Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Early morning cruising

I was on my way to Fire Island and took the reference photo of this sailboat for this pastel painting.   You can see the background clearly but I chose to blur it out.  I loved the light hitting the boat and how it reflected in the water. 

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  1. Hilda, this is absolutely superb!!! Wonderful work!!!
    Kathryn xx

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    1. thank you Kathryn! You're so kind...I'm glad you liked it!!!

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  2. The light in this is exquisite - simply exquisite.
    Great decision to blur the horizon. It adds to the magical feel of this masterpiece.

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    1. thank you so much Julie! There were other boats as well in the reference picture but I'm glad I just chose the one...Glad you liked it!!!

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    1. thank you so much Olivier....!!!! hugs...

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  4. Very beautiful seascape painting and so lovely colours and light !!!
    Have a nice and creative day Hilda !!!

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    1. thank you so much for your visit!!! I really appreciate it!!

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  5. Hilda, qué maravilla!!! Mis ojos, se han dirigido de golpe hacia esta pintura... el mar y los barcos, es un tema que me atrae mucho. Lo has pintado muy bien. Tanto en los colores, reflejos y ese mar que se funde con el cielo azul: Perfecto!!! Te felicito!
    Un abrazo

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    1. Tu eres MUY amable Josh!! Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura!!
      Un abrazo fuerte!!

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  6. Beautiful ,Hilda!! Love the soft colors and light! The birds add great interest.

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    1. thank you so much Celia for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I appreciate it so much.!!

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  7. Hilda this is just stunning! I thought it was a photo; the water is so realistic, the boat perfection.

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    1. thank you so much Sherry for such a nice comment!! I really appreciate it...

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  8. The light on the boat is fabulous, Hilda, I love it!

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    1. thank you so much Judy! I really enjoyed painting this scene! Glad you liked it!!

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  9. Bonjour chère amie,

    Tu as magnifiquement bien capturé la lumière qui illumine ce superbe voilier.
    Ce pastel est d'une grande sérénité. La liberté, le silence...
    Tu nous donnes envie de partir en mer.

    Gros bisous ❀

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    1. thank you Martine! I'm glad you liked it... it was different for me and I loved painting it..
      I would love to be in that sailboat right now!
      hugs!

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  10. I can smell the air! The color and rendering is superb. Very fine pastel painting Hilda. Pure sunshine!

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    1. thank you so much Linda! You're so kind..
      I had such a wonderful reference picture to go by! And it was such a nice day!!

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  11. Stunning work Hilda. I hope you will do more landscapes. The decision to blur the background is right on and the sailboat seems to be gliding through the water.

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! I really enjoyed painting this seascape... I would love to do more someday!

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  12. The word "stunning" has been used a lot to describe this painting, but I have to agree. It is just STUNNING! The simplicity of it; the light, the water, the misty horizon... Hope you put a frame on it very soon Hilda!!

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    1. Awww! you're so nice Chris! thank you for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment!

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  13. What a beauty, Hilda!! A soft, gentle- looking atmosphere with wonderful lighting! This is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! You're very kind..
      I'm glad you liked it!!

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  14. Have to agree with all this is a stunning and wonderful picture. It jumps out at you. Got to,frame this one my friend.

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    1. thank you Nelvia! I finally framed it..lol... glad you liked it!! I'm looking forward to seeing your next post...

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  15. What a beautiful view of the sea!
    Your pastel colors are so natural that enchant.
    Bravo, another true masterpiece from you,dear Hilda.

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    1. You just made my day, Rita! Glad you stopped by to comment!! hugs!

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  16. Magnificent! Love everything about this paintings. Not enough words to describe this painting. Well done my friend.

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    1. thank you so much Joan! I'm so glad you stopped by ! I value your comment!

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  17. Beautiful light play Hilda and the decision to blur at the horizon makes it ethereal.

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    1. thank you Padmaja...I appreciate you stopping by to comment...I'm glad I blurred the horizon as well..Enjoy the rest of the Evening!

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  18. Hilda, this is gorgeous, so soothing and attractive!

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    1. thank you so much Linda for stopping by!!!
      I'm glad you liked it... !!

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  19. Hilda, this is gorgeous, so soothing and attractive!

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  20. Oh Hilda - this is beautiful. I enlarged it and really could see the light. This is such a peaceful serene scene. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are having a great day. Hugs!

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    1. thank you so much Debbie for stopping by to comment...!!! Enjoy your evening!!! hugs!

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    1. thank you so much Aline for stopping by.. I truly value your comment!!! Have a wonderful evening...

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  22. outrageously good...love the light and the "speed" I feel. I got to sail on sailboats when I lived in Florida..a great experience. You really captured the feeling. :)

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    1. thank you so much Celeste! I'm so glad you liked it. I enjoyed painting this so much....

