Saturday, July 6, 2013

West Virginia

The reference picture for this oil painting belongs to my Nephew
who recently vacationed in beautiful West Virginia.  I love traveling through here but I'm so happy that he was able to take this perfect shot.  Maybe someday I'll find this place and enjoy the beauty as well.  I enjoyed painting this scene. !!

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  1. This is a beautiful painting! The scene reminds me of playing in the streams in Colorado when we would take our two boys on vacation. Sigh. They grew up too fast.

    I wish we had this kind of scenery in Kansas. You feel cooler just looking at it.

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    1. I've never visited Colorado but heard its a beautiful State! and now your boys have wonderful memories of that special vacation. thank you LISA for your kind comment on my painting.!!

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  2. Un paysage d'une beauté parfaite et un beau moment de sérénité...

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    1. thank you OLIVIER for stopping by and for your comment. It does look like a very peaceful place to visit!!

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  3. Mooi gedaan ik zou wel aan het beekje willen zitten.
    fijne zondag.
    groetjes Marja

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    1. thank you MARJA!! It does look like a place you want to sit and enjoy...maybe with a cup of tea (or wine!) Enjoy your day!

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  4. Preciosa pintura, Hilda, dotada de un gran realismo. Mi felicitación.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias ANTONIO por un comentario muy amable!! un abrazo.

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  5. Una bella scena,una splendida pittura,complimenti!
    Il luogo sembra veramente bello,da un senso di pace e tranquillità!
    Ciao,buona domenica!

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    1. thank you so much FRANZ! You made my day with your very nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  6. Het is prachtig geworden Hilda lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thank you SO much DANIELLE for stopping by and for your nice comment! Enjoy this lovely day!!!

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  7. You have allowed us all to enjoy this 'beauty'!

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    1. thank you TRUDY..I'm glad you like this painting! Have a wonderful day!!

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  8. Hilda, the light on those rocks are AMAZING!

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    1. thank you so much MINNEMIE for stopping by and leaving me a wonderful comment!! I enjoyed painting the rocks..I never realized how many colors you can use!!

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  9. "Almost Heaven, West Virginia!"
    Great scene and wonderful painting Hilda!
    Nice to see your landscapes!
    Beautiful my friend!
    Michael

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    1. thank you MICHAEL!! Now I'll be singing John Denver's song all day! LOL. Glad you stopped by to comment!...Enjoy this wonderful day...

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  10. This is the place I want to be:) Beautiful Hilda, such a peaceful place. You painted it so well! Very nice art.xx

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    1. thank you so much RENATE for your very generous comment!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  11. How gorgeous! I love that sunlight dappling those distant leaves too. He did indeed catch a beautiful moment in time.

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    1. thank you SHERRY for stopping by and for your lovely comment!! I appreciate your words...Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  12. Hi Hilda,
    It's a beautiful, serene spot. I can understand why you painted it. You did such a perfect job!
    Wonderful!! XX

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    1. Thank you KATHRYN!!! You're so kind. I'm glad you liked it!! I wish I was there to enjoy this perfect spot!! Enjoy your day!!!

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  13. Oh boy! This is so cool and peaceful. I can hear the birds singing, the water gurgling along and I want to be there.
    I like the viewpoint with the rocks up front, Hilda. Gives lots of depth.
    Once again you place an emotional feeling in your paintings. Portraits or landscapes - they all have some powerful sense of Hilda in them.

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    1. Your comment left a smile on my face, JULIE..thank you SO much for stopping by and commenting! Enjoy this glorious day!

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  14. It's very nice Hilda! It's so easy to imagine oneself walking in the shallow parts or stepping on the rocks.

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    1. thank you so much ADRIANA! I value your comment ...glad you liked it!!

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  15. This scene reminds me of when we went to Wales. Beautiful, tranquil... What a gorgeous painting :0)

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA for stopping by to comment...I appreciate your visit and your very gracious comment!!!! I've never been to Wales but can only imagine the beauty of the place.. Have a wonderful day!!

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  16. What a lovely painting Hilda. Virginia is so beautiful and you are fortunate to have a great photo to work from, I feel as though I am there enjoying the cool atmosphere of the woods and brook. It's lovely.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for visiting and commenting on this piece..I really enjoyed painting this and glad you liked it!! great painting day!!!!

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  17. A beautiful scene beautifully painted, Hilda! :)
    I have spent a little time checking out WV( the home state of my deceased wife)...truly God's country!

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    1. Your wife came from a beautiful State, DEAN! it is God's country!! I'm glad you liked this painting! Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  18. Hello Hilda. Thank you for all the nice comments on my work.
    Your work is very nice! Love this creek scene. I live by a creek that looks much like this and I hope to paint it one day. You captured some of the beauty of West Virginia. I have been there but it has been a while.

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  19. thank you CAROL for stopping by! I enjoy your work and its always a pleasure to stop by ...
    I hope to see your painting of your nearby creek soon!! Enjoy your day!!!

