Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sounds of Nature

I'm not a landscape Artist but I sure had fun painting this pastel.  The reference picture was taken in W.Virginia..
Unfortunately I don't remember exactly where but I do remember how beautiful it was..  The perfect place to be when you wanted to sit and enjoy God's Country.. listening to the sounds of the birds and waterfalls.  I loved seeing the moss all over the rocks.  Wonderful colors everywhere you look.   Right now I'm working on a portrait but I thought I would post this painting.  Since I wanted to achieve texture on the rocks, I painted this on sanded paper.   I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday.

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  1. Hilda, I love this, want to be there right now, sitting on those rocks and enjoying nature. Thank you for bringing a little hope to us in this mid January winter.

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    1. Thank you JOAN for stopping by! I wish I was sitting on the rocks as well! It's Springtime in NY today.. 30 degrees !! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

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  2. Well, I think you have become a landscape artist now Hilda LOL. Love the splashes of water on the rocks.
    I've also been getting outside my 'comfort zone' by drawing birds recently but don't think I've as successful as you in changing direction.
    Wishing you a fabulous 2015

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    1. thank you SUE for stopping by! I do enjoy painting a landscape once in awhile... I don't know why but I haven't had the desire to paint lately...it scares me so I really have to start!!
      I will be checking out your birds soon!!!
      Have a wonderful day!!!

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  3. When I saw the thumbnail on my blog, I thought you had posted a photograph. This is exceptional Hilda! I love the moss texture on the rocks, beautiful!

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    1. What a nice comment CELIA! I appreciate you stopping by. The texture in the moss is what I first saw when I photographed it... it was so green especially when the sun peeked through!

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  4. Sensación de frescura, bonito trabajo, Hilda. Besitos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias OLGA...tu eres muy amable!! Lo agradezco tu comentario.
      un abrazo.

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  5. A beautiful painting, Hilda, and the texture is perfect for that "mossy" look! What gorgeous colors. This reminds me so much of Washington State in the many forests there. Green, green, green and there seems like there's running water at every turn. I love this landscape!! You've brought back some good memories for me!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL! It was very green and beautiful and very still when we were hiking. All we heard was the sounds of the waterfall! I've never visited Washington State but it sounds amazing!!!

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  6. Hilda, nicely done!!! Love the mossy rocks and the textures! Glad you are back!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN...it was a nice break ...I think we all need one once in awhile.
      Glad you stopped by to comment... Have a wonderful Evening...

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  7. Boy did this come out nice. You can feel the texture on the rocks and moss. Great place to read a book.

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    1. thank you NELVIA for stopping by.. It was truly the perfect place to stop and enjoy the moment. I'm glad you liked it!

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  8. A beautiful and very serene landscape - what a wonderful painting to begin the New Year! You are off to a wonderful start!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN... I value your words.. glad you liked it! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  9. beautifully done Hilda and the textures really work! I've been painting summer images too, so this is an inspiring one with all the green!

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    1. Thank you so much MARY!! I really appreciate your comment!! I really enjoy working with the sanded paper for the added texture.

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  10. You can paint anything Hilda, this is really beautifully done, I can feel the peace of the place !

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    1. That's so nice of you to say that, JANE! I really enjoy painting landscapes once in awhile...change is always good. Thank you for your visit!

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  11. This is gorgeous! That moss looks so real as does the water! Amazing - a beautiful piece :))

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    1. thank you SANDRA! I appreciate you stopping by to comment. Painting the moss was wonderful especially using the sanded paper!

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  12. Hello Hilda..this is so beautiful.meditative...peaceful ..and the colors and energy are sublime! I am a nature-girl at heart..so I love this gorgeous work!
    Wishing you a beautiful 2015 with magic and creativity around you always!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you VICTORIA for stopping by.. this place was very peaceful and a wonderful place to visit! and a wonderful place to paint.
      Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un pastel qui m'emporte vers la féerie... Je suis certaine que de petites elfes pourraient surgir de derrière ces magnifiques cailloux recouverts de mousse.
    Très joli travail...
    Merci pour ton gentil petit mot
    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. thank you for such kind words, MARTINE.
      I enjoyed painting this landscape.. it was such a beautiful scene that needed to be captured in a painting. Hugs...

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  14. This is different for you! The serenity you felt while sitting in this landscape, you captured in this painting. It's lovely Hilda.

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    1. This is definitely different for me LINDA... but the green moss called me...so I had to paint it. lol..... I'm glad you stopped over and glad you liked it. Have a wonderful Evening!

