Thursday, April 10, 2014

Montana Beauty

Driving through Montana is always so beautiful.  I never get tired of all those greens you see in this amazing land of ours.  I love horses and I really enjoyed painting this horse since he was so close and I was able to "see" those details that you need in a painting.  I think he knew I was taking a photo...he stood perfectly still for me..LOL

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  1. He lookds majestic against the different hues of green, lovely work Hilda!

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

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  2. beautiful painting! I love it! love the details!

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    1. thank you MYRA for stopping by to comment. I appreciate your kind words...

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  3. Beautiful scene, Hilda, and you know I love the subject!!!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Thank you KATHRYN !!! I knew you would love the subject!! Glad you liked it.

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  4. Love the way the light is shining on the horse. You have emphasized how noble he is.

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    1. thank you JULIE for such a nice comment. I appreciate your visit!!!

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  5. Quelle merveilleuse sensation de sérénité...
    Les couleurs sont très belles, douces et naturelles.
    Félicitations, Hilda!

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    1. You are so nice, OLIVIER! thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Montana Beauty!!!!

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  6. Good morning Hilda, wow, horses are so difficult to draw and paint, but not for you. This is a wonderful painting. Well done my friend.

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    1. I really enjoyed painting the horse, JOAN. Something a bit different....Thank you for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment!!!

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  7. I have never tried an equine drawing before Hilda - I imagine it'd be quite a challenge! Not for you though, clearly! It's lovely!! :0)

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    1. Thank you SANDRA for your kind words. I know it would be a piece of cake for you! Glad you stopped by to comment!!

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  8. I think this is beautiful, Hilda. I especially love those distant mountains and any time there is a horse involved, makes it ever so much more special!

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    1. thank you for stopping by SHERRY!!! I've been having problems connecting to your site. I might be able to go on now! Glad you liked this painting!!!

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    1. thank you CAROL for your very nice comment! Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  10. You did an amazing work on both the horse and the green , lovely sense of depth too !

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    1. Thank you JANE!!! you're so kind! Have a wonderful Saturday....

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  11. Je bent een kunstenaar van de bovenste plank petje af voor je lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you DANIELLE for such a generous comment. I appreciate it so much!!

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  12. Bonito trabajo, transmite paz. Un abrazo Hilda

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, OLGA por tu visita!! Lo agradezco! Un poco diferente para mi!
      un abrazo!

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  13. Hallo Hilda,
    je paard en zijn omgeving ziet er prachtig uit.
    heel mooi gemaakt.
    groetjes Marja

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    1. thank you MARJA! you're very kind....glad you stopped by to comment!!

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  14. Such a peaceful scene! Lovely work Hilda, Have a nice weekend!

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    1. thank you HELEN...you're so nice ..I appreciate you stopping by to comment on my painting...

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  15. Such open spaces, you got the depth. Also like your horse musculature, different to do than anything else you usually work on. Nice Hilda

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    1. Thank you NELVIA for your very nice comment. Sometimes, I want to get away from portraits so it was such a nice change!
      However, I'm almost finished with another portrait! Glad you stopped by!

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  16. A la acertada silueta se une el logrado contraste de colores de la piel del caballo y de la hierba. Me gusta el resultado, Hilda. Enhorabuena.

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    1. Tu eres muy amable, ANTONIO!!! Muchisimas gracias por tu comentario!!
      un abrazo!

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  17. I love the softness of your colors Hilda! Great job on the horse! I can see why you were attracted to this beautiful scene, it is peaceful!

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    1. thank you CELIA for stopping by to comment. I appreciate your very nice words.
      I really enjoyed painting the horse..and I'm glad you liked him.!

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  18. A landscape from you after a very long time. In fact this is a horsy landscape, if I can call it so. :) Loved it..

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    1. thank you so much PRABAL! I value your comment..and I'm very happy that you liked it!!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  19. Hola Hilda: Que sensación de paz y armonia al observar esta bella pintura!! Un gran abrazo!!!

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura, MERCEDES!! Lo agradezco tu comentario! Un abrazo!!!

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  20. Beautiful horse, with the mountains in the background too, so idyllic.

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    1. Thank you so much DIANA for stopping by to comment...I appreciate your kind words!!

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  21. Your horse is perfect and I love your greens. You do such a great job with every subject.

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    1. You're SO kind BARBARA! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  22. Spettacolare questo paesaggio del Montana, il cavallo è assolutamente magnifico. Complimenti Hilda. Un abbraccio.

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    1. Your comment means a lot to me, TITO! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving me such nice words... Hugs!!

