Sunday, December 20, 2015

Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley is about 3 1/2 hours away from Zion National Park and such an awesome place to visit.  The colors in the sky reflected on the mountains and I really enjoyed painting this with pastels.
This will be my last painting for 2015!  It's so hard to believe that 2016 is around the corner...
such a busy time in the year for all of us.  I'm working on a pastel portrait for January!   Until then,
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR to all of my friends here on blog land! 

35 comments:

  1. Love the colours in this painting Hilda. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing more work in 2016

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  2. Merry Christmas Hilda.
    Beautiful painting.

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  3. This is so beautiful, Hilda - you are so talented! Have a Merry Christmas! See you next year! (Always loved saying that as a kid - thought I was so clever.)

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  4. This is so very beautiful, Hilda! It just GLOWS, and the way the rays hit the tips and sides of the rocks takes my breath away! Truly stunning. You, too, have a wonderful Christmas! Cannot wait to see your portrait in 2016!

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  5. Just gorgeous Hilda. You captured the light beautifully . I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Hugs!

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  6. So nice to see your work again, Hilda. Like me, you seemed to be slowing down, but you've really captured this one. The Very Best of Christmas to you, and a Peaceful and Artful New Year

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  7. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring, Hilda - the use of color in this is perfectly wonderful. I spent some time looking through your last several blog posts - you are an amazing artist and I can't wait to see what you share with us in 2016! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a joyful New Year!

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  8. You captured the magnificence of the structure and colors so well, Hilda. I felt like the size of an ant when I visited there.
    Hope your Christmas is a lovely one and may 2016 be very special.

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  9. Very wonderful painting Hilda !!!
    My best wishes for Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 !!!

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  10. Congratulations on another wonderful painting Hilda, and a very Merry Christ and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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  11. One of my 20 wishes is to do a trip to southern Utah and Grand Canyon again, the colors, light and landscape is so different than the East. Never got to this area but it sure looks awesome. Have a wonderful holiday Hilda. Will look for the first painting of 2016!! Know it will be a good one. Glad that your body is letting you work again as I sure like what you do. Best

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  12. This is such a lovely painting, Hilda! Merry Christmas to you! :)

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  13. This is such a lovely painting, Hilda! Merry Christmas to you! :)

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  14. Hi Hilda, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Thanks a lot for your visits to my blog. Sorry if I do not follow blogspot very often, now I am also on Facebook and I do not have much time to follow both. A big hug!! Ciao!!

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  15. I love the glow of light on the left side of this. Just lovely, Hilda! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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  16. Gorgeous light, it is stunning! I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and joy, peace and all good things in 2016!

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  17. Ooh what a beautiful mood there is to this painting! That light is exquisite!!

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  18. Happy New year to you too Hilda! How cool was your visit? A monumental birthday celebration and a visit to an awesome park. Your rendition catches the feeling of the place. Great color.

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  19. A beautiful way to end the year. Wishing you the best year yet for 2016!

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  20. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year dear Hilda ! Gorgeous light on your painting !

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  21. What a beautiful painting. The colors sing and the glow draws the viewer deeper and deeper into the scene! Wishing you a fabulously creative new year with good health and much happiness!

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  22. Fabulously lit Hilda, this is awesome! Wishing you the best for the coming year!

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  23. Feliz Año Hilda. Mis mejores deseos para ti. Un abrazo

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  24. Happy new year Hilda...have a great year

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  25. Gelukkig en een gezond jaar Hilda heel mooi gedaan lieve groetjes Danielle

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  26. ¡Qué montañas tan impresionantes! Una pintura muy bonita, Hilda. Feliz 2016.

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  27. I love Monument Valley. You so captured it's feel! happy New Year.

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  28. What a majestic painting! So gorgeous! Happy New Year to you and much success. And thank you for your very kind words on Jackson. Much appreciated. Happy creating!

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  29. Amazing!!Feliz año y feliz día de reyes!!!

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  30. Thank you everyone for stopping by to comment...I appreciate your kind words!!
    I hope you all had a Happy New Year!!!

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  31. We got close but not there, such wonderful color and shapes. Where would the westerns be without this setting?

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  32. This is gorgeous, you know how I love the high desert! Thanks for sharing such a lovely scene. Hope 2016 is extra special!

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  33. The lighting you captured in this is absolutely awe inspiring! WOW!

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