Friday, April 12, 2013

Baiting Hollow Farm

I took the reference picture of this sweet horse in Baiting Hollow Farm vineyard on Long Island.  It's not only a vineyard but a horse haven.  The horses here have been given a second chance in this beautiful sanctuary.   You can clearly see these rescued horses were given so much love...they were once marked for destruction and now they are safe and secure.  When you buy wine from the winery, a portion of the profits support the horse rescue....So, if you're on Long Island it's a wonderful place to visit!!  And the wine is outstanding!!!

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  1. Love this one Hilda!!! the lights and darks are wonderful!

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    1. thank you MARIA for your lovely comment!
      I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  2. Great golden light on this beauty Hilda and the story is a good one! Wine, and watching horses sounds like an excellent afternoon!

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    1. thank you MARY for your wonderful comment. Yes, it turned out to be a very nice day..and seeing these horses were the plus side!!

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  3. He has been lighted beautifully well and the white mark on his forehead stands out to make him unique among others, wanna hug him:-)

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for stopping by and for your comment....he had such beautiful markings which made me want to paint him!

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  4. Hilda, I love the perspective and the warm colors! Beautiful work! I wish I could visit the horse haven there. :)

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    1. thank you so much KATHRYN! You would have loved to see these beautiful horses..
      just knowing what they went through and how they're treated now.!

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  5. ooooooo what a beautiful painting...I love the composition and design. Really first rate! It is nice to learn a business cares about animals. That heartens me!

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    1. thank you so much CELESTE for stopping by.
      I agree, this farm is a Winery and yet a horse haven...its a pleasure to visit knowing your helping these horses.

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  6. Tellement beau et majestueux... Une merveille!
    Bon week-end, Hilda.
    Bisous.

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    1. thank you OLIVIER for your wonderful comment..I'm so glad you like him...enjoy your day.!

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  7. Buen trabajo Hilda, me encanta la luz.
    Buenas noticias al leer lo que hacen con los caballos, estas cosas me alegran. Un beso

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    1. Estoy muy contenta OLGA que ha gustado esta pintura de el caballo... la gente en este sitio lo tratan los caballos muy bien. un abrazo!

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  8. This is amazing! Wow - you are SO good at horses!
    I love how the light catches the horses mane - It's perfect! :0)

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    1. thank you SO much SANDRA for stopping by!
      I'm so glad you like him...I enjoyed painting this horse...!!

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  9. Lovely light on this Hilda and a wonderful organisation. Sadly, too many horses are being abandoned here too as recession takes hold in the UK/Europe

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    1. thank you so much SUE...it is a very good organization...just knowing how they treat these horses make you want to spend a nice afternoon here. There's a website you can go on to find out more information on them.. www.bhfvineyard.com
      Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  10. Hilda, I think you have found your muse! Both of these horse portraits are my favorite works from you. They are incredibly moving and sensitive pieces.

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    1. I really did enjoy painting him, CAROL.
      Maybe someday, I'll paint another horse.
      Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  11. Quite an interesting post Hilda and your last two horses are beauties without a doubt. Have a good weekend!

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    1. thank you for stopping by HELEN and for your lovely comment! It was a wonderful subject!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  12. Heel mooi gedaan Muxo ziet er geweldig uit lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you so much DANIELLE for such a nice comment!!! I appreciate it!!!
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

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  13. What a beautiful horse, Hilda. I would so love to visit a place like this. I always picture Long Island as being kind of a small enclave (partially get that idea from watching 'Everybody Loves Raymond'). Glad to know there is some rural type land there and that it provides shelter to these beautiful and thankfully now loved horses.

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    1. thank you SHERRY!!! There's so many beautiful places to visit on Long Island and of course, this is one of them.. especially during the Summer months when you can sit outside with a glass of wine and look at these beautiful horses. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

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  14. Very nice Hilda. Love the lighting on the sides of this baby's face and the white markings, beautiful.

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    1. thank you JANETT for stopping by and commenting on this portrait!!! You just made my day! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  15. A sweet painting of a sweet horse by a very talented artist! You!
    Great work Hilda!
    Love the mood of this one!
    I am glad you are doing horse portraits!
    Keep them coming!
    Bravo my friend!
    Michael

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    1. thank you so much MICHAEL!! Your comments always brighten my day..I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  16. This is wonderful painting. Is this color on black paper the velvet feel,of the muzzle is quite wonderful. Your high and low lights are so good. Like the mane treatment as well. Agree with all that this is a wonderful piece with emotion.

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    1. thank you so much NELVIA for your lovely comment. I painted the canvas black, then painted the horse...I thought it would look better painting the lights on the dark canvas...enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  17. El caballo es el animal mas elegante, y tu lo pintas con el mismo realismo y belleza que les caracteriza. Felicidades. Best regards

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    1. Muchisimas gracias EVA por un comentario muy generoso!! Lo agradezco!!! Yo tambien creo que el caballo es elegante!! Un abrazo!