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  23. Nicely done!!! The blurring makes it look so atmospheric!

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    1. thank you so much Joan! Glad you stopped by to comment!! I appreciate it!

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  24. Hilda this is truly beautiful!! The light on the boat is almost magical. The water is so really painted and the little birds make the picture. Gorgeous, a very thick compliment!! I wish I could see you work with the pastels! xxx

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    1. thank you Renate for such a lovely comment. I added the birds because the painting looked balanced with them...lol

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  25. Absolutely love this one, the blurry background is perfect.

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    1. thank you Diana! I really appreciate your comment! Have a wonderful Evening...

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  26. Superb Hilda! The light and movement invite me right into this gorgeous place. Love it!

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    1. thank you Mary! I'm glad you stopped by! It was such a beautiful day...perfect for taking lots of reference photos ..

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  27. Hola HILDA: Una belleza de trabajo!! El mar parece real, una suavidad y frescura en esta obra. Felicitaciones y abrazos!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias por tu comentario amable, Mercedes...lo agradezco ! Pintando el mar eras muy diferente para mi....pero me gusto!
      Un abrazo fuerte...

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  28. This is absolutely stunning! I think it's my favourite to date... The warm low light is exquisite and the blurred background was a great decision. Beautiful! :0)

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    1. thank you so much Sandra! You're so nice..I'm glad you liked it! I really enjoyed painting it. And I loved your recent painting..
      SO good!!!

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  29. This is truly wonderful, Hilda - it's as beautiful as your portrait and figurative paintings! Really gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Connie. Such a nice comment! I'm so glad you liked it...I'm working on a pastel portrait right now...

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  30. The light is glorious - very beautifully rendered.

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    1. thank you so much Susan!!! I'm waiting patiently for your next painting!....

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  31. Beautiful, Hilda. I love the mood you created by manipulating the atmosphere. I haven't visited your blog for a while. I must compliment you on your body of work...your paintings are all so great. "Abandoned" is great palette knife painting; capturing that moment in time before it will be gone and forgotten.

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    1. thank you so much Pat!!! I'm glad you liked the painting..and I'm glad you liked Abandoned...painting with the palette knife is so much fun!! We need to capture that moment in time before all the barns are gone!!

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  32. So lovely and sirene. I like how the background is soft and not important. You do every subject so well.

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    1. You're so nice, Barbara! thank you so much for your comment!!

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  33. Looks great, Hilda!!! Girlpower, young at heart, aren't we!

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    1. Thank you SO much Judy!! Yes, we are very young at heart! Thank you again fo helping me figure out how to insert the sidebar!!!! It will be so easy now to find everyone!

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    1. Thank you Carol for stopping by!! I'm so happy you liked this painting!

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous, great light , and the water is masterfully painted , the waves look so natural !

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! I enjoyed painting the water.....but I'm wondering if I can ever do it again...lol. Have a wonderful day!

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  36. What a beautiful Waterscape my friend. You need to do more of these subjects. You do them so well Hilda. All the best to you.
    Vic.

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  37. I'm so glad you liked this waterscape Vic! I enjoyed painting it and maybe someday I'll do another! Have a wonderful evening!

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  38. My goodness! This is gorgeous Hilda! It makes me feel like being in that boat, enjoying the scene.

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    1. Thank you so much Adriana for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! I appreciate it!!

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  39. I know I commented on this before, but I just wanted to say again, how beautiful and serene this scene is. Beautifully painted, Hilda and the highlights are killer.

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  40. You're so sweet Carol! thank you for stopping by...you
    just made my day!

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  41. Hilda, this is SOO beautiful!! I hope you will do more sailboats!

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    1. Thank you SO much for such a nice comment..
      I will do more of these! Glad you liked it!!

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  42. You really nailed it, Hilda. What a lovely painting! Your idea to simplify the background and focus on that beautiful light on the sails makes this a winner.

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    1. Thank you Diana! You made me so happy with your comment! Thank you again.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Antonio! Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura! Un saludo!!

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  44. This is so ethereal and wistful!!! I absolutely LOVE it! PERFECTION on every level! Sigh!

    And thank you too for your very kind comments on the pup!

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    1. Thank you SO much Suzanne for stopping by to comment!! I'm so happy you liked it!!!

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  45. Hello Hilda!:) Thank you for your visit. You captured the warm glow of light perfectly. Beautifully executed!:)

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  46. Thank you so much for your visit and your beautiful comment! I appreciate it!

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  47. Oh my gosh, that's gorgeous!!!!! Wow, Hilda, I hope you do more of these sea scenes! It has such movement and energy. Love the colors too.

