful..I really love this one..so powerful yet very gentle and bewildering!!
    awesome!
    Victoria

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  60. Thank you so much VICTORIA. I appreciate you stopping by and for your very generous comment!! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  61. I am sure after the weather you have had this year that this tranquil scene feels far away. This just makes you want to put on your hiking boots and spend a couple hours in the fresh air listening to the birds. Not only can you do portraits you can do landscapes too. Very nice.

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  62. Such a nice comment, NELVIA!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I'm looking forward to the nice weather...it was about 17 degrees this morning and very windy!!!

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