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  23. Es un paisaje idilico, me gustan muchos la paleta de colores que has empleado y el caballo te ha quedado magnifico.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Tu eres muy amable, TINA!!! Lo agradezco tu palabras! un abrazo..

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  24. Un hermoso caballo, en un paisaje hermoso y una hermosa pintura.
    Un abrazo y felices Pascuas

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    1. Hola JOSH!! Muchisimas gracias por tu visita y tu comentario muy generoso...lo agradezco!!
      un abrazo!!!

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  25. I see you got back to Montana in your mind's eye and paintings anyway! This is so classic and lovely. very nice Hilda

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  26. Montana is a beautiful State that I would love to visit again...! Thank you so much for commenting on this painting, Mary. Good night!

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  27. Lovely landscape and great job on the horse...beautiful shading on his coat!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment JOAN! I don't do too many landscapes but I love this subject and enjoyed painting it! Enjoy the rest of the evening!

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  28. what a gorgeous horse...love how you managed to get such nice light on him. The distant animals are great to show us such a big expanse. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you CELESTE...you really made my day..I appreciate you stopping by to comment!! enjoy the rest of the evening!!!

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  29. Hi Hilda, You've been very busy since I've been blogging last. Your work is amazing. I particularly love your portraits. And your horse is fantastic. You can see and feel the strength in his body. Well done!

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    1. I'm so glad you like this painting, Claire! I really enjoyed painting this one..glad to see you back!
      Enjoy the rest of the evening!

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  30. You have beautifully caught the moment of the horse and of the landscape. A quiet sweetness that is typical of the places very green, pervades this pastel and puts the desire to go to Montana!
    Happy Easter, dear friend!

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    1. thank you so much RITA!!! I'm so happy you like this painting.. Montana is a beautiful state with so much land, horses, and so much to do... Happy Easter to you and your family!!!

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  31. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Ce cheval avait un bel instinct ce jour-là ! Il avait deviné qu'une talentueuse artiste allait le croquer !
    J'aime beaucoup le milieu où il évolue. Tout paraît si serein, cela fait du bien.
    Ce cheval est prodigieux.Son corps capte merveilleusement la lumière. Votre travail est fantastique.
    Gros bisous

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  32. You're right, MARTINE! He was definitely posing for me...I was so lucky to be there to take the shot. I don't do many landscapes but I couldn't resist the horse! Have a wonderful day and glad you liked this.
    hugs....

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  33. I love those drives, Hilda, through rural America. You often see so many animals and scenery that are hard to find where one lives. It's so relaxing. You painted this beautifully! Gorgeous greens and cool distant mountains.

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    1. thank you CAROL for such a nice comment!
      Traveling is one thing I love to do... looking for that perfect scenery.. It's wonderful and relaxing...I'm so happy you liked this painting..

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  34. Ola Hilda! Fantastic painting my friend! Great job on the horse and the scenery! The way you handled the light almost makes the work seem like it is in high definition! The greens are outstanding! Horses are such noble creatures. You captured so much in this work! Bravo! Happy Easter Hilda!
    Michael Horse Lover!

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    1. Thank you so much MICHAEL for stopping by to comment. I'm so glad you liked this painting. You just made my day! Happy Easter!!!!

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  35. Beautiful contrast of light and shadows, Hilda!

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    1. Thank you MINNEMIEj for your very nice comment...I appreciate you stopping by to comment...Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  36. It's beautiful Hilda and so serene.

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  37. thank you CAROL....I'm glad you like this painting...I did enjoy painting it....Have a wonderful day!!!

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  38. I LOVE horses too and yours makes me very happy! They are so breathtakingly magnificent and you have captured that with your pastels!

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  39. I'm so happy that you like this painting, Susan! I value your comment...Enjoy the rest of the weekend and Happy Easter!

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  40. Beautiful! You captured the gentle strength of this lovely animal along with the glossy coat! I have never visited Montana but it's on my bucket list! Your misty mountains really set the stage - lovely palette - wonderful painting!

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    1. I'm glad Montana is on your bucket list...you won't regret it!! Bring your paints...OR like me your camera. lol. I'm glad you liked this painting, ROSEMARY... have a wonderful Evening....

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  41. This is beautiful, Hilda! His anatomy is well defined in the light!

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    1. Thank you so much DEAN for your visit and for your very generous comment... Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  42. Precioso Hilda, un paisaje que invita al relax y la paz.. el caballo es bellisimo, un abrazo!!

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  43. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este paisaje, MARI...lo agradezco tu visita!!! un abrazo....

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  45. Good job on this Hilda! The lighting is so spot on. :-)

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  46. thank you so much CAROLE....I value your comment.
    I'm so happy you liked this painting...I enjoyed painting this....Enjoy your day!!

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