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  15. Hilda , you did succeed with these moss rocks! The look is soft on the eyes and the overall painting gives off an air of tranquillity. Very soothing! A big hug

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    1. thank you SO much for your very kind comment HELEN! I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the Evening! hugs...

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  16. Serene! I relate to what you are saying, I have a weakness for such spots, this is awesome Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA! You're so nice.. glad you stopped by to comment...!!!

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  17. Hola Hilda: Un paisaje muy apacible y tranquilo, representado muy bellamente con tu arte, Un abrazo!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias MERCEDES por tu comentario muy amable!! Lo agradezco!!!
      un abrazo fuerte!!

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  18. I enjoyed enlarging the image and seeing just how great a job you did on the moss covered rocks. I can hear the birds and feel the sun peeking through here and there. has to be a stream gurgling along close by if we hear the waterfalls. Thanks for the trip into wonderland.

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    1. thank you so much JULIE..you just made my day! I'm glad you liked this painting!!! Have a wonderful Evening...

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  19. Dear Hilda - you certainly captured the feel of moss on those rocks. Makes me think I could just reach in and feel it. Beautiful. There is a lovely peace in this painting as well. So glad you shared it my friend. Have a great day.

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  20. Thank you so much DEBBIE for stopping by! You're so sweet... Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Hello Hilda!:) I'm amazed just how life like the moss looks growing on the rocks. I enlarged your painting to see it better, and the texture of the moss and rocks and little splashes of water are really well acheived. It's just lovely! :)

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  22. thank you so much Sonjia for stopping by. I really appreciate your very generous comment! Enjoy your day!!

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  23. I love this Hilda! It makes me want to sit on one of those rocks with my toes in the water. I hope to see more of your landscapes.

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  24. Thank you CAROL for your kind words. I miss hiking in this area...it was such a beautiful place to relax and take advantage of the scenery. Glad you stopped by.

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  25. it is so clearly, a stream with mossy rocks. I can smell the fresh air.
    Well done, Hilda and thanks for your visits, comments and encouragement .

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    1. thank you MARY for your visit... I really appreciate it. I look forward to your next painting! Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  26. What a beautiful painting! I live in Oregon - looks like home!!

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  27. thank you CHRIS for your visit and your comment. I've never been to Oregon but now I'll have to put it on my list...!! Glad you liked this painting!!!

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  28. This is gorgeous Hilda. A beautiful piece of work. ;-)

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    1. thank you so much JOHN...you're so kind..
      I really appreciate you stopping by!

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    1. Thank you CELESTE!!! You just made me very happy with your comment! Enjoy the rest of the Evening.!

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  30. Another awesome art work Hilda! You certainly are an artist! You can paint anything! Landscape portraits! Whatever! All huge bravos! Love this piece! Well done Hilda!
    Keep them coming!
    Happy New Year! Full of joy good health and more great art!
    Michael

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  31. I'm so glad you stopped by MICHAEL. I hope you had a wonderful Holiday and thank you for commenting on my painting. I miss those sounds of nature...I'm SO ready for Spring!!!

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  32. Sweet landscape ,dear Hilda. I love variety of subjects in your beautiful painting .Always rich in feelings and well done. Happy sunday,Rita.(I'm also feel spring incoming inside new light of january....)

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    1. Thank you RITA for stopping by to comment. Once in awhile I enjoy landscapes...I don't find it easy ..lol. but I enjoyed painting these rocks full of moss....maybe a still life next?

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  33. This is lovely, Hilda! I can almost hear the water and feel the coolness of the moss... How creative to paint on sand paper! The textures you created are outstanding.

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    1. Thank you MINNIEMIE for your very generous comment. You're very kind. Using the sand paper was perfect for the moss.. It's wonderful for landscapes ... Enjoy the rest of the evening!!

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  34. A splendid painting, Hilda. It is so evocative of places which we all know. The texture is very tactile and you were surely brave to treat your surface with sandpaper!

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  35. Thank you for stopping by MARIE! I really enjoy painting on sandpaper ...it gives you such a nice texture for a landscaping subject. Glad you liked it!!
    Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  36. What a super job you did capturing the beauty of this little sanctuary ! To happen upon this mossy scene, one would lose all cares! You did a fabulous job with textures and does that water sparkle! I see more landscapes in your future!

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  37. What a nice comment ROSEMARY ... You just made my day. I was very lucky to stumble upon this scene.
    it's one of these spots where if you don't walk far enough you wouldn't see it from the road. Glad you stopped by to comment...enjoy the rest of the day!