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

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  19. Otro precioso retrato de un caballo, mis felicitaciones Hilda, eres una maestra con el pastel! un abrazo!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias MARI! Tu eres muy generoso y lo agradezco tu comentario!!!
      un abrazo!

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  20. I swear you are going from strength to strength, Hilda ...what a rich talent. Love these horses, so close on the heels of the tw portaits. You're on a roll!

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    1. thank you SO much JOHN!!! You always make my day with your comment! I appreciate it!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  21. A fabulous work dear Hilda , the light in this painting is stunning , I can only wow you :-) xx

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    1. thank you so much JANE...You are so kind. I really enjoyed painting this horse...!! Enjoy the rest of the night..

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  22. Hi, Hilda,
    Your drawings are lovely. This hourse looks very "charming"! But I'm particularly interested in your figurative work!! They are all brilliant!!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. thank you SO much SADAMI!!! I'm glad you stopped by to comment...I love to do horses, but yes, my love for portraits are so much stronger!!! Enjoy the rest of the night...

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  23. Hola Hilda, es fantástico. Me encanta tu trabajo.

    Un fuerte abrazo

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

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  24. Un estupendo dibujo y una buena causa, la del viñedo con los cavallos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, PEPE!! Lo agradezco tu palabras!! un abrazo!!

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  25. What a beautiful painting and the winery supports a wonderful cause, Hilda!!
    LOVE your horse paintings!!!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN!!! It really is wonderful.. and when you see these beauties you're so happy that the winery supports such a wonderful cause. Glad you liked it!!!

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  26. You put the head of this wonderful horse in a spectacular light, worthy of Rembrandt!
    An incredible charm emanates from this art work, dear Hilda!

    I'm sorry... to taste and buy wine, Long Island is ...a little far from here!
    Hugs,Rita.

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    1. thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comment, RITA!! You always make us feel so good. Yes, its true..Long
      Island is a bit too far but your visit would be so wonderful.!! Glad you stopped by.!

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  27. Muy bonita la luz en las crines y los tonos tan cálidos. Un buen retrato, enhorabuena.

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    1. Estoy muy contenta TINA, que te ha gustado este retrato de el caballo!!! Gracias por tu comentario!! Un abrazo!

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  28. Lovely!!! You really capture horses so well. I've been to that farm and took photos of the horses too. Next time I'll have to have some wine too.

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  29. thank you JOAN for your comment! I think you should definitely enjoy a glass of wine! and hopefully a few sketches would be wonderful!!
    Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  30. Best horse yet. I love the mood. --Did you read the article in Time magazine about the animals that do have moods and show their emotions? A Wonderful example.

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    1. thank you so much LINDA!!! You just made my day...and I haven't read the article but I'd like to...I think these horses show a lot of emotions...glad you liked him....enjoy the rest of the day.

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  31. wow! what a fantastic looking horse!

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    1. thank you so much MYRA for stopping by and giving me such a nice comment..you're so nice! I appreciate it!!

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  32. Beautiful Hilda, didn't know at first if this was pastel or oil, you do both so well. Beautiful light too.

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  33. thank you so much BARBARA...you are so kind!!
    I enjoyed painting this horse! Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  34. Another brilliant work, Hilda. You have an enviable ability to capture tender emotion in all of your works be it people or animals. This business sounds like an ideal partnership - wine growing and horse sanctuary. Such a good thing!

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    1. thank you CAROL!!! and you're right..the wine business is wonderful and its so nice to walk around to the stables to see the horses...Glad you liked this painting!

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  35. wow, this girl is on fire!!! your work is astounding, just so amazing! you are a master of the medium.

    i went past that winery! thanks for the info, i will be going back!

    again, stunning work!

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    1. I'm so glad you like this painting, SUZANNE! I really enjoyed painting this..
      I'm glad you stopped by the winery! now you know to stop for some wine next time!
      it's not too far from you...

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  36. I am partial to brown horses and this one looks like a real beauty. I love how you captured the glowing light. Why were those horses to be destroyed? Are they wild horses or wounded ones? Sounds like a special place to visit. Lately I've been noticing a small neighborhood farm on my daily walks. The goats are so adorable and there are chickens too and old wooden sheds and charming fence everywhere. I have been tempted to knock on the door to ask if I can photograph their place and capture some of the animals. I am too shy though and I worry they would think I was strange.

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  37. thank you so much LISA for stopping by and for your comment!! These horses were abused and brought to this Farm where they're taken care of. www.bhfvineyard.com tells you so much about horse slaughter and how you can support a bill making it illegal to take horses to Mexican and Canadian slaughterhouses!!
    Anyway, I think you should knock on the door and ask if you can photograph some of the animals...they probably will be happy that you
    would want to take their photos...Enjoy your day!!

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  38. I so like the beautiful abstract quality of this piece. It's a wonderful portrait of a lovely animal and also such a fluid graceful series of curves.

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    1. thank you so much SHIRLEY for stopping by and commenting! I enjoyed painting this and glad you liked it!!! enjoy your day!

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  39. I love the golden light you got in the horse's mane. You are quite the equine-artist Hilda! :)

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for your lovely comment!!! you are "too" kind!! Have a wonderful day!