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  20. Hola Hilda: Muy hermoso paisaje, denota calma y tranquilidad. Bellísimo!!!. Un abrazo.

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  21. Muchisimas gracias por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable!!! un abrazo!

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  22. Hi Hilda my friend.
    Brilliant land and waterscape here. I love the few landscape paintings that you have done recently Hilda. More please, but don`t neglect your wonderful skill at portrait painting. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you so much for your generous comment, Vic! I'm glad you like it and I have 2 portraits on the easel right now..
      I do love portraits but I thought a landscape would be a nice change!! Enjoy your day, my friend!!!

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  23. Hi, Hilda,
    Wow, very beutiful. It, in my eyes, looks like your pastel work. You have to teach me how to make such a beautiful landscape paitning in person.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. thank you so much SADAMI!! Your comment put a smile on my face. I feel the same with your watercolors...I would like to stand over you and see how you work!!

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  24. Gorgeous rocks and trees. I can just imagine the peace of that spot! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for stopping by and for your nice comment.. I don't do landscapes too often but when I do, I truly enjoy it. Glad you liked it.!
      Have a wonderful day!!!

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  25. A perfect composition with shapes and lights, very beautifully done Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA!!! I really appreciate your comment...I hope you have a nice week!!

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  26. Hilda, love this. We rode our touring bike through Virginia and it is such a beautiful state.

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    1. thank you so much MARY for your visit and lovely comment! What a wonderful experience biking through Virginia!!
      A beautiful way to see the State!

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  27. Es un paisaje idilico y lo has sabido aprovechar con tus oleos. Un abrazo.

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    1. Un comentario muy amable, TINA!! muchisimas gracias por tu visita!!
      un abrazo!

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  28. Beautiful! So peaceful and serene! I wish I could go there!

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    1. thank you CATHY for your visit and lovely comment. I would love to be there now, as well!!! Enjoy your day.!

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  29. Hilda, this is such a relaxing and beautiful painting. I can hear the stream and the birds. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like this painting, CAROL.
      I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!
      Have a wonderful day!

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  30. Bonjour ma chère Hilda,

    Une très jolie peinture et tout comme vous j'aime particulièrement l'atmosphère qui règne en elle... Un lieu particulièrement serein où il doit faire bon vivre...

    ♥♥♥ J'aime beaucoup vos nuances de vert... ainsi que la profondeur...

    Gros bisous

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    1. thank you so much MARTINE for your lovely comment! I really enjoyed painting this landscape..So many nice colors to play with! Have a wonderful day!! Hugs!

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  31. Wow - this is stunning, Hilda. Congratulations on such a beautiful painting!

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    1. Such a generous comment, HEATHER! I'm so happy you liked it. You just made my day...!

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  32. Magnificent work Hilde. Such a beautiful painting of a beautiful piece of nature. Love it
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  33. thank you so much MARJA for your visit and nice comment...you're very kind!!! enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  34. Beautifully painted, Hilda. The large rocks are so well done. I can almost hear the water coming down that stream.

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    1. thank you PAT!! You're so kind! I really enjoyed painting those rocks and never realized until painting them how many colors you can use! Enjoy your day!!

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  35. absolutely lovely!! I really love the warmth on the foreground rocks. It works so well in the scene!

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    1. I'm so glad you like this painting, CELESTE...I value your comment! Have a wonderful day.

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  37. Beautiful painting, Hilda!! Lovely space and light. I feel so hopeful looking at it . . . like it's heaven on earth.

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  38. thank you SO much LORRAINE for your visit and for your nice comment. I really appreciate it!!
    Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  39. You've done well with challenging lighting (and I imagine, probably a photo that was a bit hard to read). That sunny spot in the distance is nice.

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  40. thank you so much DIANA!! My photo wasn't very clear, like I would have liked!...In the photo there were flat rocks, a bit challenging for me so I painted some boulders...which turned out to be more interesting. I'm so glad you stopped by to comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  41. So perfectly rendered and the surface sheen on the water just incredible! It really draws you in.

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    1. thank you MARY for such a nice comment. I really appreciate your words. Enjoy this lovely day.!

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  42. Lovely piece Hilda! I love the light in the trees around the focal point in the river. It creates so much depth. How great that your nephew shared his photo!

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    1. Thank you so much CLAIRE for your visit. I appreciate your very generous comment. I just got back from visiting you and your last painting is amazing! Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  43. Beautiful painting, Hilda - West Va is so lovely and you certainly did it justice with this amazing piece!

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  44. Such a nice comment, CONNIE! thank you for your visit!!! I appreciate it.

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  45. What a lovely scene Hilda and so peaceful. I find the colors cool and refreshing. Have a good week.

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  46. thank you so much HELEN for taking the time out to comment! I appreciate it ! It really does look peaceful, doesn't it? I would love to find this place and enjoy it...Have a wonderful Evening!!!

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  47. Love the feeling of tranquility in this landscape Hilda! Nice job.

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  48. thank you so much SUSAN for stopping by to comment. I really appreciate it.!!

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