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    1. Thank you so much PAM! I'm so glad you liked this painting...yes, I would like to do more!

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    2. Zo knap gedaan zie er levens echt uit lieve groetjes Danielle

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    3. Thank you so much for your comment, DANIELLE! I appreciate you stopping by!!!!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  39. Looks like you ARE a landscape painter! Love the mossy rocks and splashes of water. I have always been interested in pastels but no chance to try. One day!
    Your comments on my work are so appreciated! Thanks for taking away some of your precious time to encourage!

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    1. You're very welcome CAROL! It's always a pleasure visiting your work. I'm glad you stopped by. ...I appreciate your very generous comment!!!

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  40. Ciao Hilda,
    you are a very good painter so every thing you paint is beatiful and this nature tell us so.
    The atmosphere is fantastic and I really think what I said
    I hope you can understand my english because I don't want use the traductor that often change what I mean,
    Ciao, ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  41. Ciao Hilda,
    you are a very good painter so every thing you paint is beatiful and this nature tell us so.
    The atmosphere is fantastic and I really think what I said
    I hope you can understand my english because I don't want use the traductor that often change what I mean,
    Ciao, ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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  42. Ciao Hilda,
    you are a very good painter so every thing you paint is beatiful and this nature tell us so.
    The atmosphere is fantastic and I really think what I said
    I hope you can understand my english because I don't want use the traductor that often change what I mean,
    Ciao, ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Thank you so much FLORIANA for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment! Your English is wonderful !! Hugs!

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  43. La obra nos habla de bosques y de agua, un paisaje distinto y de gran belleza. Un abrazo

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    1. Lo agradezco tu comentario muy amable, TINA! Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato. un abrazo fuerte!!

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  44. Lovely portrayal of a peaceful scene, Hilda. Love those luscious greens!

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  45. I'm so glad you stopped by to comment DIANA. It was very peaceful and would love to visit again... Enjoy the rest of the Evening!

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  46. Hello dear Hilda:) First I thaugt it was a photo. So beautiful. I wish I could take some pastel lessons from you! You sure can do some nature pastels again..I love it! Have a nice sunday. Big hugs!

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  47. Such a lovely comment. Thank you RENATE for stopping by. I'm so glad you liked this painting. Enjoy the rest of the weekend...hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much ASH for stopping by to comment! I appreciate it!!

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  49. è un meraviglioso paesaggio dove sembra di camminarci dentro e godere della serenità che questo tuo dipinto emana Ti auguro una bella settimana ...
    Greeting from Switzerland......

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by to comment BIANCA....your generous words made me happy! Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  50. It's wonderful to see more of your beautiful work, Hilda - the greens in this piece are gorgeous!

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  51. thank you CONNIE for such a generous comment...I
    appreciate your visit!!!

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  52. Yes, I agree, the greens are gorgeous. Nice textures too.

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    1. thank you so much MARIA for your very kind words. I appreciate you taking the time out to comment.

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  53. You have created a beautiful peaceful place that we can all relate to. I love the soft greens of the moss!

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    1. Thank you so much CAROLINE for stopping by to comment. It definitely was a peaceful place to visit....

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  54. Wow! Now that really works, Hilda, I thought it was the reference photo

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    1. thank you so much JOHN for such a nice comment. You made my day! glad you liked it!!!!

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  55. The texture on the rocks is fantastic! I like the colors you used here... it really feels like a pleasant walk through the cool, lush woods. Can't wait to see the portrait soon!

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    1. thank you so much KATHERINE for your very generous comment. I'm posting my portrait in just a few minutes...glad you stopped by!!

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  56. Querida Hilda, cuando la vi por primera ve, crei que se trataba de una foto, he tenido que mirarla de nuevo para darme cuenta que se trataba de una bonita y perfecta pintura.FELICIDADES
    BESOS

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    1. Muchisimas gracias AURORA por tu visita ..
      lo agradezco tu palabras...!!!
      un abrazo fuerte...

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  57. Una preciosa recreación del bosque, Hilda. Muy logrado. Mi felicitación.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias ANTONIO por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable. Lo agradezco!!!
      un saludo

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  58. Beautiful work! It looks like such a lovely place to see!

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  59. Beautiful work! It looks like such a lovely place to see!

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  60. Thank you THERESA......it was definitely the place to see. I would love to go again! Glad you liked it.....

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