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    1. Thank you so much Katherine for such a nice comment!
      I did enjoy painting this and will probably do some more in the future...so different for me!

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  48. Que bonito Hilda, me encantan los reflejos del mar..
    un abrazo!

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  49. Lo agradezco tu visita, Mari. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato! Un abrazo!

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  50. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment... So appreciated!

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  51. Muchisimas gracias Olga! I appreciate your visit and your kind comment!

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  52. Absolutely beautiful Hilda! What a restful sight, I feel energize already just looking at this view. Have a good day, Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Helen!! You're so kind!

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  53. Como me gustan tus obras Hilda. Es preciosa

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  54. Como me gustan tus obras Hilda. Es preciosa

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Rosa por Un comentario muy amable!! Un abrazo!!

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  55. Gorgeous!! Really nice.... Oh summer, stay a while longer!!

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    1. Thank you so much Diane for such a generous comment! I just got back fro Tennessee so I have a lot of catching up to do!! Will visit you soon!

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  56. I've never seen 100 comments before :)

    What a gorgeous painting; I love the way the light reflects from the sails.

    I'm building a boat but it won't be as beautiful as yours!

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  57. What a nice comment John. Thank you so much! I hope you share your boat with us! I know it will be amazing!

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  58. Absolutely beautiful! The boat is in gorgeous light but the atmosphere and foreground water are what takes my breath away! Wow!

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    1. Thank you so much Rosemary....such a generous comment!

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  59. A WOW moment!
    Love this Hilda, do more!

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    1. You're SO kind Janett! I appreciate your visit!

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  60. The light is beautifully captured!

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

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  61. Good morning Hilda!:) I am just passing by to say thank you for being so supportive of my blog. I really appreciate your visits, and comments.:)

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  62. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful photography!!

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  63. I love this one Hilda. You're control of the light is fantastic and blurring the horizon was a masterstroke. The bright highlights and hazy background combine to suggest the beginnings of a hot sunny summers day about to happen. Stunning!!

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  64. Such a nice comment John! Thank you so much!

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  65. Te ha quedado precioso ese barquito en ese mar de tranquilas aguas. Besitossss.

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  66. Te ha quedado precioso ese barquito en ese mar de tranquilas aguas. Besitossss.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Carmen! Tu eres muy amable!!
      Un abrazo!

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  67. Muchisimas gracias Carmen. Tu eres muy amable!!
    Un abrazos!

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  68. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un grand merci pour tes gentilles paroles laissées sur mon blog...
    Je te souhaite un excellent weekend.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  69. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un grand merci pour tes gentilles paroles laissées sur mon blog...
    Je te souhaite un excellent weekend.

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. Thank you Martine for your visit and for your comment!! Enjoy the rest of the week! Hugs!

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  70. Esta obra es espectacular Hilda!! Adoro la luz reflejada en el barco protagonista de la pintura. Felicidades. Un fuerte abrazo

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato! Lo agradezco tu comentario, Eva!
      Un abrazo fuerte!

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  71. Zo mooi geworden die kleuren zo fijntjes ik ben blij dat ik er weer van kan genieten lieve groetjes Danielle

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  72. Thank you SO much Danielle! I appreciate your comment!! Enjoy the rest of the evening!!

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  73. This is just breathtaking, Hilda! I love the softness and colors and the just perfect rendering of light. I look forward to seeing your horse series . . .

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  74. Thank you so much Lorraine! You just made my day!

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  75. No me canso de mirarlo, que gran trabajo con la luz y el color. Enhorabuena, Hilda


    Besitos

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  76. Tu eres muy amable Olga! Muchisimas gracias!
    Un abrazo

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  77. This is beautiful Hilda. I love the lighting that you've captured.

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  78. This is fantastic! The light is magical! i love it, :)

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  79. I'm always in awe of artists who've mastered "white". It makes me want to enlarge their painting and learn from them. Very very nice one.
    Helen

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  80. Hilda this painting is a masterpiece! The light on the boat and that little wave at the bow, are perfect. I love the soft hazy atmosphere of moisture in the air. I live on an island and see the sailboats passing all the time, and you have perfectly captured that atmosphere. The colours from the sky down through the water are beautiful. I enlarged the photo, and then saw the wonderful texture in the water. So well done Hilda! I love it!

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  81. Hilda this painting is a masterpiece! The light on the boat and that little wave at the bow, are perfect. I love the soft hazy atmosphere of moisture in the air. I live on an island and see the sailboats passing all the time, and you have perfectly captured that atmosphere. The colours from the sky down through the water are beautiful. I enlarged the photo, and then saw the wonderful texture in the water. So well done Hilda! I love it!

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  82. I just saw your comment Claire and I have to thank you for such a lovely comment!! I really appreciate it!

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