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  40. Precioso, captas muy bien esa mirada un poco triste.Me ha gustado mucho.Besitos.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias CARMEN!! Lo agradezco tu comentario!! un abrazo!

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  41. What a beauty this horse is and what a lovely story to go with it. I love the lighting in this piece. The dark background and lost edges make the honey highlights look sun drenched. A gorgeous piece Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE!!! I appreciate your very generous comment!!! I'm so glad you liked it. Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  42. This is wonderful! I really love it! I especially love the warm glow on his right cheek. Very wonderful!

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  43. thank you so much CATHY for stopping by and for such a lovely comment! I appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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    1. thank you so much for that wonderful comment, KAREN! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  45. Your horse paintings are handsome, Hilda. I can feel the love.

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    1. thank you MARY for stopping by and commenting on my horse...I really appreciate it!!!

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  46. Bonjour ma chère amie,
    Une oeuvre délicate et tellement attendrissante. Une oeuvre talentueuse où se mêlent toute ta sensibilité et ton sens artistique.
    Un bel hommage à cette générosité que celle de sauver ces animaux.
    Très beau travail.

    Un grand merci pour tes bons mots laissés sur mon blog. Ils sont très précieux et d'un grand soutien. Je t'aime pour ça...
    Gros bisous

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    1. thank you SO much MARTINE!!! I appreciate your very generous comment!! I'm so happy that these horses found such a wonderful place to care for them. I hope you are doing well!!!

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  47. Oh ..Your horses are great and what a sweet way to tell us about their saved lives

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    1. thank you so much PAGE for stopping by and commenting on this horse...when I visit the farm, I leave smiling when I see them running around ..happy and free from abuse!!!!

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  48. Gorgeous..I especially love the wonderful soft-light falling near the horse's mane and face..brilliant..gives it a really rich warmth and glow and tenderness and gentleness to the feeling of this piece ! So deeply beautiful! You are fantastic!
    Horse are such beautiful creatures..you have captured it;s gentle spirit!
    Victoria
    PS; thanks always for your lovely words and kind visits..so appreciated and treasured!

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    1. thank you SO much VICTORIA for your visit and lovely comment! I appreciate it!!
      Enjoy this beautiful day.!

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  49. Your horse paintings are extremely elegant and beautiful Hilda. Great work.

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    1. Hi LAURA..thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my horse. I enjoyed painting this very much! Glad you liked it! Have a wonderful day!!

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  50. Another beauty - so glad you are painting horses, Hilda - they are very special!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN!! I'm so glad you like this painting, I value your opinion ..especially since you paint horses so beautifully!!

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  51. Bonito caballo hilda.gracias por tu comentario en mi blog, pero no se porqué se ha borrado.
    Abrazos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, AURORA por tu comentario! Lo agradezco!! Se ha borrado, pero eras una pintura precioso con perfecta sombras. Un abrazo!

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  52. Oh Hilda, how did I miss this one, it's Beautiful. I too am glad you are painting horses. They are magnificent and you certainly have captured their beauty.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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    1. Hi Joan, Thank you SO much for your comment! I appreciate you stopping by...I
      enjoyed painting this one!!!

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  53. Dear Hilda:) I was so busy with my own painting, I did miss yours and feel so bad about it! I wish I could come to Long Island. I don't drink wine but I do love horses and horseriding! So nice that people care for these horses! Your painting is gorgeous. I love how the light shines on this horse. You're such a great artist no matter the medium. Big compliments:) Hugs!xx

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    1. Your comment put a smile to my face RENATE!!! I'm so glad as well, that people care for these horses! Enjoy your day!!

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  54. Lovely light and personality you captured in this one, Hilda. Keep up the good work!

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    1. thank you DIANA for your generous comment, DIANA! I appreciate your visit!!
      Enjoy this beautiful day!!!

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  55. Beautiful painting, lovely to use the color of the paper as your background and darks.

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  56. thank you so much DIANA for your wonderful comment...I appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  57. What a gentle portrait of a horse. I can see that you're enjoying doing these. Painting and wine! Sounds like a perfect combo!

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  58. thank you STEPHANIE!!! Your comment is so appreciated...and you're right the wine is amazing..LOL and the perfect combo!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  59. Excellent painting, as usual! I'm so happy to hear that the horses are being give a safe place to live :)

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  60. thank you THERESA! This is why I like to visit this place occasionally. You're able to see how beautifully the horses are being treated.
    Glad you like this painting. Enjoy your day.!

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  61. Hilda, thanks for visiting my blog and leave your appreciation of the daisies ... but I am also an ardent admirer of horses as you and I have some painted also in my blog that I love .. but I was left with a picture of your granddaughter Bianca ... no paint that can compete with that reality. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards ... Ana Mar. `PONIENDO COLOR AL AGUA ...( ARGENTINA)

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  62. thank you so much ANA for stopping by and for your very kind comment!! Enjoy the rest of this lovely day.!

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  65. It is so lovely to see your new works and this horse portrait just made my day.

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